Tue, Feb 14|
Pale Fire Brewery
WMRA's Feb Books & Brews: Bruce Greyson, M.D.
WMRA’s February 2023 Books & Brews features Dr. Bruce Greyson, discussing his book, "After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond"
Time & Location
Feb 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pale Fire Brewery, 217 S Liberty St Suite 105, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
About the Event
WMRA’s February 2023 Books & Brews features Dr. Bruce Greyson, discussing his book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 7pm.
Signed copies of, After will be available at the event and online at Stone Soup Books.
WMRA's Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness. Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these “near-death experiences,” dismissing them as “tricks of the brain” or wishful thinking. After his patients started describing events that he could not just sweep under the rug, Dr. Bruce Greyson began to investigate. As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to open our minds to these experiences and to what they can teach us, and in so doing, expand our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human.Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served on the full-time medical school faculty at the University of Michigan; at the University of Connecticut, where he was Clinical Chief of Psychiatry; and at the University of Virginia, where he held the endowed Chester Carlson Professorship and was Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and for 26 years edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the only peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to near-death experiences. Dr. Greyson has published more than a hundred scholarly articles about near-death experiences in peer-reviewed medical journals and three academic books. His research for the past four decades has focused on near-death experiences and particularly their after-effects and implications. His new book. After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is his first trade book bringing his scientific research to a popular audience.