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2 January 2018

My name is Christina Graham and I have written a book which many who have had near death experiences may find relevant and helpful.

As a child I understood many of the things which those who have had near death experiences have come to understand. Often while appearing to be asleep at night I was aware of rising up and up and up above this world until it disappeared completely from view. In those moments I died to the idea of being limited and accepted my Oneness with Pure Harmonious Energy and Loved It and Loved It and Loved It. When I noticed a re-association with the body in a bed which I had previously seen as myself, I felt the weightiness and incredible limitations of it, and wanted to return to the Perfectly Light State of Complete Peace and Joy and Love and stay there. I realized that when I wholeheartedly focused on Being Gentle, Pure Tranquil Joy was my Experience day and night. I was aware that the True Will and Nature and State of Being of us all is Completely Kind and Loving, and found it very puzzling for some time whenever I noticed anyone, including myself, behaving in ways that were out of alignment with It.

As time went by I came to understand clearly why things in this world differ from and oppose what I knew to be Our Truth, and what the cause of all pain and suffering is; and have now written a book entitled ‘Living the Light Life of Love . . . The Answer Beyond All Answers” to enable everyone to understand Love and Their Reality of Oneness with It, and how to eliminate conflict and fear and guilt and despair and all pain-filled feelings, and how to relate in helpful ways, and that death is not a part of Our Reality.

You are all very welcome to contact me through my Website to gain greater insight about my book, and/or to purchase a book, and/or for encour-agement along the way. This message comes with deep appreciation for who You really are.

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14 May 2017

Dear Friends,

The States of Consciousness Research Team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine needs your help. We are conducting an anonymous online survey of Near Death Experiences or other non-ordinary experiences that fundamentally altered beliefs or understanding about death and dying.

If you have ever had such an experience, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take our survey. If you know of others who have had such an experience please send them the link and encourage them to participate. This includes people who had such an experience long ago.

Although the survey could take 30+ minutes (the time length can vary based on how much you choose to reply to open-ended questions), we believe you may find this survey interesting.

1.  The survey is an opportunity to revisit and contemplate a significant and possibly transformative experience.
2.  You may find it meaningful to further explore some of the philosophical implications of your experience.
3.  You will be making a unique and important scientific contribution.

Please share:

We deeply appreciate your help. Thank you.

Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
IRB approved application: IRB00080423


25 February 2017

If anyone is looking for a contact in Brisbane please feel free to contact Sheryll Gottschall:

"I work as a clinical hypnotherapist and I’m also a “Friend of IANDS” in Australia and happy to help anyone who needs some support or wants to talk to someone about their near death experiences.  I facilitate a monthly meeting at the Kenmore Library, Brisbane on the third Sunday of each month where people can attend and share their NDE and afterlife stories."

Afterlife Discussions


Facebook: AfterlifeDiscussions

Youtube Channel: Afterlife Discussions

Ph: 0431 856 556



20 September 2016

Interview: Bill Vandenbush by Michael Visser
NDE Network Australia
17 September 2016

On the back cover you make a statement that we can all be enlightened. Are you able to elaborate on this? What does it mean to be enlightened?

And how do football fans around the world relate to this?

Since asking and receiving is so simple, do you feel that it is simplicity that may deter people from integrating Spirit into their beingness? Perhaps they cannot accept that it is this simple?

PDF of the interview

Bill Vandenbush is a war veteran who was shot, blown up, and subsequently had a Near-Death Experience on the battlefield of Vietnam. He was severely injured and remarkably, survived to tell the tale. He has been interviewed on television and radio about his experiences and is an inspiring character.

Below is a link to a talk he did for a prison audience and another to the book’s product page. 

