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La vita oltre la vita – 100 testimonianze dei protagonisti (Life After Life #1)

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Raymond Moody is the “father” of the modern NDE (Near Death Experience) movement, and his pioneering work Life After Life transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what lies beyond. Originally published in 1976, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, and who tell, in their own wo ...more
Paperback, 139 pages
Published March 1984 by Oscar Mondadori - Arcana (first published 1975)
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I first saw this book sitting on top of my apartment complex mail boxes as I was taking out the trash. the book sat there for 2 months when I finally just picked it up to investigate and as you guessed, it was Life After Life.

I began reading it and within the 1st chapter was surprised how interesting it was because I do not usually read these types of books. I was 18 and called myself an athiest. Really I think I was just mad at god at the time but by the end of this book I admitted to myself I
Mohammad.F Jaber
I had just started my first work, I was going to continue a phD and start my own business and then it hit me, we're all going to die.

I was plundering into a state of paramount depression, I found out what I was experiencing was called an existential crisis and after a week of staying at home sleeping I decided to seek truth, I prayed more sincerely than I have ever done, I prayed God (which I was questioning his existence) helps me understand and then somehow instantaneously I stumbled upon this
Jun 23, 2011 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book that I've read about people's life after death experiences. I knew that many people had such experiences and so I looked on amazon to see if any books had been written. I was surprised to see just how many books have been written. I chose to read Life after Life because it "investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived," and then categorizes these people's experiences into events that the people expe ...more
Lisa Temple
Dec 31, 2013 Lisa Temple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the subject
Recommended to Lisa by: I watched a documentary on it
LIfe After Life, written by fellow Alabamian, Paul Moody, covers a subject that I have long found compelling - "near death experiences." You know, those strange occurrences when a person who is clinically "dead," actually sees him or herself from a vantage point way above their lifeless body. Many times they also experience the sensation of "going toward the light." We all know to call these type of happenings, "near death experiences," because Dr. Moody told us to - he coined the phrase.

Part of
Marguerite Harden
Raymond Moody-- a doctor and someone who has never had a near-death experience himself-- presents an unbiased account of years of case studies regarding trends behind what happens to some individuals after clinical death, and resuscitation thereafter. Personally, I have a science background combined with a strong faith, and this book does a great job of revealing a, "middle way of interpreting -- a way which neither rejects these experiences on the basis that they do not constitute scientific or ...more
Thanh Nguyen
May 27, 2016 Thanh Nguyen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ashlee Ortstadt
Apr 05, 2012 Ashlee Ortstadt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book life after life, is a book that shows life after a physical death. Throughout the book, different occurrences happen to different people. Some with very close or almost exact, identical descriptions about what personal experiences these people had between the time of death of when they come back to life. A lot of people experience a dark tunnel, a strange noise, being out of your body, and seeing yourself, and hearing exactly what is going on to your physical body. A lot of people exper ...more
Nancy Rossman
Jul 01, 2013 Nancy Rossman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing, NOTHING has our fascination or questions more than death. DEAD? life afterward? not to mention all the various religious interpretations.

There had been too many patients that confidentially reported their own remembrances of NDE (near death experience). A flow through a tunnel or tube, dark but not scary, warm, floating, and more. He decided to interview, as it turned out, 150 people and see if their were common elements in what they "saw" and remembered.

Dr. Moody's own reluctance but
Mark Maguire
This was a challenging, and thought-provoking read, which posed as many questions as it attempted to answer.

The primary reason for reading this book was to try and find an answer to the following question: "can human consciousness survive bodily death"? I have been asking this question for a number of years, and I have approached a number of authority figues in relation to this question, and I all have ever received has been either obfuscation, or a guarded "yes", dependent upon one's conduct i
Vania Prodanova
Интересът към такъв тип книги определено възниква у човек при определени обстоятелства и затова често може да останеш разочарован. Авторът обаче съзнава тези очаквания у четящите и ясно заявява, че това не е научен труд, а споделяне на негово дългогодишно проучване и интерес в тази област. Наистина се усеща искреността и вярата в написаното от страна на автора, който се старае в книгата да обхване всичко, което четящият може да се запита и това е хубаво, имайки предвид какво табу е темата за смъ ...more
Gabriella Alexandra
A comprehensive examination of some of the most mysterious and fascinating personal experiences with death.
Vince Dacosta
Aug 10, 2014 Vince Dacosta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book set me on a path that has become an obsession over the years. Because I was raised in a Christian home I was familiar with the belief that there is a life after death. However, I never thought that it might be possible for anyone to actually experience death and return to tell us what it is like. In today's world there are doctors, PHds and children that experience Near Death Experiences (NDEs). Actually in a poll taken by Gallup in 1982 about 8,000,000 people in America acknowledged t ...more
May 22, 2012 Joseph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Although this book goes against what I believe in some ways, and has not convinced me otherwise, it is still an interesting read, and given the increasing interest in near-death experiences, familiarity with this influential and easy-to-read study can be very enriching.

For what this book is, an explanation of the findings from a study regarding people's near death experiences, it isn't bad. It is very readable and approachable. It presents Moody's findings clearly with sufficient excerpts from
I have become fascinated with near death experience studies. The pop culture images of floating above one's body, the tunnel, bright light, all basically sprung from this iconic study. While there are many difficulties with studying such a topic in truly scientific form, Moody acknowledges this and does not make outrageous assertions and claim them as scientific fact. What he reports may seem intuitive and inspirational to some and sacrilegious to others; I subscribe to the former.

