Near Death Experiences
-Tomasso di Celano, Dies Irae
- Day of wrath, that day of burning,
- Seer and Sibyl speak concerning.
- All the world to ashes turning.
A near death experience, from
what I've heard, is caused by several brain malfunctions, the most
significant of which being a malfunction in the visual cortex, hence the
proverbial distant light, and the release of tremendous amounts of
endorphines (the brain's natural morphine), hence the feeling of
wellness and contentness. These malfunctions are caused by the megadeath
of neurons in the brain. Makes sense, doesn't it? (I got that from a
show about death on PBS, I think...)