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Essential Features of Eight Published Muslim Near-Death Experiences: An Addendum to Joel Ibrahim Krep's "The Search for Muslim Near-Death Experiences"

Description: Abstract: Among other authors, Joel Ibrahim Kreps (2009) has recently published accounts of Muslim near-death experiences (NDEs). With the present paper, we aim to contribute to the growing number of non-Western NDE reports by providing summaries of eight additional Muslim NDEs, seven translated from the original Italian source (Giovetta, 2007) and one from an English source (Lerma, 2009), and to provide references for further reading. In addition, we highlighted noteworthy features of these eight summarized NDE accounts. Although the documentation standard of the available cases is generally low, these accounts indicate that the structure and contents of NDEs from many non-Western Muslim communities are largely similar to those reported in the Western NDE literature. In his report, Kreps concluded that Muslim NDEs are rare and that Muslims have fewer NDEs than do non-Muslim Westerners and non-Muslim non-Westerners such as the Chinese. However, we found that the number of Muslim NDE accounts available today seem to indicate that Muslim NDEs are not as rare as Kreps concluded.
Date: Autumn 2010
Creator: Nahm, Michael & Nicolay, Joachim
Partner: UNT Libraries

Guest Editorial: Children and the Near-Death Phenomenon: Another Viewpoint

Description: "Children who brush death, nearly die, or who are pronounced clinically dead but later revive have a much higher incidence of near-death experiences (NDEs) than do adults. Although excellent research now exists on children's cases, there have been discrepancies. I suggest that we need to broaden the range of observations on children's NDEs and reconsider what is known about children and the near-death phenomenon" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1996
Creator: Atwater, P.M.H., L.H.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hedonic Deactivation: A New Human Value for an Advanced Society

Description: "Comatose subjects experience pleasant unaroused affects such as tranquility, serenity, peacefulness, and relaxation, more frequently and more intensely than they experience aroused feelings or differentiated emotions. I suggest that consciousness is not disconnected by coma, but rather is potentiated following complete blockage of the brain's information channels" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1996
Creator: Tiberi, Emilio
Partner: UNT Libraries

Letter to the Editor: NDEs and Archetypes

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies where Michael Grosso requests that Scott Rogo not dismiss his paper casually before giving it a chance. Grosso elaborates on the details that he feels are important in correcting Rogo's perspective about his paper.
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Grosso, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Review of Bette Furn's "Adjustment and the Near-Death Experience"

Description: This paper reviews Bette Furn's "Adjustment and the Near-Death Experience." McDonagh commends Furn's paper for eliciting conversation within the subject of near-death experiences (NDEs), and then McDonagh points out some of the limitations of Furn's ideas. He then proceeds to give his own perspective on how NDE counseling could be potentially improved.
Date: Autumn 1987
Creator: McDonagh, John, Ph.D.
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Self, Eternity, and the Mysteries: A Speculative Response to Kenneth Ring's Paper

Description: "This response to a paper by Kenneth Ring (1984) deals with three issues of broad philosophical import: (1) near-death experiences (NDEs) and the expanded sense of self-identity; (2) the distinction between postmortem survival and the experience of premortem eternity; and (3) the relation between NDEs and the idea of mystery cults, ancient and modern" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Grosso, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries