Synopses & Reviews
From the bestselling author of Life After Life
and pioneer re-searcher and leading authority on near-death experiences comes Paranormal
, an intimate look at a lifetime spent fearlessly wrestling with humankinds most important and perplexing question: What happens when we die?
Paranormal begins with a harrowing account of Dr. Raymond Moodys suicide attempt—due to an undiagnosed illness that led him into depression—and proceeds to explore his lifelong fascination with life beyond our bodies. Moody traces the roots of his obsession with the point of death and how he launched the entirely new medical field of near-death studies. He went on to explore the world of past lives and possible reincarnation before stumbling into the fascinating realm of facilitated visions. After more than four decades, Moody still sees endless promise in the fringes of psychological sciences, where he continues to seek answers to what happens to our souls after death.
“Raymond Moody radically changed the way modern humans think about the afterlife. In Paranormal, he sums up his journey and shares fresh insights. The result is a thrilling and inspiring literary experience. Anyone who is not grateful for Moodys immense contribution to human welfare ought to check his pulse.” Larry Dossey, MD, Author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions
“Raymonds Moody lifetime pioneering activities have been the major impulse for all later research that has been attributed to breaking the scientific and social taboo about near-death experiences, shared death experiences, and the possibility of contact with deceased relatives.” Pim van Lommel, author of Consciousness Beyond Life
“Paranormal is the fascinating and heart-warming story of Dr. Raymond Moodys extraordinary life, chronicling the exciting journey that has given us some of the strongest evidence that life after death is a reality. I highly recommend it.” Jeffrey Long, M.D., author of Evidence of the Afterlife
“The personal story of Raymonds life before and during his pioneering research into what happens at the point of deathonce again expertly written by Paul Perrywill help every reader better understand their own search for the same answers.” Dannion Brinkley, author of Secrets of the Light
“A lucid, engrossing memoir from a psychologist and philosopher dedicated to the afterlife. . . . The supernatural undertones saturating the narrative are dwarfed by an overwhelming sense that this eccentric visionary just might be on to something . . . the fascinating life story of an impassioned mystical maverick.” Kirkus Reviews
“Best known as the man who coined the phrase ‘near-death experience . . . Moody is candid and upfront about his life working with near-death experiences, past-life regression, and mirror gazing . . . an interesting addition to any library.” Library Journal
“[In Paranormal] Moody… looks back, reflecting on his fascination with death, the effect of his lifes work, and trying to figure out what its all meant. One key revelation: … the psychologist and philosopher…says he has ‘woken up to God.” Religious News Service
The bestselling author of Life After Life, Raymond Moody, offers a stunning, myth-busting memoir of everything he has learned in a lifetime studying “the other side” and our connection to it. The grandfather of the NDE (near death experience) movement, Raymond Moody has, in the words of Dr. Larry Dossey, author of The Power of Premonitions, “radically changed the way modern humans think about the afterlife.” Paranormal, essential reading for fans of Dannion Brinkley and Jeffrey Long, is “a thrilling and inspiring literary experience. Anyone who is not grateful for Moodys immense contribution to human welfare ought to check his pulse.”
About the Author
Raymond A. Moody Jr., Ph.D., M.D., is a world-renowned scholar, lecturer, and researcher, and he is widely recognized as the leading authority on near-death experiences. He is the bestselling author of many books, including Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife
Paul Perry is an internationally bestselling author who has co-written nine books on near-death experiences.