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Guest Editorial: The Search for God and Afterlife in the Age of Science

Description: Abstract: Near-death experiences (NDEs) and other transpersonal experiences -- those that transcend the usual personal experiential limits of space and/or time -- point to the existence and nature of God and ongoing personal consciousness following physical death. In this article, I review the history of these experiences prior to 1850 and of their study during three periods of scientific research between 1850 and the present. I conclude that (1) a large percentage of the population has experienced NDEs and other transpersonal experiences, (2) the overwhelming majority of these experiencers are mentally healthy, and (3) these experiences change people's lives for the better. I contend that although NDEs and other transpersonal experiences cannot prove the existence of a personal God and afterlife, they definitely point to them.
Date: Spring 2010
Creator: Vincent, Ken R.

Guest Editorial: Setting the Record Straight: Correcting Two Recent Cases of Materialist Misrepresentation of My Research and Conclusions

Description: Abstract: In two recent publications, one by Dean Mobbs and Caroline Watt and the other by Kevin Nelson, I was surprised to find my and my colleagues' 2001 article in the Lancet misrepresented. In this Editorial, I attempt to correct those misrepresentations and to discuss them with regard to responsible scholarship in the ongoing debate in the professional literature about the relationship of mind and brain.
Date: Winter 2011
Creator: van Lommel, Pim

Letters to the Editor

Description: Two letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topics: "Was Jesus Christ's decent into hell a near-death experience?" and "Population-based Prevalence Studies of NDEs."
Date: Summer 2009
Creator: van Wees, Ruud & Perera, Mahendra

Letters to the Editor

Description: Six letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "Some Basic Problems with the Term 'Near-Death Experience,'" "Response to 'Some Basic Problems with the Term 'Near-Death Experience,'" "On Demographic Research into Near-Death Experiences," "Why do Near-Death Experiences seem so Real?" "Almost Brainless -- Yet Lucid and Intelligent: Implications for Understanding NDEs and Consciousness," and "Near-Death Experiences and EEG Surges at End of Life."
Date: Summer 2011
Creator: Greyson, Bruce

Letters to the Editor

Description: Three letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topics: "Response to 'Review of The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences,'" "Response to 'Did Emanuel Swedenborg have Near-Death Experiences,'" and "U.S. Release of Farther Shores."
Date: Winter 2009
Creator: Atwater, P. M. H.; Moore, Roberta & Kason, Yvonne

Letters to the Editor

Description: A letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic: "Response to 'Is it Rational to Extrapolate from the Presence of Consciousness during a Flat EEG to Survival of Consciousness After Death?'"
Date: Winter 2010
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner

Terminal Lucidity in People with Mental Illness and Other Mental Disability: An Overview and Implications for Possible Explanatory Models

Description: Abstract: The literature concerned with experiences of the dying contains numerous accounts reporting the sudden return of mental clarity shortly before death. These experiences can be described as Terminal Lucidity (TL). The most peculiar cases concern patients suffering from mental disability including mental illness or dementia. Despite the potential relevance of TL for developing new forms of therapies and for elaborating an improved understanding of the nature of human consciousness, very little has been published on this subject. In this paper I present a historical overview and selected case reports of TL of mentally ill or otherwise disabled patients, mainly drawing on the literature available in English and in German. Possible explanatory models of TL and their implications are discussed.
Date: Winter 2009
Creator: Nahm, Michael

Four Ostensible Near-Death Experiences of Roman Times with Peculiar Features: Mistake Cases, Correction Cases, Xenoglossy, and Prediction

Description: Abstract: In this paper, I present four apparent near-death experiences (NDEs) reported in Roman times. Despite their uncertain reliability, they contain features deserving attention. Three reports involve taking the wrong person to the realm of death by mistake ("mistake cases"), and even include the claim that the correct person had died after the NDEr revived ("correction cases"). Though common in Asia, such cases are absent in contemporary Western NDE reports. The fourth report contains an alleged correct future prediction and xenoglossy, the latter being a novum to NDE research. After introducing the four cases, I discuss their peculiar features and some related aspects of near-death states with a focus on their relevance for future NDE research.
Date: Summer 2009
Creator: Nahm, Michael

Guest Editorial: The Search for Muslim Near-Death Experiences

Description: Abstract: Given the dearth of Muslim near-death experiences (NDEs) in the literature, I decided to take advantage of my contacts in the Muslim community to find more of this material. After advertising unsuccessfully in both traditional media and Internet groups, I recruited a student resident of Pakistan who had considerable contacts and help there to visit the area of a major earthquake in the Kashmir area in the hope that this would be a fertile terrain to find additional NDE accounts. Once again the results were disappointing. I conclude that NDEs are specifically designed for people who need them, and the need in certain communities may not be as great because of the persistence of traditional faith in an afterlife and a Creator.
Date: Winter 2009
Creator: Kreps, Joel Ibrahim

The Local Economic Impact of Alternative State Budget Reductions for Selected Texas Community Colleges

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the local economic impact of alternative state budget reductions for Texas community colleges by investigating the income losses to the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) if state appropriations were reduced by 10, 15, and 20 percent. The objective of this study was achieved through an economic analysis of the local economy of selected MSAs and by computing the income size which was generated by selected colleges. Eight community colleges located in eight MSAs participated by answering mailed questionnaires. The model of Direct Economic Impact was applied to describe the colleges' economic impact. The model was composed of college expenditures, employee expenditures, student expenditures, and the economic multiplier. The study revealed that the selected community colleges were responsible for creating new jobs and increasing the income of the local economies. These eight colleges were responsible for increasing the income of the local economies by $294,945,560 and for creating 5,129 jobs. Reduction in state appropriations to the selected community colleges will reduce the income they produce. A state appropriation cut of 10 percent will result in a loss to the local economy of $6,153,951. A 15 percent reduction in state appropriations will cause the local economy to lose $9,230,943. A 20 percent reduction in state appropriations will reduce the local economic income by $12,307,920.
Date: May 1988
Creator: Saleh, Abdelrahim