In this Voices From the Edge talk recorded in London, Fenwick provides a fascinating overview of spiritual medicine, the power of intercessory prayer, and the current state of research on paranormal phenomena. But it is Dr. Fenwick's work with people who have literally died and come back to tell the tale that fascinates most. His infamous studies center on people who experience temporary brain death during a cardiac arrest. Some of these individuals are later able to accurately recall events that occurred during the period in which equipment monitoring their vital signs showed a total absence of brain activity. Some recount “floating” above their own inert body, and can describe objects in the room that would have been completely obscured to the physical body lying motionless and surrounded by flashing monitors and frantic medical personnel. Accounts such as these raise serious questions about whether consciousness resides entirely within the mind or somewhere outside of it.
To conclude this powerful introduction to near-death experiences (or NDEs) Fenwick plays an audio recording of one man's dramatic journey to heaven's gate. This gripping account provides a profound spiritual reflection on the nature of human existence and the possible hereafter.
Recorded on: 6/2/2005
Science and Spirituality
Science of Consciousness