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Thinking Allowed: Lessons From the Light (Dr. Kenneth Ring) – Part 1 (2000)
Is a near-death experience (NDE) a type of hallucination or evidence for an ontological reality? Explore the meaning of the near-death experience with one of the premiere researchers into this phenomenon, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Professor Emeritus from the University of Connecticut Department of Psychology.
Distinguishing between seeing the light and being enlightened, Dr. Ring explains that experiences resulting in better relationships, greater love and feelings of connectedness are actually initial awakenings to the spiritual path.
He offers strong evidence that this type of experience is very unlike hallucinations, dreams or other subjective perceptions.
See also: Part 2