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The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences by Penny Sartori (2014)

The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences; How Understanding NDE's Can Help Us Live More Fully is a comprehensive study of not just Near-Death Experiences. Working with dying patients on a regular basis, Penny sought to explore what they were experiencing in the Near-Death state. A skeptic turned believer in the phenomenon, as many who honestly study it become, this book explores not only that unusual state, but how we treat death, and subsequently, life. She explores the after effects of the NDE, the way that it changes almost everyone who has one, and the common themes, she deals with the NDE's of children, and how the experience varies from culture to culture. She also openly explores various explanations for the NDE, and their strengths and weaknesses. It is written in a very personal way, many of the stories coming from people she either directly interviewed or who have written her. She discusses some other unusual death experiences, such as Alzheimer patients becoming lucid just before death, lights being seen around a dying person, and even shared death experiences, where loved ones share a vision with the person dying. Penny presents this in a very non-speculative way, simply reporting the experiences, and showing their commonalities. A really wonderful book on the subject, and very much worth reading.

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Dr. Penny Sartori on Near Death Experiences - August 16, 2014




Penny Sartori is the author of Wisdom of Near Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully. We will discuss her work and just how important the NDE can be to those of us still here. We will also examine the evidence that this is a real experience and not the relic of a dying brain.
Penny Sartori (PhD) is a British medical researcher in the field of near-death experiences.
Sartori worked as an intensive care nurse for seventeen years, during which time she cared for many patients who were close to death. As a result of these experiences, she began researching near-death experiences, culminating in the publication of her monograph The Near-Death Experiences of Hospitalized Intensive Care Patients: A Five Year Clinical Study, which was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 2008. Her work also gained her a PhD in 2005. She now works as a lecturer and consultant.
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