Raymond Moody quotes

  • I have absolutely no fear of death. From my near-death research and my personal experiences, death is, in my judgment, simply a transition into another kind of reality.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Death #Reality #Research

  • What do I think happens when we die? I think we enter into another stage of existence or another state of consciousness that is so extraordinarily different from the reality we have here in the physical world that the language we have is not yet adequate to describe this other state of existence or consciousness. Based on what I have heard from thousands of people, we enter into a realm of joy, light, peace, and love in which we discover that the process of knowledge does not stop when we die. Instead, the process of learning and development goes on for eternity.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Reality #Thinking #Light

  • I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Afterlife #Black #Way

  • I'm not afraid of death at all.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Not Afraid #Not Afraid Of Death #Afraid Of Death

  • Very often, (in near-death experiences) the person encounters a divine or angelic being. This may be described as Christ, an angel, even God.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Angel #May #Encounters

  • The dying often have the sensation of rising up and floating above their own body while it is surrounded by a medical team, and watching it down below, while feeling comfortable. They experience the feeling of being in a spiritual body that appears to be a sort of living energy field.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Spiritual #Team #Rising Up

  • A sense of humor has been linked with longevity. It is a possibility that the mental attitude reflected in a lively sense of humor is an important factor predisposing some people toward long life.
    -- Raymond Moody

    #Attitude #Humor #People

  • There's something dreadfully decisive about a beheading.

  • If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o'-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.

  • All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

  • Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.

  • The brands with which we surround ourselves prop us up, make us feel sexy and beautiful, when in reality we're pretty dumpy creatures.

  • Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.

  • We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.

  • The reality of a serious writer is a reality of many voices, some of them belonging to the writer, some of them belonging to the world of readers at large.

  • How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all.

  • I am not really doing research, just trying to cultivate myself.