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Dreams and Visions of the Dying: How Dying People Experience the "Glimpse of the Afterlife"

You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. . . . So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:5–6, 12)

Video from Thanatos TV EN

"The US neurobiologist and hospice doctor Christopher Kerr has conducted more than 1400 interviews with dying people. His study confirms what relatives also often experience at the deathbed: As death approaches, people have intense dreams, life-like visions in which other worlds open up and they encounter deceased relatives or friends. The dreams and visions of dying people: Are they real glimpses of the planes beyond? Is the secret of death revealed at the deathbed? By looking, listening, empathising – instead of looking away, tabooing? Contents: 00:00 Introduction 00:10 Dr. Christopher Kerr: Talking to dying people 03:38 Pioneers of Thanatology: Johann Christoph Hampe and Eckart Wiesenhütter 06:16 The story of Dwayne 09:14 Key Discoveries 10:24 The story of Horace 12:20 Prof. Wilfried Kuhn: Light and tunnel 14:22 The story of Alice Miller 18:45 Comfort in the dying process 20:18 The story of Norb 22:15 Prof. Wilfried Kuhn: Empathic death bed visions 24:20 Dr. Peter Fenwick & Dr. Christopher Kerr: The knowledge of approaching death 27:00 Prof. Wilfried Kuhn: The Peak in Darian phenomena 27:18 Dr. Peter Fenwick: Spiritual beings 28:05 Prof. Wilfried Kuhn & Dr. Peter Fenwick: Terminal mental clarity 29:34 Phenomena around the actual time of death 34:37 Children’s experiences 35:52 The story of Ginny 39:23 Dr. Peter Fenwick: The dying process and what we should learn 41:12 Isolation in the dying process and modern medicine 42:19 Death bed visions – only halucinations? 43:24 Dr. Joachim Nicolay: The problems of tabooing experiences 46:17 Did the dying people like to participate in Dr. Kerr's study? Credits: Camera: Heike Sucky, Mehmet Yesilgöz, Romana Meister, Werner Huemer Translation: Peter Cox Narrator: Peter Cox A film documentary by Werner Huemer ℗ Mediaservice Werner Huemer © 2023 Thanatos TV EN" from video introduction

Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, is the chief medical officer and chief executive officer for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. His work focuses on the human experience of illness, specifically patient’s dreams and visions at the end of life, which was recently published in a book entitled Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End.

Learning to Accept Our Coming Death

You and I will die.

Our death will come sometime in the future either near or far.

As Christians we do not fear death. Death we know is a doorway, a transition to another dimension.

We must become accepting of our imminent death.

The materialist world around us will always try to disregard near death experiences or when people as they are near death have visions of another dimension as the veil begins to open before us.

The observers in this video, the doctors etc. speak as if these experiences are visions/dreams/hallucinations and have no reality to them. Of course they really do not know.

The God that is with us throughout life is with us as we die and prepare to leave this body, this life. It goes with his loving and caring nature that he would allow additional mercies for us as we experience the process and discomforts of death.

Don't Look Away from Death

God created a material universe and he created humans with physical bodies.

Our Savior & Lord Jesus Christ took on flesh and He will have his physical, resurrected body forever. At some point in time God will transform our current physical earth into a new and better one. God will also transform your natural, earthly body into a supernatural, heavenly body.

Today our earthly bodies are deteriorating and groaning (1 Corinthians 15:42–44; Romans 8:18–25). God tells us our earthly body is perishable, but our heavenly body will be “imperishable” (1 Corinthians 15:42, 50, 52–54). Christ’s resurrection was the guarantee that death will die, it has no power.

All human beings will exist forever.

The Apostles’ Creed refers to “the life everlasting " which is the resurrection life of the age to come, which we as believers experience in some measure now (John 3:15; 17:3).

What we have to look forward to is the realization of the “the life everlasting” after Jesus says to each of us, “Well done, good and faithful servant. . . . Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:23).

We need not fear death.

We should be able to say with the apostle Paul, “My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Philippians 1:23).


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