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Raymond A. Moody, Jr. is a psychologist and medical doctor. He is most famous as an author of books about ‘life after death’ and ‘near-death experiences’ (NDE), a term that he coined in 1975 in his best-selling book Life After Life. Moody was born in Porterdale, Georgia and currently lives in rural Alabama.
Moody studied philosophy at the University of Virginia, United States, where he obtained a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. in the subject. He also obtained a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of West Georgia, then known as West Georgia College, where he later became a professor in that topic. In 1976, he was awarded an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia.
After obtaining his M.D., Moody worked as a forensic psychiatrist in a maximum-security Georgia state hospital. In 1998, Moody was appointed Chair in Consciousness Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Moody's most famous book was made into a movie of the same name, Life After Life, for which he won a bronze medal in the Human Relations Category at the New York Film Festival. He was also awarded the World Humanitarian Award.
In 2010, Moody published Glimpses of Eternity which describes the "shared-death experience", in which people gathered at the bedside of a dying loved one sometimes describe being lifted out of their bodies and accompanying their loved one part-way into another realm. Moody describes seven key elements of the shared death experience which are very similar to those of the near-death experience. Moody has also researched past life regression and believes that he personally has had nine past lives.