Kenneth Ring

Year of birth : 1936
Education : University of California, Berkeley, University of Minnesota
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“ Imagination becomes a kind of organ of perception, a creative power, that discloses a world of form, dimension and persons which can be directly apprehended. What we apprehend is our own inner spiritual state, our soul.  ”

“ The shaman has learned to see with the eyes of the soul and experiences the realm with a fully awakened imagination ”

“ Soul is imagination. At death we are released into imagination and what we see is the soul’s own image which is light; one’s pure soul essence undefiled by character and body. This primordial light is refracted through the prism of the soul yielding an imaginal world. ”

Books by the Master

" Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience " ... " Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind " ... " Heading Toward Omega " ... " Life at Death " ... " The Omega Project " ... " Letters from Palestine: Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence " ... " Psychological Perspectives on Camille Saint-Saens "


Kenneth Ring (born 1936) is Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut, and a researcher within the field of near-death studies. Ring 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.

Ring was born in San Francisco, California and currently lives in Kentfield, California. In November 2008, Ring visited Israel as part of a peace delegation and subsequently protested the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as completely disproportionate.

Ring's book Life at Death was published by William Morrow and Company in 1980. In 1984, the company published Ring's second book, Heading Toward Omega. Both books deal with near-death experiences and how they change people's lives. Other books by Ring include The Omega Project: Near-Death Experiences, Ufo Encounters, and Mind at Large (1992), Mindsight: Near-death and out-of-body experiences in the blind (1999) and Lessons from the Light (2000). He is also the coauthor of Methods of Madness: The Mental Hospital as a Last Resort.

Ken Ring researched NDEs that involve the experiencer witnessing events while out of their body which is later proven to have taken place. Ken has also researched NDEs that affirms reincarnation. Ken has also examined NDEs among those who attempted suicide. During his extensive research, Ken was also able to examine NDEs where the future was foretold.