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From introduction: "One of the commonest reactions to the visionary experiences of heaven by the critical observer has been to argue that these are nothing more than the projections of the expectations of the dying person, who was either consciously or subconsciously trained to expect heavenly scenery (etc.) by his cultural upbringing. [...] This paper is a preliminary report on the status of NDEs in Pure Land Buddhism in China, and is an important contribution to cross-cultural research for several reasons"(pp. 154-155).

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Semi-annual journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Becker, Carl B. The Centrality of Near-Death Experiences in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism, article, December 1981; Storrs, Connecticut. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799041/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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