Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences By Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry

Book Description

Evidence of the Afterlife shares the firsthand accounts of people who have died and lived to tell about it. Through their work at the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long and his wife, Jody, have gathered thousands of accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from all over the world. In addition to sharing the personal narrative of their experiences, visitors to the website are asked to fill out a one hundred–item questionnaire designed to isolate specific elements of the experience and to flag counterfeit accounts.

The website has become the largest NDE research database in the world, containing over 1,600 NDE accounts. The people whose stories are captured in the database span all age groups, races, and religious affiliations and come from all over the world, yet the similarities in their stories are as awe-inspiring as they are revealing. Using this treasure trove of data, Dr. Long explains how medical evidence fails to explain these reports and why there is only one plausible explanation—that people have survived death and traveled to another dimension.

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The Evolution Of Consciousness

This remarkable 40 Minute Artainment program is the result of years of in-depth philosophical exploration into the deeper mysteries of life. ”The Evolution Of Consciousness” integrates Art, Science Philosophy and Religion into a creative living matrix which serves to “Inspire, Delight Heal and Enlighten”

“The Evolution Of Consciousness” contains a beautiful evocative soundtrack from master musicians which is artistically integrated with sacred geometry, visionary art, fractals and natural imagery.

This profoundly beautiful, archetypical, transpersonal meditative, journey spans 15 Billion years of “Time”. ”The Evolution Of Consciousness” answers in a sublime and subliminal way the fundamental questions of life… Who Are We?…Where Did we come from ?… and perhaps most importantly where are we going?

In experiencing ”The Evolution Of Consciousness” these questions will be made self evident as we journey in consciousness to the place we never left..The Eternal Here And Now..

”The Evolution Of Consciousness” bears repeated viewing as the great mysteries and beauty of the Omniverse unfold before your very eyes !!

The Enlightened Brain ~ Rick Hanson (Narrated by)

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Now available as a self-guided online video course.

Meditation Meets Neuroscience—Practical Tools to Reshape Your Brain for Awakening

We are inspired by the living example of great teachers, who have both penetrating insight and a loving heart. “With modern neuroscience, we’re now beginning to understand the brain processes that support these wonderful qualities of mind,” explains Dr. Rick Hanson. With The Enlightened Brain, this pioneering neuropsychologist explores how you can activate these same processes inside your own brain to accelerate your own transformation.

Self-Directed Neuroplasticity—How Our Mind Shapes Our Brain

Your thoughts and feelings continually sculpt your brain—for better or worse. As Dr. Hanson teaches, you can use the power of self-directed neuroplasticity to take control of the evolutionary tendency of your brain to react to life with fear, frustration, and heartache—and return your brain to its natural state of calm, contentment, and caring. With simple and potent practices, he reveals how you can weave positive thoughts and emotions into the fabric of your brain, allowing you to cultivate the qualities of mindfulness, virtue, and wisdom for your own path of awakening.

“This new science gives us unprecedented tools to individualize psychological growth and spiritual practice,” says Dr. Hanson. You’ll learn about your unique “profile of attention” and which methods best strengthen your focus and concentration. You’ll also learn how to approach life with equanimity and relax the focus on “me, myself, and I.” With The Enlightened Brain, Dr. Rick Hanson gives you practical tools for strengthening the neural circuitry of spacious awareness, calm in the midst of stress, contemplative absorption, resilience, and lasting happiness.

HIGHLIGHTS

*Knowing your brain—how to tailor psychological growth and spiritual practice to your unique neurophysiology

*Defeating the negativity bias of your brain by internalizing key resources

*Pairing positive experiences with negative material to soothe and heal old pain

*Activating the neural foundations of mindfulness

*Strengthening the five factors of concentration and deep meditative absorption

*Building neural shock absorbers for stable inner peace in a turbulent world

*Using neuroscience to relax the apparent self and take life less personally

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom,View Here published in 21 languages—as well as the forthcoming Just One Thing. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he has taught at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and in meditation centers in Europe, North America, and Australia.

An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Consumer Reports Health, and U.S. News and World Report, and his articles have appeared in Tricycle magazine, Insight Journal, and Inquiring Mind. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter, Just One Thing, has over 25,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships.
Rick Hanson – Understanding Neuroplasticity

In this video, Rick Hanson explains how we can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds for the better. This video was taken at the Greater Good Science Center in UC Berkeley as part of the Science of a Meaningful Life Series.

Rick Hanson – The Enlightened Brain

Dr. Rick Hanson on The Enlightened Brain – the online program which explores the intersection of three circles – Psychology, Brain Science and Contemplative Practice. In this program, Dr. Hanson shows you how to restore the calm, contented, and caring state that is your brain’s natural condition

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom – Rick Hanson Ph.D. (Updated Aug 24, 2012)

Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history. With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

Written with neurologist Richard Mendius, M.D., and with a Foreword by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and a Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom joins modern science with ancient teachings to show you how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater peace of mind.

