In the first half of the program, George Noory spoke with experiencer and author P.M.H. Atwater about her latest book, Near Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story. She said the book is the culmination of 43 years of research with nearly 7,000 people, as well as the conclusion to a trilogy she was instructed to write during her third near death experience (NDE). Atwater outlined some common elements of NDEs, which include having an out-of-body experience, seeing a bright light, and being met by a greeter in the form of an angel, light being, or relative. Most people do not have the tunnel experience as described in Raymond Moody's Life After Life, she added.
Research shows the structure and function of the brain, and the physical body of the experiencer, is changed in a definitive way after the NDE, Atwater continued. These changes seem especially pronounced in the limbic system and pineal gland, causing increased sensitivity to electricity, light, and sound, she explained. There is a coinciding transformation of consciousness as well, Atwater noted. People who have had NDEs generally tend to lose their fear of death, and become more loving and charitable, she said. Atwater also suggested that the 4-5% of experiencers are able to affect the global consciousness of the planet. Those who pass through the NDE learn that there is one god, one people, one family, one existence, one law (love), one commandment (service), and one solution (forgiveness), she revealed.
Live Open Lines followed in the third hour. The final hour featured a replay of some 'Creeped Out' calls from 1/22/10.
News segment guest: Mish Shedlock
Astronomers have found blue stragglers, also known as "vampire stars", in the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy. These cannibalistic stars maintain their youthful blue appearance by sucking hydrogen from nearby stars. Scientists theorize that blue stragglers may have originally been part of two-star systems until one star began to devour its companion. More at National Geographic.