Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Skepticism About The Near Death Experience - Brian McLaughlin, Award-Winning Author Of 'A Flight Without Wings', Offers A Simple Explanation

McLaughlin's book about NDE's details his amazing near death experience. It is raw and it's real. There is no embellishment, no theology and no hidden agenda

A recent article on The Blaze website by Billy Hallowell addressed the skepticism surrounding near death experiences. John Burke, a self professed skeptic, investigated 1000 near death experiences after reading Raymond Moody's 'Life after Life'.  As mentioned in the article, one in 25 people in the United States claimed to have had near death experiences.  Burke, an engineer with an analytical mind, came to the conclusion that the sheer number of these occurrences could perhaps eliminate the possibility that they are made up or might be anomalies.

Near death experiences do not favor any particular group, religion or culture. NDE's are been experienced by people across all cultures and time periods regardless of religious belief, affiliation, age or gender. Yet the skepticism remains.

Brian McLaughlin, award-winning author of 'A Flight Without Wings', understands the skepticism surrounding NDE's. McLaughlin died during a trip to Mexico and experienced his own NDE.  That event changed the course of his life.  While the near death experience was the farthest thing from his mind at the time, that single event instilled in him what we all seek - peace of mind.  It is a peace of mind that can never be shaken, nor can it be doubted. What most of us would perceive to be a tragedy instead offered him the gift of going beyond mere belief to a state of certainty. His near death experience brought a sense of clarity. It brought a sense of real, lasting peace. He now knows with certainty that we exist forever.

“Until I wrote a book about NDE  that shares my own death experience, I too was skeptical. Trying not to be too wordy, I think one major obstacle in trying to help people overcome the skepticism on a book about NDE is the inability to accurately describe the event. There is nothing here in our lives to compare it to… no adjectives… very hard to describe profound peace, etc.  Almost as difficult to explain some of the heightened senses that follow after returning. I simply wrote a book explaining  what I saw and felt when I died and how returning affected my life. Many questions left unanswered should you exclude spirituality or religion, however unstructured, from the equation.

I really don’t think it matters all that much what you call this sort of place. What matters is that you believe in it, and gather some comfort from believing. Most eyewitness accounts in a book about NDEs can offer some measure of validation to the reader. Should you be the type that needs ‘proof’, then you may be in for a long process with little satisfaction to be ultimately realized, inasmuch as this subject presents only what some consider circumstantial evidence of proof.  You  may find some discovery if you look in the grey area where science and religion/spirituality overlap.  It’s a place where many of us find our belief systems.”

Brian McLaughlin was chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in 2015. Reviews of 'A Flight Without Wings' have been overwhelmingly positive. One stated, "Being a mother who lost her only child I found it to be a great comfort to me." Another said, "I have read many accounts such as these, but this beautifully written account simply touched my heart in ways that previous ones have not."

Mark Feuerstein, Actor (Royal Pains, USA Network) wrote: “I have read it and I think it’s an inspiring tale of deep insight and so personal and yet so universal . . . such profound perspective.”

Brian McLaughlin is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at bamplaya@msn.com. 'A Flight Without Wings' is available at Amazon, Payhip and other book retailers. More information is available on his website at: http://www.BrianMcLaughlinBooks.com.

About Brian McLaughlin:

Brian McLaughlin is the award-winning author of 'A Flight Without Wings'. In his inspirational book, Brian vividly depicts his journey into Heaven and his following return to life caused by a massive head trauma sustained while vacationing in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico twenty-one years ago.


Brian McLaughlin