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The Angel Effect
We Are Never Alone
By John Geiger
The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the "Angel Effect": when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation.
Do "angels" exist? If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain? After the publication of the bestseller The Third Man Factor, which examined the phenomenon of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible, John Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who had the same experience—a vivid presence that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, serious illness, childbirth, and depression.
The Angel Effect examines this phenomenon, and Geiger argues that it has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and asks whether it is a trainable skill. He investigates the numerous experiences along with historical accounts and scientific research as he reveals compelling discoveries about the human brain and our innate capacity to hope.
About the Author
John Geiger is the bestselling author of The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, and four other books of non-fiction, including the international bestseller Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition, which describes the results of the Franklin Forensic Project. He also authored, with Dr. Peter Suedfeld, the scholarly study, 'The Sensed Presence as a Coping Resource in Extreme Environments.' His latest book, The Angel Effect: We Are Not Alone, has just been released. Geiger's work has been translated into eleven languages.
He has lectured widely, including presenting talks at the National Arts Club, and the Explorers Club. He was a presenter at the 2009 ideaCity conference. His documentary film appearances include National Geographic Channel's "Explorer: The Angel Effect," which is based on The Third Man Factor, as well as PBS NOVA in "Arctic Passage", BBC4 in "Wilderness Explored: Arctic", The Discovery Channel in "Islands of Mystery: Dead Silence", and on Bravo! (Canada) in "FLicKeR."
Geiger was born in Ithaca, New York.