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Guest Name
Bruce Greyson
Guest Occupation
Near Death Researcher, Professor, Psychiatrist, Neurobehavioral Scientist, Founder International Association for Near-Death Studies, Editor, Writer
Guest Biography

World renown researcher of near death experiences, Bruce Greyson M.D., is one of the first to gather empirical data on the subject using accepted scientific methods. His vast amount of data taken from patient and medical professionals strongly suggests that our minds not only continue to function after physical death, but do so in a clear and lucid fashion. Dr. Greyson also directs the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia Health System, where many other experiences are studied. Research of children who remember past lives, out of body experiences, deathbed visions, apparitions and after-death communications all suggest that our consciousness is not something that is extinguished upon physical death.

Bruce Greyson, M.D., is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. He was a founder and Past President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and for the past 26 years has edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies. Dr. Greyson graduated from Cornell University with a major in psychology in 1968, received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical College in 1973, and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia in 1976. He held faculty appointments in psychiatry at the University of Michigan (1978-1984) and the University of Connecticut (1984-1995), where he was Clinical Chief of Psychiatry, before returning to the University of Virginia, where he has practiced and taught psychiatry and carried out research since 1995. His research for the past three decades has focused on near-death experiences and has resulted in more than 70 presentations to national scientific conferences, more than 100 publications in academic medical and psychological journals, 3 edited books, and several research grants and awards.



Bruce Greyson is a researcher in the field of near-death studies and has been called the father of research in near-death experiences.[2][3] Greyson, along with Kenneth Ring, Michael Sabom, and others, built on the research of Raymond Moody, Russell Noyes Jr and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Greyson's scale to measure the aspects of near-death experiences[4] has been widely used, being cited 95 times as of early 2010.[5] He also devised a 19-item scale to assess experience of kundalini, the Physio-Kundalini Scale.[6]

Greyson wrote the overview of Near Death Experiences for the Encyclopædia Britannica and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Near-Death Studies (formerly Anabiosis) from 1982 through 2007. Greyson has been interviewed or consulted many times in the press on the subject of near-death experiences.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]