A psychiatrist studied 1,000 near-death experiences. Here’s what he discovered.
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Near-death experiences are not a new phenomenon. They have occurred for millennia across the world.
Studies of these experiences have revealed consistent patterns, namely a sense of overwhelming peace and well-being.
While there is still controversy in regard to the cause of near-death experiences, they are now known to be fairly common.
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About Dr. Bruce Greyson:
Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. He served on the medical school faculty at the Universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. His award-winning research led him to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and to be invited by the Dalai Lama to participate in a dialogue between Western scientists and Buddhist monks in India.
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