The “Weighing of the Heart” presentation explains how the ancient Egyptian religion’s concept
of weighing of the heart matches the life review, which has now been verified by our best NDE
science. He also explains from the scriptures that Saint Paul talks about his personal near death
experience on the road to Damascus (in 2 Corinthians 12), and even uses the phrase “out-ofbody.”
He shows that Paul’s NDE experience is ignored by both the Protestant and Catholic
churches. Instead, the churches use the second-hand account of St. Paul’s experience in the
Gospel of Luke. But Luke was not present at this event in Paul’s life, and being only a later
follower of St. Paul, he is reporting hearsay evidence.
Alan also describes how Job, in the oldest extant copies of the Hebrew scripture (Job 19:25 and
following) appears to have a visceral knowledge of the near-death experience that later versions
lose in translation. In most current translations, the NDE concept is lost entirely.
Finally, Alan will explain what our scientific data seems to show about the possibility of
reincarnation and past lives. The re-entry of the soul into the body after an NDE is itself an act of
re-incarnation. “Incarnation” is defined as “embodiment in the flesh,” so since the soul goes out of
the body in the NDE, when it returns it actually re-incarnates.
The NDE may also point to the validity of the concept of reincarnation. The “children who
remember past lives” work at University of Virginia has no data indicating that every
consciousness is destined to experience this, nor does our current data “prove” that these past
life memories actually are derived from that consciousness having actually lived that past life.
I close with the fact that the scientific method (our best reasoning to date) requires us to
incorporate all the data we find and verify into our chosen hypothesis. And that if we are going to
be scientific we must choose beliefs that square with our scientific data, or choose to live with