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Prevalence of Near-Death Experiences in Australia

Prevalence of Near-Death Experiences in Australia

Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Perera, Mahendra; Padmasekara, Gayan & Belanti, John
Description: Study assessing the prevalence of near-death experiences (NDEs) in Australia through the use of questionnaires.
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Near-Death Experiences in Suicide Attempters in Sri Lanka

Near-Death Experiences in Suicide Attempters in Sri Lanka

Date: Summer 2008
Creator: Kuruppuarchchi, K. A. L. A.; Gambheera, Harischandra; Padmasekara, Gayan & Perera, Mahendra
Description: Study exploring near-death experiences (NDEs) among suicide attempters, using interviews of 77 consecutive suicide attempters admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital in Sri Lanka.
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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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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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The Darkness of God: An Account of Lasting Mystical Consciousness Resulting from an NDE

The Darkness of God: An Account of Lasting Mystical Consciousness Resulting from an NDE

Date: 1986~
Creator: Wren-Lewis, John
Description: Article describing the author's near-death experience (NDE) in 1983 as a result of poisoning. Almost every feature of the experience has been antithetical to the author's prior background, both in childhood and in adult life, thereby providing evidence against reductionist explanations of NDE. An account is given of how the new consciousness is affected by various life-circumstances, and of its practical impact on the quality of living.
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The Devil in Heaven: A Near-Death Experience with both Positive and Negative Facets

The Devil in Heaven: A Near-Death Experience with both Positive and Negative Facets

Date: Autumn 1988
Creator: Irwin, Harvey J. & Bramwell, Barbara A.
Description: Article describing a near-death experience that is of interest because it began to unfold as a positive experience but then changed course to become a negatively toned one. The article presents the details of the case and notes its principal theoretical implications.
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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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An Hawaiian Near-Death Experience

An Hawaiian Near-Death Experience

Date: Autumn 2001
Creator: Kellehear, Allan
Description: Article presenting a case report of an Hawaiian near-death experience (NDE) from the early 1900s, which was uncovered in a turn-of-the-century monograph of Hawaiian folk tales. The account differs from others in the same volume because it appears to be a real-life account rather than a folk tale. The article describes similarities and differences from other Polynesian NDE account in the literature, a Maori NDE reported by Michael King in 1985.
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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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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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