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G r e g o r y   S h u s h a n


“One of the brightest lights in the rising generation of scholars in psychical research.” 

~ Alan Gauld, author of The Heyday of Mental Mediumship: 1880s – 1930s: Investigators, Mediums and Communicators.


New Book Out Now - The Next World:
Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife


“Advances our understanding of NDEs and of our own nature as few other books have. This truly is a remarkable book.” ~ Bruce Greyson, author of After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond.

An original treatment of the subject, as wide-ranging in thought and feeling as it is rigorous and scholarly. Heartily recommended. ~ Michael Grosso, Journal of Scientific Exploration.

“This fine new book by Gregory Shushan encapsulates his decades of painstaking ethnohistorical research on NDEs and various related phenomena, spanning a remarkable range of cultures and times. Strongly recommended!” ~ Edward F. Kelly, co-editor of Irreducible Mind, Beyond Physicalism.

“What a breathtaking tour of the expanse of human experience! It left me with a sense of wonder and admiration.” ~ Zofie Weaver, author of Other Realities? The Enigma of Franek Kluski’s Mediumship.

“Both academically accurate and highly entertaining, a remarkable combination. A brilliant book – fun to read!”

~ James McClenon, Ph.D, author of Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution.

"An extremely readable book, always balanced in tone and authoritative. The Next World is set to become a key item in the library of anyone seriously interested in religion and the big questions of individual survival and the purpose of life.  A good read and I was reluctant to put it down!” ~

Fiona Bowie, author of the Anthropology of Religion 

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Gregory Shushan, PhD, is an award-winning author and the leading authority on near-death experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history. His books include The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife, Near-Death Experiences in Indigenous Religions, and Near-Death Experience in Ancient Civilizations (coming soon from Inner Traditions). His forthcoming titles include The Historical Anthology of Near-Death Experiences, and Mind Dust and White Crows: The Psychical Research of William James (both as editor). 

Dr. Shushan is a Visiting Research Fellow at University of Winchester's Centre for Death, Religion and Culture, and Research Fellow of the Parapsychology Foundation. He was formerly Perrott-Warrick Researcher at University of Oxford's Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion;  Scholar-in Residence at the Centro Incontri Umani (The Cross Cultural Centre), Ascona, Switzerland; and Honorary Research Fellow at the Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He has lectured at universities in the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland and has given numerous talks on his research in nine countries, and has appeared on the History Channel.


Dr. Shushan holds degrees in Religious Studies (University of Wales Lampeter), Research Methods for the Humanities, Egyptian Archaeology (University College London), and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (Birkbeck College, University of London). He is currently working towards his second PhD with a project on near-death experiences in Classical antiquity.

His work has been generously supported by grants from the Perrott-Warrick Fund at Trinity College Cambridge, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, the Cedar Creek Institute, the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research, the Parapsychology Foundation, the Society for Psychical Research, and by readers like you.  To support his work and to receive exclusive content and updates, please consider becoming a Patron from as little as $1 per month.

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