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Reflections On Life After Life: More Important Discoveries In The Ongoing Investigation Of Survival Of Life After Bodily Death Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1985

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (January 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553252275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553252279
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Raymond Moody

Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D. is the bestselling author of eleven books which have sold over 20 million copies. His seminal work, Life After Life, has completely changed the way we view death and dying and has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. His latest book is GLIMPSES OF ETERNITY: Sharing a Loved One's Passage from this Life to the Next.
Dr. Moody is the leading authority on the "near-death experience"--a phrase he coined in the late seventies. He is best known for his ground-breaking work on the near-death experience and what happens when we die. The New York Times calls Dr. Moody "the father of the near-death experience."
Dr. Moody has enlightened and entertained audiences all over the world for over three decades. He lectures on such topics as: Near Death Experiences, Death With Dignity, Life After Loss, Surviving Grief & Finding Hope, Reunions: Visionary Encounters With Departed Loved Ones, The Healing Power of Humor, The Loss of Children, The Logic of Nonsense, and Catastrophic Tragedies & Events causing collective grief response.
In addition to his writing and lecturing, he is in the private practice of philosophical counseling and consulting on dying. Dr. Moody also trains hospice workers, clergy, psychologists, nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals on matters of grief recovery and dying. He helps people to identify systems of support and to cope with their anxiety, grief, and loss through better understanding of mourning and bereavement.
Dr. Moody received his medical degree from the College of Georgia and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia where he also received his M.A. and B.A.
He is the recipient of many awards including the World Humanitarian Award and a bronze medal in the Human Relations category at the New York Film Festival for the movie version of Life After Life.
Dr. Moody is a frequent media guest and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times, as well as on hundreds of other local and nationally syndicated programs such as MSNBC: Grief Recovery, Today, ABC's Turning Point, and hundreds more.

Paul Perry
Paul Perry is the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Saved by the Light (which was made into a popular movie) and Evidence of the Afterlife. He has co-authored five books with Dr. Raymond Moody, including a memoir Paranormal, due to be published in February 2012. His books have been published in more than 30 languages around the world.
Paul is also a documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on worldwide television. His best known film, Jesus, the Lost Years was first the subject of a book he wrote for Random House, which follows the trail believed to be used by the Holy Family as they fled into Egypt to escape the murderous soldiers of King Herod. He has produced and directed several other films, including one on 18th Century piracy in Madagascar that aired on History Channel in 2011.
His most recent work, Afterlife, explores mankind's most nagging question, What happens when we die? This and other questions about the Afterlife are scientifically explored through modern research into near-death experiences. Through interviews with noted researchers Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, and Jeffrey Long, MD, this documentary explores the evidence of the afterlife using insightful interviews with researchers, emotional case studies, and crisply done re-creations.
"NDEs are spiritual events of staggering magnitude and complexity that have the power to change our attitudes toward death and life" says director Paul Perry. "There are reasons people are transformed when they return from a brush with death, one of which is the confidence they gain in knowing that a fresh new world awaits our last heartbeat. Another, especially for the physically ill, is the discovery that we leave our body behind and continue on as spirits free of earthy pain."
Paul is a graduate of Arizona State University, Antioch University in Los Angeles, and a former fellow at the prestigious Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia University in New York City. He taught magazine writing at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and was Executive Editor at American Health magazine, a winner of the National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Since becoming a full-time writer, Paul has written or co-written more than 20 books on a variety of topics, including biography, health, medical science, and history.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed this book and acutally find the entire subject of NDEs quite fascinating. This book is, to me, a more "scientific" type of explanation, written by an MD, but nonetheless, quite fascinating and very interesting. Recommended reading if you are interested in finding out more about NDEs.
Again, reports of people who have had NDEs, the message is the same - kindness and love as taught by Jesus. People's lives are forever changed after having an NDE.
Moody goes into more explanations and actually posts the questioins and answers, that I, as a reader, was asking as well!
I especially liked the subject on suicide, in which Dr. Moody interviewed subjects who had attempted suicide, had a NDE and came back to "live". All said that is was wrong and they would never do it again. We are God's gift, doing His duty here on earth. Suicide opposses God. Pretty hefty message in this chapter.
Because of his research, readers and others might be looking for Dr. Moody to "prove" that there is life after death. He quite clearly explains that that is not his intent, yet offers his own views on the subject. You, the reader, can judge for yourselves and claim your own beliefs. Yet, after reading numerous books on the subject, (I am currently reading 2 more of Dr. Moody's books),it is very hard to doubt the existence. I leave you with this quote from Dr. Moody's book, "I believe it lies within the realm of possibility that, in a similiar fashion, almost everyone may eventually come to accept intellectually, even without definite proof, that there is another dimension of existence into which the soul passes at death. Remember that it is our own anxiety about whether death is final which shows through when we challenge a person who has had such an experience to "prove" that there is life after death."
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By A Customer on July 20, 2000
This book, the sequel to "Life After Life" is somewhat smaller than the previous book, and contains some interesting observations gleaned from the anecdotal evidence of those who came near to death and survived. Moody talks of the elements of the NDE that fewer people have: seeing the realm of "bewildered spirits" (ghosts), Cities of Light, dopplegangers, and so on. He goes on to speculate of the experiences of suicides, most of whom (in Moody's study) seem to have only partial NDE's. Also discussed are various reactions to his studies, including reactions from the ministry (not all of which were favourable). He includes, interestingly, accounts of certain people who were in dangerous situations, but not actually physically harmed (may provide some indight into what precipitates the NDE). Rather than being primarily speculative in tone, he seems to be mainly creating a roster of things that his subjects have reported to him, which gives the account a feel of objectivity, but he also uses some more personal observations later on in the book. This makes a good supplement to his previous book, but is a little dull because of the way in which it is organised. Interesting, but still all evidence is anecdotal. Little attempt at verification has been exercised (this may have not been the author's intention anyway), so one is left with the idea that maybe the whole experience may be generated by the mind rather than filtered through it. not a bad effort, but could be better.
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. I read it years ago when my grandpa died & it really helped. My son's fiance just lost her mother 2 days ago and I bought this book for them. The deceased's entire family is reading it.
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Raymond A. Moody, Jr. (born 1944) is both a philosopher and psychiatrist. He has written many other books, such as: Life After Life, The Light Beyond, Coming Back, Reunions: Visionary Encounters With Departed Loved Ones, The Last Laugh: A New Philosophy of Near-Death Experiences, Apparitions, and Theparanormal, etc.

He wrote in the Introduction to this 1977 book, "The present volume, which is intended to be read in conjunction with my previous book... represents an extension of and an addition to some of the concepts and findings discussed there... I am now uncovering new cases of this phenomenon so rapidly that I am no longer keeping track of the exact number... I have encountered some new and unusual experiences which seem to expand the list of [fifteen] elements... I can now say with confidence that this phenomenon---whatever it ultimately means---is a widespread one." (Pg. 3, 5)

He notes, "I stated in 'Life after Life' that I had not found any cases in which a 'heaven'... was described. However, I have now talked with numerous individuals who tell with remarkable consistency of catching glimpses of other realms of being which might well be termed 'heavenly.'" (Pg.
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