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 19th print, and more than 140.000 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 2015 eight lectures are planned in the English language. April 24th to 26th is in New York ‘The Art of Dying’ Conference, May 23rd in London, SMN, ‘Exploring the Frontiers of Consciousness’, June 3rd -6th in Goiania, Brazil, Mednesp 2015 Conference, September 11th -13th ‘The Final Transition’ Conference in Tucson, USA, , September 26th – 29th, Findhorn Foundation, “We do not Die’ conference, October 24th – 25th the ‘Life after Life’ Conference in Albacete, Spain, October 31st – November 1st  the ‘Proyecto Tùnel Conference in Madrid, Spain, and November 28th-29th the 5th International Symposium ‘New Consciousness, New Humanity’, in Pau, France. see more

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.