How Near-Death Experiences Change Views of Death

Dec 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Could having a near-death experience reduce fear of death and of funeral planning?

Near-death experiences (NDEs) happen when a person is either clinically dead, near death, or in a situation where death is likely or expected. With today’s medical treatments able to save many individuals who might have otherwise died, people return from these traumatic events with remarkable stories and insights.

Lee Witting

Lee Witting

Lee Witting, representing the International Association for Near-Death Studies, joins host Gail Rubin on A Good Goodbye Radio on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT to discuss what we can learn from near-death experiences.

Lee Witting serves as a chaplain at a major Maine hospital, pastors the Union Street Brick Church in Bangor, Maine, and is publications director for the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS).  His interest in NDEs began as a child, when he drowned in a lake near Branchville, NJ. He hosts IANDS Presents NDE Radio on TalkZone Internet radio.

Topics include:

  • What a near-death experience is and how they are perceived
  • The hallmarks of both pleasurable and distressing NDEs
  • How NDEs change those who experience them
  • Who has near-death experiences
  • What NDEs can teach us about the body, mind and spirit

This program is sponsored by the Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium, providing spiritual tools for transformation and honoring all traditions and spiritual paths, from the old ways to the new age. Visit them online at

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Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show, she is also a Certified Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, insurance agent and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She is Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions. Her website is

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