The Website of PMH AtwaterOne of the internet's most comprehensive sites on the near-death phenomenon!

One of the internet's most comprehensive sites on the near-death phenomenon!

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An international authority on near-death states, Dr. PMH Atwater, L.H.D. uses the culmination of her research to establish that the near-death phenomenon is not some kind of anomaly, but is rather part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness. She combines her 33 years of near-death research with what she was doing in the 60s and 70s, experiencing, experimenting with, and researching altered states of consciousness, mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the transformational process, to reveal what transformations of consciousness really are, why we have them, and where they lead us. This lifetime endeavor covers over 43 years of work, involving nearly 7,000 people. Her meticulous and unique protocol gives validity to what she has discovered, and verified, about the percentage worldwide of people who have undergone near-death experiences.


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Dr. Atwater is looking for anyone who may have been deeply impacted while still in the womb (perhaps the mother faced issues during pregnancy), with birth/birth trauma, being a preemie, while a baby or toddler, and/or up to the age of five. Because of this, the individual grew up different or odd or somehow never quite "fit in" afterward. Whether remembered or not, aftereffects cannot be denied.

Children's near-death experiences were covered in-depth in Dr. Atwater's book The New Children and Near-Death Experiences. The age range covered in this book was from birth to the age of 15. Children's near-death experiences are different from adult's - because of how they respond to the aftereffects. Tiny ones, from womb issues to the age of five, are even more different. The smallest of the small are in a class by themselves. Why?

The form you can download here. It is not a quiz. It is designed to help you think, remember, describe, connect, expand, elaborate. Even if something seems unimportant, write it down. If other near-death experiences followed, write them down too. Take a look at your life. Write about it - your words - on paper or via e-mail, and do a drawing. Be certain to write out permission-to-use: "I give Dr. PMH Atwater permission to use my story in her research, projects, books, or interviews." Type/sign your name. Children are welcome to participate - with their parent's written permission.



A new article by P.M.H. ATWATER

Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience

Appearing in the MARCH 1, 2015 edition of:

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Now available!

A DVD of a talk that Dr. Atwater gave in Columbus, OH about "Children of the Fifth World," entitled "The Evolution of the Human Species" can be purchased by itself, or as part of a "combo package" with the book "Children of the Fifth World." PMH's work with the newer generations is based on her original studies of children who had near-death experiences.

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What has been missing from my work, from everyone else's work, from personal stories, from those who interpret personal stories, from experts in religion and spirituality, from the news media, the scientists, the grief-stricken, and the born again . . . is the voice of the collective . . . inside what we all seek to describe. What lies at the heart of near-death experiences? A God that in ways beyond description, smiles at you. Not the God of holy writ, but a Sourceplace--an all-encompassing Oneness, Allness, that, as It breathes, moves skin and bark and wings and stars and babes and rivers and comets and dreams and faces . . . as well as the mustard on your hotdog. The book you have before you releases that collective voice, the sum of millions of people--worldwide--who speak as one. It is nothing less than the proof that everyone on planet Earth, in their own heart, seeks to have: that God exists.

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"The story of Colton Burpo is the story of the vast majority of children who have near-death experiences. These children typically see the dead as quite alive, converse with angels, spend time within God's Great Light, see grass singing and animals talking. They come back wiser and more intelligent than before, more sensitive, intuitive, and open. The tragedy of this is parents and medical doctors who believe the child is hallucinating and should be drugged. Nothing could be further from the truth. Millions upon millions of people globally have near-death experiences. These experiencers, young and old, declare that what happened to them was spiritual. Most return knowing God, knowing the real truth of life, knowing they are soul with a job to do."

. . . P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., researcher of near-death states since 1978.
Wrote 10 books on her findings, including

Dying to Know You:
Proof of God
in the Near-Death Experience

- due out August, 2014.


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t the very time that this new, revised edition was being released in January 2013, an announcement was made of a scientific study that verified the premise of future memory. Unbeknownst to the author, that scientific study was originally inspired by an earlier edition of her book, “Future Memory.”

PMH Atwater's groundbreaking contributions continued with Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story, examining the phenomena of:
  • Group experiences
  • “Heaven” and “Hell”
  • "Light" encounters
  • Aftereffects including unusual or amplified sensitivities
  • Spiritual transformations and societal implications
Basing her findings on extensive first person interviews as well as scientific studies of the deeper structures of the brain, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story is a rational examination of an experience that defies ordinary reason – the first book to tackle this difficult and controversial subject from both the scientific and spiritual perspectives.
NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES: the rest of the story
Still available is PMH Atwater's most controversial book to date that dares to reveal "the rest of the story" about near-death experiences. Uncovering what really happens to children and adults who undergo this phenomenon, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story combines extensive, objective research with first-person "survivor" accounts, as well as well as an exploration of "brain shift/spirit shift."

One of the top ten picks of 2011 by Publishers Weekly!

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The past 30 years have seen a quantum leap in the intuitive, creative, and abstract- thinking abilities of children as well as an unprecedented rise in incidences of ADHD, dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorders. As PMH Atwater explains, we are witnessing evolution at work. The changes in consciousness and brain function evident in these “new kids” signal the widespread emergence of the Fifth Root Race and, fortuitously, coincide with our transition into the Fifth World.
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Watch the tv event where many first heard of the near-death experience and PMH's first book "Coming Back to Life" in an interview on "Geraldo" in 1988.

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PMH Atwater, Nita Moorjani, Eben Alexander, MD, and Mary Neal, MD
at the 2013 IANDS Conference.