“I am profoundly moved and persuaded by the near-death experience.” –- Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions and Tales of Wonder
Adventures Chasing the Divine
``I have never interviewed anyone who had a near-death experience who told me that they came back to make more money or to spend more time at their jobs away from their families... Instead, they become convinced that they need to be more loving and kind. They react to their experience by living life to its fullest. They believe their lives have a purpose, even if that purpose is obscure to them. Invariably it involves concepts such as love of family or service to others. They seem to know that the love they create while living will be reflected and radiated back to them when they die.`` -- Melvin Morse, M.D., from his book,
Parting Visions
“I went into this tunnel, and I came into this room that was just beautiful. God held me, He called me by name, and He told me, ‘Mary Jo, you can’t stay.’ And I wanted to stay. I protested. I said, ‘I can’t stay? Why not?’ And I started talking about all the reasons; I was a good wife, I was a good mother, I did 24-hour care with cancer patients. And He said, ‘Let me ask you one thing -- have you ever loved another the way you’ve been loved here?’ And I said, ‘No, it’s impossible. I’m a human.’ And then He just held me and said, ‘You can do better.’ ” -- Mary Jo Rapini,
describing her near-death experience


Recommended Books:

Lessons from the Light:
What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience

By Kenneth Ring and Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino

Evidence of the Afterlife:
The Science of Near-Death Experiences

By Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry

The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences:
Thirty Years of Investigation

By Janice Miner Holden, Bruce Greyson, Debbie James

The Big Book of Near Death Experiences:
The Ultimate Guide to What Happens When We Die
By P. M. H. Atwater

Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind
By Kenneth Ring

Life After Life:
The Investigation of a Phenomenon — Survival of Bodily Death
By Raymond Moody and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life 
By Howard Storm

Return from Tomorrow
By Dr. George Ritchie

Recommended Websites:

Wikipedia on Near-Death Experiences
International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
The Journal of Near-Death Studies
Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)
Near-Death Experiences & The After Life
University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies
Esalen: Survival of Bodily Death
Survival Research Network
Near-Death Experience Experts
The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences(ACISTE)
Paul Perry Productions

Study Groups, Support Groups, Social Networks:

NHNE’s NDE Resource Center & Social Network
NHNE’s NDE Facebook Page
NHNE NDE Twitter Page
IANDS Support Groups
IANDS Group Leaders Network (includes list of IANDS local groups)
NDE Network on Facebook
NDE Community on Facebook


Summary of Jeffrey Long’s book “Evidence Of The Afterlife”
Key Facts About Near-Death Experiences
Characteristics of a Near-Death Experience
Distressing Near-Death Experiences
Aftereffects of Near-Death States
30 Years of Near-Death Experience Research
Scientific Evidence for Survival After Death

Video Accounts Of People Describing Their Near-Death Experience:

Index of personal NDEs featured on NHNE NDE
Near-Death Experience Stories
Virginia Beach IANDS Speakers
Near-Death Experiences on YouTube

Written Accounts Of People Describing Their Near-Death Experience:

Index of personal NDEs featured on NHNE NDE
Current NDE Experiences on NDERF
Archive of NDE Experiences on NDERF