Mainstream science seems to have caught up in 2012 with what many of us who have had NDEs already know. These experiences are as real, if not more so than actual awakened life in the physical realm.
Dr. Raymond Moody, a pioneer in this area, some groundbreaking research and wrote a number of books including Life After Life, The Light Beyond, Reunions and Life after Loss. In Life After Life, he recounts many veridical near death experiences that prove consciousness exists outside of the body.
More recently, Dr. Kenneth Ring and Sharon Cooper conducted a two-year study on near death experiences of the blind and were amazed by what they learned. One of 30 people involved in the study was 45-year-old Vicki Umipeg, who was born blind. She had never seen light, colors or anything that normal people see. During her NDE, however, she described all of these things. How can a totally blind person see normally during an NDE? To read more on her NDE, go HERE.
This reminds me of the words by Helen Keller:
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
Research into this phenomenon is not only confirming the validity of NDEs but has also given hope to many who are suffering from blindness and other terminal illnesses. It seems clear that the ‘mind’ can indeed function outside of the physical body and what we term ‘human perceptions’ are even more vivid after death.
Scientific knowledge in any area of research is always growing and expanding. Who knows what further evidence will be found in 2013 and beyond?