An astounding announcement was made this morning by a team of psychologists and doctors at the Technische Universität of Berlin. The team of experts claims that life after death exists in some form and this has been proven by clinical experimentation. The announcement comes as a result of a study examining medically supervised near-death experiences which induce clinical death in patients lasting for about 20 minutes before they are brought back to life.
The 4-year trial included 944 volunteers as well as a combination of drugs such as epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, which allow the body to survive the state of clinical death and the reanimation process intact. Following the clinical death, a temporary comatose state was then induced upon the patient. For this the doctors used a different mixture of drugs, which were filtered by ozone from the patient’s bloodstream during the reanimation process 18 minutes later.
The 20-minute length of this experiment was only made possible when a new cardiopulmonary recitation (CPR) machine – the AutoPulse came into use recently. Over the past few years, this type of equipment has been used to resuscitate people who had been dead for somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour.
The research was led by Dr Berthold Ackermann and his team, who closely monitored the experiment and collected the different testimonies of the subjects. The results revealed that all of the subjects had some memories of their clinical death experiences, most of which were very similar. There were, however, some variations from one patient to another.
Most common memories include a feeling of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of an overwhelming light.
The scientists say that they are well aware the many of their conclusions could shock a lot of people, like the fact that the religious beliefs of the various subjects seems to have held no incidence at all, on the sensations and experiences that they described at the end of the experiment. Indeed, the volunteers counted in their ranks some members are a variety of Christian churches, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists.
Even though near-death experiences have often been hypothesized by medical sciences in the past, and attributed to hallucinations, Dr Ackermann and his team shed new light on the matter. They link the evidence for the existence of the afterlife to a form of dualism between the mind and the body.
In the words of Dr. Ackermann, “I know our results could disturb the beliefs of many people. But in a way, we have just answered one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind, so I hope these people will be able to forgive us. Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone.”