A tragedy of war nearly destroyed my life, but a force intervened and has guided me on an incredible lifelong journey. My Near-Death Experience took me to the place where Spirit meets the Universe and showed me that we can all be enlightened, regardless of religious beliefs. Come join me on this journey and learn how Spirit taught me to overcome overwhelming odds and find my purpose in life. In this book, I share with you the insights and lessons learned from an excursion into a dimension of enlightenment, and my return home from the hell of combat.” 
~ Bill Vandenbush


19 September 2016 journalist Vanessa Brown interviews Michael Visser for the True Stories section of the online newspaper.
Nielsen Online Ratings
rated as Australia's most popular news website as of January 2015

The link to the article is: stories/experts_explain_what_really_happens_when_someone_has_a_neardeathexperience

I am hoping that we are not far of from a global acceptance of the Truth of The Matter:

"We are not our bodies. We are not even our human minds. We are still as God created us."



15 September 2016

The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences

By Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven, Rudolf H. Smit, Robert G. Mays, Janice Miner Holden

Are near-death experiences (NDEs) just elaborate hallucinations produced by a dying brain? Or the exuberant fantasies of attention-seeking narcissists? As the accounts in this book abundantly demonstrate: Neither!

This book contains over 100 reliable, often firsthand accounts of perceptions during NDEs that were later verified as accurate by independent sources. These near-death experiencers were everyday people from all over the world—many of whom were clinically dead, unable to see or hear, and yet able to perceive new vistas of a world beyond the senses and even beyond death.

The Self Does Not Die is a trailblazing effort to present the most confirmed cases of consciousness beyond death ever compiled. In these cases, the authors have gone back to the original sources, the people involved in each case, whenever possible, rather than relying on secondhand sources. In so doing, they have assembled a unique collection of empirical data that any scholar worthy of the name must take into account.

By carefully studying and describing many convincing and corroborated cases, during cardiac arrest and other cases, the authors conclude that there are good reasons to assume that our consciousness does not always coincide with the functioning of our brain: Enhanced consciousness can sometimes be experienced separately from the body.

This book is a must read for anyone wanting to know more about this fascinating subject with its implications about the very nature of human consciousness and its survival of physical death. It has the potential to radically change the currently still widely accepted materialist paradigm in science.?

The Self Does Not Die Book Cover The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences (9780997560800): Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven, Rudolf H. Smit, Robert G. Mays, Janice Miner Holden: Books



26 July 2016

"Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences" by Ivan Rudolph

Following is a statement from Ivan on his book:

Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences gives a wealth of solid experiential answers!!

Did you know that multiple children and around 2 million Australian adults (Roy Morgan Catibus Survey) have had a Near Death Experience and battle to adapt again to normal life, often resulting in unusual behaviour

One challenge we may face is what to do about those who have had a near-death experience (NDE).

For social or professional reasons most returnees from an NDE feel obliged to keep quiet, but this can lead to a suite of unexpected traumas during their recovery that some doctors have likened to PTSD.

I have written Living Beyond to try to help returnees - and also to guide those who comfort or counsel them.

Happily, as NDEs become more known, I am finding many who want to unload about their experiences, but then need compassionate answers regarding what has happened to them. My book provides these. In the opinion of returnees who have read it, and others, Living Beyond is the FIRST clear and accurate explanation of the Near Death Experience. Living Beyond includes NDE reports that illustrate how wonderful the afterlife can be. These sublime experiences can of themselves, however, lead to severe personal and relationship problems when trying to adjust again to normal life on earth - a fact I look at carefully while exploring solutions.

Unpleasant afterlife experiences are also investigated and are found to be very beneficial if dealt with positively by returnees and counselors. Emails I have received show that Living Beyond provides comfort for the bereaved; while also being helpful for anyone who previously harbored a fear of death.

Different medical professionals including doctors and nurses have stated how much the book has helped them personally and professionally. Here is a way to read a copy of "Living Beyond" for free, by phoning your local library and asking them to stock a copy - libraries like hearing from the public and subsequent readers will also benefit! (Copies for personal purchase can be ordered through local bookstores, library vendors, Amazon or other outlets shown on my website

Additional information:

1. My website gives details of "Living Beyond" together with who I am and other books I have written. There you will also find that some well-known NDErs besides Angie Fenimore have endorsed Living Beyond, including Dale Black, who writes the Foreword and about whose life and NDE a major Hollywood movie is being made as we speak.

