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October 15, 2018

Changed in a Flash: Jeffrey Kripal
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Elizabeth Krohn’s life was changed forever after a near-death experience. Our guest Jeff Kripal, a noted scholar of religion, says her story offers us vital clues to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world. Together, they have written a first-of-its-kind book that will challenge both skeptics and literalists called CHANGED IN A FLASH: ONE WOMAN’S NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE AND WHY A SCHOLAR THINKS IT EMPOWERS US ALL

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NDE Radio: Jeff Kripal
Jeff Kripal explains why we need to listen to people who have had such extraordinary encounters with the ineffable and the otherworldly. He also says that we need a framework other than rigid scientific skepticism and literal belief if we are to not only understand these bizarre, yet common, occurrences, but truly grapple with what they might suggest about human nature, the cosmos, and what we perceive as “ordinary” reality.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jeff Kripal
Jeff Kripal holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University.

He is also Co-Director of Esalen's Center for Theory and Research and a key figure in consciousness studies within academia and beyond.

Kripal is the author of many books on religion and unexplained phenomena. These include The Super Natural: Why the Unexplained Is Real (with Whitley Strieber); Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal; and Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred.


Jeff's Website