Kenneth Ring

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Kenneth Ring (born 1936) is Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut, and a researcher within the field of near-death studies.


Ring 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.[1]

Ring was born in San Francisco, California and currently lives in Kentfield, California.[1] In November 2008, Ring visited Israel as part of a peace delegation and subsequently protested the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as completely disproportionate.[2]

Ring's book Life at Death was published by William Morrow and Company in 1980.[3] In 1984, the company published Ring's second book, Heading Toward Omega. Both books deal with near-death experiences and how they change people's lives.[3] Other books by Ring include The Omega Project: Near-Death Experiences, Ufo Encounters, and Mind at Large (1992), Mindsight: Near-death and out-of-body experiences in the blind (1999) and Lessons from the Light (2000). He is also the coauthor of Methods of Madness: The Mental Hospital as a Last Resort.

Kenneth Ring also is a co-author of Letters from Palestine (2011).


  1. ^ a b Author biography in Kenneth Ring and Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino, Lessons from the Light: What we can learn from the near-death experience, Needham, MA: Moment Point Press (1998).
  2. ^ Richard Halstead, Marin has mixed response to Israel's bombing of Gaza Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine, Marin Independent Journal, 29 December 2008. Accessed 2009-06-02.
  3. ^ a b Sharon L. Bass. You Never Recover Your Original Self New York Times August 28, 1988.

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