After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond
By Bruce Greyson, MD | ST. MARTIN’S ESSENTIALS
PSYCHIATRIST BRUCE GREYSON reminds us that the best scientists don’t dismiss data just because it conflicts with their preexisting biases. “It didn’t seem scientific to shy away from some things just because they were hard to explain,” he writes. “Respecting things that are difficult to measure, rather than dismissing them as unreal, is not rejecting science. It’s embracing science.”
After chronicles Greyson’s use of the scientific method in an attempt to answer what is quite possibly the biggest of all The Big Questions: What happens to consciousness after physical death? The book begins with an account of a baffling event in an emergency room that pointed the author toward the possibility that the mind may not be exclusively dependent on the brain. This incident eventually led Greyson to become the world’s leading medical expert on near-death experiences (NDEs) and co-founder of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS).
This book distills the expe …