Article at CNN health gives a few perspectives on NDEs.
Please let me know if you’ve read it, and if so, what you think.
Includes mentions of theosophy and the Theosophical Society.
An article in Discovery News discusses findings of scientists examining the brains of terminally ill patients at the moment of death.
A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of “out of body” experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals.
As usual, the implication is that the brain activity is the cause of the event that the subject considers to be spiritual, when in fact it is nothing more than a burst of oxygen as cells die.
Theosophy would argue that what occurs in the brain at the moment of death is the severing of the etheric double from the physical body and that whatever spiritual experience is had is the genuine result of the mind’s sudden and direct exposure to the realities untethered to the material plane.
Yep, you read it right. Check out this article at NPR!
Address by Urban Development Minister Rohana Kumara Dissanayake at the celebration held at Buddhagaya, India on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala.
Includes mentions of Dharmapala’s work with Colonel Olcott and the Theosophical Society.