Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences, Dr Penny Sartori

I'd heard about these, and was not entirely convinced that they were simply a phenomena, and that the brain was 'shutting down' or being starved of oxygen.  Dr Sartori, PhD, RGN, had her doubts, too.  As an experienced intensive care nurse, she first came across a patient who'd had Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) while she was on duty.  NDErs were always deeply affected, and more often than not unable to find words to adequately describe the episode.  They were, almost without exception, life-changing, and patients lost any fear of death. Near-Death Experiences are not all that common, but as Dr Sartori spoke to patients who'd had them, she became intrigued.  It seemed no-one had studied this seriously and she decided she was the one to do so.  She spent five years carrying out doctoral research - the UKs first long-tern prospective study.

Filled with clinical case studies and describing thorough and serious research into experiences which have all too often been dismissed as 'imagination' or hallucination, this is a very readable book written by an expert in the subject.

I found the book extremely enlightening and would absolutely recommend it.

Paperback £10.99  

ISBN 9781780285658

Published in the UK February 2014 by Watkins Publishing

Go to to purchase the book.

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