August 6, 2020
David Ditchfield discusses his book Shine On: The Remarkable Story of How I Fell Under a Speeding Train, Journeyed to the Afterlife, and the Astonishing Proof I Brought Back With Me. This is a two part interview. Part one is here
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In the second part we explore David’s NDE in more detail, the overlap such experiences have with psychic phenomena and altered states of consciousness, and the potential implications for the survival of our species and our understanding of the nature of reality itself. Personal transformation aside, the most profound way in which NDEs affect wider society, and the source of their positive potential for our future, is in how they change attitudes and behaviour towards others and towards the planet as a whole. Losing one’s fear of death, discovering a vibrant new zest for life, abandoning attachment to material things, and striving to help others can create ripple effects with potentially global reach. Even simply reading about NDEs can generate these transformative effects in individuals. Given the possibility of a species-wide near-death experience in the shape of social and environmental collapse, are we being impelled to evolve or die?
altered states of consciousness, Anthony Peake, consciousness, dreams, evolution, God, Graham Nicholls, Indigenous societies, life after death, Luigi Sciambarella, Near Death Experience, Penny Sartori, psychedelics, psychic phenomena, time, William Buhlman