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Gregory Shushan, "The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife" (White Crow Books, 2022)

New Books in Psychology

In The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife (White Crow Books, 2022), historian of religions Gregory Shushan explores the relationships between extraordinary experiences and beliefs in life after death. He first shows how throughout history and around the world, near-death experiences have influenced ideas about the afterlife. Shushan also takes a deep dive into the problem of similarities and differences between NDE accounts. Not only do they vary widely, but so does a culture’s way of responding to them and integrating them into their belief systems.In this book, Shushan also compares NDEs with accounts of shamanic spirit journeys to afterlife realms, intermission states between reincarnations from people who remember past lives, and descriptions of otherworlds by souls of the dead communicating through mediums. Accounts of all these phenomena bear striking similarities to NDEs, though they also have significant differences. Examining them each in relation to the other results in a kind of reciprocal illumination in which each type of extraordinary experience sheds light on the other.Tiatemsu Longkumer is a Ph.D. scholar working on ‘Anthropology of Religion’ at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong: India. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychology

50mins

2 Dec 2022

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Gregory Shushan, "The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife" (White Crow Books, 2022)

New Books in Religion

In The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife (White Crow Books, 2022), historian of religions Gregory Shushan explores the relationships between extraordinary experiences and beliefs in life after death. He first shows how throughout history and around the world, near-death experiences have influenced ideas about the afterlife. Shushan also takes a deep dive into the problem of similarities and differences between NDE accounts. Not only do they vary widely, but so does a culture’s way of responding to them and integrating them into their belief systems.In this book, Shushan also compares NDEs with accounts of shamanic spirit journeys to afterlife realms, intermission states between reincarnations from people who remember past lives, and descriptions of otherworlds by souls of the dead communicating through mediums. Accounts of all these phenomena bear striking similarities to NDEs, though they also have significant differences. Examining them each in relation to the other results in a kind of reciprocal illumination in which each type of extraordinary experience sheds light on the other.Tiatemsu Longkumer is a Ph.D. scholar working on ‘Anthropology of Religion’ at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong: India. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/religion

50mins

2 Dec 2022

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Gregory Shushan, "The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife" (White Crow Books, 2022)

New Books in Anthropology

In The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife (White Crow Books, 2022), historian of religions Gregory Shushan explores the relationships between extraordinary experiences and beliefs in life after death. He first shows how throughout history and around the world, near-death experiences have influenced ideas about the afterlife. Shushan also takes a deep dive into the problem of similarities and differences between NDE accounts. Not only do they vary widely, but so does a culture’s way of responding to them and integrating them into their belief systems.In this book, Shushan also compares NDEs with accounts of shamanic spirit journeys to afterlife realms, intermission states between reincarnations from people who remember past lives, and descriptions of otherworlds by souls of the dead communicating through mediums. Accounts of all these phenomena bear striking similarities to NDEs, though they also have significant differences. Examining them each in relation to the other results in a kind of reciprocal illumination in which each type of extraordinary experience sheds light on the other.Tiatemsu Longkumer is a Ph.D. scholar working on ‘Anthropology of Religion’ at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong: India. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

50mins

2 Dec 2022

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Episode 67 - Afterlife Beliefs and NDEs Through Time and Culture with Dr Gregory Shushan

The Seeking I Life Exploration Podcast

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56mins

16 Sep 2022

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Dr. Gregory Shushan: Near Death Experiences & The Afterlife Across Cultures & Time

Eyedentity Talk with Janna Lopez

Gregory Shushan, PhD, is the leading authority on near-death experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history and an award-wining author. His books: The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife, Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions, and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations.Dr. Shushan is a Visiting Fellow at Winchester University, and Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation. He has lectured at universities in the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland and has given numerous talks on his research in nine countries, and has appeared on the History Channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 1min

19 Aug 2022

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Dr. Gregory Shushan, NDEs Vs. Transhumanism |556|

Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point

Dr. Gregory Shushan is the world’s leading authority on the study of near-death experiences across culture and time. Subscribe:   Click here for forum Discussion Click here for Dr. Shushan’s Book Click here for Dr. Shushan’s Website [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On this episode of skeptiko, a show about finding truth in science. [00:00:08] Gregory Shushan: […] The post Dr. Gregory Shushan, NDEs Vs. Transhumanism |556| appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

1hr 8mins

14 Jun 2022

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Afterlife Geography with Gregory Shushan

New Thinking Allowed Audio Podcast

Gregory Shushan, PhD, is author of Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations, Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions, and, most recently, The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife. Here he maintains that the afterlife depictions from near-death experiencers are quite similar to the accounts provided by young children who remember the intermission period between lives. With important exceptions, mediumistic descriptions as well as reports obtained during hypnotic regression tend to be laden with cultural prejudices. This raises the question of the extent to which actual afterlife experience is conditioned by social expectations. New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. (Recorded on April 13, 2022) For a complete, updated list with links to all of our videos, see https://newthinkingallowed.com/Listings.html. For opportunities to support the New Thinking Allowed video channel — please visit the New Thinking Allowed Foundation at http://www.newthinkingallowed.org. There you can also subscribe to our FREE weekly Newsletter. We think you will find it very informative and inviting. If you would like to join our team of volunteers, helping to promote the New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel on social media, editing and translating videos, creating short video trailers based on our interviews, helping to upgrade our website, or contributing in other ways (we may not even have thought of), please send an email to friends@newthinkingallowed.com. To join the NTA Psi Experience Community on Facebook, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/1953031791426543/. To download and listen to audio versions of the New Thinking Allowed videos, please visit our new podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-thinking-allowed-audio-podcast/id1435178031. You can help support New Thinking Allowed while enjoying a good book. To order The Next World by Gregory Shushan, go to: https://amzn.to/3uTx1n5 (As an Amazon Associate, we receive a small commission for book sales.) Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newthinkingallowed/ Our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/newthinkallowed Our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreymishlove/ Our LinkedIn discussion group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13860770/

48mins

30 Apr 2022

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256 Gregory Shushan: Near-Death Experiences: Lessons for Life, Death, and Beyond

Steps To Sobriety

Gregory Shushan, PhD, is the leading authority on near-death experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history.  He is the author of The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife; Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions; and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations. He has also published numerous articles on the subject, has spoken at many conferences in various countries, and has appeared on the History Channel. He is currently Visiting Fellow at University of Winchester, and Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation.        In Gregory's words: Throughout history and around the world, near-death experiences have influenced ideas about the afterlife. They also share similarities with other extraordinary experiences such as shamanism, psychic mediumship, and memories of states between lives in reincarnation memories.  But they also have many differences, both between cultures and individuals.  What can this combination of similarities and differences tell us about near-death experiences, death, and the afterlife? And what does it mean for our time on Earth? 3 top tips for my audience:1. Be here now.2. Death will be a glorious adventure - even if we don’t survive it.3. Life every day as if it’s your last, because it might be. Get in touch: http://whitecrowbooks.com/books/page/the_next_world_extraordinary_experiences_of_the_afterlife/https://www.instagram.com/gregoryshushan/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPg8hlAb_yo&list=PLtJYcZlYzTEQyz2VIbC_NagxOZ7egijOYhttps://www.facebook.com/gregoryshushan #neardeathexperience #nde #afterlife #lifeafterdeath #parapsychology #OBE #outofbodyexperience #psychicalresearch #anthropology #shamanism #reincarnation #mediumship #mysticism #religiousexperience #ancienthistory #ancientmysteries #nextworld #afterworldspress

1hr 5mins

25 Apr 2022

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The Past Lives Podcast Ep206 Gregory Shushan

Past Lives Podcast

This week I'm talking to Gregory Shushan PhD, about his book 'THE NEXT WORLD: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife'.In The Next World, historian of religions Gregory Shushan explores the relationships between extraordinary experiences and beliefs in life after death. He first shows how throughout history and around the world, near-death experiences have influenced ideas about the afterlife. Shushan also takes a deep dive into the problem of similarities and differences between NDE accounts. Not only do they vary widely, but so does a culture’s way of responding to them and integrating them into their belief systems.In this book Shushan also compares NDEs with accounts of shamanic spirit journeys to afterlife realms, intermission states between reincarnations from people who remember past lives, and descriptions of otherworlds by souls of the dead communicating through mediums. Accounts of all these phenomena bear striking similarities to NDEs, though also have important differences. Examining them each in relation to the other results in a kind of reciprocal illumination, in which each type of extraordinary experience sheds light on the other.Drawing on over two decades of research into cross-cultural afterlife beliefs and extraordinary experiences, The Next World presents not only an accessible overview of Shushan’s work, but also takes a bold new step in psychical research. By combining ideas and methods from a variety of disciplines – archaeology, anthropology, sociology, and the study of religions – Shushan’s unique take on the issues leads to new understandings of them. Unlike any of these disciplines, however, Shushan also crosses over into metaphysics, philosophy, and parapsychology, considering the implications of the cross-cultural data for the survival hypothesis: Are NDEs and other extraordinary experiences actually glimpses into another world and a taste of the true spiritual reality? If so, what could this afterlife actually be like in light of all the diversity of accounts?BioGregory Shushan, PhD, is the leading authority on near-death experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history. He is a Research Fellow of the Parapsychology Foundation, and was formerly Perrott-Warrick Researcher at University of Oxford's Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion; Scholar-in Residence at the Centro Incontri Umani (The Cross Cultural Centre), Ascona, Switzerland; and Honorary Research Fellow at the Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He has lectured at universities in the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland and has given numerous talks on his research in nine countries, and has appeared on the History Channel.Dr. Shushan holds degrees in Religious Studies (University of Wales Lampeter), Research Methods for the Humanities, Egyptian Archaeology (University College London), and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (Birbeck College, University of London).His work has been generously supported by grants from the Perrott-Warrick Fund at Trinity College Cambridge, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, the Cedar Creek Institute, the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research, the Parapsychology Foundation, the Society for Psychical Research, and by readers like you.https://www.amazon.com/Next-World-Extraordinary-Experiences-Afterlife-ebook/dp/B09W2Q3GT8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1649499919&sr=8-1https://www.gregoryshushan.com/https://www.patreon.com/pastlivespodcasthttps://www.pastliveshypnosis.co.uk/

1hr 3mins

11 Apr 2022

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Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife with Gregory Shushan

Hermitix

Gregory Shushan, PhD, is the leading authority on near-death  experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history. He  is the author of Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions,  Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations, and The Next World.  In this episode we discuss Near Death Experiences, mediumship, the effect of postmodernism on paranormal research and more...   Gregory's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gregoryshushan Gregory's website: https://www.gregoryshushan.com/ --- Become part of the Hermitix community: Hermitix Twitter - https://twitter.com/Hermitixpodcast Support Hermitix: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hermitix Donations: - https://www.paypal.me/hermitixpod Hermitix Merchandise - http://teespring.com/stores/hermitix-2 Bitcoin Donation Address: 3LAGEKBXEuE2pgc4oubExGTWtrKPuXDDLK Ethereum Donation Address: 0x31e2a4a31B8563B8d238eC086daE9B75a00D9E74

1hr 22mins

30 Mar 2022

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