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Blessing in Disguise: Another Side of the Near Death Experience Paperback – Apr 8 2000

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567185851
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567185850
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As with other books and videos I would prefer to give this material no stars. Since Amazon requires some grade, I give it the lowest one possible for the following reasons.
1: Many if not most of the so called near death experiences occured while the subject were under the influence of illegal drugs or under medication in a hospital. Since the brain is sensitive to such, one must be skeptical.
2: Doctor Rommer interviewed atheists and folks of all faiths, Catholics included who died and came back to life and yet not once recorded any affirmation or denial of the rites and rituals of those faiths. Atheists were reported to have been given no direction to join a church. Catholics did not learn if recieving the Sacraments was right or wrong. Jews were not told that keeping kosher or going to synagogue was needed for salvation. I say the problem is not with the subjects but with Doctor Rommer who has a problem with organized religion, doctrine, and dogma and perhaps thinks in good conscience such is not needed for salvation.
3: The most profound spiritual change in these resurrected folks is a greater increase in philanthropy and charity. Well enough but with out personal growth in God by way of study, prayer, and ritual I doubt one can attain salvation. Sanctity as taught by the Catholic Church is not attainable on acts of charity alone.
4: Many of those who died and came back returned without substantial changes in their personalities. One woman even came back advocating euthanasisa and mercy killing of the elderly and cripples! I cannot believe the so called spiritual beings she saw in death advocated a genocide in the name of charity!
This book has made me more skeptical of near death experiences than before I read it. Of course with anything of this nature one must always take it with a grain (make that a ton) of salt! Thus so I do not believe the so called near death experiences as reported by Doctor Rommer were real.
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Barbara Rommer's book is quite extraordinary. Aside from the usual cases of heavenly abodes, angels, and cities of light, she dares to reveal more about those who have unpleasant or hellish near-death episodes. And she talks indepth about the people who experience this and their fears about what they went through. Near-death experiences are not religious experiences, nor do they reflect religious doctrines, per se. They are moments of "otherworldly" awareness that happen most often on the edge of death and to both children and adults. When we speak of near-death experiences, we're really talking about a complex dynamic that is not easily understood or explained. But true it is in the sense that this phenomenon happens to about 1/3 of those adults who face death, nearly die, or who are clinically dead but later revive or are resuscitated. With children, the figure is closer to 70%. Average length of time without vital signs is from 5 to 20 minutes. Not only are near-death experiences important because of the venue in which they occur, but because of the pattern of psychological and physiological aftereffects that tends to increase with time. Also, in many of these episodes, information is revealed or witnessed that could not have been known by the experiencer beforehand. The medical reality of near-death states can no longer be denied. That's why physicians, like Dr. Rommer, are finally speaking out. That Dr. Rommer focuses on the unpleasant aspects is critically important to our understanding of these states. I only wish that her publisher would have allowed her to carry more of her actual research findings and methodology in this book. Rather, they wanted to keep the text simple for the average reader. I think this is a mistake.Read more ›
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By A Customer on Dec 28 2000
Format: Paperback
In her book, Dr. Barbara Rommer shares with readers Another Side of the Near - Death Experience, i.e. the "less-than-Positive" experiences. This thought provoking book speaks through the words of the experiences themselves to those often frightening or unsettling experiences that have taken them on their journeys to the brink of death. Often for them, we find in the pages of this book their experiences, through unpleasant, become the entrance to positive and meaningful changes in their lives.
The ten chapters in this book take the reader from a revisit with peaceful near-death experiences to some conclusions, which is titled "A Plea to the Medical Community". In between, we find well-documented chapters, which deal with, and overview of Less Than Positive Experiences. While Dr. Rommer, like many of us, cannot absolutely say that there is an afterlife, she is able to present anecdotal evidence of the probability of the continuity of life beyond bodily death.
In the book, Dr. Rommer has interviewed over 300 patients and shares their experiences in their own words. As explained in the book, she has experienced first hand how often her patients, who fear the dying process, are really fearful of what happens after dying and therefore sometime fail to live life to the fullest. Therefore she, in this book, fulfills her goal "to allay people's fears by reporting the experiences of those who had died and been resuscitated".
In this book you will not only find the convictions of experiences shared in openness and with honesty, but you will also find the convictions of the author openly shared regarding her life's journey of her own soul's spiritual transformation. I found the book extremely informative of her research and extremely thought provoking on the question most people ask about life and death. It makes you stop and think about each and every day we live and how we must strive to make the very most of every moment. Worth reading and re-reading.
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