What They Saw ... at the Hour of Death

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Hastings House, 1997 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 263 pages
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This internationally acclaimed study that cites scientific evidence for life after death gets an update -- and reveals new proofWhat They Saw ... At the Hour of Death has garnered worldwide acclaim since its original publication in 1977. Now, as the recent success of the best-selling Embraced by the Light points to a continuing interest in the topic of life after death, the startling -- and comforting -- findings of researchers Karlis Osis and Erlendur Haraldsson are brought completely up to date.Based on a four-year study involving almost 50,000 terminally ill patients, observed by hundreds of physicians and nurses in the U.S. and India, the conclusions reached by Osis and Haraldsson are compelling and optimistic. In that first scientific investigation of the hour just before death, doctors found that the patients in India and the U.S. had startling experiences -- such as visions and elevated moods -- that were not due to their medical conditions, and that the basic experience was the same for both cultures. Universal feelings of serenity and peace and awareness of another reality indicate that perhaps death should not be so fe

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