Do "Near-Death Experiences" Occur Only Near-Death? -- Revisited

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Abstract: Ten years ago our research on out-of-body experiences suggested that the elements of the near-death experience (NDE) were not necessarily limited to situations in which survival was threatened. A decade of continued study has confirmed that the perception of being near death, independent of the actual reality of the situation, is the key determinant of the classical NDE. From early in life, the infant's dread of catastrophe leads to the elaboration of extensive psychological defenses against the possibility of extinction. The NDE is simultaneously a manifestation of faith and a catalyst for the development of faith.

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Gabbard, Glen O. & Twemlow, Stuart W. Autumn 1991.

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Abstract: Ten years ago our research on out-of-body experiences suggested that the elements of the near-death experience (NDE) were not necessarily limited to situations in which survival was threatened. A decade of continued study has confirmed that the perception of being near death, independent of the actual reality of the situation, is the key determinant of the classical NDE. From early in life, the infant's dread of catastrophe leads to the elaboration of extensive psychological defenses against the possibility of extinction. The NDE is simultaneously a manifestation of faith and a catalyst for the development of faith.

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41-47 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 10(1), Human Sciences Press, Fall 1991, pp. 41-47

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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/metadc799256

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 41
  • Page End: 47
  • Pages: 7

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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 10, Number 1, Fall 1991

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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Gabbard, Glen O. & Twemlow, Stuart W. Do "Near-Death Experiences" Occur Only Near-Death? -- Revisited, article, Autumn 1991; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799256/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .