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Sean Cate
Sean Cate
May 11, 2024 ·  3 min read

Doctor Convinced Without a Doubt That There’s Life After Death

Near-death experiences have long been a point of intrigue, both medically and to the general public. The idea that there may be life after death plays into the mysteries of what happens after our time here. Dr. Jeffrey Long, a radiation oncologist and founder of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, has dedicated years to studying over 5,000 of these accounts.1 His findings provide compelling evidence that there is indeed life after death.2 Let’s take a look at Dr. Long’s research and explore the patterns and testimonies that have led him to this point.

Understanding Near-Death Experiences

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Dr. Long’s exploration was based on an encounter while in medical residency. He stumbled across an article describing NDEs in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article stirred his curiosity so much so that he eventually founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation. With incredibly meticulous collection techniques and analyzing firsthand accounts, Dr. Long was able to uncover a collection of experiences that defy today’s conventional understanding. These experiences, whether taking place during clinical death or in life-threatening situations, share common threads that hint at an existence beyond the physical realm: a life after death.

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Patterns of Life After Death

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Dr. Long’s research has revealed that approximately 45% of individuals report an out-of-body experience when near death. This experience detaches consciousness from the physical body and provides vivid details of one’s surroundings. These consistent accounts have often included details confirmed by witnesses, which, of course, is great for accuracy and authenticity for Dr. Long. On top of this initial separation, individuals describe “going into” another realm, feeling a profound sense of peace and reunion with departed loved ones. With such vivid descriptions and consistency of accounts across age groups and cultural backgrounds, it’s hard to dismiss it all as mere hallucinations.

Challenges to Conventional Explanation

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As a medical professional, Dr. Long approaches NDEs with a neutral but skeptical eye. He seeks to unravel this mystery through scientific inquiry, not gain insight into something larger than that. But with his exhaustive exploration, he has found conventional explanations lacking. All of the brain research possible, as well as any other current alternative hypotheses, fail to account for the richness and consistency of the NDE narratives given. The breadth and depth of the testimonies regarding life after death challenge all prevailing paradigms, which has prompted a reevaluation of our understanding of consciousness and existence.

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Implications for Life and Medicine

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Dr. Long’s immersion in NDEs has not only reshaped his understanding of existence but also enriched his thinking and practice as a cancer doctor. Through additional compassion and empathy experienced through his research, he is better able to navigate the challenges of illness with renewed purpose and offer solace and support to his patients. His conviction is now firm that there is life after death, and it serves as a beacon of hope to reassure his patients, with decent evidence to back up such a claim).

Is There Life After Death?

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Dr. Jeffrey Long has done amazing things in regard to near-death experiences and exploring life after death. With rigorous research and unwavering dedication, he has shone a light on better understanding the existence of an afterlife. His findings should echo across the medical and scientific communities and invite us to ask the big questions of existence and what lies beyond our mortal comprehension. In the words of Dr. Long himself, “I’ve come to believe there’s certainly an afterlife“. And perhaps, in embracing this belief, we find solace in the face of life’s greatest mystery.

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  1. I’ve studied more than 5,000 near death experiences. My research has convinced me without a doubt that there’s life after death..” Business Insider. Kelly Burch. August 29 2023
  2. I’m a doctor who studied 5K near-death experiences — there is life after death.” NY Post. Adriana Diaz. August 30, 2023.