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About Kenneth Ring

Kenneth Ring is an American psychologist, born in San Francisco, California. 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 currently lives in Kentfield, California.

Among his first publications was the book Methods of Madness: The Mental Hospital as a Last Resort. The book was released in 1969 and was co-authored with Benjamin Braginsky and Dorothea Braginsky.[2][3] Ring's book Life at Death was published by William Morrow and Company in 1980.[4][5][6] In this book Ring presented the Weighted Core Experience Index, a psychometric instrument constructed to measure the depth of a near-death experience.[7] In 1984, the company published Ring's second book, Heading Toward Omega.[8] Both books deal with near-death experiences and how they change people's lives.[4]

In 1992 he published The Omega Project: Human Evolution in an Ecological Age, a book that dealt with near-death experiences and UFO-encounters.[9] 1998 saw the release of Lessons From the Light. What We Can Learn From the Near-Death Experience, co-authored with Evelyn Elaesser. The book discussed a wide range of paranormal phenomena, including out-of-body experiences, children's near-death experiences, near-death experiences in the blind, as well as healing and paranormal abilities in near-death experiencers. Another co-authored release appeared in 1999. This time Ring co-operated with Sharon Cooper for the release of Mindsight: Near-death and out-of-body experiences in the blind. In the book Ring & Cooper discussed the possibility of sight and vision among blind near-death experiencers.