on May 16, 2011 :
As the general public becomes familiar with the notion of the Near Death Experience, individuals such as LaVall McIvor are more likely to relate the experiences which they have had concerning the afterlife.
I have read hundreds of these accounts, and find LaVall's to be atypical in many ways. Of course, no two NDE accounts are the same, and the differences between them are usually considerable. However, LaVall's story contains some tentative answers to questions that have occurred to me over the years concerning the light beings who are often encountered in many, if not most, of the NDE accounts that I've read.
Some of these NDE'ers believe the being of light they encounter to be God, Jesus, Buddha, etc., but they tend not to ask about the identity of these beings; they just know, or assume they know. LaVall did ask, he was told: “You see us as we truly are, as you truly are. We are all things to all wholesome souls.”
Other ideas--different from the norm--are also expressed in LaVall's story, such as another slant on the concept of reincarnation, and the lack of souls re non humanoids.
Although spelling and grammar in his book are sometimes troublesome, I deem these errors to be insignificant, and applaud LaVall for presenting this book; it is a significant addition to the literature on the subject.
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)