Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – P.M.H. Atwater: Beyond Death
No one really knows what happens after we die, except of course those who have died and then lived to tell their stories. This week’s guest, Dr. P.M.H. Atwater, is not only one of the world’s leading researchers of near-death experiences, she also died three times herself , all in 1977, and thus brings her own personal experiences to the subject. Viewed from the perspective of materialism, which says that we are nothing but collections of particles with limited shelf-lives, near-death experiences may seem like so much new age quackery. But Dr. Atwater, in her new book, Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience, shows that those who have had near-death experiences tend to bring back common stories, change their lives in similar ways, and have similar psychological and physiological aftereffects. As Dr. Atwater writes, the “pattern of aftereffects is what verifies the experience.” Science honors repeatability. So maybe we are not mechanical robots after all, but instead spiritual beings experiencing one level of a multi-dimensional reality. Tune in as Philip and Dr. Atwater discuss the reality of the afterlife.