People at the very edge of death often experience a benevolent presence beside them which encourages them to make one final effort to survive. Divers, polar explorers, prisoners of war, solo sailors, aviators, astronauts and 9/11 survivors have all escaped traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories of having experienced the close presence of a helper or guardian. Is this hallucination, neuroscience or divine intervention? John Geiger, described by William Burroughs as a “fellow writer of exploration literature”, explores this phenomenon in his new book The Third Man Factor.
*PLEASE NOTE: The date of this event has changed from 12th May (as advertised in our brochure) to 28th May.
Price: £6.50 / £4.50. Contact Arnolfini, Bristol on: 0117 917 2300 or visit in person.
Official Website: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/?p=402
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