Near-Death Experiences

All my books and articles are listed in Publications.

People often ask me what to read on a particular subject. Here are some suggestions.


Watch

Debate on OBEs and NDEs with Graham Nicholls for Premier Christian Radio on Justin Brierley’s show ‘Unbelievable’, 09.09.2017

An interview on NDEs with Mel van Dusen at his home in California, 08.08.2017

January 2017. Dan Schneider Interview. The idea was to have a three way discussion on NDEs along with PMH Atwater who is well-known for her writings on NDEs. Sadly, tech troubles with Skype meant we had to do the interviews individually. Dan cast PMH as ‘pro’ NDE and me as ‘con’, but I pointed out that I am not at all against NDEs; they are amazing experiences that can transform people’s lives and teach us a great deal about mind, brain and consciousness– it is just that she and I differ completely on their interpretation. Listen to mine here and Atwater’s here

MOOC interviews – for Think101
Interview 1 – extraordinary claims, OBE
Interview 2 – psychics, NDEs, science

Listen

The Humanist Hour #122  29 October 2014 (starts discussion on NDEs, paranormal and consciousness at minute 10)

Book Chapters

The implausibility of astral bodies and astral worlds’ and ‘Out-of-body experiences are not evidence for survival. In The Myth of an Afterlife Ed. Michael Martin and Keith Augustine, Rowman & Littlefield, pp 393-403 and 519-27

Book

Blackmore, S. 1993 Dying to Live: Near Death Experiences. Buffalo, N.Y., Prometheus, ISBN 087975 870 8 Translations

Articles

Near-death experiences on TV. Sceptic Magazine, 17(1) 2004, 8-10

Blackmore,S.J. 1991 Near-Death Experiences: In or out of the body? Skeptical Inquirer 16 34-45

My own 1970 experience included almost all aspects of a classic NDE, even though I was not near death.

Blogs

Award – MBA May 2011I received in the post a delightful hand-made badge for the Gold standard Materialist Bravery Award, from Ms Dai Andthatsit in Dawkinshire. Apparently I’m so brave that I don’t need to believe in life after death. (my opinion has nothing to do with the evidence of course!)