The Bigelow Institute Essay Contest of 2021, in which 29 essays from global thought leaders with at least 5 years of experience scientifically studying afterlife phenomena are available to the public, basically makes the case beyond any reasonable doubt that, from a scientific perspective, the afterlife is very real. Additionally, Eben’s own NDE provides some of the strongest evidence that the brain is not the producer of phenomenal consciousness. In this video module, Eben will explore the scientific study of psychedelic substances (such as psilocybin, or “magic” mushrooms, LSD and DMT, the active principle in ayahuasca) through a series of scientific studies over the last decade that all conclude that these substances dissolve the major networks of the brain responsible for a sense of self in the here and now. In these circumstances, the brain seems to be “getting out of the way” to allow these transformative experiences to unfold, fully supporting the notion of the primacy of mind over the material world. Eben will also examine the astonishing findings of quantum physics, and the evidence for non-local consciousness that has been identified through parapsychology (telepathy, remote viewing, out of body experiences, distance healing, past life memories in children indicative of reincarnation, etc.).