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Farther Shores:

Exploring How Near-Death, Kundalini, and Mystical Experiences Can Transform Ordinary Lives

(2000 )Harper Collins Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, & (2008) iUniverse, Bloomington, IN, USA

By Yvonne Kason, M.D.

A dramatic Near-Death Experience in a 1979 medevac plane crash changed Dr. Yvonne Kason’s life forever and prompted her study of the mystical experiences that fall beyond the everyday.  In this revised edition of her groundbreaking bestseller, A Farther Shore, in which she coined the term “Spiritually Transformative Experiences”, (STEs), Dr. Kason explores the wide range of STEs – Near-Death Experiences, Mystical Experiences, Spiritual energy/Kundalini awakenings, psychic episodes, and spontaneous inspired creativity – by sharing fascinating real-life stories.

Farther Shores, is a bestselling classic, an inspiring book for those who have experienced the extraordinary and for the health care professionals to whom they turn for help.  Dr. Kason offers sound advice on how to use these occurrences for spiritual growth and personal healing.

Praise From Readers

“… an exceptional book… [that] takes the reader into a world where mystical happenings bring direction and healing to our everyday lives.”

Jyoti (Jeneane Prevatt, Ph.D.),

Former Director of the Spiritual Emergence Network,
Author of An Angel Called My Name.

“… a major contribution to our understanding of a wide range of spiritually transformative experiences… Kason is a wise and knowledgeable guide in these realms, and I can recommend her book with the greatest enthusiasm.”

Kenneth Ring, PhD,

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Connecticut,

Author of Heading Toward Omega and Lessons from the Light.

“builds a bridge between the scientific and the spiritual, a bridge physicians will feel comfortable crossing.”

Family Practice

“Through fascinating case studies and her own personal experience, Dr. Yvonne Kason explores the mysterious forces shaping our spiritual and psychic lives. Provocative, well-researched and full of practical wisdom.”

Sylvia Fraser,

author of My Father’s House and The Quest for the Fourth Monkey

“…an exceptionally readable and useful book on near-death and other spiritually transformative experiences. Written in a popular style that will appeal to intelligent lay readers, this book is careful enough about its science to be palatable as well to physicians and scholars.”

Bruce Greyson, M.D.,

Bonner-Lowry Professor of Personality Studies, University of Virginia Medical School, editor of The Journal of Near-Death Studies and The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives

“Dr. Kason’s … near-death experience … propelled her on a lifetime quest for answers. In discovering some for herself, she found ways of helping others deal with the kind of life-shaking events that had been routinely dismissed by orthodox medical practitioners as unbelievable, irrelevant and bizarre.”


“What is striking about this book is the down-to-earth nature of Kason’s interpretations of the data she presents … a grounded and sensible book ….”

Canadian Book Review Annual

“As a physician, Kason is able to bring a fresh perspective to much of this material. She’s able to account clinically for many of the physical symptoms of the typical experience.”

The Vancouver Sun