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Announcing Dr. Bruce Greyson’s forthcoming book, available in March of 2021.

After-A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond by Dr. Bruce Greyson

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond. 

What happens when we die? Approximately 10% of people whose hearts stop report near-death experiences (NDEs). Stories of lights, tunnels and loved ones have been relayed — and dismissed — since ancient times. But when Dr. Bruce Greyson’s patients started describing events that he could not just dismiss, he began to investigate.   In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research.

In this book, Dr. Greyson challenges us to consider what NDEs can teach us about the relationship between our brain and our mind, expanding our understanding of consciousness, and of what it means to be human.

“This very captivating book by Dr. Bruce Greyson chronicles his personal, spiritual and professional quest to understand the meaning of near-death experiences. His long-awaited and amazing book is a major contribution to the study of what happens when we die, and will quickly prove to be a classic in near-death studies.” ~Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, Author of Life After Life

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Dr. Bruce Greyson is interviewed by David Maginley in this video at the 2018 IANDS Conference.  They discuss overall patterns found through 50 years of research on near-death experiences and other mystical phenomena.


Dr. Greyson’s Presentation to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and the monks of Dharamsala, India, Cosmology and Consciousness Conference-Mind and Matter,  2011:  Is Consciousness Produced by the Brain?


Consciousness Without Brain Activity, NDEs-Dr. Bruce Greyson, 2008.


In this video, Jeff Olsen shares the moving story of his personal NDE and Dr. Bruce Greyson follows with his NDE research, 2016.

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What Near-Death Experiences show about our brains and our beliefs. The State of Things – North Carolina Public radio, WUNC, hosted by Frank Stasio.  On November 30th, 2017, Dr. Bruce Greyson discussed his research into Near Death Experiences on the NPR program The State of ThingsHost Frank Stasio interviewed Dr. Greyson about his NDE research along with Susan Amsden, who is a group leader of the International Association of Near-Death Studies in Durham, NC. A discussion took place regarding what people who are near death report about their experiences, and how their NDEs changed their understanding of life and death.  Here is the Podcast .

Minnesota Public Radio IconListen to Dr. Bruce Greyson in a radio interview on Minnesota Public Radio- A glimpse of the afterlife through near-death experiences. On April 6th, 2015, Dr. Bruce Greyson did a live radio interview on MPR along with journalist Gideon Lichfield. Mr Lichfield wrote an article on near death experiences that appeared in “The Atlantic Magazine”, titled, ” The Science of Near Death Experiences-Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife“.  

Listen to Dr. Bruce Greyson discussing Near Death Experiences in an interview from November, 2006,  hosted by Sarah McConnell on the award winning public radio program With Good ReasonDr. Bruce Greyson has carefully documented clear patterns in the long-term health and mind-sets of the people who have experienced near-death phenomena. Although these experiences vary from one person to another, they often include feelings of comfort, lack of pain, a sensation of leaving the body, and a sense of deep understanding of the events of the past and at times, events of the future.  This episode of With Good Reason was titled, Into the Light and it originally aired on December 22nd, 2007.

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Magazine and News Articles:

The Atlantic Magazine Logo Journalist Gideon Lichfield wrote an article on near death experiences which appeared in the April, 2015 issue of The Atlantic Magazine, titled: The Science of Near Death Experiences-Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife.  


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UVA Alumni Magazine, Summer 2007

This is an article from the UVA Alumni Magazine, Summer 2007 , focusing on the research into Near-Death Experiences being conducted by Dr. Bruce Greyson. Click here to read Altered States: Scientists analyze the near-death experience by Lee Graves.





Special Events:

Dr. Bruce Greyson presented his research on Near Death Experiences to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to the monks of Dharamsala, India in December of 2011.The 2011 conference in Dharamsala was titled Cosmology and Consciousness: A Dialogue Between Buddhist Scholars and Scientists on Mind and Matter 

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We welcome written accounts of near death experiences. See Contacting Us to submit a personal NDE account.

Rest assured that only qualified study team members will have access to any reports of your personal NDE submitted via email, and we adhere to a strict code of privacy and confidentiality in all instances. We will not disclose the names or locations of people reporting the account in any way.

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