Our guest this week is Dr. Christophor Coppes, author of "Messages from the Light-Stories From Near-Death Experiences And Communication From The Other Side." His book gives us an insight into what happens during the first moments after our death. Christophor holds a PhD in economics and worked for many years at the University of Groningen and in the banking industry. He is currently a financial supervisor at the Dutch Central Bank. where he monitors the developments in the international Financial Markets. Born in 1957 in Venezuela, he was eight years when he moved with his parents and brother Michael to the Netherlands.During his career in the financial sector he never lost his human interest. This resulted in writing his first book, which was based on the real story of how friends and family lovingly looked after a terminally ill Aids patient and helped him through the final stages of his life. His conviction that Near-Death Experiences are true spiritual experiences dates back to 1979 when he read Raymond Moody’s Life after Life. A few years ago he wrote a book in which he compared the essences of NDEs with those of five world religions. His conclusion is that the true essences of the five religions can be found in NDEs, but that not all the essences of NDEs can be found in each individual religion. In 2008, he became president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) in the Netherlands. One of his conclusions from his research is that people who have had a NDE seem to get an answer to the question what the purpose is of their life on earth. The experiences also seem to contain a message about how we should live, what we should do with our life and what we rather shouldn’t do.