Dancing Past the Dark (Paperback)
Almost one in five near-death experiences are not peaceful suggestions of heaven. In a wide-ranging and far from gloomy look at "the other near-death experience," Nancy Evans Bush gives the first comprehensive look at a fascinating but neglected topic: NDEs and deathbed visions of fear, emptiness, and even hell. A wonderfully readable book, grounded in thirty years of experience and research, Dancing is packed with first-person accounts, engrossing discussion and factual answers to a myriad of questions, both religious and secular, with practical suggestions for integrating such an experience or encountering one as a caregiver. Here are ways of thinking about the subject that will be new to many readers. What becomes evident is that to see these only as a terrible threat about death is largely to miss their point. "...absolutely enthralling--literary, adventurous, incisive, informative and smart... one of the strongest, most thought-provoking books on the paranormal I've ever seen." Steve Volk Fringe-ology "The book is an outstanding piece of work. It is a wonderfully comprehensive and rich history of what can be known and what might be considered about NDEs and] bursts with anecdote and commentary, reinforcing for the reader that there is always another way to see things." Wayne Rollins, MDiv, PhD Soul and Psyche, Jung and the Bible, and other titles "Dancing Past the Dark is what we have all been waiting for... a must for any experiencer of...any type of encounter with the numinous. P. M. H. Atwater, LHD Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story "A valuable contribution to the NDE literature and engagingly written. It needs to be seen and read by the wider public." J. Harold Ellens, MDiv, PhD Nancy Evans Bush holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry and Spirituality from St. Joseph University, Connecticut. She was Executive Director and later President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies and a member of its Board of Directors for many years. She is considered the world expert on distressing NDEs.