San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Contrary to popular belief, death is not a moment in time, such as when the heart stops beating, respiration ceases, or the brain stops functioning. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques, such as drastically reducing the patient’s body temperature, have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe.
In Erasing Death: The Science that is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death,
Dr. Sam Parnia presents cutting edge research from the front line of critical care and resuscitation medicine that has enabled modern doctors to routinely reverse death, while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery—what happens to human consciousness during and after death. Parnia reveals how medical discoveries focused on saving lives have also inadvertently raised the possibility that some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche in the first few hours after death. Questions about the “self” and the “soul” that were once relegated to theology, philosophy, or even science fiction are now being examined afresh according to rigorous scientific research.
With physicians such as Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is in fact reversible.
Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D, is one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death, the human mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences. Parnia directs the AWARE Study(AWAreness during REsuscitation) and his groundbreaking research has featured on top national media outlets. He divides his time between hospitals in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he is an assistant professor of critical care medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a former fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.