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Raymond Moody UNLV Chair Consciousness Research Part 5

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Published on Mar 6, 2011

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Another great Raymond Moody story.

Many years ago, I went through a fairly difficult time. I had been diagnosed with a near fatal liver disease that I had only been given a 5% chance of surviving. I had just gone through a horrific divorce, complete with alienated extremely angry teenage children.

I made it through those tough times, with the unwavering support of my wife Pauline, who essentially nursed me, ran the household and raised our two children, for two years. She never once doubted that I would beat my illness, always telling me "Melvin, use your spiritual gifts and what you have learned from the children who had near death experiences".

I firmly believe that her love and the love of our family was crucial in my survival.

After recovery, I resumed my near death research, learned to remote view with my wife as a partner, and continued in my quest to understand the scientific basis of near death experiences. Yet I was horrified to find out I had been the subject of cruel rumors, really vicious stuff, entirely made up. I was in total despair. I felt I could not go on as a near death researcher. Since much of the intense criticism and rumors came from my own colleagues, I wanted to simply retire, devote myself to my family and raising my daughters. I didn't want my second marriage to end up like my first.

Raymond Moody has always been my mentor and guiding light. He encouraged me to write my first book and introduced me to his publisher. He said nice things about me in "The Last Laugh", which made me feel really great.

So I met with Raymond, when we were both lecturing in Montreal, at the World Health Organizations Conference of Science and Spirituality (a NGO of the United Nations). I poured my heart out to him.

Raymond stared at me, and then started laughing. My heart sank. I thought "oh my god, he's heard all these horrible rumors too and believes them" I said to him "Raymond, none of this is true! I know everyone always feels the truth is in the middle, but can't you understand this is just shit people made up about me?"

Raymond laughed even harder, and shook my hand. I was now totally bewildered.

He said "Melvin, congradulations. You are now a true Near Death Researcher of the highest caliber! Only the elite get to have the sort of rumors made up about them that I have heard about you. Join the club! People have said worse about me. Ken Ring, Michael Sabom, Pim van Lommel, only the elite get to be totally trashed the way you have been".

I then laughed and laughed and never looked back. As Raymond said, we will have the last laugh, because we are on the road to truth and wisdom. We laugh because the Universe is laughing with us.

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