An international authority on near-death states, Dr. P.M.H. Atwater L.H.D. uses the culmination of her research to establish that the near-death phenomenon is not some kind of anomaly, but is part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness. 

She combines her 43 years of near-death research with experimentation in altered states of consciousness, mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the transformational process: to reveal what transformations of consciousness really are, why we have them, and where they may lead us. 

Do you have an exploring death story you’d like to share with Lisa? Please leave a comment on the podcast or contact Lisa at Lisa@ExploringDeath.com 

 

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Show Notes

  • Atwater’s story – 3:03
  • Her goal to present factual material – 5:50
  • What she did in the sixties – 6:30
  • A suicide story – 10:21
  • Breathing control – 13:42
  • You never know what is going to happen – 13:56
  • Past-life regression  – 15:09
  • Sharing some stories that she had lived – 18:26
  • Taking people to their past lives – 19:32
  • How her husband left her – 20:23
  • Wanting to be normal like everybody else – 21:44
  • Being born with synesthesia – 23:17
  • One book for each death – 25:12
  • Talking about her books – 25:58
  • Dying so many times in 1977 – 27:12
  • Fighting to be a human being again – 29:11
  • Fear is the mind-killer – 29:41
  • Having more than one Near-death experience – 32:00
  • Moving to Virginia and beginning her research – 33:12
  • Knowing that she is completing her mission – 35:25
  • Lisa reads some cards for Atwater – 40:30
  • Lisa reads some cards about her conversation with Atwater – 42:00

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3 Responses to “Near-Death Experiences Are More Common Than You Think! with P.M.H. Atwater – Episode 93”

  1. Jenna

    P.M.H. is very sweet and funny in this interview. It is amazing how many different things she has been involved in and accomplished during her long and interesting life, I love how she says she never did anything small. It is interesting how she was one of the original near-death experience researchers and how her own near-death experience affected her so powerfully in 1977. I like how P.M.H. eventually realized she had a choice about the topics of her books and that she could write what she wanted to. I could tell while listening to the interview that she is very driven and devoted to her work, and I like how even at her age and after everything she has accomplished that she still wants to write more books. I really enjoyed this interview.

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  2. Anthony Chipoletti

    In the mid-1990s, I met P. M. H. Atwater. She said that near-death experiences are not necessary to change all of the things which happen in the most profound near-death experience can happen in everyday life. All you have to do is realize you have this set of continuums. I use an example, there are an infinite set of continuums, you can define yourself as a total free thinker, you can define yourself on any continuum, you can define yourself as an infinite mind with absolute intangibility, or you can go along this whole continuum to you are a physical body with no intangible stuff. So there’s always that continuum, but that is not the only continuum. There are a billion other ways to think of yourself as something, star stuff as Carl Sagan used to say we are made out of star stuff.
    There have been several after death events in my life. The first one I can recall was about age 7 in 1945 a few years after my uncle was killed in the US Army as described in another blog post. The other events happened much more closely to the actual date of the death of a friend or family member and were just brief encounters such as a smell or an unexpected encounter with a bird. The first event that clearly changed my life is described below. The editor described below is Charles T. Tart, Ph.D. This article first appeared on his website, T.A.S.T.E., The Archives of Scientists’ Transcendent Experiences. http://www.issc-taste.org/arc/dbo.cgi?set=expom&id=00042&ss=1

    Anthony Chipoletti (my real name) graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 with a BS degree that included training in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. He was employed for a time in Pittsburgh in 1968 as a medical research technician in hematology and hemophilia research with Jessica Lewis, who discovered Factor VIII. Financial and family needs kept him from further graduate education and he was employed as a researcher in the media industry.

    Beyond the Light, by Anthony Chipoletti.

    Early in 1995, about one year before my mother’s death, December 14, 1995, I saw a copy of the book Beyond the Light, written by P. M. H. Atwater. I seemed to have many of the personal attributes of the people she described as near death survivors. I could not clearly recall any NDE event except for a brief childhood episode after tonsil surgery under ether;
    I wrote to her, and she sent seminar details;

    I also realized that the medical community and other folks around Pittsburgh PA were interested or involved in NDE research. For example, one of the local hospitals was cooling bodies of patients, and repairing their blood vessels near the brain stem. Patients who survived lost all awareness of who they were, and any other personal identity, including other skills such as reading and writing.

    Dr. Atwater’s research seemed to me to include reputable sources in the scientific and medical communities.

    In May of 1996, six months after my mother’s death on December 14, 1995, and very near my mother’s birthday on May 9, I was preparing for a visit to the city of Pittsburgh by P. M. H. Atwater.

    Atwater had given me three names and phone numbers to call for background information on her near death research, which she was scheduled to speak about in June 1996 at my invitation.

    My first call was to a gentleman who hosted near death seminars in his home for many years. He was a dedicated skeptic and did not believe the experience was real.

    The second person was the mother of a young son. She and her son experienced an unusual event, and had been featured on a television show. However, she felt that people would inflate their experiences to get attention, as she did.

    The third call lasted about thirty minutes. I do not recall any of the conversation. The woman had experienced a profound near death event, however, she sought no publicity and received none.

    As soon as I hung up the phone after the third call, my room, which is about nine feet high and twelve feet square, lit up with a wonderful, pale light. I had risen from my chair, just after the call, and immediately sat back down. The light lasted about twenty minutes, then went away.
    About one year after my Light experience, I asked P. M. H. Atwater if she had informed her friend about it. She stated that the Light experience had happened to many others after speaking with her friend, so she had not mentioned mine! https://www.freewebs.com/nancy-clark/ The website of the third person, Nancy Clark

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  3. Anthony Chipoletti

    In the mid-1990s, I met P. M. H. Atwater. Early in 1995, about one year before my mother’s death, December 14, 1995, I saw a copy of the book Beyond the Light, written by P. M. H. Atwater. I seemed to have many of the personal attributes of the people she described as near death survivors. I could not clearly recall any NDE event except for a brief childhood episode after tonsil surgery under ether; I wrote to her, and she sent seminar details;

    I also realized that the medical community and other folks around Pittsburgh PA were interested or involved in NDE research. For example, one of the local hospitals was cooling bodies of patients, and repairing their blood vessels near the brain stem. Patients who survived lost all awareness of who they were, and any other personal identity, including other skills such as reading and writing.

    Dr. Atwater’s research seemed to me to include reputable sources in the scientific and medical communities.

    In May of 1996, six months after my mother’s death, and very near my mother’s birthday on May 9, I was preparing for a visit to the city of Pittsburgh by P. M. H. Atwater.

    Atwater had given me three names and phone numbers to call for background information on her near death research, which she was scheduled to speak about in June 1996 at my invitation.

    My first call was to a gentleman who hosted near death seminars in his home for many years. He was a dedicated skeptic and did not believe the experience was real.

    The second person was the mother of a young son. She and her son experienced an unusual event, and had been featured on a television show. However, she felt that people would inflate their experiences to get attention, as she did.

    The third call to Nancy Clark, lasted about thirty minutes. I do not recall any of the conversation. She had experienced a profound near death event.

    As soon as I hung up the phone after the third call, my room, which is about nine feet high and twelve feet square, lit up with a wonderful, pale light. I had risen from my chair, just after the call, and immediately sat back down. The light lasted about twenty minutes, then went away.
    About one year after my Light experience, I asked P. M. H. Atwater if she had informed her friend about it. She stated that the Light experience had happened to many others after speaking with her friend, so she had not mentioned mine!

    Atwater said that near-death experiences are not necessary to change all of the things which happen in the most profound near-death experience can happen in everyday life. All you have to do is realize you have this set of continuums.

    I use an example, there are an infinite set of continuums, you can define yourself as a total free thinker, you can define yourself on any continuum, you can define yourself as an infinite mind with absolute intangibility, or you can go along this whole continuum to you are a physical body with no intangible stuff.

    So there’s always that continuum, but that is not the only continuum. There are a billion other ways to think of yourself as something, star stuff as Carl Sagan used to say we are made out of star stuff.

    Reply

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