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Commentary on "Nondualistic Experiences of Light in Near-Death Experiences and in The Tibetan Book of the Dead"

Commentary on "Nondualistic Experiences of Light in Near-Death Experiences and in The Tibetan Book of the Dead"

Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Murphy, Todd
Description: 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.
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Commentary on "Psychophysiological and Cultural Correlates Undermining a Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences"

Commentary on "Psychophysiological and Cultural Correlates Undermining a Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences"

Date: Winter 2007
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Description: 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.
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Comments on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"

Comments on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"

Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Description: 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.
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A Comparative Study of Near-Death Experience and Non-Near-Death Experience Outcomes in 56 Survivors of Clinical Death

A Comparative Study of Near-Death Experience and Non-Near-Death Experience Outcomes in 56 Survivors of Clinical Death

Date: Spring 2004
Creator: Bonenfant, Richard J.
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of Near-Death Experiences Occurring Before and After 1975: Results From an Internet Survey

A Comparison of Near-Death Experiences Occurring Before and After 1975: Results From an Internet Survey

Date: Autumn 2003
Creator: Long, Jeffrey P. & Long, Jody A.
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of Other World Perceptions by Near-Death Experiencers and by the Marian Visionaries of Medjugorje

A Comparison of Other World Perceptions by Near-Death Experiencers and by the Marian Visionaries of Medjugorje

Date: Autumn 2000
Creator: Lundahl, Craig R.
Description: Article comparing the visions of six young people in the village of Medjugorje, Croatia, with those of near-death experiencers.
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Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative

Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative

Date: 2009
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: This article offers a comparison of strategies and policies for building distributed digital preservation infrastructure.
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Connecting Constituents to Government Information: 150 Years of Congressionally Designated Libraries

Connecting Constituents to Government Information: 150 Years of Congressionally Designated Libraries

Date: Autumn 2008
Creator: Sears, Suzanne
Description: Article on connecting constituents to government information and 150 years of congressionally designated libraries.
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Content Analysis of a Predominately African-American Near-Death Experience Collection: Evaluation the Ritual Healing Theory

Content Analysis of a Predominately African-American Near-Death Experience Collection: Evaluation the Ritual Healing Theory

Date: Spring 2005
Creator: McClenon, James
Description: 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.
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Corroboration of the Dentures Anecdote Involing Veridical Perception in a Near-Death Experience

Corroboration of the Dentures Anecdote Involing Veridical Perception in a Near-Death Experience

Date: Autumn 2008
Creator: Smit, Rudolf H.
Description: 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.
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