What do you think about NDE's (near death experiences)? Is it a phenomenon that can possibly help transform our world?
It seems that the research on NDE's can give us a peek into life after death, or consciousness after physical death and it's happening in all cultures. (iands.org)
This may have the potential to let all people see the underlying unity of our faiths and convictions, agree more clearly on our mutual interests of basic rights and earth sustainability, and take more actions or involve more people to transform our world.
http://bit.ly/NdeWiki, http://bit.ly/NdeChar , http://bit.ly/NDEresearch
Related conversation - http://www.ted.com/conversations/2306/what_3_things_did_you_learn_wh.html
Closing Statement from Joe Delsen
Thank you fellow TEDsters for your great contribution specially to Colleen Steen who herself had an NDE and now sharing her life-changing experience. NDE as of today is a fringe of science but you can see very interesting research being done as shown by the web links above and our conversations. We can go from Peter Russell's unifying conclusion of science and consciousness to Michio Kaku's 11-dimensional multiverse theory of everything.
The essence of the belief system that I have grown into and the NDE which I would call the"anomaly" of all belief systems (belief systems being only based on "faith") and non-theist convictions (the anomaly of scientific evidence of higher dimensions) has so far shown me our fundamental unity.
This what I call "universal perspective" has given me consistencies and meaning to any TED talk, news or any information that I have encountered so far.
This is the basis of my intuition that we can transform our world, if we all keep an open mind to understand and an open heart to care, and translate all these into concrete actions.