The Myth of the Near-Death Journey

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Article examining the meaning and developmental potential of the near-death experience (NDE) as a stimulus to inner exploration. The NDE as a prototype of the transcendent contact encounter offers a model for an evolutionary theory of religion. The author's experiences and contemporary portrayals of NDEs suggest that the experience is a vehicle for the mythic renewal of our idea of death as a journey rather than as a termination, and may be a stimulus for spiritual revolution.

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49-60 p. ; 23 cm.

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Grosso, Michael Autumn 1991.

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Article examining the meaning and developmental potential of the near-death experience (NDE) as a stimulus to inner exploration. The NDE as a prototype of the transcendent contact encounter offers a model for an evolutionary theory of religion. The author's experiences and contemporary portrayals of NDEs suggest that the experience is a vehicle for the mythic renewal of our idea of death as a journey rather than as a termination, and may be a stimulus for spiritual revolution.

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49-60 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 10(1), Human Sciences Press, Fall 1991, pp. 49-60

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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/metadc799318

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 49-60

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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 (Journal/Magazine/Newsletter)

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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Grosso, Michael. The Myth of the Near-Death Journey, article, Autumn 1991; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799318/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .