Schering Stiftung

Panel discussion 

Salon at the Komische Oper Berlin

Salon at the Komische Oper Berlin
Photo: Jan Windszus Photography

Thomas Macho | Birk Engmann

Thomas Macho | Birk Engmann

»Glimpses into the Beyond?«

Salon on Near-Death Experience

»Glimpses into the Beyond?«

Salon on Near-Death Experience


June 20, 2016, 7:30–9 p.m.


Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstraße 55-57
10117 Berlin

Looking into a brightly lit tunnel, leaving one’s body, looking back at one’s life – what some interpret as a sign of life after death, others consider to be merely a neurological phenomenon. What characterizes near-death experiences? What happens in our brain while we have them? And what remains of them afterwards? How does such an experience change our life? What place do we give to death in our lives?

GUESTS: Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho (professor of cultural studies, Humboldt University, Berlin) and Dr. med. Birk Engmann (neurologist, Leipzig)
With singers and musicians of the Komische Oper Berlin
MODERATORS: Katja Naie and Ulrich Lenz

Castor et Pollux (Castor and Pollux)
(Performances on June 22, 25, and 30, and July 3, 2016)


This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:

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