🩻 Lucid Dying: Patients Recall Death Experiences During CPR

From the article: One in five people who survive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after cardiac arrest may describe lucid experiences of death that occurred while they were seemingly unconscious and on the brink of death, a new study shows.

Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and elsewhere, the study involved 567 men and women whose hearts stopped beating while hospitalized and who received CPR between May 2017 and March 2020 in the United States and United Kingdom. Despite immediate treatment, fewer than 10 percent recovered sufficiently to be discharged from the hospital.


“Survivors reported having unique lucid experiences, including a perception of separation from the body, observing events without pain or distress, and a meaningful evaluation of life, including of their actions, intentions, and thoughts toward others. The researchers found these experiences of death to be different from hallucinations, delusions, illusions, dreams, or CPR-induced consciousness.”

Very cool.

““These lucid experiences cannot be considered a trick of a disordered or dying brain, but rather a unique human experience that emerges on the brink death,” says Dr. Parnia. As the brain is shutting down, many of its natural braking systems are released. Known as disinhibition, this provides access to the depths of a person’s consciousness, including stored memories, thoughts from early childhood to death, and other aspects of reality. While no one knows the evolutionary purpose of this phenomenon, it clearly reveals “intriguing questions about human consciousness, even at death,” says Dr. Parnia.”

Seems kind of like a forced Samadhi. Somewhat similar to what some people sometimes experience in deep meditation.

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Saw an interesting movie “Next Exit” which posits that the afterlife has now been scientifically, verifiably, proven so that people no longer fear death and indeed it affects all of society, but in different ways. It focuses on two people who plan to take part in the ongoing scientific experiment (via Euthanasia). Just an interesting premise and story.

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Loved the trailer.

Looks like it will be a interesting movie, excited to see how it turns out.