2. Is there a significant need for the book? Earlier this year I did a 50-minute talkback session in Australia on Vision Radio on their 20-Twenty program: the podcast is available worldwide on lines were soon closed because of the volume of callers with their NDE accounts and questions - there really is a massive need to care for confused and troubled NDErs!!

3, Amazon Books have already received 6 customer commendations spanning
The very first is by John Edmiston, a Californian pastor unknown to me who wrote succinctly: "sane, Christian, well-researched, worth the read." The other customer comments are more detailed - please read their impressions.



12 March 2016

Where The Light Lives - Linda Cull

Where The Light Lives is the inspirational memoir of Linda Cull, a young woman from a traditional Southern European culture which was traumatised and fragmented by the Second World War and civil conflicts, and the story of her spiritual awakening journey.

Linda was born and raised in Australia, far from her ancestral lands and their brutality, but the effects of war and cultural displacement impacted her formative years through the struggles of her immigrant parents.

As a teenager Linda was diagnosed with a spinal condition which caused her pain, disfigurement and humiliation, escalating her feelings of anxiety and despair.

Turning to God for comfort and meaning, at the age of sixteen, Linda heard God’s voice calling her name and she had her first of many transcendent experiences.

Throughout her twenties and thirties, Linda experienced out-of-body travels to heaven and back, encounters with God, angels, spirit beings and the dearly departed, culminating in a profound healing of her life from personal and intergenerational grief.
Acts of spontaneous inspired creativity, enhanced intuition, synchronicities, premonitions and past life visions have further expanded Linda’s understanding of reality and the interconnectedness of all life.

This intimate account provides remarkable insight into spiritually transformative experiences and their after-effects, the nature of God, heaven and the soul.

It is a book for anyone who has ever contemplated the meaning of life, had a spiritual experience, hoped for true healing or wondered about the spiritual survival of a departed loved one. In sharing her story, Linda hopes you will remember and reclaim your Divine connection.

Visit the author online at

“Where The Light Lives is a beautifully written account of a young woman’s extraordinary visionary experiences. Diagnosed with a painful and humiliating disease of the spine, Linda Cull wanted to die. Without even nearly dying, she then had a series of encounters with a dazzling light-being that transformed her life. Similar to the classic near-death experience, Linda’s sense of being flooded with lessons from a transcendent source awakened her artistic imagination, which launched her on a career as a brilliant painter. Her book is a document of hope to all and should expand the horizons of human psychology.”
Michael Grosso, PhD, author of Experiencing The Next World Now

“Linda’s story is beautifully written and of great healing benefit. It will be a great source of comfort to many people.”
Penny Sartori, PhD, author of The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully

“… an open-hearted, intimate and very personal account about the content and after-effects of the many spiritually transformative experiences by the author. The reader needs an open mind to really understand and to empathise with the impact of these overwhelming conscious experiences.”
Dr Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience.

“Journeying into the Light with Linda is the closest you can get to heaven while you are still breathing.”
Anthony Grzelka, psychic m



13 December 2015

Dear Friends,

The States of Consciousness Research Team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine needs your help. We are conducting an anonymous online survey of Near Death Experiences (NDE) or other non-ordinary experiences that fundamentally altered beliefs or understanding about death and dying.

If you have ever had such an experience, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take our survey. If you know of others who have had such an experience please send them the link and encourage them to participate. This includes people who had such an experience long ago.

Although the survey could take 30+ minutes (the time length can vary based on how much you choose to reply to open-ended questions), we believe you may find this survey interesting.


1. The survey is an opportunity to revisit and contemplate a significant and possibly transformative experience.
2. You may find it meaningful to further explore some of the philosophical implications of your experience.
3. You will be making a unique and important scientific contribution.

Please share:

We deeply appreciate your help. Thank you.

Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
IRB approved application: IRB00080423


14 June 2015

Interview: Madeleine Lawrence by Michael Visser
NDE Network Australia
14 June 2014

Dr Madelaine Lawrence is a researcher, author, educator, professional life coach as well as a certified hypnotist and instructor of hypnosis. She has taught research to graduate and undergraduate students for over 20 years and has been a Director of Nursing Education and Research for a large urban hospital in Connecticut. She is author of "The Death View Revolution", a guide to transpersonal experiences surrounding death. In this interview, Madeleine answers three questions:

Are we at the brink of a new paradigm for viewing death?

