The Book Corner - Evidence of the Afterlife

The Evidence of the Afterlife (The Science of Near-Death Experiences) by Jeffrey Long, M.D. with Paul Perry is a fascinating book to say the least.

Dr. Jeffrey Long tells of his interest in people's near-death experiences. He begins with how the subject first caught his interest while in medical school and over the years how this subject kept presenting itself in his life. Finally, he decided to put together a web site with specific criteria to encourage people who had near death experiences to post what they experienced with the plan of analyzing the data received.

This book is interesting to say the least. The method that Dr. Jeffrey Long uses to analyze the data received is very well thought out and simple. He only edits a story "to correct spelling and obvious grammar errors, remove information that would identify specific individuals, and take out grossly disparaging remarks about specific institutions."1 This seemed to me to be a very fair and equitable way to report what people write in without altering content that would change the story.

If you would like to read some of these near-death experiences, you can visit his web site at or get a copy of the book for a well-laid out analysis of the subject.

In the book Dr. Long presents twelve elements that may or may not be involved in the experience. He then explains in detail the twelve elements, so that the reader is well-informed as they venture further into the book. This is a very good read because it is well presented, has good solid research, but is also easy to read. I would be interested to hear from anyone else that has read this book or visited the web site. Although, I am only into chapter four at this point, it is a very interesting concept.
1"Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences." by Jeffrey Long, M.D. with Paul Perry, copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Harper Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, Page 44.

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