The Story Behind “Miracles From Heaven” and What We Can Learn from Religious NDEs

“Miracles from Heaven” is a movie based on the book of the same title by Christy Beam and details the amazing story of her chronically ill daughter’s near-death experience following a devastating accident and her subsequent remarkable healing.  The movie is in theaters now, so I picked up the book behind the movie to get the full… Read More The Story Behind “Miracles From Heaven” and What We Can Learn from Religious NDEs

New Age in the Old World: Plato’s Account of a Near-Death Experience

The Myth of Er is widely believed to be one of the earliest examples of a near-death experience in history.  In the telling of this story, Plato reveals much about classical spirituality and his own concepts of the eternal soul.  This post compares the structure of the NDE as relayed by Plato to modern near-death… Read More New Age in the Old World: Plato’s Account of a Near-Death Experience

Distressing NDEs; A Profound Personal Transformative Experience; Not Proof of Hell

For a long time, distressing, disturbing or so-called hellish NDEs bothered me.  That small portion of me that still harbored my Christian fear wondered if it was possible that Hell really did exist, and possibly I was going there.  I didn’t understand why, if Hell supposedly didn’t exist (as is generally believed in new-age and… Read More Distressing NDEs; A Profound Personal Transformative Experience; Not Proof of Hell