Pam Reynolds in 1991 experienced the most famous NDE near-death experience ever documented. She underwent a rare operation to remove a giant basilar artery aneurysm in base of her brain that threatened her life. Jerry Rose is your host and he would like your comments on this case of OUT OF BODY ACTIVITY!
Pam Reynolds Lowery (1956 -- May 22, 2010) from Atlanta, Georgia an American singer-songwriter. In 1991, at the age of 35, she had a near-death experience (NDE) during a brain operation. Her NDE is one of the most notable and best documented in NDE research. During "standstill" operation, Pam's brain was found "dead" by all three clinical tests - her electroencephalogram was silent, her brain-stem response was absent, and no blood flowed through her brain which left her clinically dead. Interestingly, while in this state, she encountered the "deepest" NDE of all Atlanta Study participants.
She made several observations about the procedure which later were confirmed by medical personnel as surprisingly accurate. Pamela Reynolds Lowery died of heart failure at the age of 53.
This famous near-death experience is considered by many to be proof of the reality of the survival of consciousness after death, and of a life after death.
Her out-of-body recollection is "the single best instance we now have in the literature on near-death experiences to confound the skeptics," according to Kenneth Ring, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut and a chronicler of these episodes.
Begun in 1994, The Atlanta Study is the first comprehensive investigation of its kind into near-death experiences (NDEs). The study's name hardly captures what lies behind it: life-and-death dramas played out in operating rooms and hospital beds--and simultaneous events unseen by medical personnel but reported with astonishing clarity and conviction by nearly 50 individuals who returned from death's door. Now the founder of The Atlanta Study, Dr. Michael Sabom reveals their impact on the people who have experienced them. From both medical and personal perspectives, he shares the electrifying stories of men and women from all walks of life and religious persuasions. He explores the clinical effect of the NDE on survival and healing and discloses surprising findings. He questions some common conclusions about NDEs. And he scrutinizes near-death experiences in the light of what the Bible has to say about death and dying, the realities of light and darkness, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.