"It must be ac
Nov 07, 2009 ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You've probably heard the cliché used that someone dies and reaches a light at the end of the tunnel. If you haven't heard it, you've seen it reenacted somewhere in a television sequence. If you like the movie "Ghost" you will probably find this an interesting read. This book was orginally published in 1975 and I'm guessing this is the text that gave this cliché cultural currency.
That said, it is more than the fleshing out a cultural is group of case studies of people who have been
Jun 09, 2013 Juliet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Moody summarizes the anecdotes told by people he interviewed who have had near-death experiences. Instead of recounting each one word for word, he says they all follow a particular pattern. First he tells you the pattern -- the model, I think he calls it. He's careful to say not every story has exactly all the same elements or happens in exactly the same way, but this is how he characterizes them as a whole. Then he breaks down the model into its parts -- first, the person is separated from his ...more
Kressel Housman
I originally heard of this book from Rabbi Shafier's spectacular "Life 101" series, which includes one shiur on the topic of what happens to us after death. The shiur was based clinical tales of near-death experiences, and Rabbi Shafier cited this book as containing many more.

Because the shiur was such a life-changer for me - it ended up preparing me for my father's last days on a respirator two months later - I really had high expectations for the book. But while the near-death stories were com
Jan 25, 2015 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was originally written in 1975 by Dr. Raymond Moody who was the first person to use the term "near-death experience" and essentially jump started research in near-death experiences the way we understand them today.

While Dr. Moody himself admits that this book is not a scientific study, it is a really interesting commentary on over 150 personal cases of near-death experiences. Using this body of knowledge, Dr. Moody created a composite model of common elements found in most near-death e
Laurent Videau
Apr 15, 2013 Laurent Videau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dr Moody was the first to scientifically investigate NDEs in hospitals around 1975. He has been followed by many other researchers, scientists and doctors.

What is remarkable in all these books, written by different doctors/scientists/researchers from different countries and culture, is that the thousands of people interviewed after their NDEs recount all more or less the same things.

When you combine this research with the information gathered through hundreds of books on reincarnation and what h
Stella Blue
May 05, 2014 Stella Blue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moody's classic, Life After Life, is a must read for all who have yet to be introduced to the near-death phenomenon. A large portion of this book is personal accounts of those who have experienced the survival of consciousness. In the second half of the book, possible explanations and religious/spiritual parallels are explored, but in the end, the subject is left open for the reader to consider. Many years have passed since this book was written and we still have no definite proof of life after ...more
Interesting book. This is a good beginners book for those interested in this type of genre.
Aug 16, 2015 Kai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drawing on a series of personal interviews and encounters, Dr. Moody provides a concise, well-organized exploration of the phenomenon known as clinical death, or near-death experiences. The universality of specific traits associated with said experiences is thoroughly intriguing, both for their general similarities as well as certain ties to ancient religious and philosophical modes of thought. A short yet highly thought-provoking read, with the added benefit of imparting a measure of hope. Perh ...more
Ramesh kumar
Sep 19, 2015 Ramesh kumar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
for all those who are crazy after material possessions, money,flats, and worldly things, this book is an eye opener.All craze for material is NON SENSE as author investigates and analyses 100 or so"near death cases"..means persons who were declared dead minus funeral etc.Something then happened and those persons came back to life.
What fools we ALL are if we cling to our crazy ism's ,and madness's of modern life.we earn,spend,earn, spend and perish in the it life? why we don't have mo
Read It
Jan 19, 2015 Read It rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could sit down with Dr. Moody one day and just talk about his experiences and life. I believe he is a true pioneer in the field. He is a true researcher and his books are really easy to read and are in detail. I am sure with a certain high degree Near death experiences are legit, and only happen under very extreme circumstances. With improvement of technology and speed of getting people into the hospital for treatment is the key. A New study by Dr. Parnia of over 2,000 flatliners, 16% o ...more
The book amounts to a collection of anecdotes, but it's not a bad introduction to the subject. I'm suspicious of his latest forays into sooth-saying and paranormal activity, but who am I to say...

The afterword contains a list of other books on the topic:

Ordered to Return: My Life After Dying
Life at Death: A Scientific Investigation of the Near-Death Experience
Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-Of-Body Experiences in the Blind
Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children
Veronica Bejarano
Jul 12, 2014 Veronica Bejarano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Uno de los libros mas impresionantes que haya leído en mi tierna juventud. Leí el libro de su padre y luego el de su hijo y no dejaron nunca de sorprenderme y ver cosas que siempre estuvieron allí. Nunca pasará de moda.
Cyndi Tefft
Jan 18, 2015 Cyndi Tefft rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love books about near death experiences and this one is great, as it's a compilation of many. I especially like the "model" that he presents. A quick and thought-provoking read.
Jun 04, 2014 Madhav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth Reading this research work.The presentation & analysis of facts are appreciable.The flow of presentation creates curiosity for further details & depth of the subject.
Interesting concept that does make you wonder but still not impressed.
Sergiy Kuzmenko
This should be a text book example of biased research. The author presents a wealth of anecdotal evidence, examines several possible explanations and favours the one that best suits his personal beliefs. The fact that this book is unscientific (which the author himself honestly admits) contributed significantly to its popularity, even though there seem to be a number of other less sensational studies on the subject of OBE.

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Raymond A. Moody Jr., M.D.'s, seminal work, Life After Life, has completely changed the way we view death and dying. He is widely acknowledged as the world's leading expert in the field of near-death experience.
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