Commentary on Stuart W. Twemlow's "Misidentified Flying Objects?"

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Abstract: Stuart Twemlow's article has made an important dual contribution to our thinking about anomalous experiences: first in offering a heuristic psychodynamic model in terms of which to view them, and second, in suggesting a definite link between near-death experiences (NDEs) and unidentified flying object (UFO) abductions. I consider his argument largely from the standpoint of my own recent research, which also brings out the similarities between precisely these same two types of encounters. My empirical findings support many of Twemlow's observations, but important differences are noted between his more psychoanalytic perspective and my imaginal one. My comments conclude with ... continued below

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267-272 p. ; 23 cm.

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Ring, Kenneth Summer 1994.

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Abstract: Stuart Twemlow's article has made an important dual contribution to our thinking about anomalous experiences: first in offering a heuristic psychodynamic model in terms of which to view them, and second, in suggesting a definite link between near-death experiences (NDEs) and unidentified flying object (UFO) abductions. I consider his argument largely from the standpoint of my own recent research, which also brings out the similarities between precisely these same two types of encounters. My empirical findings support many of Twemlow's observations, but important differences are noted between his more psychoanalytic perspective and my imaginal one. My comments conclude with a strong endorsement of Twemlow's therapeutic stance toward anomalous experiences.

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267-272 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 12(4), Human Sciences Press, Summer 1994, pp. 267-272

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799052

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 4
  • Page Start: 267
  • Page End: 272
  • Pages: 6

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Journal of Near-Death Studies

The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 12, Number 4, Summer 1994

Quarterly 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. Table of contents for each issue of volume 12 starts on page 285.

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Ring, Kenneth. Commentary on Stuart W. Twemlow's "Misidentified Flying Objects?", article, Summer 1994; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799052/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .