Views from Tibet: NDEs and the Book of the Dead

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Article discussing Tibetan perspectives on near-death experiences and comparing accounts from ancient times with those in modern reports.

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Becker, Carl B. Spring 1985.

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Article discussing Tibetan perspectives on near-death experiences and comparing accounts from ancient times with those in modern reports.

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3-20 p. ; 23 cm.

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Abstract: This article presents a Tibetan perspective on near-death experiences (NDEs) and life after death. Tibetans have been concerned with death and deathbed visions from ancient times. After reviewing the beliefs of the Bon religion and of Vajrayana Buddhism, this article focuses on the theories of the Tibetan Bardo Thodol or Book of the Dead (Evans-Wentz, 1957). Many similarities to modern NDE reports are noted, including hearing a noise and moving through darkness into light, out-of-body-type experiences, heavenly and hellish deities and scenery, life-review and judgment, etc. It is seen that the Tibetan Buddhist philosophical idealism, while challenging traditional paradigms, has potential to explain some previously inadequately understood NDE findings such as personal and cultural variations.

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  • Anabiosis: The Journal for Near-Death Studies, 5(1), International Association for Near-Death Studies, Spring 1985, pp. 3-20

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  • OCLC: 9292119 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0743-6238
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 84-650150
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 84-9233
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799284

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  • Publication Title: Anabiosis
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 3
  • Page End: 20
  • Pages: 18

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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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Becker, Carl B. Views from Tibet: NDEs and the Book of the Dead, article, Spring 1985; Storrs, Connecticut. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799284/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .