• Tunnel to Eternity

    Beyond Near-Death

    By Leon Rhodes
    Foreword by Kenneth Ring

    Leon Rhodes mingles his own research into near-death experiences with accounts of the afterlife as described by Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg. Read more

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From the experience of dying to awakening to tunnels, bright lights, unfamiliar realms, life reviews, and different levels of consciousness, Leon Rhodes takes the reader on a great adventure into the unknown. An officer in the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), Rhodes recounts the stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) that people have shared with him over the years. The profound changes in their lives after their discoveries are chronicled as a source of inspiration.

In addition, the fascinating parallels between NDEs and the spiritual world, described over two hundred years ago by Emanuel Swedenborg, provide many insights into the transition from this life to the next world. Rhodes’ unique Swedenborgian perspective broadens the discussion over the significance of the near-death phenomenon.

About the Author

Leon Rhodes has been a writer, editor, and lecturer on NDEs for over twenty years; he was also a motion-picture animator and an actor, writer, and director for the New York stage. He appeared in the original Broadway production of Our Town and produced the first television commercial in the world, for Swan soap, in 1938.


Kenneth Ring, PhD is Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut and a researcher in the field of near-death studies. He is the co-founder and past president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and is the founding editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. He is also the author of Life at Death, Heading Toward Omega, and The Omega Project.


“Books on the near-death experience are plentiful, but it is the singular value of this book to provide an illuminating Swedenborgian perspective on the NDE and the entire afterlife journey that it promises.”

—Kenneth Ring, co-founder of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)

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