Kenneth Ring, Ph.D.is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Connecticut (though he currently resides in Northern California). He is the co-founder and past President of The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), founder and original editor of The Journal of Near-Death Studies, and the author of five books on the subject of near-death experiences, including Heading Toward Omega, Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind and Lessons from the Light. For many years, he lectured internationally on his NDE research and related topics and has appeared on many radio and television programs in connection with his work. He is currently a monthly contributor to Raymond Moody's University of Heaven, where his essays appear in his column, "Notes from the Ringdom." Visit www.theuniversityofheaven.com.