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Anabiosis: The Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1984

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: Spring 1984
Creator: Greyson, Bruce

Book Review: Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences

Description: This book review addresses the book "Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences" by Susan J. Blackmore-Heinemann. The author's perspective on out-of-body experiences (OBEs) is summarized, as well as strategies that allow an individual to project beyond their body. The book reviewer points out inadequacies in the author's methodology for a variety of points and proposes questions that elicit further research.
Date: Spring 1984
Creator: Cook, Emily Williams

Hashish Near-Death Experiences

Description: This paper discusses contrasting opinions about hashish-induced near-death experiences (NDEs) with an early French context. "Most researchers endorsed the view of French psychiatrist Jacques Joseph Moreau that these experiences were hallucinations. Others, including spiritualist Louis-Alphonese Cahagnet, believed that hashish NDEs revealed an underlying reality as described in the works of Emanuel Swedenborg" (abstract).
Date: Spring 1984
Creator: Siegel, Ronald K. & Hirschman, Ada E.

The Nature of Personal Identity in the Near-Death Experience: Paul Brunton and the Ancient Tradition

Description: "In this paper the nature of personal identity is examined from two perspectives: observations reported by selected near-death experiencers (NDErs) and the viewpoint represented by the late English writer Paul Brunton (1898-1981)" (abstract). The paper explores the implications of these two perspectives.
Date: Spring 1984
Creator: Ring, Kenneth