The Website of PMH AtwaterOne of the internet's most comprehensive sites on the near-death phenomenon!

One of the internet's most comprehensive sites on the near-death phenomenon!

The New Children

...and Near-Death Experiences

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430208

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The New Children and Near-Death Experiences is an expansion of the first book ever written that provides --from the view of the child-- an in-depth study of children who have experienced the near-death phenomenon and the pattern of physiological and psychological aftereffects which follow. Atwater notes that the child who returns from a near-death experience is not the same child as before, but is a "remodeled, rewired, reconfigured, refined version of the original." Presenting data to support her contention that these children have experienced structural, chemical, and functional changes in the brain, she also shows how their greater empathic abilities as well as dramatically higher intelligence are qualities that are also present in children born since 1982 enhanced abilities that cannot be tied to simple genetics. Atwater shows that understanding the near-death experiences of children can help us prepare for a quantum leap in the evolution of humanity. Extensive resource suggestions and ideas are included, along with an explanation of the protocol used in arriving at the research in this book.

Authors Note: "The New Children and Near-Death Experiences" is a remake of the original book, "Children of the New Millennium." It is much larger, same basic format but with new cases and new research never before published. Additional sections cover such material as information about our tiniest near-death experiencers (newborns, infants, and toddlers), evidential memories of past lives, the youngest hellish case yet recorded, and some amazing facts about Albert Einstein. I am very happy about this revised and much larger version of the original book. I know you will be, too.


"The New Children and Near-Death Experiences" is now available in Turkish. The publisher is Ruh ve Madde Yayinlari (a division of the Bilyay Foundation). While in Turkey at the recent conference, I was able to meet the man who interpreted the text; his name is Tufan. He autographed my copy, along with the woman who designed and created the cover, Yeni. That is so special to me, to meet my translators and honor their work and their visions. Yup, you're right - Tufan had a near-death-like experience as a child during a dream state that completely changed his life - similar to some of the stories in the book. Translating this book was exceptionally meaninful to him and explained so much of his life. He was indeed the right person at the right time to interpret the text. I am grateful to Tufan and Yeni and to the entire Bilyay Foundation. They are all visionaries, devoted to unity in humanity. PMH

"P.M.H.Atwater's New Children and Near-Death Experiences is not to be missed for any parent who would consider the effects of near death on a child. Atwater maintains that a child who has returned from such an experience is not the same child - he's been 'rewired and refined,' and she provides evidence to support her idea that these children have experienced many elemental changes in brain functioning as a result. An intriguing study by one of the earliest researchers to investigate the near-death experience; especially since relatively little focus has been provided on children prior to New Children and Near-Death Experiences." ...The Midwest Book Review, September 2004

Understanding The New Children & Their Special Gifts: THE NEW CHILDREN AND NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES provides an exceptionally thorough overview of the wide variety of near-death experiences (NDEs) for children and a fascinating description of how these experiences transform children's lives. Author PMH Atwater points out that while there are many types of near-death experiences, there is one identifiable pattern that fits them all... and this pattern sets the stage for great changes in the child's life. Atwater further explains how children born recently, the "new children," are demonstrating many of the same characteristics of children who have had NDEs. Many of these children view future events before they happen, learn at a very fast pace, are quick to recognize relationships, see ambiguity in what appears to be factual information, think abstractly, enjoy working independently, and don't want their giftedness pointed out.
Atwater shares her decades of NDE experience and research in such an engaging fashion that I became completely absorbed in the stories of these amazing children and their families.  In addition to sharing detailed personal accounts, Atwater provides helpful tips for parents of these gifted children who are often deeply concerned that their children be more "normal." These children need an open, supportive environment, and can benefit from revisiting and documenting their experiences.
I highly recommend THE NEW CHILDREN AND NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES to anyone interested in better understanding today's new children, and catching a glimpse of how this next generation will change the world!"...Cynthia Larson, founder of RealityShifters News and author of several timely books including "The Aura Advantage."

"This book is the richest, most probing, and most comprehensive available on NDEs in children, and a major contribution to the field of near-death studies. It is also a truly seminal exploration of the possible evolutionary significance of NDEs."
....Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., coauthor of Lessons from the Light

"P.M.H. Atwater is on the cutting edge of near-death research. If you think you have heard everything about NDEs, you need to read this book."
...Ken Bennett

"Im sure youve heard this before, but I just had to tell you how much I loved The Idiots Guide to Near-Death Experiences. Im not an experiencer myself, but I find the subject fascinating and I was completely blown away by all the accounts. Its always nice to hear a new perspective on things."
...Melvin Morse, M.D., author of Closer to the Light

"A masterpiece. I am now recommending it to parents of gifted children everywhere.”
...Linda Silverman, Ph.D., director of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development

"Atwater gives us a provocative new perspective on child development and humanity's future."
...Bruce Greyson, M.D., editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies