Did Emanuel Swedenborg Have Near-Death Experiences? Envisioning a Developmental Account of NDEs

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Article examining the phenomenological commonalities between Emanuel Swedenborg's experiences and near-death experiences (NDEs). It argues that a distal cause of Swedenborg's experiences was neural changes induced by his lifetime of unusual respiration, in conjunction with a predisposition to temporal lobe seizures. It concludes by proposing a number of empirically testable hypotheses emerging from the arguments, centered around a developmental approach to NDEs.

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157-187 p. ; 23 cm.

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Jones, Simon R. & Fernyhough, Charles Spring 2009.

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Article examining the phenomenological commonalities between Emanuel Swedenborg's experiences and near-death experiences (NDEs). It argues that a distal cause of Swedenborg's experiences was neural changes induced by his lifetime of unusual respiration, in conjunction with a predisposition to temporal lobe seizures. It concludes by proposing a number of empirically testable hypotheses emerging from the arguments, centered around a developmental approach to NDEs.

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157-187 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 27(3), Human Sciences Press, Spring 2009, pp. 157-187

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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/metadc799060

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 27
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 157-187

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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 27, Number 3, Spring 2009

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.

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Jones, Simon R. & Fernyhough, Charles. Did Emanuel Swedenborg Have Near-Death Experiences? Envisioning a Developmental Account of NDEs, article, Spring 2009; Durham, North Carolina. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799060/: accessed July 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .