By Pim van Lommel, MD

Book cover for Consciousness Beyond Life:  The Science of the Near-Death Experience

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In this seminal book, the internationally renowned cardiologist Dr. Pim van Lommel offers groundbreaking research into whether or not our consciousness survives the death of our body. Van Lommel describes case studies of individuals who have almost died in coronary care units in modern hospitals, and why their accounts should be taken seriously. He discusses why materialists usually dismiss these events and finds their objections wanting. His discussion of the possible mechanisms involved are profound and wide-ranging, from brain physiology to quantum physics. Van Lommel asserts that no description of consciousness can be complete without taking these extraordinary experiences into account.


"Dr. Pim van Lommel's Consciousness Beyond Life is an exciting, informative, and thorough overview of near-death experiences. As one of the foremost experts in the field, his work moves us closer to rational comprehension of human kind's deepest mystery-- life after death."
- Raymond A. Moody MD,PhD, author of Life After Life

"In Consciousness Beyond Life, cardiologist Pim van Lommel constructs a model of consciousness that courageously builds on all we know. The resulting view is... bright and hopeful... and has the redeeming feature of being consistent with scientific data, which in our era makes all the difference."
- Dr. Larry Dossey

"I highly recommend Consciousness Beyond Life. Van Lommel is convinced that NDEs are real experiences, not just some sort of brain malfunction. He... has studied NDEs for more than 20 years and this is an authoritative look, with solid medical background. "
- Dr. Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.