Raymond A. Moody, Jr.
Raymond A. Moody, Jr., MD, PhD, researcher and teacher, has studied near-death exeriences for almost 50 years and continues to research methods for the rational investigation of life after death. He is author of the groundbreaking book Life After Life. His other books include Reunions, the result of research into facilitating the apparitions of deceased family and friends as a way to help people recover from grief, The Light Beyond, and Life After Loss.
Moody is a parapsychologist with a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and doctorate degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Virginia. He has compiled the list of features many consider typical of the near-death experience: a buzzing or ringing noise; a sense of blissful peace; a feeling of floating out of one’s body and observing it from above; moving through a tunnel into a bright light; meeting dead people, saints, Christ, angels, etc.; seeing one’s life pass before one’s eyes; and, he says, finding it all so wonderful that one doesn’t want to return to one’s body.
Moody was skeptical about reincarnation until undergoing hypnotherapy, during which he discovered that he had had nine past lives. He claims that just about anyone can experience a past-life journey and that such trips help one overcome phobias, compulsions, addictions, and depression.
Moody received the World Humanitarian Award in Denmark in 1988. He was also honored with a bronze medal in the Human Relations category at the New York Film Festival for the movie version of Life After Life. A featured media expert, he appeared three times on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on hundreds of local and nationally syndicated programs.
What People are Saying About Raymond A. Moody, Jr.
“[Raymond A. Moody, Jr. is] the father of the near-death experience.”
—New York Times