Commentary on Allan Kellehear's "Near-Death Experiences and the Pursuit of the Ideal Society"

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Abstract: Allan Kellehear's article raised four questions for me: (1) whether the near-death experience (NDE) presents enough data about the nature of a transcendent society for it to be a useful model for earthly societies; (2) the degree to which transcendent societies have to address the practical considerations of a material society; (3) whether NDEs are projections of experiencers' cultural concepts about the nature of the transcendent realm(s); and (4) the kind of hope offered by the growing awareness of the features of Western NDEs. I address these questions by referring to transcendent realm concepts and NDEs in the anthropological ... continued below

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Mills, Antonia Winter 1991.

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Abstract: Allan Kellehear's article raised four questions for me: (1) whether the near-death experience (NDE) presents enough data about the nature of a transcendent society for it to be a useful model for earthly societies; (2) the degree to which transcendent societies have to address the practical considerations of a material society; (3) whether NDEs are projections of experiencers' cultural concepts about the nature of the transcendent realm(s); and (4) the kind of hope offered by the growing awareness of the features of Western NDEs. I address these questions by referring to transcendent realm concepts and NDEs in the anthropological literature, particularly that of the North American Indian Prophet Movement.

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113-122 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 10(2), Human Sciences Press, Winter 1991, pp. 113-122

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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
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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 113
  • Page End: 122
  • Page End: 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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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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Mills, Antonia. Commentary on Allan Kellehear's "Near-Death Experiences and the Pursuit of the Ideal Society", article, Winter 1991; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799231/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .