This is a recording from the audio book of Shunryu Suzuki titled "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind." The chapter is called "Study Yourself", it is a beautiful explanation of the process that is used to awaken consciousness. It matters not that it is explained through the eyes of Buddhism, the wisdom in this teaching is universal.
If you would like to download the file, you can click the link - Shunryu Suzuki - Study Yourself
Near Death Experience
This man's story is quite amazing. He died and his experience in the internal worlds is worth listening to. There are English sub-titles and the video quality is low.