Last week, The John Templeton Foundation awarded philosopher John Martin Fischer a $5 million to study the afterlife by looking at “how we view death, what role it plays in our psyches, whether or brains are hard-wired to experience an afterlife.” Excerpt from the Washington Post story:
Also, it seems near-death experiences vary between cultures. For example, Americans report a tunnel and a light at the end. In Japan, reports find the individual tending a garden. I’m not sure what’s the imagery that comes to Egyptians when they face a near-death experience!