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Guest Speaker: Melvin Morse, MD, Where God Lives


April 13, 2002

Melvin L. Morse is recognized in Woodword-White\'s *Best Doctors in
America* as one of the top pediatricians in the country. He has a busy
private practice in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, USA. Dr. Morse
has researched near-death experiences in children and adults for over 15
years. He is married and has five children.

His interest in near-death experiences evolved from his experiences
working in Critical Care Medicine at Seattle Children\'s Hospital; he
published the first description of a child\'s near-death experience in
medical literature and was funded by the National Cancer Institute to
complete the first case control prospective study in near-death
experiences. He was the head of the Seattle Study, the largest study in
adults of the transformative aspects of the near-death experience to

Dr. Morse graduated with academic honors from George Washington
University School of Medicine. He interned in Pediatrics at the
University of California at San Francisco and then completed a residency
in Pediatrics at Seattle Children\'s Hospital. He is the recipient of a
National Service Research Award and spent two years studying brain
tumors and leukemia, also at Seattle Childrens Hospital.

He divides his time between his private practice of medicine and his
teaching responsibilities. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of
Pediatrics at University of Washington, and developed the Pediatric
teaching program for the Family Practice residency program at Valley
General Hospital. He has won numerous teaching awards. Dr. Morse was a
founder of the Pediatric Interim Care Center, one of the nations first
therapeutic foster homes for infants affected by prenatal exposure to

Dr. Morse\'s research has been featured in documentaries in Japan,
Australia, France, Canada, England, and the United States. He has
appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including 20/20, The
Oprah Winfrey Show, The Turning Point, The Tom Snyder Show, the Larry
King Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, and Unsolved Mysteries, and
has been the subject of lengthy profiles in the Seattle Times, Tacoma
News Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. He has numerous scientific
publications on death-related visions, including The Lancet and the
American Medical Associations Pediatric Journal.

Morse\'s first book,<i> Closer to the Light,</i> was an international
best seller and is published in 38 countries and 19 languages. It
explored the near-death experiences of children. His best-selling second
book, *Transformed by the Light,* is a long term follow up of these
children as adults, and documents the physical and psychological
transformations resulting from near-death experiences. His third
book,<i> Parting Visions,</i> documents the entire range of spiritual
visions associated with death and dying, including premonitions of death
and after death visitations. It focuses on how we can use these
experiences to help us to understand death, grief, and the often
overlooked spiritual miracles in everyday life.

In his newest book, <i>Where God Lives </i>(Harper Collins, 2000), Dr.
Morse reveals the area of the brain that is our biological link to the
universe and shows us the secret of tapping into the universal energy to
achieve healing, personal peace, and transcendence.

<tt> \"Melvin Morse\'s, *Where God Lives,* ushers in new research on
near-death experiences for the twenty-first century. It is an
astonishing synthesis of medical, philosophical, and spiritual knowledge
about life, the mind, and the afterlife.\" -Raymond A. Moody, Ph.D, M.D.
\"Melvin Morse has proven to be one of our most creative thinkers, a
rare scientist who can not only evaluate the objective evidence but also
comprehend its larger implications. In this book, he combines his own
compelling personal experience with supporting scientific evidence to
argue that there is a God Spot in our brains that allows us to interact
with the spiritual universe. Morse proposes that the lesson of NDEs is
that we don\'t have to die to be with God, and in this book he shows us
how.\" -Bruce Greyson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, U of

\"Dr. Morse is one of the most informed and honest scientists currently
studying the near-death experience. His careful analysis of children who
have had a Nde gives him a unique understanding of how the traditionally
divergent roads of science and spirituality will come together to
reassure and edify us all.\" -Betty J. Eadie, author of *Embraced by the

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