Neuropsychiatrist: There is no death

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March 2024

Neuropsychiatrist Peter Fenwick is one of the world’s leading authorities on the phenomenon of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs).

“I have no doubt in my mind. Life does not end with the death of the body”, he says in an interview with The Telegraph.

Fenwick came into the neuropsychiatric field with a standard materialist view. He had read Raymond Moody’s groundbreaking book about NDEs, “Life After Life”, but he had dismissed it as ‘psychobabble’. Then he met a patient who described in vivid detail exactly the same kind of experience. The account was credible and clear. Fenwick knew he had to change his mind, and he wanted to explore the phenomenon further.

Initially, this was a journey with many obstacles. There was stern resistance from many colleagues to the very idea that conscious experiences could be possible during clinical death.

Today, Fenwick’s name is on more than 200 scientific papers. Besides his outstanding work on NDEs, he is known for his research on epilepsy. He has also done research on consciousness, the mind-brain relationship, terminal lucidity, the effects of meditation and innumerous other aspects of the nonphysical human experience.

He says he has been inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead and other parts of Eastern philosophy.

At the age of 88, Peter Fenwick seems unperturbed by death.

“There is no death, I know that now.”

Is that reassuring? The Telegraph asks.

“No, it’s just how it is.”

No fear?

“Actually, I’m looking forward to it”, he says.

Anders Bolling

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