P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, she began her examination of the phenomenon in 1978 and has completed 16 books either on her findings or about the experience itself. P.M.H had three near-death experiences within three months in 1977 that inspired her research. Many of her discoveries have been verified in clinical settings, among them the prospective study done in Holland and published in Lancet Medical Journal (12-15-01). To date, her work covers nearly 5,000 adult and child experiencers. She has won many awards and traveled the world – always inviting people to look past appearances for the truth that underlies what we think we know.