The Gifts of Near-Death Experiences
You Don't Have to Die to Experience Your True Home
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Near-death experiences (NDEs) are common, well-documented, and similar across cultures throughout the world. Current estimates are that between 4 and 15 percent of the world’s population have had an NDE. Some of the fascination with NDEs comes from the fact that they often result in great leaps in personal growth. These leaps are characterized by the loss of the fear of death, the healing of deep hurts, an increase in self-esteem and compassion for others, a sense of union with all things, and a clearer sense of how to fulfill one’s purpose in life.
This is a book that teaches readers how to reap the benefits of NDEs without having to experience trauma. In the course of their many workshops around the world, the authors have discovered that when one immerses oneself in accounts of NDEs, one can experience love, hope, healing, and a sense of purpose.
This is the only book that systematically encourages the reader to create a spiritual and psychological healing practice based on NDEs. Each chapter includes an account of a fascinating NDE, followed by a series of questions, meditations, exercises, and video links. The reader is encouraged to contemplate these stories and their own lives. It is truly a profound guide to both living and dying.
"An extraordinary accomplishment! Yes, The Gifts of Near-Death Experiences is filled with gripping stories, verified research, and more than enough supportive material to stop you in your tracks. Yet there's more. Much more. The authors, Sheila Fabricant Linn, Dennis Linn, and Matthew Linn, all three experienced, globe-trotting teachers and counselors, have put together thoughts, suggestions, and how-tos at the end of each chapter to enable YOU the reader to feel what is revealed and then take it into your own life, be one with it, live it NOW (not next week). In fact, everything in this book, no matter the subject, is available, usable. I love the "now-ness" of this, the alive-ness. You don't have to die to experience the truth about yourself, where you're from or where you're going once you leave this life behind. Surprise. . .this is not a book about near-death, not really, it is a book about YOU, the real YOU." --P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., researcher of near-death states, author of such books as Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story, Future Memory, Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience, and Children of the Fifth World
"The Linns have written a book that is both inspirational and practical. They provide wise and gentle wisdom that lead readers into a place of growth and healing." --Richard Rohr O.F.M, author of Falling Upward
"The Gifts of Near-Death Experiences will help you develop your own spiritual practice of meditation that can crack open your inner-door so that you too may glimpse beyond into Infinite Love and Light and live a life of love." --Peter Baldwin Panagore, author of Heaven is Beautiful
"The Gifts of Near Death Experiences: You Don't Have to Die to Experience Your True Home brings a fresh and exciting perspective to understanding near-death experiences. Everyone can benefit from learning the wisdom so clearly and eloquently expressed in this book. With each turn of the page you will find a treasure trove of insights, inspiration, and practical pointers that will really work in your life. This outstanding book is expertly written, remarkably easy to read, and enthusiastically recommended." --Jeffrey Long, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
"This trio of authors hopes to entice readers unfamiliar with near-death experiences (NDEs) to catch a "benign virus" and get excited about the topic. Father Matthew, mother Sheila, and son Dennis team share numerous people's stories of experiencing NDEs Readers perusing these often similar accounts will be fascinated by the personality changes that occur not only during the NDE, but afterward: there's a seemingly universal reimagining of what is truly important in life, and almost no one experiences an NDE without becoming more selfless, the authors write. Readers will discover from the author's case studies that NDEs are quite common worldwide. Also included are sections cataloging the common elements of NDEs, charting how frequently they occur, and providing other supplementary resources about NDEs for those wishing to study the phenomenon in greater depth. Whether readers believes these strange occurrences are true or not, this resource provides a complete primer on this subject to allow readers to make up their own minds." --Publisher's Weekly, April 2016