Dr. Raymond A Moody is the leading authority on the 'Near-Death Experience,' or NDE - a phrase he coined in the late seventies. Dr. Moody's research into the phenomenon of the NDE had its start in the 1960's, following an electrifying story told by a university professor (interesting trivia: That professor, Dr. George Ritchie is one of the gentlemen interviewed in the LIFE AFTER LIFE film). Upon hearing several other similar experiences-from far flung sources-within a short period of time, Moody devoted himself to serious research of these compelling accounts. (Another bit of NDE trivia: Raymond's great-uncle was the renowned bible scholar Dwight L. Moody, who himself had a dramatic death bed vision at his own passing; see for yourself).
In the resulting book Life After Life, Moody investigated more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences. Life After Life forever changed the way we understand both death - and life - selling millions of copies to a world hungry for a greater understanding of this mysterious phenomenon.
Dr. Moody has appeared three times on Oprah, as well as on hundreds of other local and nationally syndicated programs such as MSNBC: Grief Recovery, NBC Today, ABC's Turning Point, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Geraldo, and The Joan Rivers Show. He received the World Humanitarian Award in Denmark in 1988, and was honored with a bronze medal in the Human Relations category at the New York Film Festival for the film version of LIFE AFTER LIFE.
Today, as the best-selling author of eleven books including LIFE AFTER LIFE - which has sold over 13 million copies world wide - as well as numerous articles in academic and professional literature, Dr. Moody continues to capture enormous public interest and generate controversy with his ground-breaking work on the Near Death Experience and what happens when we die.
Moody is a dynamic lecturer, having enlightened and entertained audiences all over the world for over three decades. He offers many different lecture/workshop presentations on the topics of: Near Death Experiences, Death With Dignity, Life After Loss, Surviving Grief & Finding Hope, Reunions: Visionary Encounters With Departed Loved Ones, The Healing Power of Humor, The Loss of Children, The Logic of Nonsense, and Catastrophic Tragedies & Events causing collective grief response. Dr. Moody works as a practitioner of philosophic counseling, consulting on a private, individual basis-In person, by phone, or at the bedside of the dying.