Buddha’s Brain has been praised by leading scholars, psychologists, and meditation teachers – including Sharon Salzberg, Roger Walsh, Joseph Goldstein, Jennifer Louden, Fred Luskin, Tara Brach, Jerome Engel, James Baraz, Phillip Zelazo, Richard Miller, Christina Feldman, Wes Nisker, and many others – and you can read their endorsements.

Well-referenced and grounded in science, the book is full of practical tools and skills that you can use in daily life to rewire your brain over time. The brain is the bodily organ that most affects who you are and your experience of living – so learning how to take good care of it, and strengthen and direct it in the ways that will help you the most, is a profound gift to yourself, and to everyone else whose life you touch.

You’ll learn how your brain creates worry or inner strength, heartache or love, anger or peacefulness, confusion or clarity, and suffering or its end – and how to:
# Take in good experiences to feel happier and more confident – defeating the brain’s negativity bias, which is like Velcro for bad experiences but Teflon for positive ones
# Train your brain to cool down stress, greed, and hatred – and come home to your natural core of calm and contentment
# Energize the neural networks of compassion, empathy, and love – and clear out resentment, envy, and ill will
# Improve attention for daily life, mindfulness, and meditation
# Feel more at one with the world, and less separate and vulnerable
# Get the nutrients your brain needs to maintain a good mood, relieve anxiety, sharpen memory, and strengthen concentration

CONTENTS
1. The Self-Transforming Brain

Part One: The Causes of Suffering
2. The Evolution of Suffering
3. The First and Second Dart

Part Two: Happiness
4. Taking in the Good
5. Cooling the Fires
6. Strong Intentions
7. Equanimity

Part Three: Love
8. Two Wolves in the Heart
9. Compassion and Assertion
10. Boundless Kindness

Part Four: Wisdom
11. Foundations of Mindfulness
12. Blissful Concentration
13. Relaxing the Self
Appendix: Nutritional Neurochemistry
References

I am a neuropsychologist and have written and taught extensively about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – as well as about relationships, family life, and raising children.

I grew up in a loving and stable family, mainly in the suburbs of Los Angeles; my mother was a homemaker and my father was a zoologist. A shy and bookish kid who loved the outdoors, I entered UCLA at 16 and graduated summa cum laude in 1974 (and was honored to be one of four “outstanding seniors” chosen by the UCLA Alumni Association). Over the next several years, I founded a successful seminar company, worked for a mathematician doing probabilistic risk analyses for things like the odds of a nuclear power plant melting down, and did management consulting. After fulfilling the course requirements for a Masters in developmental psychology at San Francisco State University, I received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in 1991, with a dissertation titled, “Gratifying control: Mothers offering alternatives to toddlers.”

My clinical practice includes adults, couples, families, and children, as well as psychological assessments of children and adults related to temperament, school performance, and educational and vocational planning. I have worked as a school psychologist for several independent schools, and have given many talks to meetings of parents or child development specialists. For many years, I served on the Board of FamilyWorks, a family resource agency in Marin County, California, and chaired it for two years. I currently serve as a Trustee of Saybrook University.

When my wife, Jan, and I had the first of our two children, we were delighted by what has continued to be the most fulfilling experience of our lives. But we were also startled – to put it mildly (stunned is more like it) – by the stress and depletion of parenthood, especially when the so-called “village it takes to raise a Mother Nurture Coverchild” is more like a ghost town these days. In particular, I was struck by the effects on mothers – especially the more vulnerable ones – who (unless they adopt) ride the physiological roller-coaster of pregnancy and childbirth, and often breastfeeding and weaning, and who also typically handle most of the stressful aspects of making a family.

While there are many books about childrearing – certainly a vital subject – there is almost nothing about how to actually address the impacts of making a family on mothers, fathers, and couples. So, with Jan – who is an acupuncturist specializing in clinical nutrition – and Ricki Pollycove, M.D., an OB-GYN, I wrote Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin, 2002), which shows how to support the long-term health, well-being, and intimate partnership of mothers. Written for the general public, that book is solidly referenced, and was endorsed by Christiane Northrup, M.D., among others. Many related articles and other resources can be found at http://www.NurtureMom.com.

As our children grew older – they’re now college-age – I became increasingly interested in the historically unprecedented meeting of modern brain science and ancient contemplative practices. With Rick Mendius, M.D., I founded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. The Institute publishes the monthly Wise Brain Bulletin, hosts the http://www.WiseBrain.org website, sponsors the Skillful Means wiki (a growing encyclopedia of psychological and spiritual methods), and facilitates low-cost/high-return research at the intersection of brain science and contemplative practice.

Preview of Interview with Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson talks with Regina Meredith about what we can learn in our relationships to self and others from Buddha’s Brain, the title of his latest book. For the full interview go to http://www.consciousmedianetwork.com

Rick Hanson on The Saner Living Guru

Rick Hanson talks with Chris Wucherer of The Saner Living Guru about the brain’s negativity bias and about his work on neuroplasticity (rewiring the brain) to help us tilt toward the positive. He also discussed his books – Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing.

Rick Hanson on Buddha’s Brain – Taiwan Greetings

Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, talks about his best-selling book and sends greetings to the people of Taiwan.