Melvin Morse, who heads the Institute for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, had appeared on television on Oprah, Good Morning America and Larry King Live. He is also the author of a book called Closer to the Light.
On his website, he wrote about his research into near-death experiences, particularly those involving children.
Melvin L Morse MD, a former Pediatric Intensive Care Physician, was a pioneer in Near Death Research, particularly in children. His books Closer to the Light, Transformed by the Light and Where God Lives: How Our Brains are connected to the Universe, are International Best Sellers. He has post graduate training in Neuroscience from the University of Washington. He was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the U of W for 20 years. He is a neuro-scientist and Board Certified Pediatrician.
Dr. Morse was honored by Best Doctors as being one of the best Pediatricians in America from 1996-2006. He has numerous teaching awards and honors. He has published extensively in the medical literature on near death experiences, consciousness, and Reiki/energetic healing.
He currently is in part-practice of Pediatrics in Delaware. He and his wife run The Institute for the Scientific Study of Consciosness, a small consciousness research group. They have been honored by the World Health Organization for their recent research and are presenting at the upcoming Science of Consciousness 2011 Conference in Stockholm.
Dr. Morse's current research interests include 1) Spiritual Neuroscience: an understanding the hardware of spiritual understandings 2) Controlled Remote viewing, which he considers to be a window into the near death experience. 3) The right temporal lobe, our "god spot" which connects our brains to the divine. This “god spot” has been more recently been extended by Mario Beauregard MD to be the “Spiritual Brain”. His book Spiritual Brain presents a greater understanding of our brain as a filter of consciousness. 3) Reiki and energetic healing 4) Applications of near death experiences to death and dying, hospice and our cultural understanding of death 5) Medical applications of remote viewing.
Dr. Morse lives with his wife and two children in Lower Slower Delaware. He and his wife are one of the few civilian remote viewing teams in the United States.
There was a story the other day about some old dear that was "waterboarded" in order to force her into opening the safe in her house.On reading the story it transpired that she had hot water poured on her arms and back.
Not how I would waterboard someone.