Lucid Dying

The New Science Revolutionizing How We Understand Life and Death

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By Sam Parnia, MD, PhD

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From internationally renowned expert in resuscitation and near-death experience Sam Parnia, MD, PhD, comes a groundbreaking look at what happens to us when we die, based on the largest-ever research study run on near-death experiences

What happens to us when we die?

For millennia, we’ve sought the answers, and we’ve hoped to find them in near-death experiences. But while those answers have come haphazardly and can’t be trusted, groundbreaking research is now formalizing our understanding of death in new and thrilling ways. At the frontlines of that research is Dr. Sam Parnia.

Lucid Dying is the first book to formally explore what happens to the human mind and consciousness not only in the period leading up to death, but also during and after death. Using data derived from multiple scientific studies, Dr. Parnia shows that the entity we refer to as consciousness—our Self—does not seem to become annihilated at the moment of death. In fact, during death, our consciousness follows a very specific narrative arc, in which we relive our lives not only from our own experiences, but from the perspective of everyone we’ve interacted with. What follows is a purposeful review of our own actions, thoughts, and intentions towards others.

These studies also show that there is a universal experience of death that is meaningful, transcendent, positive, and transformative—not hallucinatory, delusional, or illusory as previously imagined. With empirical research and gripping anecdotes that explore the notion of a collective unconsciousness. Dr. Parnia shows how we can access this deeper wisdom to lead more intentional lives.  

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On Sale
Aug 6, 2024
Page Count
336 pages
Publisher
Hachette Books
ISBN-13
9780306831287

Sam Parnia, MD, PhD

About the Author

Sam Parnia, MD, PhD, is the Director of Critical Care & Resuscitation Research at the New York University School of Medicine, as well as the Co-chair of the cardiac arrest resuscitation clinical service at New York University Langone Health System. Currently, he directs multiple large studies of cardiac arrest across many hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. He is the author of two books, The New York Times Bestseller, Erasing Death: The Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death (Harper One) and What Happens When We Die (Hay House). He has regularly appeared on major media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Today Show, Dr. OZ, NBC, Fox News, Discovery, National Geographic, Popular Science, New Scientist, Time MagazineThe BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times (London), CBS, The Daily Mail, Daily Express, and Frontline, to name a few.  
 

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