Sunday, December 01, 2013

CNN: :"To Heaven and Back", AC360 special

Randi Kaye hosted Anderson Cooper’s AC360 special report “To Heaven and Back” Sunday December 1, 2013 at 7 PM.
   
The first story was Patrician Neal, a surgeon who had a near-death experience in 1999 after drowning after a kayaking accident in South America.  I have covered her story on my books blog April 8, 2013.  I didn’t feel that her account as Eben Alexander’s, covered in a review of his book March 30, 2013.  Alexander had discovered lying in “The Core” simply aware of himself for an indeterminate time before being in a place that was like more usual descriptions of Heaven. 
  
The second story concerns Anita Moorjani, who was raised in Hong Kong and says she was bullied for being Indian.  As a young woman, she noticed a lump on her neck in early 2002.  In about two weeks it was diagnosed as Hodgkin’s Disease lymphoma.  The disease, which typically responds to chemotherapy, was very aggressive in her case.  She developed huge tumor masses and difficulty breathing.  In 2006, while well supported by her husband emotionally, she almost did pass away and had a near-death experience.  She suddenly realized she would have to go back, after which her cancer went into unbelievable remission on its own.
  
Hodgkins was associated with strange “clusters” in the late 1970s.  There has never been a clearcut cause, but it may have connections to the virus that causes mononucleosis.  Most of the lymphomas associated with HIV are of non-Hodgkins types.  
  
The third story was that of Ben Breedlove, in Austin Texas, who died of cardiomyopathy on Christmas Day 2011 at 18, but had several arrests and a NDE that he had described online.  His story increased pressured on schools to have defibrillators, as explained here  (although in northern VA they were installed in 2006). 
  
Cavern Films offers the 12-minute documentary “Surviving Death”.
  
  
There are many videos on YouTube about this subject, some which describe “Hell” as a kind of eternal prison of cubes of cells.  
  
I think it is possible for someone who did not have good familial or social relations but had not done wrong but who came to an end because of someone else’s wrongdoing might not want to be with others in a “condo” on Heaven and would have to go into some other group space and return, maybe with reincarnation, maybe on another planet.  Maybe there are other annular (tidally locked) worlds populated with “recycled souls”.  It’s an intriguing idea.
   
The link for the CNN episode is here.
 
CNN re-aired the episode on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.  

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