Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. He served on the medical school faculty at the Universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. His award-winning research led him to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and to be invited by the Dalai Lama to participate in a dialogue between Western scientists and Buddhist monks in India.
Dr. Bruce Greyson’s most recent book is After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond (2021)
“We’re not limited to what the physical body does. We have interactions that are going beyond the body. When you hate someone or are angry with someone or love someone, they can tell that, and it effects them whether you say it or act it out or not.” --- Dr Bruce Greyson
Today we talk about:
- His journey starting from a strictly medical lens, and shifting to studying NDEs
- How NDE experiencers perceive time differently than the linear time we understand
- Cell phone metaphor as a way to differentiate the mind vs. the brain (caller’s voice vs. cell phone)
- Terminal lucidity where people with end stage dementia suddenly become coherent again
- Definition of consciousness
- How NDEs are spiritually transformative experiences, and how NDE experiencers universally report they no longer fear death, begin to live life more fully with meaning and purpose, and feel interconnected with others
- The common scientific theory that brain chemicals produce the NDE
- NDE experiencers report life reviews, knowing how they impacted others, and how they made others feel
- How inexplicably NDE experiencers interacted with those who had died, and brought back information they couldn’t have otherwise known.
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