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 Decade: 2000-2009
An 18th Century Near-Death Experience: The Case of George de Benneville
Article discussing the near-death experience (NDE) of George de Benneville during the 18th century, regarding his autobiographical account of the religious vision he had during his experience. It also compares the account to other ancient and modern NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799354/
The Acute Dying Experience
Article discussing the acute dying experience (ADE), which incorporates peritraumatic dissociation and hyperarousal into an experiential continuum lasting seconds to minutes. It is instantly triggered by the sudden, clear perception of threat of significant injury and/or death and followed, at times, by physical trauma, physiological derangement, and loss of consciousness. Results from this and other studies show that paradoxically the more terrifying and traumatic an accident may appear, the more peaceful and painless it may actually be experienced. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799345/
Afterlife Research and the Shamanic Turn
Abstract: In Western culture, approaches to the afterlife have mutated throughout history, from shamanism and mythology to philosophy, spiritualism, and psychical research. For conceptual reasons, however, survival research seems to many to be languishing, despite some remarkable recent advances. I urge a return to a more experience-based approach, modeled after features of the near-death experience, for its practical benefits; I intend that approach to complement other forms of research, not displace them. Finally, I underscore the unique status of survival research as a scientific pursuit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799113/
Afterward: Making Meaning After a Frightening Near-Death Experience
Abstract: The routes by which individuals attribute meaning to a near-death experience (NDE) appear to be similar, whether the experience was radiant or terrifying. This article explores three such avenues in relation to frightening experiences. I argue that resisting a terrifying NDE is likely to intensify fearfulness in an individual, and also that a similar effect occurs within society when this type of experience is resisted and misunderstood. The article concludes with an approach to synthesis and suggested techniques that may be useful in integrating the experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799142/
An Anthropological Perspective on Near-Death-Like Experiences in Three Men's Pregnancy-Related Spiritual Crises
Article bringing a transpersonal perinatal anthropological perspective to the study of three fathers' near-death-like experiences (NDEs) with the "spiritual emergencies" of three New Zealand men during their partners' pregnancies. It explores the seemingly anomalous male birth/death/rebirth experiences and draws some parallels with what some Western researchers have called "the shamanic crisis," and compares their stories with the symbolic reproductive maneuvers of shaman midwives. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799058/
Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers
Article discussing archiving web-published materials and a needs assessment of librarians, researchers, and content providers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29322/
At the Edge of Eternity's Shadows: Scaling the Fractal Continuum from Lower into Higher Space
Article addressing the hyperspatial implications of the fractal-scaling scheme, including several case studies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799356/
Cardiac Arrest and Near-Death Experiences
Article which describes the process of cardiac resuscitation in some detail, explains how known data on cardiac resuscitation predict the incidence of these experiences, as well as how the functioning of the body during cardiac resuscitation explains the experiences undergone during NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799067/
Cases of the Reincarnation Type with Memories from the Intermission Between Lives
Article analyzing reports from Burmese subjects which indicate that intermission memories can be broken down into three parts, and comparing these reports to reports of near-death experiences (NDEs), indicating that they show features similar to the transcendental component of Western NDEs and have significant areas of overlap with Asian NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799278/
Census of Non-Western Near-Death Experiences to 2005: Overview of the Current Data
Abstract: This paper provides a census of non-Western near-death experiences (NDEs), noting similarities and differences in features with Western NDEs and other non-Western NDEs. The two sims of this current review are to update previous transcultural reviews with current data and to describe both crosscultural and culture-specific features of NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799184/
Changes in Heart Transplant Recipients That Parallel the Personalities of Their Donors
Study evaluating whether changes following heart transplant surgery parallel the history of the donors, based on the systemic memory hypothesis which predicts that all dynamical systems that contain recurrent feedback loops store information and energy to various degrees. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799207/
Cheating the Ferryman: A New Paradigm of Existence?
Article presenting an argument for what occurs subjectively at the moment of death, using insights from quantum physics, neurology, perceptual science, psychiatry, and Gnosticism. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799359/
A Child's Encounter with the Devil: An Unusual Near-Death Experience with Both Blissful and Frightening Elements
Abstract: I describe the near-death experience (NDE) of a 6-year-old boy who encountered both the devil and God following a near-fatal car accident, and compare recent recollections of the event with those made four years earlier. I discuss the aftereffects of this experience, and review the findings of earlier studies of frightening NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799294/
Commentary on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"
Abstract: Keith Augustine raises questions regarding Pam Reynolds's near-death experience (NDE) while undergoing cerebral aneurysm surgery using the hypothermic cardiac arrest ("standstill") procedure. I specifically address questions regarding anesthesia and brainstem auditory evoked response procedures; and the relation of Reynolds's NDE to "standstill" and life after death. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799458/
Commentary on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"
Editor's abstract and note: In this commentary, Charles Tart critiques Keith Augustine's deconstruction of Pam Reynolds's near-death experience (NDE) while undergoing cerebral aneurysm surgery using the hypothermic cardiac arrest ("standstill") procedure. However, after drafting this initial response to Augustine's paper, family medical problems prevented Tart from researching and polishing his comments as thoroughly as he would have wished. He has approved our publication of this commentary but regrets taht it is not up to his usual standard. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799460/
Commentary on John Gibbs' "What Do Near-Death Experiencers and Jesus Have in Common? The Near-Death Experience and Spong's New New Christianity"
Abstract: John Gibbs relates research findings on near-death experiences (NDEs) to John Shelby Spong's "continuity view of Jesus" and his "call for a new Christianity." Gibbs' argument falls short of demonstrating congruence of the scientific findings of NDE research with the theological claims of Spong, who posits that Jesus was not God, but just a person. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799296/
Commentary on Keith Augustine's Article
Abstract: This commentary responds to Keith Augustine's article on the hallucinatory nature of near-death experiences (NDEs). It draws attention to his misreading of an important point made in my book Religion, Spirituality and the Near-Death Experience (Fox, 2003) regarding claims made by some NDErs to have traveled into outer space, reinforces the need for a thorough consideration of the epistemological complexities involved in asserting or denying a "common core" to NDEs, and ends by supporting the point made by Augustine that there is a pressing need for more crosscultural studies of the "core" phenomenon itself. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799028/
Commentary on Keith Augustine's Paper
Abstract: Keith Augustine claims that near-death experiences are actually hallucinations. However, this proposition has several serious problems that I explicate in this commentary. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799328/
Commentary on Keith Augustine's Paper
Abstract: Keith Augustine has provided a useful survey of the psychological and neurological correlates of near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences. The empirical findings he cites may prove awkward to accommodate under current separationist accounts of these experiences, although proponents of the separationist approach may be able to refine their theories so as to enhance their predictive power in this regard. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799087/
Commentary on "Near-Death Experiences with Hallucinatory Features"
Abstract: In this response to Keith Augustine's paper, I discuss the question of the nature and causation of near-death experiences (NDEs) with hallucinatory features. The attribution of hallucinations to either a brain mechanism or a peek into the afterworld raises fundamental questions about both the epistemology and ontology of our neuroscience, and of our scientific models of an afterlife. It also raises questions about the physiological state of the brain giving rise to NDEs that arise in very different situations and are clearly unlikely to have a unitary cause. These fundamental questions can be answered only in proper prospective trials when both the brain physiology and psychological variables of the experiencer are known. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798944/
Commentary on "Nondualistic Experiences of Light in Near-Death Experiences and in The Tibetan Book of the Dead"
Abstract: René Jorgensen's editorial comparing the Clear Light in The Tibetan Book of the Dead (or Bardo Thodol) and the experience of light in some near-death experiences (NDEs) does not adequately acknowledge either the diversity of NDEs or the possibility that the content of The Tibetan Book of the Dead may be metaphorical. Similarities between descriptions of light in some NDEs and descriptions of the Clear Light in The Tibetan Book of the Dead may reflect similar underlying neural mechanisms and does not provide validation for either description. Any relevance of these descriptions to enlightenment is speculative. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799159/
Commentary on "Psychophysiological and Cultural Correlates Undermining a Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences"
Abstract: Keith Augustine has provided a legitimate and cogent critique of a transcendental interpretation of near-death experiences, exposing weaknesses in the research methodology, paucity of the data, and gaps in the arguments. He offers evidence from psychophysiological and cultural correlates of NDEs that he interprets as favoring a hallucinatory understanding of these phenomena. however, his analysis relies on idiosyncratic definitions of psychological concepts, reads unidirectional causality into bivariate correlations, and underestimates the empirical predictions of the separation hypothesis. Despite less than compelling evidence for the transcendental hypothesis, it accounts for NDE phenomenology better than the materialist model. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798881/
Comments on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"
Abstract: Keith Augustine's critique of studies of veridical perception in near-death experiences is based on unsubstantiated speculation from the popular media, rather than on supportive data or peer-reviewed literature. Nevertheless, addressing the issues he raises would improve the methodology of near-death research and strengthen the evidential database for veridical perception. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798892/
A Comparative Study of Near-Death Experience and Non-Near-Death Experience Outcomes in 56 Survivors of Clinical Death
Article discussing the results of a study involving persons who experienced clinical death including both survivors who had near-death experiences (NDEs) and those who did not. Participants filled out questionnaires designed to identify changes in behavior following NDEs to compare the results between the two groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799196/
A Comparison of Near-Death Experiences Occurring Before and After 1975: Results From an Internet Survey
Abstract: The 1975 publication of Life After Life (Moody, 1975) led to wide public recognition of near death experiences (NDEs). Much of the early NDE research, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, studied NDEs occurring predominantly before 1975. If the content and aftereffects of NDEs remained constant before and after 1975, this early NDE research may be considered applicable to NDEs occurring more recently. This study used the methodology of an Internet-based questionnaire survey that has not been previously reported. A total of 218 NDErs were surveyed. The only statistical differences between the group with NDEs before 1975 (n=48) compared with the group with NDEs during or after 1975 (n=170) were due to expected differences in NDEr age at the time of the NDE, and age currently. No other significant difference was found between these two groups with regard to NDE deomgraphics, experience elements, or aftereffects studied. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799173/
A Comparison of Other World Perceptions by Near-Death Experiencers and by the Marian Visionaries of Medjugorje
Article comparing the visions of six young people in the village of Medjugorje, Croatia, with those of near-death experiencers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799320/
Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative
This article offers a comparison of strategies and policies for building distributed digital preservation infrastructure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc109697/
Connecting Constituents to Government Information: 150 Years of Congressionally Designated Libraries
Article on connecting constituents to government information and 150 years of congressionally designated libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc287068/
Content Analysis of a Predominately African-American Near-Death Experience Collection: Evaluation the Ritual Healing Theory
Study analyzing a sample of twenty-eight near-death experience (NDE) narratives from predominately African-American respondents in northeastern North Carolina, in order to test hypotheses regarding NDEs and the ritual healing theory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799069/
Corroboration of the Dentures Anecdote Involing Veridical Perception in a Near-Death Experience
Abstract: One of the most striking examples of near-death experience stories is the account of a clinically dead patient whose dentures were removed from his mouth prior to resuscitation, and which dentures were then lost. Days later the patient saw a nurse and told him that it was he who had removed those dentures. The patient was right, but he should not have known this information, because tat the time the nurse had removed his dentures, the patient was clinically dead. Since publication of this account in a prestigious mainstream medical journal, speculations have abounded. In this article I describe the investigation I undertook to put these speculations to rest and the outcome of that investigation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798921/
Councilor's Report: 2006 Annual Conference - New Orleans
This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in 2006, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Information about the topics discussed and issues that were brought up are included. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36286/
Councilor's Report: 2006 Midwinter Meeting - San Antonio
This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) midwinter meeting in 2006, which was held in San Antonio. The discussions include an increase in dues and several resolutions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36285/
Culture and the Near-Death Experience: Comments on Keith Augustine's "Psychophysiological and Cultural Correlates Undermining a Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences"
Abstract: This paper is a sociological commentary on the leading paper by Keith Augustine. It discusses the relationship between social expectations and culture as well as extending the discussion about the possibility that near-death experiences may not be a singular entity. I suggest there are sound grounds for developing a typology of experiences that have different and or overlapping causes and phenomenology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798980/
Death and Dying in the Works of Two Croatian Writers
Paper elucidating the views upon death and dying expressed in the works of two Croatian writers, Dobrisa Cesaric and Miroslav Krleza. The paper concludes with a suggestion of an inquiry into the influence of the works by Cesaric and Krleza upon the ideas of modern elementary school and high school generations on death and dying. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799224/
The Death and Posthumous Life of Tom Sawyer: A Case Study of Apparent After-Death Communication
Article exploring the near-death experience of Tom Sawyer, as well as the question of whether he actually died in April of 2007. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799091/
The Death Journey of a Hopi Indian: A Case Study
Article presenting the case study of the "death journey" or near-death experience (NDE) of Don Talayesva, a Hopi Indian, whose experience occurred between 1900 and 1910. The article compares and contrasts his experience with 11 accounts of Native American NDEs reported by Jenny Wade, as well as with modern day NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799319/
The Deconstruction of Death: Postmodernism and Near Death
Article addressing the significance of near-death experiences (NDEs) as a deconstruction of the conventional view of death, by placing the discourse of the NDE within the context of postmodernism. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799230/
The Deep Web: Resource Discovery in the Library of Texas
Article discussing the deep web and the new resource discovery service of the statewide virtual Library of Texas (LOT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36315/
Developing Collections of Web-Published Materials
This article discusses collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36287/
Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet
Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38890/
Development of a portal to Texas history
Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc407883/
Did Emanuel Swedenborg Have Near-Death Experiences? Envisioning a Developmental Account of NDEs
Article examining the phenomenological commonalities between Emanuel Swedenborg's experiences and near-death experiences (NDEs). It argues that a distal cause of Swedenborg's experiences was neural changes induced by his lifetime of unusual respiration, in conjunction with a predisposition to temporal lobe seizures. It concludes by proposing a number of empirically testable hypotheses emerging from the arguments, centered around a developmental approach to NDEs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799060/
Different Kinds of Near-Death Experience: A Report on a Survey of Near-Death Experiences in Germany
Article providing a short summary of a representative survey on near-death experiences (NDEs) in Germany, which is the first of its kind in Europe. The researchers tested several assumptions derived from previous research on NDEs, including the assumptions of a unified pattern of experience, the universality of the pattern, and the necessary link between NDEs and clinical death. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799129/
The Divine Light and Ecstasy in Religious and Near-Death Experiences: A Retrospective Glance and a View for the Future
Article discussing the interpretation and religious aspects of near-death experiences (NDEs). NDEs can be viewed as the latest stage in a long history of a phenomenon that transcends cultural and temporal boundaries. The article purports that by focusing on where such profound human experience shares common ground, we will be able to see humanity itself at perhaps its most sublime level. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799150/
Division of the Self: Life After Death and the Binary Soul Doctrine
Article discussing the belief in two souls, the conscious and unconscious minds, and the relation to the two stages of near-death experiences. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799306/
Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?
Article that serves as Part 1 of a critique of survivalist interpretations of near-death experiences (NDEs), reviews the quality of the evidence for veridical observations during NDEs, and finds the case for veridical paranormal perception during NDEs wanting. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799110/
"Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?" Defended
Article responding to criticisms of another article concerning paranormal perception in near-death experiences. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799459/
Does the Arousal System Contribute to Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences? A Summary and Response
Article acknowledging the viability and potential value of the hypothesis underlying articles suggesting a relationship between near-death experiences (NDEs) and the body's arousal system, but also identifying substantial weaknesses in both the presented lines of evidence and the studies. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799003/
Double Vision: The Divided Self in Near-Death Experiences and Postmodernism
Abstract: In Peter Novak's recent work (2003), he suggested the hypothesis that the human self is intrinsically bifurcated and separates into distinct components of consciousness at death. He referred to the near-death literature for evidence of this separation. His analysis of this literature implied that the after-death experience is not sequentially determined but is shaped simultaneously by different events corresponding to those components of consciousness. His proposal to reconcile those components addressed the need for self-integration at death. However, proponents of postmodernism question the singularity of self-identity and propose the multiplicity of self-experience. Their challenge to the belief in a wholly integrated self brings into question the therapeutic value of recognizing self-division in death. If the self lacks a foundation, then it is fruitless to seek an illusory level of integration. Rather, self-division in death points to a more astute understanding of the emptiness of the self. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461708/
Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker as Sole Diabetes Educator: Comparison of CoDE with Similar Culturally Appropriate Interventions
Article discussing the effectiveness of a community health worker as sole diabetes educator. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc180951/
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