"True morality is great wisdom. It comes to us at a cost and at a time when we are able to comprehend its value."

Near-death Experiences (NDE) have been age-old and ongoing phenomena. In Pells's work, readers are exposed to the fruits of a half-century of painstaking effort and research from a trio of angles: philosophical, spiritual, and material. Experiencing complications during childbirth in 1968, the author describes an initial feeling of paralysis, a stopping of time that evolved into a floating sense of peace and the familiar white light at the end of the tunnel. Where this text differs from similar literature is in its ability to balance the author's experience with impeccably researched and thoroughly analyzed examples that, at the very least, will impel individuals to reconsider their stance on topics like telepathy and reincarnation.

Central to the numerous arguments and the layers of evidence Pells compiles is a focus on genuinely becoming one with the power of the Almighty's love and achieving a higher state of being. Specifically, her paintings deliver a surreal experience, a snapshot illuminating the effects and vision of the NDE. Digging deeper, Pells alludes to the famous paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and the contributions of psychologist Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud to explore the concept of the "collective unconscious" and unpack complex topics like instinct, intuition, and deja vu described succinctly as channels free from sensory interaction.

Despite religion and science appearing to be completely unrelated, the author's research establishes that they are inevitably interconnected as forces of communication beyond ourselves. Arguably, the NDE allows the individual to tap into a higher state of being that helps them process the world and communicate with the universe from the perspective of being part and parcel of the Creator. With a writing style as fluid as water, audiences will gravitate to the combination of rich detail, personal experience, and thought-provoking discussion that are integral to Pell's piece.

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