First-hand account of a young mother's awakening into a psychic consciousness after being struck by lightning, paired with a revolutionary analysis by a respected professor of religion at Rice University.
Jeffrey J. Kripal is a well-known professor of religion at Rice University and the Co-Director of Esalen's Center for Theory and Research. He is the author of many books on religion and unexplained phenomena, including, with Whitley Streiber, The Super Natural. He is a key figure in consciousness studies within academia and beyond. Elizabeth Greenfield Krohn was a wife and mother of two young boys when she was struck by lightning in the parking lot of her Houston synagogue, and her most fundamental understandings of the what the world is and how it works were completely transformed. She is now a grandmother living in Houston.
"Changed in a Flash is a captivating collaboration between a
remarkable woman who survived a lightning strike, only to discover
inexplicable new--but not always welcomed--abilities and insights,
and an acclaimed scholar of religious studies. Elizabeth Krohn's
spellbinding account of her experience and its striking after
effects will astound you, and Jeffrey Kripal's examination of their
potentially revolutionary implications will inspire you to rethink
how you understand humanity, death, and an afterlife."
--Bruce Greyson, MD, Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia School of Medicine
"Near-Death Experiences are often recalled as shockingly vivid
events with unexpected consequences, including newfound psychic
abilities. Such a case is covered in the first part of the book.
But it's the second part that explores how to interpret the
meaning of NDEs. Are they literally true reports of the
afterlife, or hallucinatory dreams of a dying brain, or something
much stranger? Changed in a Flash explores each of these
interpretations, and it ends with a stunning conclusion. A
thoughtful, fresh look at NDEs that threatens to exceed your boggle
threshold. Highly recommended."
--Dean Radin PhD, chief scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, author, Real Magic