• 7 Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife

  • A Doctor Reviews the Case for Consciousness After Death
  • By: Jean Jacques Charbonier MD
  • Narrated by: Robin Douglas
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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An uplifting study of the scientific evidence for the afterlife from an experienced anesthesiologist/intensive-care physician.

  • Details meticulously recorded and hospital-verified cases of near-death experiences 
  • Cites scientific research on NDEs to refute the standard objections of doubters and materialists point by point 
  • Explores out-of-body experiences, sessions with mediums, electronic communication with the deceased, and other signs from the afterlife 

Over the course of his 25-year career as an anesthesiologist and intensive-care physician, Jean Jacques Charbonier, MD, gathered hundreds of accounts of patients who returned from clinical death. Across all of these accounts - from patients with vastly different backgrounds - Dr. Charbonier found striking similarities as well as indisputable proof that these experiences were more than hallucinations. He surveyed other physicians, nurses, and professional caregivers and discovered that their patients described the same experiences as well as exhibited the same positive life transformations afterward. Igniting a scientific quest to learn more, he collected more accounts of near-death experiences as well as out-of-body experiences, attended dozens of sessions with mediums, experimented successfully with electronic communication with the deceased (EVP), interviewed hundreds of people who have cared for the dying, and gathered countless inexplicable stories of “signs” from the afterlife. With each experience he studied, he found himself more firmly believing in the survival of consciousness beyond death. 

Dr. Charbonier distills his findings into seven reasons to believe in the afterlife, beginning with the more than 60 million people worldwide who have reported a transcendent afterlife experience. He refutes the standard objections of doubters and materialists point by point, citing scientific research on NDEs and the work of pioneers in the field of consciousness studies such as Raymond Moody and Pim van Lommel. 

Drawing on meticulously recorded and hospital-verified cases, Dr. Charbonier explains that we should not fear death for ourselves or our loved ones. By releasing our fear of death, we can properly prepare for “the final journey”. As those who have returned from death reveal, death is simply a transition, and its lessons enable us to live more fully, peacefully, and happily in the now.

©2012 Guy Trédaniel Éditeur. English translation copyright © 2015 by Inner Traditions International. All Rights Reserved. (P)2021 Inner Traditions Audio. All Rights Reserved.

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“Dr. Charbonier teaches us that the brain is the link between the soul and the physical body and that it represents a set of structures optimized to create, record, and/or change patterns. When your brain dies your consciousness continues. Death is a transition to another life not an end in itself. When you are ‘supposedly’ dead; you are more alive than before!” (The Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, president of the Academy of Spirituality and Consciousness Studies) 

7 Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife presents seven perfect reasons to believe and to know that you are more than your body. Charbonier’s book should be compulsory reading for every poor skeptic who still believes that he disappears when his brain stops.” (Ervin Laszlo, author of The Immortal Mind and Science and the Akashic Field

“This wonderful book provides detailed accounts of a wide variety of diverse phenomena that all point in one direction - toward the survival of the mind, with its personality and memories intact, after the change called death.” (Chris Carter, author of Science and the Afterlife Experience

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more about Christianity and the pope

I thought it would be science based but it has a strong Roman Catholic orientation and bias...if the afterlife is about Jesus, what about the vast majority of human that doesn't believe? so it's basically Billy Graham meets Raymond Moody...want a nice eternity? come to Jesus!! never heard of Jesus during your life for any one of 100s of reasons....well... that's your problem!!

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