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Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind 2nd Edition
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Early in 2008, Dr. Ring became interested and then deeply involved in issues having to do with the situation of Palestinian people and in that connection traveled to the West Bank. His contacts with Palestinian people led to his work on his book, Letters from Palestine, on which he collaborated with a Palestinian friend, Ghassan Abdullah of Ramallah. Dr. Ring has also written articles about Gaza and continues to be actively engaged with issues having to do with Palestinian life and culture.
He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has three children and four grandchildren.
Much more information about Dr. Ring and his books can be found on his website, www.lettersfrompalestine.com He is also on Facebook.
Top Customer Reviews
The book consists mostly of reviews of various cases of OBEs and NDEs in the blind, and one of the strongest concerns a woman blinded during surgery who apparently left her body while she was dying on a gurney with a breathing apparatus over her face. She seems to have seen her boyfriend and former husband standing speachless some distance away down the hallway. Seperate interviews with the two me support her story.
I predict more cases like this being made public in this decade. We could use a book on the cases of NDEs occuring during times when the patient's EEG recording was flat.
What about the actual evidence? Weak or strong? Well, it is problematic... You can't structure an experiment for NDEs all that well. After all, you can't really study this in the lab (unless you're an unethical mad scientist). This, natrually, brings the problem of credibility. And this is valid. But, hand waving is not much good. As a matter of fact, if we can't trust humans at all, we're going to have to scrape _all_ of the social science, because that's almost all its got.
Overall, then, the state of affairs is not so bad. Obviously, the book has problems, but it is rigorous enought to have been cited in more than one medical journal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is the complete report of a study of near death experiences in 41 blind persons. The study was very carefully done, seems to be very complete and very seriously done. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ferdinand Acevedo
I believe this is the only book about Near Death Experience as described by people who are blind. Fascinating accounts of what they went through, how they "saw" things--for... Read morePublished 21 months ago by NHBunion
Wonderful book about visual experiences of the blind during near death experiences. This includes near death experiences of people who have been blind all their lives. Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by M. Spiller
Well written and gave full attention to alternative explanations of the phenomenon. The concept of transcendental awareness fully meets with observed nde experiences of both... Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by Judith Leatherwood
This book is an extremely useful and scientific approach to looking at verifiable evidence for NDEs. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Kevin Bohacz - bestselling techno-thriller author
Kenneth Ring's and Sharon Cooper's book "Mindsight" is written in a very dry and almost boring style, yet their claims border the fantastic. Read morePublished on June 2, 2011 by Ashtar Command
Dr. Kenneth Ring is one of the original founders of IANDS, the International Association of Near Death Studies. Currently a non-profit organization headquartered in Connecticut. Read morePublished on October 8, 2008 by Danny G.
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES ARE FAKE!!!!I WAS CLINICALLY DEAD FOR 6 AND A HALF MINUTES. DURING THAT TIME I SAW NOTHING. AFTER DEATH YOU CEASE TO EXIST. Read morePublished on July 25, 2004 by BOB BILLUHAY
A stunning collection of pseudoscience and anecdotal evidence without a single redeeming value, except possibly as material for campfire ghost stories. Read morePublished on June 16, 2004 by Goozleberry