Episode 89

Is It God or Your Brain: The Science Behind Near Death Experiences

On a special Halloween episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon delve into the world of Near Death Experiences, also known as NDEs.

Near Death Experiences have taken center stage recently as we have learned more about the many people who claim to have had NDEs and those who have been influenced by them.

Julie Row, Thom Harrison and the book, "Visions of Glory," Chad Daybell, the new Angel Studio movie, "Near Death," and more, are drawing a great deal of attention and we felt it was important to learn more.

In the last few decades, the phenomenon of NDEs has been studied with increasing interest. We now know more than ever about the physiology of the brain and it's capabilities. When death is near, the brain has mechanisms in place that can influence all the senses, resulting in some incredible experiences.

Mormonish Podcast shares our research as we look for the truth behind Near Death Experiences. Is it God? Is it your own brain? Is it something in between? You be the judge.

Resources used in this episode

“The Afterlife is in our heads: The real meaning of near-death experiences” by Kristin French


"Near-death experiences tied to brain activity after death, study says" By Sandee LaMotte, CNN


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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!