Acknowledgements Introduction 1. What is it Like to Die? 2. Virtual Reality -How Real is the Real World? 3. Out of the Body 4. The Darkness and the Light 5. Coming Home 6. Visions of Paradise 7. 'It Wasn't My Time to Go' 8. The Life Review 9. Transformation 10. Psychic Powers 11. Looking For a Pattern 12. Children and the Light 13. The Road to Hell 14. Let's Be Rational About This 15. Mind Models 16. The Dying of the Light 17. What the Dying Tell Us 18. Beyond the Grave Bibliography/References Index
Dr Peter Fenwick, MB B Chir (Cantab), DPM FRCPsych Dr Peter Fenwick is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a neuropsychiatrist with an international reputation. He holds appointments as Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, the foremost psychiatric teaching hospital in the UK, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and at the Broadmoor Special Hospital for Violent Offenders. He holds a research post as Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He is also Honorary Consultant at St Thomas's Hospital, London. Dr Fenwick has a longstanding interest in the mind/brain interface and the problem of consciousness. He is Britain's leading clinical authority on the near-death experience, and President of the British branch of IANDS (The International Association for Near-Death Studies). He has contributed to numerous radio and television programmes on this topic, and letters written in response to these have enabled him to create an unparalleled data base of near-death experiences. Elizabeth Fenwick, MA (Cantab) Elizabeth Fenwick, who is married to Peter Fenwick, is a professional writer on health and family matters and has written many books on these subjects. She has also produced books on pregnancy and childcare for the Family Doctor Publication Division of the British Medical Association. In addition she has worked as an agony aunt advising on sexual problems on radio and in Company magazine. She is involved in sex education programmes in various schools in London, and also works as a telephone counsellor for Childline, a helpline for children of all ages.