In your book you offer a framework to guide individuals undergoing a transpersonal experience surrounding death. Could you elaborate on why the framework is so effective in providing support?

Do you have a vision or strategy on how to effect an integration of transpersonal experiences into mainstream science and education?

A PDF-file of the complete interview is accessed by clicking here.

06 June 2015

Interview: Ineke Koedam by Michael Visser
NDE network Australia
June 3rd, 2015

Recently, I interviewed Ineke Koedam. Inkeke studied at the University of Humanistic Studies and is a former hospice coordinator. Since 2003 she has her own practice for death and bereavement. From 2009 till 2011 she carried out Peter Fenwicks (UK) research on end-of-life experiences. Ineke speaks and writes about death, dying and organ donation. She is author of a.o. In the light of Death, experiences on the Threshold between life and death.

A PDF-file of the complete interview is accessed by clicking here.


ineke koedam

‘Ineke Koedam has a deep understanding of what it is like to die, and her focus is primarily on the emotional and spiritual needs of those who are dying and the way these can be met by those caring for them. This makes her book of inestimable value to us all’.
Peter Fenwick, neuro psychiatrist, author of The Art of Dying and many more books/articles.

‘I am convinced that this book will make a huge contribution to the acknowledgement and recognition of end-of-life experiences, which can diminish the fear of death even in its final stages.’
Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of Near-Death Experience.

‘Thank you for your lovely book. It is a heart-felt work that will bring much light, love and comfort to this world’.
Eben Alexander M.D., the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven.

15 Februari 2015

My name is Phil Golding. I am based in Brisbane. I am a Transpersonal Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a post grad qualification in psychology. I specialise in helping people come to terms with their NDE experience as part of my spiritual counselling brief. I have 15 years experience as a therapist and 25 years experience as a meditation/self-awareness teacher and 30 years on my own self-awareness path. My website is


15 Februari 2015

Browse to the website called ways of being for more info on death cafe's and soul midwifery

BHSc USYD |MSc USYD |PhD USYD |Grad.Dip Book Editing & Publishing | Grad.Cert Theology


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25 May 2014

Sat, 12th July @ 1:30 for 2:00 pm start, ends 4:00 pm
Author will sign books, as required after the event.
Ithaca room, Brisbane City Hall
Free admission

Anne Archer has written a book about Inner Guidance in which she relates several NDEs. She will be in the Brisbane in July for a talk/workshop, based on the book. She will be in Sydney, Mel and Perth in the weeks following. There is a Facebook page that gives you more information about her and the book:

25 April 2014

'Amateur' Researcher is seeking people within the Brisbane area who would like to share their NDE experiences. I am looking to compile as many accounts as possible for this project. Down the track I will be looking into the possibility and feasibility of these stories being told on a small segment on community TV.
This project has been inspired by the work of Peter Novak and the theory of the Binary Soul Doctrine.
If you would like to share your account please write to me via email at or post in writing to 143 Richmond Road, Morningside, QLD, 4170.

For those that may be interested in a face to face or phone interview please contact me via email and I shall be in touch ASAP.


Andrew Coe

11 April 2014

Dear Team

I am proposing a Afterlife Conference next Jan here in Sydney

Can you please advise of any quality NDE speakers for this event

PS . I had a NDE ( nr drowning ) and the scene was similar to The Asent of the Blessed picture on your homepage l

Best Regards
Mick Turner

03 April 2014

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Please allow me to share a video on the spiritual dimension of NDE and neglected questions in NDE research.

Thank you,

10 Februari 2014


I'm a journalist who works for that's life! magazine, a national weekly, aimed mainly at women, that sells 200,000 copies a week.

I'm preparing a collection of stories on people who have experienced NDEs to go in the magazine and was hoping you could put me in touch with some individuals who are prepared to share what happened to them.

