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P. M. H. Atwater

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P. M. H. Atwater (born Phyllis Marie DeKeyser, September 19, 1937) is an American writer and researcher on near-death experiences and spirituality.

Near-death studies[edit]

Atwater is a researcher in the field of near-death studies and its cross-section with spirituality. Atwater earned a Letters of the Humanities doctorate from the International College of Spiritual and Psychic Studies in Montreal, Canada in 1992; and was awarded an honorary PhD in Therapeutic Counselling in 2005 from Medicina Alternativa Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka, an institution which focuses on alternative medicine. In 2005, the International Association for Near-death Studies (IANDS) presented her with an Outstanding Service Award and the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award.[1] She has been a Prayer Chaplain since 2004.[citation needed]

Atwater retired as an active fieldworker in near-death studies in 2010, calling for the entire field to recognize near-death states as part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness and how they change people, in her last book, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story.

Writing[edit]

Atwater wrote on near-death experiences (NDEs), especially on the after-effects of NDEs,[2] and the effects of NDEs in children[3][4], with her studies taking a holistic approach. She has experienced three NDEs herself[5] and has interviewed over 5,000 adult and child near-death experiencers.[1] In 2001, her work on NDE after-effects was cited in The Lancet by Pim von Lommel,[6] who later wrote the introduction to her e-book, I Died Three Times in 1977 - The Complete Story.

In Future Memory (1999), Atwater proposed a new theory of reality that describes the way in which we are able to envision the future in a way that is like a memory, where people can live life in advance. Atwater described how these rehearsals for future events differ from other modes of futuristic awareness such as clairvoyance, precognition, and déjà vu. In this book, Atwater was the first to use the term "reality shift."[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Atwater was born in Twin Falls, Idaho[7] and was adopted by Kenneth L. Johnston. She was married to John Bernard Huffman in 1956 until their divorce in 1976.[citation needed] In 1980, Atwater married Terry Young Atwater.[citation needed]

Works[edit]

  • P.M.H. Atwater, Children of the Fifth World: A Guide to the Coming Changes in Human Consciousness", Bear & Company, 2012. ISBN 978-1-59143-153-4 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.. Ebook ISBN 978-1-59143-800-7 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story, Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-1-57174-651-1 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, I Died Three Times in 1977 - The Complete Story [Kindle Edition], Albany, NY: Cinema of the Mind/Starving Artists Workshop, 2010. ASIN: B003WQBIM8.
  • P.M.H. Atwater, The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences: the ultimate guide to what happens when we die, Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-57174-547-7 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Beyond the Indigo Children: the new children and the coming of the fifth world, Rochester, VT: Bear & Company, 2005. ISBN 1-59143-051-8 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, We Live Forever: the real truth about death, Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E. Press, 2004. ISBN 0-87604-492-5 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, The New Children and Near-Death Experiences, Rochester, VT: Bear & Company, 2003. ISBN 1-59143-020-8 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience, New York: Citadel, 2001. ISBN 0-8065-2303-4 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater and David H. Morgan, Complete Idiot's Guide to Near-Death Experiences, Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 2000. ISBN 0-02-863234-6 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Children of the New Millennium: children's near-death experiences and the evolution of humankind, New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999. ISBN 0-609-80309-3 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Future Memory, Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-57174-135-6 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Goddess Runes: a comprehensive guide to casting and divination with one of the oldest known rune sets, New York: Avon Books, 1996. ISBN 0-380-78292-8 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, Beyond the Light: what isn't being said about near-death experience, New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1994. ISBN 1-55972-229-0 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • P.M.H. Atwater, The Magical Language of Runes, Sante Fe, NM: Bear & Company, 1990. ISBN 0-939680-70-X Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 PMH Atwater, LHD
  2. P.M.H. Atwater, Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience, New York: Citadel, 2001.
  3. P.M.H. Atwater (1999). Children of the New Millennium: children's near-death experiences and the evolution of humankind, New York: Three Rivers Press.
  4. P.M.H. Atwater (2003). The New Children and Near-Death Experiences, Rochester, VT: Bear & Company.
  5. Excerpts from PMH Atwater's 3 NDEs Archived 2011-03-03 at the Wayback Machine, IANDS. Accessed 2008-12-04.
  6. van Lommel, P., van Wees, R., Meyers, V., and Elfferich, I. (2001). Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: A prospective study in the Netherlands. Lancet, 358, 2039–2045. [1], accessed 2008-12-04.
  7. "P(hyllis) M. H. Atwater". Contemporary Authors Online. Gale. 2003. Retrieved on December 1, 2008.

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