Consciousness Beyond Life,
The Science of the Near-Death Experience

Harper Collins
Barnes and Nobel

Hardcover $ 26,99
Paperback edition $ 15,99 (September 2011)
Also available as E-book

2010 Network Book Prize Award of the Medical and Scientific Network.
For more than twenty years cardiologist Pim van Lommel has studied near-death experiences (NDEs) in patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published a study on Near Death Experiences in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. He, then, wrote the Dutch bestseller Endless Consciousness in 2007; over 100.000 copies were sold in the first year.
The NDE is an authentic experience which cannot be attributed to imagination, psychosis or oxygen deprivation. After such an profound experience, patient’s personalities underwent a permanent change. In Van Lommel’s opinion, the current views on the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers and psychologists is too narrow for a proper understanding of the NDE phenomenon. The author provides examples and ways that our consciousness does not always coincide with brain functions; that consciousness can even be experienced separate from the body.

The original Dutch edition ‘Eindeloos Bewustzijn', from 2007, is now in its 21st  print, and worldwide more than 250.000 copies have been sold.

2009: German. Patmos Verlag, Düsseldorf: ‘Endloses Bewusstsein. Neue medizinische Fakten zur Nahtoderfahrung'.
2010: Polish: ‘Wieczna Swiadomosc. Naukowa wizja ‘Zycia po zyciu'. Artvitae, Warschau.
2012: French: ‘Mort ou Pas. Les dernières découvertes médicales sur les Expériences de Mort Imminente'. Éditions Dunod, InterEditions. INREES. Paris.
2012: Spanish: Consciencia más allá de la Vida. La sciencia de la experiencia cercana a la muerte'. Ediciones Atalanta, Girona.

In 2016 six lectures are planned in the English language.
May 12th to 15th is in St. Louis, USA, ‘The Afterlife Awareness Conference’, May 21st to May 22nd in Jelgava, Letland, HELSUS Festival, July 16th to 17th in Bagni di Lucca, Italia, ‘Continuous Consciousness Conference’ , July 29th to 31st in Winchester, UK. ‘Is Heaven for real? The Significant implications of near- death experiences’, September 24th to 25th in Washington DC, USA. 6th Spiritist Medical Congress, and November 3-4th in Elche, Spain, about ‘Death and Dying’.
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Since the Lancet article and Endless Consciousness have been published, Dr. van Lommel has emerged as an expert in the field. He has been invited to speak on television and radio in the Netherlands.