It will be a serious article with the people telling, pretty much in their own words, what occurred and what happened afterwards as a result, the transformative process, as I've seen it described.

The way it works is I have a short chat, of about 20 minutes or so, with the person on the phone. Then I go away and write the story, based on what I've been told. Our stories are in the first person – that is, the person who experienced the event, tells the story – so we read the story back to them after it's completed, to ensure they're happy with it. They can make any changes they want at this stage.

We also pay for our stories and there would be a small payment for these accounts – about $250 each I gather.

If you could let me know, either way, if anything is possible, I'd appreciate it.

If you'd rather chat on the phone, my direct line is below.


Anthony Lambert
Senior editor

Media City 8 Central Avenue Eveleigh NSW 2015
T +61 2 9394 2827 F +61 2 9394 2836

26 November 2013

12- 15 December in Byron Bay, NSW: UPLIFT Festival.

Anita Moorjani and Eben Alexander will be presenting during this festival. Both have written books on their NDE, which have become bestsellers.

4 September 2013

I am working on a photographic project for SBS online. I am looking to photograph people from various cultural backgrounds and of different ages that have had a near death experience.

If you have any suggestions of people that would like to participate in this project or if you could pass my details onto your members that would be great, as I would like to arrange a sitting with them.

Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards
Noel Mclaughlin
+61 (0)450 940 347

31 July 2013

My name is Alma Mistry and I am a producer with the TV show The Project on Channel 10. I am looking into a story on the sounds/music people have heard when they have a near death experience.
I am looking into this because an artist Saskia Moore has transcribed sounds people have told her about and composed a piece called "dead symphony" which will play at the Melbourne Arts Centre in August.
Link here : and

I was wondering if anyone in your networks would like to talk to me about their experience of this fascinating phenomena.

I am on 0419209374.

Thank so much


Alma Mistry
Field Producer

31 July 2013

I’m a producer from ABC radio in Melbourne, I work with Rafael Epstein on the Drive Program.

Next week, we are doing a piece on a performance called “Dead Symphony” which you may well have heard of... if not, it’s an interactive artwork which plays that sounds that people hear when they are dying, and will I’m sure make for some fascinating listening.

I was hoping you might be able to help me get in touch with somebody who has had a near death experience and would be able to speak with us; we can either go live on the afternoon of Tuesday 6th of August our time in Melbourne, or do a pre-record earlier that day, or the day before, if that suits better.

It would just be five or ten minutes over the phone.

Thanks so much for your help- I am indebted to you!

Harriet Lönnborn
Producer, Drive with Rafael Epstein, 774 ABC Melbourne
+61 3 9626 1743
+61 409 907 751
+61 39626 1774

4 June 2013

I work on the Insight program on SBS television and we are doing a show on resuscitation amd consciousness.

I want to speak to people who have had a NDE after having a cardiac arrest. We are looking at NDE's when the person is technically dead ie. no pulse or brain activity. These people would need to have proof (medical report or scan) that they were "dead" and this is an important aspect of what we are looking at.

Luan McKenna

SBS Television
p. +61 2 9430 3469 m. +61 424 347 174 twitter: @LuanMcKenna e.

17 January 2013

Dear members of NDE Network Australia,

I would like to interview people who have had near death experiences for my documentary film, A
Matter of Life and Death. The film investigates what happens when we die. Please contact me if you are
interested and in the Sydney area. I can give you more information about the project when we speak.
Thank you and warm regards, Jane

Jane Castle
0432 287 554


I’m filming a story with the American neurosurgeon Eben Alexander on his NDE, recounted in his
new book. Keen to speak with Australians who have had this experience.

Many thanks, Mick O’Donnell 0437 778831

Mick O’Donnell

Seven Network
120B Underwood St
Paddington | Sydney NSW 2021 Australia
Mobile +61 437 778831


Dear members of NDE Network Australia,

My name is Rachael Dyson-McGregor. I am an actor and theatre-maker in Melbourne who is researching for a play called 'Two Mortals'. The play seeks to ask the question: 'Why do we avoid death, and would life be better if we confronted it?'

