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Recently someone asked me about what the Baha’i Faith has to say about near-death experiences.  I don’t have any knowledge on this topic, but a quick search indicated that a lot of Baha’is had written and spoken about it.  As a result, I decided to put together a list of resources, which could easily be accessed by those interested in this topic.  If you know of others, please let me know and I’ll include them.

To access more information on each one, please click on the link.

Bahá’ís writing about near death experiences include:

Reinee Pasarow

Barney Leith:  Explaining Near Death Experiences part 1

Barney Leith:Explaining Near Death Experiences part 2

Steven Kolins:  Near Death Experiences and the Baha’i Faith

Michael Sudduth:  Near Death Experiences


Near Death Experiences and the Bahá’í Faith

Characteristics of NDE

Bahá’í Forum on NDE

Books on NDE by Bahá’í Authors

The Glorious Journey to God: Selections from Sacred Scriptures on the Afterlife By Hushidar Motlagh

Life After Death: A Study of the Afterlife in World Religions by Farnáz Ma’sumian

Light after Death, by Alan Bryson (online version)

Light after Death, by Alan Bryson (print version)

Purpose of Physical Reality, by John S. Hatcher, has a chapter on the Bahá’í teachings in relation to NDEs – ”The Eternal Consequences of the Physical Experiences” p. 118 – 154


Reinee Pasarow

Reinee Pasarow 2

Glimpse of Paradise


Nina Lemke Harvey

Nina Lemke Harvey 2

Books by non-Bahá’í Authors

Heaven is for Real:  A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Coming Back To Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience by P.M.H. Atwater

Near-Death Experiences, the Rest of the Story: What They Teach Us about Living and Dying and Our True Purpose by P.M.H. Atwater

What’s been your experience with near death experiences?  Feel free to post it here: