Dying To Be Me.

dying to be me

This is a book by Anita Moorjani. I was led to this book by the same people who had persuaded me to read Proof Of Heaven by Eben Alexander about which I had written in my post Too Strange. The idea was to debate the whole issue of NDE and willful curing of cancer after I had explored what Dying To Be Me was all about.

I was actually asked to listen to Anita Moorjani’s TED talk but I preferred to send for the book and read it. Since it was available in the kindle version, it was a simple matter of downloading it and reading it.

I await an opportunity to debate the topics with the people who exposed me to these two subjects, but this post is about the book. The book is worth a read for those interested in the unusual. I am not impressed and I think that such matters are best left alone and not speculated on. I am sceptical about the experience explained, the spiritual innuendos and the bringing in of Wayne Dyer into the equation to perhaps just plug the book.

The author may be stating truths about her experience but considering her background that I researched before I commenced writing this post, I think that a lot of the writing is ghost written. While that may be acceptable publishing practice to ensure sales of the book, I personally found it rather stilted and unlike anything that someone with that kind of a background can come up with. Had the ghost writer, if as I suspect there had been one, been given proper credit, the credibility of the author would have been higher with me.

Unless I personally undergo a Near Death Experience, and / or miraculously cure one of my health problems through the belief system propagated by Ms. Moorjani, I am afraid that I am through with NED and Miraculous Cures.

Too Strange!


On the 22nd of September, my cousin who shares my passion for reading, rang me to advice me to get a copy of “Proof of Heaven: by Eben Alexander”.  I ordered for it immediately with Amazon and it was delivered to me on the 23rd inst.

hereafterI could not put the book down and finished reading it on the 25th September. In between, on Facebook, my friend Nandu reviewed a film “Hereafter” and since it was the first time that Nandu had recommended a film, I sent for it too and it was delivered on the 26th inst. I was able to see the film only today though as I was preoccupied with other matters including seeing some other films both at home and at the theater.


While I was reading about Dr. Alexander’s experiences and wondering whether I should go back to read Fritjof Capra, Amazon, as it is wont to, sent me a list of books that may be of interest to me and it was Quantum And The Lotus by Matthieu Ricard, and Trinh Xuan Thuan. I have sent for this book instead of going back to Capra and it is expected to be delivered tomorrow.

One recommendation leading to two others and all tying up nicely into a subject that has suddenly occupied my mind.

Seeing “Hereafter” was a very unusual and indescribable experience.  It is more so because it has been produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and one naturally wonders as to what prompted him to do so on a film with such an odd theme.  Be that as it may, it is not a film that I would have seen had it not been recommended by someone I knew and so the surprise.

While I reserve a review of the film for later, this post is to comment on the chain of events that is as mysterious as the subject matter of Near Death Experiences and Life Hereafter!