To generate material for the show I am conducting interviews with a range of people who have had close encounters with mortality (conceptually or physically) and who are willing to discuss their views with me. It seems that the ultimate experience to do with encountering mortality and then being able to reflect on the experience would come from someone who has come back from a near-death experience. I am very interested in interviewing someone who has had such an experience and is willing to be part of this project.

I would be very grateful if you could pass this email on to your members in the hope that one of the NDE Network Australia members would be interested in recording an interview with me. The intention is that the transcript of the interview and/or parts of the interview recording may be used in the show. Participation can be acknowledged or anonymous at the discretion of the interviewee. I am based in Melbourne, but I come to Sydney regularly, and could also look at organising something online.

For more information please contact me on:

0405 617 259

For more information about myself and the show itself please see the links below:

To whom it may concern,

My name is Rebecca Swan, I'm an artist working with photography and film, based in New Zealand and part time lecturer at Unitec institute of technology in Auckland. I have exhibited internationally for over 20 years, published 3 books and my work has been the subject of two documentaries by award winning director Kirsty MacDonald. These films have screened in over 40 film festivals around the world as well as being part of an exhibition with my photographs which has toured public galleries and museums in New Zealand and has been presented in Barcelona and Servilla.

My personal background that drives my work, is that I had cancer over 20 years ago aged 23 and soon after my treatment had finished I had an out of body experience and many spiritual experiences which inform who I am and why I'm here.

I am currently researching a documentary that has a working title "No Body, life beyond our skin". It will be directed by Kirsty MacDonald and I will be the camera person/ researcher. It explores the premise that our soul/ consciousness exists beyond our body and that death is a transition not a full stop. We would like to present this material through the eyes of children, so our intention is to connect with children from a variety of cultures and religious backgrounds who have had NDE and/ or OBE's who are robust and confident enough to go on camera and share them. The process is as important to us as the end result so we intend to work with Hetty Rodenberg who is a trained grief councillor and an expert in death and dying (she's been trained by Elisabeth Kubler Ross and has run her workshops in NZ and overseas). Hetty will facilitate the interviews to create a process that ensures the child's safety and well being throughout as well as ensuring appropriate informed written consent.

I am coming to Sydney for a week on July 15th and I'm hoping it's possible to meet up with with someone from NDE Network Australia there who might be interested in talking about the possibilities of the project with Australian participants. Please could you forward this request to the appropriate person in your network.

Warmest regards,
Rebecca Swan

+6421 129 6579

Represented in New Zealand by


Be part of this Near Death Experience (NDE) study and you could win a gift voucher!

This study explores the Near-Death Experiences of people in Australia. This study may improve the education of health care practitioners and help to identify the health care needs of patients who experience an NDE.

This study is being conducted by a research student and carefully directed by two senior doctoral qualified staff from the prestigious Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Study participants who meet the following criteria are eligible:
Between 18 to 75 years of age
An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Experience of a NDE in the last 10 years
Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and may later be interviewed over the telephone.

If you are interested in being part of this study, please contact Marissel (student researcher) by email: as soon as possible.

25 Jan 2012: My name is Tim Elliott, and I am a journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald. I am researching a piece for Good Weekend magazine about near death experiences. I came across your fascinating website and was wondering if you have any members who might be willing to talk to me about their experiences?

I'm a writer in Melbourne currently writing a script for a theatrical production (play) about NDE. NDE's can really help people awaken spiritually. I am looking for four people who are prepared to share their NDE experience through theatre. Actors will tell your story on stage. What I'm looking for are fascinating, compelling, beautiful NDE's that last for about 15-20 minutes. If you are interested in sharing your NDE story in this way, please email me (Ian Cameron) at: There's no need to tell your story in your first email, just let me know that you are interested. Thank you.

John from NSW send in this post:

I am a person who has battled with the fear of death all my life and, turning 65 recently, I am having a huge battle. I have been through most counselling sessions available and have taken anti-depressant medication for years. I have read a lot about NDE’s but It would be
wonderful to speak to someone who has had an NDE direct for assurance there is nothing to fear.

If you can help out, please email the network for John's contact details.

