A devastating near-death experience--a disempowering NDE of the Void--overturned the certainties and worldview of Nancy Evans Bush, a young teacher and new mother. Decades later, recognized as a trusted pioneer in research of distressing near-death experiences, she writes for the first time about her long struggle to come to terms with the experience. In this third book, she looks at reconciling foundational beliefs with the powerful messages of a strange and otherworldly NDE. The unexpected, sometimes humorous, often synchronistic discoveries point beyond herself to challenges and reassurance for everyone.
She says, “At the beginning, learning about 'all this'--the spirituality, the consciousness, the science, the psychic elements--was like finding threads of meaning, I thought, if one could only get enough of them to braid together, there would be some understanding to work with.” "Reckoning" follows the threads of her discoveries about the nature of reality and the role traumatic experience can play in reshaping the way we understand the world and ourselves. Far from leaving her stranded in the terror of her NDE, the discoveries shared here have led to the serenity of her present outlook. Mark Anthony, the acclaimed attorney/psychic, says: “Reckoning is an insightful and uplifting book…destined to become an authoritative classic in the realm of near-death experience literature.”
ABOUT NANCY EVANS BUSH
Over three decades, Nancy Evans Bush has built a reputation as a trusted pioneer in research of those near-death experiences which are not the usual peaceful kind but are distressing, downright frightening or even hellish. A past president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), with which she has been affiliated since 1982, she is the author of Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences, called "the bible of the subject." She is a former teacher and nonprofit administrator with a Bachelor's degree from SUNY-Albany and a Master's in Pastoral Ministry and Spirituality from St. Joseph University. See the website, www.dancingpastthedark.com for more information and blog. She is now retired, living beside a tidal marsh in coastal North Carolina, looking at birds and tides.