Raymond Moody Quotes

Best 20 Quotes by Raymond Moody

“A sense of humor has been linked with longevity. It is a possibility that the mental attitude reflected in a lively sense of humor is an important factor predisposing some people toward long life.”

“Dying, we tell ourselves, is like going to sleep. This figure of speech occurs very commonly in everyday thought and language, as well as in the literature of many cultures and many ages. It was apparently quite common even in the time of the ancient Greeks.”

“I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.”

“I have absolutely no fear of death. From my near-death research and my personal experiences, death is, in my judgment, simply a transition into another kind of reality.”

“I have never been religious. I talk to God every day, but He's never said a word to me about religion! I think the most powerful prayer is surrender.”

“I was reading Plato's 'The Republic' at age 18, and I can't account fully the electricity that had for me.”

“I'm not afraid of death at all.”

“If you present your dog to a veterinarian with the instruction to put him to sleep, you would normally mean something very different than you would upon taking your wife or husband to an anesthesiologist with the same words.”

“Life is like a prison. But in this state, we simply do not understand what kind of prison our body is for us.

Death is like liberation, release from prison. This is by far the best thing I can compare it to.”

“No doubt many people have the feeling that to talk about death at all is, in effect, to conjure it up mentally, to bring it closer in such a way that one has to face up to the inevitability of one's own eventual demise.

So, to spare ourselves this psychological trauma, we decide just to try to avoid the topic as much as possible.”

“People into hard sciences, neurophysiology, often ignore a core philosophical question: 'What is the relationship between our unique, inner experience of conscious awareness and material substance?'

The answer is: We don't know, and some people are so terrified to say, 'I don't know'.”

“The dying often have the sensation of rising up and floating above their own body while it is surrounded by a medical team, and watching it down below, while feeling comfortable.

They experience the feeling of being in a spiritual body that appears to be a sort of living energy field.”

“The subject of death is taboo. We feel, perhaps only subconsciously, that to be in contact with death in any way, even indirectly, somehow confronts us with the prospect of our own deaths, draws our own deaths closer and makes them more real and thinkable.”

“Very often, in near-death experiences the person encounters a divine or angelic being. This may be described as Christ, an angel, even God.”

“What do I think happens when we die? I think we enter into another stage of existence or another state of consciousness that is so extraordinarily different from the reality we have here in the physical world that the language we have is not yet adequate to describe this other state of existence or consciousness.

Based on what I have heard from thousands of people, we enter into a realm of joy, light, peace, and love in which we discover that the process of knowledge does not stop when we die. Instead, the process of learning and development goes on for eternity.”

Life After Life Quotes

“All of these patients have experienced a floating out of their physical bodies, associated with a great sense of peace and wholeness. Most were aware of another person who helped them in their transition to another plane of existence.”

Life After Life

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“The illuminated ones can take any form -- a man, a woman, a child, an elder, or even a dog. It is not inconsequential that the English language allows for the dyslexia of the spelling of the word dog: God spelled backward.”

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Paranormal Quotes

“Dead people look different, don’t they, said my grandmother, coming up behind me. It’s like something has left them and gone somewhere else. Must be the soul.”


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“There are always two things that fill me with wonder – the starry heavens above me and the conscious self within me.”


Reflections On Life After Life Quotes

“Carl Gustav Jung had a near-death experience; he describes it in the section entitled 'Visions' in the book Memories, Dreams, and Reflections.”

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