Fabian Yarran would love to get in touch with a network, individual NDEr, or group in Perth, WA. He can be contacted at this email address:

Endless Consciousness - Available September 2010

For more than twenty years cardiologist Pim van Lommel has studied near-death experiences (NDEs) in patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published a study on Near Death Experiences in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. He, then, wrote the Dutch bestseller Endless Consciousness in 2007; over 100.000 copies were sold in the first year.
The NDE is an authentic experience which cannot be attributed to imagination, psychosis or oxygen deprivation. After such a profound experience, patient’s personalities underwent a permanent change. In Van Lommel’s opinion, the current views on the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers and psychologists is too narrow for a proper understanding of the NDE phenomenon. The author provides examples and ways that our consciousness does not always coincide with brain functions; that consciousness can even be experienced separate from the body.

An expression of interest was made recently:

I am an NDEr with research interests particularly in how the experience can inform our psychiatric work.  

Please send an email to the Network if yo are able to assist.


The NDE Network Australia has been contacted in regards to the possibility of a national event, possibly on an annual basis.

Please express an interest for such an event by sending an email.

In your correspondence you may want to indicate where you would like to see the event take place, when and for how long. In addition, any suggestions to the format of this event are appreciated.

The following question was submitted:

I did not find any cases that talked about physical bodily sensations of life fleeting, being snuffed out, from nowhere, with out a known physical illness. Have you heard of such cases?

Answer: Yes

The U3A in Sydney presents 4 lectures entitled Exploring the Near Death Experience on Feb 8,15, 22 and Mar 15 2010.

Dear Childhood NDEers,

You have the chance to participate in a study to help near-death researchers understand more about the childhood near-death experience and psychotherapy.  The researcher not only wants to learn what people who had an NDE as a child experienced, but also what they would like to achieve from attending therapy.  It is hoped that the results of this study will bring awareness to the mental health and medical fields about the importance of being trained to identify and treat the special needs of children who experienced near-death such as integration of aftereffects.

Participants must be 18 years or older, younger than 18 when NDE occured, and have read and agreed to the Consent to Participate.  This survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.  You are invited to participate whether or not you have experience with psychotherapy.  The results of the surveys are one way for researchers to learn what NDEers want from therapy, so that treatment programs may be designed specifically for childhood NDEers.

Please feel free to foward the survey to Childhood NDEers that would like to participate. 

In addition, please contact the  researcher if you would prefer to have the survey mailed to you instead of completing the online version of the survey.

Thank you!

Jenny Moores, MA, Doctoral Candidate, Researcher
California School of Professional Psychology
Member of IANDS
(559) 801-2381

Follow this link to the Survey:

Take the Survey
Or copy and paste the url below into your internet browser:

Can anyone help?

The NDE Network received the following emails:

I once heard a documentary on ABC radio in the late 1980's that was originally aired on JJJ FM in Sydney. I was so impressed that I bought the book version. I have since lost the book and have been searching recently for a transcript of the interviews that formed the basis of the book. One interviewee was a middle aged Victorian man, from Gippsland, surname McKay I believe, who had a NDE at age 14 in which he was able to see the history of the world.up until the time of his death. He was taken to a kind of waiting room where he saw unembodied "intelligences" awaiting their opportunity to come to earth at the time of birth.  What he related was so profound I've never forgotten it. i always meant to try and find him, but never made the attempt. He may have submitted his story to your site. If you know of him then it would be superb to have the story reprinted.


I was so glad to find an Australian branch of IANDS. Perhaps you may be able to help me with an inquiry.
On the 29th September 07 - at 3 or 4pm, Channel 7 broadcast a wonderful documentary programme about different people's near death experiences. There were interviews and some quite strong visual depictions of after life as viewed by different people of different faiths. 
I recall some Buddhist, possibly Tibetan depiction - with cautionary advice for crossing over safely. I managed to see about two thirds of the programme and recall that it was broad in its approach. The TV programme guide listed it with the title 'Is there life after death?' 

I would love to see this video again or buy a copy if it is available. Does anyone remember this documentary or know of its whereabouts?

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