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Life After Life Book By Raymond Moody Pdf 17 Extra Quality

Raymond A. Moody Jr. (born June 30, 1944) is an American philosopher, psychiatrist, physician and author, most widely known for his books about afterlife and near-death experiences (NDE), a term that he coined in 1975 in his best-selling book Life After Life.[1] His research purports to explore what happens when a person dies.[2] He has widely published his views on what he terms near-death-experience psychology.[3]

Life After Life Book By Raymond Moody Pdf 17


While an undergraduate at the University of Virginia in 1965, Moody encountered psychiatrist, Dr. George Ritchie, who told Moody about an incident in which he believed he had journeyed into the afterlife while dead for nearly nine minutes at the age of 20 (which Ritchie would later recount in his book, Return From Tomorrow, published in 1978).[8] Moody began documenting similar accounts by other people who had experienced clinical death and discovered that many of these experienced shared common features, such as the feeling of being out of one's body, the sensation of traveling through a tunnel, encountering dead relatives, and encountering a bright light. In 1975, Moody published many of these experiences in his book, Life After Life, in which he coined the term "near-death experience."[9]

I don't mind saying that after talking with over a thousand people who have had these experiences, and having experienced many times some of the really baffling and unusual features of these experiences, it has given me great confidence that there is a life after death. As a matter of fact, I must confess to you in all honesty, I have absolutely no doubt, on the basis of what my patients have told me, that they did get a glimpse of the beyond.[10]

Barry Beyerstein, a professor of psychology, has written that Moody's alleged evidence for an afterlife is flawed, both logically and empirically.[12] The psychologist James Alcock has noted that Moody "...appears to ignore a great deal of the scientific literature dealing with hallucinatory experiences in general, just as he quickly glosses over the very real limitations of his research method."[13]

Moody has been described as a "strong personal believer" in the paranormal.[14] His methods have drawn criticism from the scientific community as many of the personal reports he collected on NDEs were given by the patients themselves, months and even years after the event. Terence Hines commented "such reports are hardly sufficient to argue for the reality of an afterlife."[15]

The philosopher Robert Todd Carroll has written that a characteristic of Moody's work is the omission of cases that do not fit his hypothesis, confirming the aspect of cherry picking. Carroll writes that what Moody describes as a typical NDE may be due to brain states triggered by cardiac arrest and anesthesia. Moody believes NDEs are evidence for an afterlife but Carroll states they can be explained by neurochemistry and are the result of a "dying, demented or drugged brain."[17]

All near-death experiences reported in modern literature are of people considered clinically dead, but not really dead, in contrast to Lazarus, who was dead for four days and whose corpse was rotting (John 11:39). Neither Lazarus nor any of those raised from the dead in biblical times ever mentioned any afterlife experience, whether in Paradise, in purgatory, or in hell. This is, indeed, an argument from silence, but it is in full agreement with the biblical teachings on the unconscious state of the dead!

Growing up on a farm meant that I had an early introduction to death. We used to get 200 day old chicks from the hatchery every year and grow them into laying chooks (chickens for the Americans). The chicks were supposed to be sexed but occasionally we would get a rooster (male chook) in the batch. We of course only learned of its sex when it was old enough to start crowing. Now a rooster has a very short life in a chook paddock because, you guessed it, they don't lay eggs. While we were vegetarians, my grandparents weren't. So the Rooster was duly put on the chopping block and its head was chopped off with a sharp axe. Now it is a bit gruesome in today's age of clinical cleanliness where most people's first experience with a dead chook is buying a bloodless de-feathered one from a supermarket shelf. But, this is what would happen on the farm. The rooster's body would fly off spurting blood and without the guidance of its chook brain would fly across the paddock where it would eventually land kicking its feet. (If people who wanted to eat chicken today had to do this before they ate it, there would be a lot more vegetarians around)

On September 8, 2004, the court entered a consent order resolving Trujillo v. Board of Directors of Triumvera Tower Condominium Association (N.D. Ill.). The United States' complaint, which was filed on May 13, 2004, alleged the condominium association engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination on the basis of disability when they established a written policy prohibiting persons in wheelchairs from using the front door to the condominium building and when they applied that policy to a ten-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair who lives in the building. The consent order requires the defendants to: pay $70,000 to the complainants; admit that their actions violated the Fair Housing Act; issue a letter of apology; pay $10,000 to the widow of a Triumvera resident who used a wheelchair during the last years of his life, and pay a $3,500 civil penalty. The consent order also requires the president of the association's board of directors to resign, issue new by-laws, and require training of its members on the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. The complainants filed a lawsuit in this matter in March, 2004.


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