In the book, the author explores 12 elements commonly reported in near-death experiences (NDEs), using illustrations and accounts from individuals who have experienced them. These elements include out-of-body experiences, heightened senses, life reviews, encounters with other beings, such as mystical or deceased loved ones, and the acquisition of special knowledge. Dr. Long argues that the
In the final section of the book, Dr. Long presents nine points to support this conclusion. These include crystal-clear consciousness, realistic out-of-body experiences, heightened senses, consciousness during anesthesia, perfect playback of past events, family reunions, children’s experiences, worldwide consistency, and aftereffects. Throughout the book, Dr. Long also responds to skeptics who question the validity of these nine points, while also summarizing some of the transformative changes that NDEs can bring about, such as increased love for others, psychic events, unexplained healings, and reduced fear of death.