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Ernesto Bozzano and the Phenomena of Bilocation

Ernesto Bozzano and the Phenomena of Bilocation

Date: Summer 2005
Creator: Alvarado, Carlos S.
Description: Italian psychical researcher Ernesto Bozzano was a well-known student of parapsychological phenomena and a strong defender of the concept of survival of bodily death. This paper includes an excerpt of what Bozzano referred to as the phenomena of bilocation.
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Neglected Near-Death Phenomena

Neglected Near-Death Phenomena

Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Alvarado, Carlos S.
Description: Article suggesting several topics for further work in the area of near-death phenomena.
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Online Resources for the History of Out-of-Body Experiences and Death-Related Phenomena

Online Resources for the History of Out-of-Body Experiences and Death-Related Phenomena

Date: Spring 2010
Creator: Alvarado, Carlos S.
Description: Abstract: Google Books is a digital library covering out of print publications about a variety of topics, among them materials relevant for a history of discussions, observations, and collections of cases of out-of-body experiences and death-related phenomena such as near-death experiences, deathbed visions, and apparitions. In this article, I provide examples of copyright-free and cost-free sources from Google Books that investigators of near-death and related phenomena can download and change into plain text; in many cases, I include passages that give readers a sense of the richness of these sources for both a historical and a contemporary understanding of near-death and related phenomena. Examples of books include Johann Engelbrecht's "The Divine Visions of John Engelbrecht" (1780), Augustine Calmet's "The Phantom World" (1850), Henri Roger Gougenot de Mousseaux's "Les hauts phénomènes de la magie" (1864), Edward H. Clarke's "Visions" (1878), William H. Harrison's "Spirits Before Our Eyes" (1879), and Frederic W. H. Myers's "Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death" (1903). Examples of articles include those written by such authors as Ernesto Bozzano, Francis Power Cobbe, James H. Hyslop, Duncan MacDougall, Frank Podmore, and A. S. Wiltse.
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Panoramic Memory, Affect, and Sensations of Detachment in the Dying: Discussions Published in France, 1889-1903

Panoramic Memory, Affect, and Sensations of Detachment in the Dying: Discussions Published in France, 1889-1903

Date: Winter 2011
Creator: Alvarado, Carlos S.
Description: Abstract: Between 1889 and 1903, several authors published papers in the French journal "Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Etranger" and in a few other publications in which they discussed panoramic memory, changes of affect, and a sense of detachment from the body in dying persons. With a few exceptions these publications have been ignored in modern discussion of the phenomena of the dying. Whereas philosopher Victor Egger postulated the psychological explanation that panoramic memory results from the dying person's thoughts of imminent death, physicians Paul Sollier and Charles Féré and psychologist Henri Piéron proposed that it, as well as changes in affect, result from physiological changes in the body sensibility and in the brain. Like many authors today who speculate about near-death experiences, the authors in question did not have much evidence for their explanations. These ideas, and their physiological aspects, were part of a general interest in unusual phenomena and states of consciousness during the 19th century.
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Remarks on Ernesto Bozzano's La Psiche Domina la Materia

Remarks on Ernesto Bozzano's La Psiche Domina la Materia

Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Alvarado, Carlos S.
Description: Article discussing Ernesto Bozzano's study on the subject of physical phenomena around the time of someone's death, including a critique of his dogmatic approach to the interpretation of the cases, and the use of cases lacking relevant information.
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On the Mind/Body Problem: The Theory of Essence

On the Mind/Body Problem: The Theory of Essence

Date: Autumn 1992
Creator: Arnette, J. Kenneth
Description: Article exploring the classical mind/body problem using instances of the near-death experience (NDE) as experimental data. Comparison of the details of the NDE with predictions from theoretical cosmology shows strong similarities between the two and further strengthens the case for dualism. A theory of human nature is proposed that incorporates these similarities.
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The Theory of Essence. II. An Electromagnetic-Quantum Mechanical Model of Interactionism

The Theory of Essence. II. An Electromagnetic-Quantum Mechanical Model of Interactionism

Date: Winter 1995
Creator: Arnette, J. Kenneth
Description: Article discussing the theory of essence, based on the physics of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, which solves the problem of interaction resulting from Descartes's dualistic conception of human nature. The theory is empirically based in phenomena consistently reported by near-death experiencers.
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The Theory of Essence. III: Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Aspects of Interactionism

The Theory of Essence. III: Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Aspects of Interactionism

Date: Winter 1999
Creator: Arnette, J. Kenneth
Description: Article continuing the construction of a dualistic interactionist theory of the near-death experience (NDE), the theory of essence, which was begun in two previous articles. The present work represents an extension of the theory to the microscopic level of analysis, in order to specify in detail the mechanism of essence-brain interaction and to address some general and specific objections to interactionism and the theory of essence.
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Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Date: 2014
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Description: Article on the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using an exploratory research method, this article sets out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
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Guest Editorial: A Perspective on Contradictory Revelations of Near-Death Experiencers

Guest Editorial: A Perspective on Contradictory Revelations of Near-Death Experiencers

Date: Summer 2009
Creator: Atwater, P. M. H.
Description: Abstract: In this editorial, I express my views on how to understand and reconcile contradictory revelations among near-death experiences (NDErs). I address the issue of an NDEr proselytizing one's own unique interpretations in response to life's deepest questions.
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