Two Cases of Spontaneous Mediumship Experiences of Near-Death Experiencers

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Abstract: Spontaneous mediumship experiences (SMEs), in which living people are visited uninvited by discarnates -- deceased humans -- who ask the living person to convey a message to another living person, are considered a subtype of after-death communication and a potential aftereffect of near-death experiences. In this article, we describe two case studies based on semi-structured interviews in which two near-death experiencers described features and descriptions of their SMEs, positive and negative aspects associated with their SMEs, and related experiences including help-seeking behaviors. Implications for characterizing SMEs include differences in degree of spontaneity and types of discarnates and similarities in ... continued below

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Foster, Ryan D.; Lee, Deborah & Duvall, Ann Grau Autumn 2015.

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Abstract: Spontaneous mediumship experiences (SMEs), in which living people are visited uninvited by discarnates -- deceased humans -- who ask the living person to convey a message to another living person, are considered a subtype of after-death communication and a potential aftereffect of near-death experiences. In this article, we describe two case studies based on semi-structured interviews in which two near-death experiencers described features and descriptions of their SMEs, positive and negative aspects associated with their SMEs, and related experiences including help-seeking behaviors. Implications for characterizing SMEs include differences in degree of spontaneity and types of discarnates and similarities in experiences of distress and number of SMEs.

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44-56 p.

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"[The Journal of Near-Death Studies] is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal (ISSN 0891-4494) devoted exclusively to the field of near-death studies. It is cross-disciplinary and published quarterly."

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 34(1), International Association for Near-Death Studies, Fall 2015, pp. 44-56

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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/metadc948113

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 34
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 44
  • Page End: 56
  • Pages: 13

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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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Foster, Ryan D.; Lee, Deborah & Duvall, Ann Grau. Two Cases of Spontaneous Mediumship Experiences of Near-Death Experiencers, article, Autumn 2015; Durham, North Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc948113/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .