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Death and Renewal in The Velveteen Rabbit: A Sociological Reading

Death and Renewal in The Velveteen Rabbit: A Sociological Reading

Date: Autumn 1993
Creator: Kellehear, Allan
Description: Article providing a sociological interpretation of The Velveteen Rabbit critical of recent materialist and psychoanalytic readings, and arguing that this children's story exemplifies the use of a non-materialistic idea of death to suggest other themes about love and life, and discuss implications for near-death research.
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Guest Editorial: Avoiding the Columbus Confusion: An Ockhamish View of Near-Death Research

Guest Editorial: Avoiding the Columbus Confusion: An Ockhamish View of Near-Death Research

Date: Winter 1992
Creator: Wren-Lewis, John
Description: Article exploring the theory that contemporary belief that near-death experiences (NDEs) are glimpses of an afterlife may prevent us from realizing their more profound nature. Belief in an afterlife has not historically brought humanity a high quality of life, but NDEs seem reliably to do so, and may offer important clues about why the expanded vitality, the "eternity-consciousness," of the mystics is commonly blocked.
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The Mystery of Frightening Transcendent Experiences: A Rejoinder to Nancy Evans Bush and Christopher Bache

The Mystery of Frightening Transcendent Experiences: A Rejoinder to Nancy Evans Bush and Christopher Bache

Date: Winter 1997
Creator: Jambor, Mishka
Description: Article reviewing Christopher Bache's perinatal account of near-death experiences (NDEs) and suggesting that it does not go far enough. The author then presents a new model, bliss/abyss, derived from the study of mysticism; shows that pleasant and frightening NDEs can be accommodated within the model; and discusses the predictions that can be drawn from the new theoretical framework.
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The Near-Death Experience as a Dissociative Phenomenon: An Empirical Assessment

The Near-Death Experience as a Dissociative Phenomenon: An Empirical Assessment

Date: Winter 1993
Creator: Irwin, Harvey J.
Description: Study seeking to assess the hypothesis that near-death experiencers are characterized by a dissociative response style engendered by severely traumatic childhood experiences.
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Near-Death Experiences and the Pursuit of the Ideal Society

Near-Death Experiences and the Pursuit of the Ideal Society

Date: Winter 1991
Creator: Kellehear, Allan
Description: Article arguing that the society so often mentioned by near-death experiencers is a unique type of utopian society. As stories from utopia, near-death experiences (NDEs) serve an inspirational narratives that help re-evaluate the social world and our place in it.
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South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Agreement : message from the President of the United States transmitting agreement establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, done at Apia on June 16, 1993

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Agreement : message from the President of the United States transmitting agreement establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, done at Apia on June 16, 1993

Date: 1997
Creator: United States. President (1993-2001 : Clinton) & Albright, Madeleine Korbel
Description: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme is to promote cooperation in the South Pacific islands region and to provide assistance in order to protect and improve the environment and to ensure sustainable development.
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