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Anabiosis: The Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, July 1981

Description: Semi-annual 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.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
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The Near-Death Experience: Myth or Reality? A Methodological Approach

Description: This paper discusses the effort to find an objective means of evaluating near-death experiences (NDEs). A study of "one hundred and sixteen near-death survivors have been interviewed in this study" (abstract). The author's mechanism for determining the authenticity of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) requires that individuals recall details that are specific to the events that surrounded their physical body during the duration of their OBE, and the individual must have no physical means of gaining sensory information about their surroundings.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.
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Unresolved Problems in the Study of Near-Death Experiences: Some Suggestions for Research and Theory

Description: This paper means to progress the research of near-death experiences (NDEs) by analyzing potential methodology and addressing assumptions. It also analyzes different kinds of NDEs and the limitations that restrict the deriving of strong conclusions from data. The author makes it clear that their own assumption leans towards the existence of NDEs as a cognitive phenomenon until further research can be conducted.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Drab, Kevin J.
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Anabiosis: The Journal for Near-Death Studies, Volume 1, Number 2, December 1981

Description: Semi-annual 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.
Date: December 1981
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
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The Centrality of Near-Death Experiences in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism

Description: From introduction: "One of the commonest reactions to the visionary experiences of heaven by the critical observer has been to argue that these are nothing more than the projections of the expectations of the dying person, who was either consciously or subconsciously trained to expect heavenly scenery (etc.) by his cultural upbringing. [...] This paper is a preliminary report on the status of NDEs in Pure Land Buddhism in China, and is an important contribution to cross-cultural research for several reasons"(pp. 154-155).
Date: December 1981
Creator: Becker, Carl B.
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Near Death Experiences in a Pacific Northwest American Population: The Evergreen Study

Description: From introduction: "With the refinement of modern resuscitation procedures increasing numbers of people have 'died' and then returned to life. Many individuals report that during the time of clinical death extraordinary phenomena occur, which challenge accepted ideas of what happens when we die. A remarkable degree of correlation in these reports demands serious consideration. This paper will address pertinent questions raised by these reports."
Date: December 1981
Creator: Lindley, James H.; Bryan, Sethyn & Conley, Bob
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Toward a Psychological Explanation of Near-Death Experiences: A Response to Dr. Grosso's Paper

Description: From introduction: "Michael Grosso, in his elegant review of various hypotheses intended to explain near-death experiences as reductionistic and unable to account adequately for the NDE. The present paper is a restatement of the case for psychological interpretations of the NDE; it is intended to forestall the premature rejection of psychodynamic approaches to the study of NDEs."
Date: December 1981
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
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Anabiosis: The Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 2, Number 1, June 1982

Description: Semi-annual 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.
Date: June 1982
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
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The Book on Life Beyond by Bô Yin Râ: Death and Afterlife in Spiritual Perspective

Description: "This paper seeks to draw attention to a comprehensive work on death-related questions, first published in 1920, that sheds light on crucial problems still discussed today. The author speaks from his extensive observations of the dying process and near-death phenomena, seen from a spiritual point of view, but, more importantly, discusses the inherent structure of nonphysical existence, where life no longer is perceived by mortal senses but rather, as he states, by virtue of a spiritual organism and its faculties" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Reichenbach, Bodo
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Changes in Spirituality as Reported By Death-Workshop Attendees

Description: This paper assesses the reliability of The Life, Death, and Transition Workshop conducted by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross with the Alexander Spirituality Change Survey. "Significant positive change in spirituality by attendees was reported and appeared to be sustained over time" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Alexander, John B. & Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
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Meanings and Implications of NDEr Transformations: Some Preliminary Findings and Implications

Description: This paper discusses the positive implications of experiencing NDEs. "The available evidence shows, in decreasing order of saliency: greatly increased concern for others; lessened fear of death and increased belief in an afterlife; increased religious interest and feeling, both non-institutionalized and institutionalized; and lessened desires for material success and approval of others" (abstract). "NDErs might be harbingers of a more humane future" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Flynn, Charles P.
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The NDE Enlarged by Swedenborg's Vision

Description: This paper describes Emanuel Swedenborg and his out-of-body experiences that have been documented. It also describes Swedenborg's ceasing of his work in the natural sciences and commencing with the publishing of spiritual books.
Date: June 1982
Creator: Rhodes, Leon S.
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Pathophysiology of Stress-Induced Limbic Lobe Dysfunction: A Hypothesis for NDEs

Description: This paper discusses the strong resemblance of near-death experiences (NDEs) to complex hallucinations associated with limbic lobe dysfunction. The paper presents the hypothesis that neurohormones with the capacity to influence hippocampal activity may also cause characteristics of NDE limbic lobe syndrome.
Date: June 1982
Creator: Carr, Daniel
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Anabiosis: The Journal for Near-Death Studies, Volume 2, Number 2, December 1982

Description: Semi-annual 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.
Date: December 1982
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
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A Multivariate Method for the Classification of Preexisting Near-Death Conditions

Description: Abstract: This study reports the results of a multivariate analysis of data from 33 subjects who had near-death experiences. The analysis examined the relationship between the phenomenology of the experience and preexisting conditions. Five clusters were derived: Low Stress, Emotional Stress, Intoxicant, Cardiac Arrest, and Anesthetic. The heuristic value of these clusters is discussed. The statistical technique used is also discussed in some detail since it is particularly suitable for category data of this type where small numbers of subjects and large numbers of variables are involved in the analysis.
Date: December 1982
Creator: Twemlow, Stuart W.; Gabbard, Glen O. & Coyne, Lolafayne
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