The “Dream Team” - that is how the two were often called: Sabine Mehne and Pim van Lommel. Their trademark was a unique combination of science and personal experience, conveyed in clear,
fact-based and authentic statements. In their unique way the two contributed to the phenomenon of the near-death experience a new value in science and society. For over 15 years they spoke in
countless joint lectures in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in debates and panel discussions.
Sabine Mehne: “In my opinion, the near-death experience is too often glorified and spiritually elevated. For me it is a life insight experience, as Pim van Lommel calls it. It gives you awesome
and even distressing insights into your own life, which explains why it contains such diverse content. But integrating these insights into your own reality can be compared to some sort of grief
work. Much dies within us to give birth to something new. Sometimes it also leads to a “spiritual crisis”, especially when our own world view begins to shake. This might at times require support.
My advice: Listen to your heart and become your own advisors, examine exactly what the helpers have to give you. But most importantly understand that we carry all knowledge within us and that we
can use it after a NDE and after death. The goal is inner calm and the knowledge that as human beings we are part of a greater force. Nothing more is needed, from my point of view, but that is
already a lot to lead a good life and to die well at some point. Regarding otherworldly ideas I am cautious, and sometimes I even act as a liberator from illusions. I advocate leaving this
mystery open and to free it from all concepts. There are no words to properly describe these levels, so let us leave this undefined.
We should care much about our life before death, because I consider the possibility of a life after death, based on all available facts, to be very likely. One of the most important messages of a
near-death experience is very often: "You are good just the way you are." So what does prevent us from actually being like that?
New medical facts about the near-death experience
Photo: First Near Death Congress in Munich, November 2017
Dr. Pim van Lommel visited on December 4, 2021 Las Vegas to hold a lecture on his paper entitled "THE CONTINUITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS - A concept of near-death experiences in cardiac arrest based on
At this occasion his essay was awarded the second prize in a contest organized by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS) in 2021. The question was if there is probability that
human consciousness can survive death. The institute is run by the US American philanthropist and entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow, who has made it his mission to support academics in science
The paper can be read here.
Conference of the Infinite Consciousness‚ The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research in Bagni di Lucca, Italy
Together with Pim van Lommel I participated in this exciting conference and
therefore made a personal wish come true: I wanted to encounter the great NDE researchers and pioneers in person. It got even better - we had wonderful personal conversations and encounters. And
we laughed a lot. It felt so easy and uncomplicated to talk about all the topics of consciousness and personal experience.
The highlight for me was this photo, being surrounded by Pim van Lommel and Raymond Moody, next to us Karen Newell and Eben Alexander.
Author | Physiotherapist