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  • Main Title The Near-Death Experience as a Shamanic Initiation: A Case Study
  • Serial Title Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Series Title JNDS, Volume 19, Number 4


  • Author: Green, J. Timothy
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: J. Timothy Green, Ph.D.; Capistrano Beach, California


  • Name: Human Sciences Press
    Place of Publication: Norwell, Massachusetts


  • Creation: 2001-22


  • English


  • Physical Description: 209-225 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Content Description: Abstract: The field of near-death studies shares a number of interesting, often compelling, similarities with the ancient spiritual tradition known as shamanism. Not least among these similarities is the fact that a near-death experience (NDE) is a time-honored form of shamanic initiation. I present a case example illustrating how a deep NDE can propel a person who had no prior knowledge or interest in shamanism into spontaneous, often classic, shamanic experiences, while living an apparently normal life in the midst of modern Western society.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Near-death experiences -- Periodicals.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Parapsychology -- Periodicals.
  • Keyword: NDEs
  • Keyword: shamanism
  • Keyword: aftereffects


  • Journal: Journal of Near-Death Studies, 19(4), Human Sciences Press, Summer 2001, pp. 209-225


  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 19
  • Issue: 4
  • Page Start: 209
  • Page End: 225
  • Pages: 17


  • Is Part Of: Journal for Near-Death Studies, Volume 19, Number 4, Summer 2001, ark:/67531/metadc799373


  • Name: Journal of Near-Death Studies
    Code: JNDS


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Statement: (c) 2001 Human Sciences Press

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • OCLC: 14781775
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799163