Five letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "Moses' 'Revelation' on Mount Horeb as a Near-Death Experience," "Review of Melvin Morse's Transformed by the Light," Robert Kastenbaum's response, "Dictionary Definition of 'Kundalini'," and "Near-Death Experiences and Healing."
Date: Summer 1995
Creator: Cook, Roger B.; Gibson, