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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2002
Afterward: Making Meaning After a Frightening Near-Death Experience

Afterward: Making Meaning After a Frightening Near-Death Experience

Date: Winter 2002
Creator: Bush, Nancy Evans
Description: 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.
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Changes in Heart Transplant Recipients That Parallel the Personalities of Their Donors

Changes in Heart Transplant Recipients That Parallel the Personalities of Their Donors

Date: Spring 2002
Creator: Pearsall, Paul; Schwartz, Gary E. R. & Russek, Linda G. S.
Description: 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.
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Division of the Self: Life After Death and the Binary Soul Doctrine

Division of the Self: Life After Death and the Binary Soul Doctrine

Date: Spring 2002
Creator: Novak, Peter
Description: Article discussing the belief in two souls, the conscious and unconscious minds, and the relation to the two stages of near-death experiences.
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The Evidential Value of Near-Death Experiences for Belief in Life After Death

The Evidential Value of Near-Death Experiences for Belief in Life After Death

Date: Summer 2002
Creator: Potts, Michael
Description: Article exploring the issue of what evidential value near-death experiences (NDEs) offer for belief in life and death, including a survey of major positions on the issue.
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A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

Date: August 2002
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hastings, Samantha Kelly & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: Article discussing metadata approaches to preservation of digital resources and the experiences of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
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Post Mortem Contact by Fatal Injury Victims with Emergency Service Workers at the Scenes of Their Death

Post Mortem Contact by Fatal Injury Victims with Emergency Service Workers at the Scenes of Their Death

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Kelly, Richard E.
Description: Study of ninety selected emergency service workers, which were interviewed or completed questionnaires to determine if they had experienced a sense or feeling of "communication, presence, or attachment" from victims of fatal injury whom they had attended at death.
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A Prospective Analysis of Near-Death Experiences in Cardiac Arrest Patients

A Prospective Analysis of Near-Death Experiences in Cardiac Arrest Patients

Date: Summer 2002
Creator: Schwaninger, Janet; Eisenberg, Paul R.; Schechtman, Kenneth B. & Weiss, Alan N.
Description: Study assessing prospectively the frequency of near-death experiences (NDEs) in patients suffering a cardiac arrest, characterizing these experiences, and assessing their impact on psychosocial and spiritual attitudes.
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The Resistance to Belief

The Resistance to Belief

Date: Winter 2002
Creator: Hastings, Arthur
Description: Article exploring situations, using a recent near-death experience (NDE) example, in which there are reasonable evidence and logic, and yet belief seems to be withheld. The author postulates and discusses nonrational influences producing resistance to belief, including the fear of being in error, the fear of rejection from the scientific community, irrational requirements of logicality, avoidance of consequences, and paradigm fixation, as well as discussing issues in philosophy of science and epistemology in regard to proof.
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Who's Afraid of Life After Death?

Who's Afraid of Life After Death?

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Grossman, Neal
Description: Article discussing the academy's refusal to examine the evidence for an afterlife, and tendency to cling to materialism as if it were a priori true, instead of a posteriori false. The author suggests several explanations for the monumental failure of curiosity on the part of academia.
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