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Children and Near Death Experiences – Real!! by Dr Atwater

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CHILDREN AND NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES – Realer Than Real!

by P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D.Near Death Expereince expert and author

Heaven is for realThe movie “Heaven is for Real” is about the near-death experience Colton Burpo had when he was four. No, he did not die, at least not technically, yet he came very close – close enough that he left this world and entered another – where he met Jesus, saw angels, and spoke with Pops, his paternal grandfather, who had died years before. When shown a picture of Pops, he shook his head no, that wasn’t the man. Not until his dad found a much younger photo of the grandfather did Colton say yes, that was Pops, adding that “People are younger in heaven.”

Todd Burpo, Colton’s father, was a Methodist minister in Imperial, Nebraska. His son, telling such strange tales about heaven and Jesus, caused him much grief, a real test of faith and of his ability to continue on as a minister. Then Colton spoke of meeting his older sister in heaven; her death while still in her mother’s tummy, was never discussed. It is clearly impossible Colton could have ever known anything about this “other” child – or even that the miscarried baby was female.

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How Near-Death Experiences Transform People by Dr. Atwater

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by PMH Atwater as republished from Waking Times

death and dyingMy research has shown me that the near-death experience is not some kind of anomaly, but is, rather, part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness. The clue most researchers miss is stress; specifically, the intensity which comes from that stress (known in shamanism as “high stress”). The entire pattern of aftereffects and the degree to which people change, can be traced to that factor. It’s the intensity that shifts experiencers into what is called a “threshold experience” – one that straddles the boundary between this world and other worlds, between the brain and that which lies beyond what the brain can access, between reality and miracles, mind and spirit, life and death, heaven and hell, sanity and insanity.

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