Similarities Between Near-Death Experiences and Multiple Personality Disorder

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Abstract: In this paper I compare the phenomenology of near-death experiences to that of multiple personality disorder. The comparison reveals a number of similarities, including out-of-body experiences, the transcendental environment, encounter with the higher self, possible temporal lobe involvement, and antecedent child abuse. Rather than being disparate and unrelated experiences, I suggest that the near-death experience and multiple personality disorder may be variants of the same basic phenomenological pattern.

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Serdahely, William J. Autumn 1992.

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Abstract: In this paper I compare the phenomenology of near-death experiences to that of multiple personality disorder. The comparison reveals a number of similarities, including out-of-body experiences, the transcendental environment, encounter with the higher self, possible temporal lobe involvement, and antecedent child abuse. Rather than being disparate and unrelated experiences, I suggest that the near-death experience and multiple personality disorder may be variants of the same basic phenomenological pattern.

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19-38 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 11(1), Human Sciences Press, Fall 1992, pp. 19-38

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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/metadc799089

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 19
  • Page End: 38
  • Pages: 10

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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 11, Number 1, Fall 1992

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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Serdahely, William J. Similarities Between Near-Death Experiences and Multiple Personality Disorder, article, Autumn 1992; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799089/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .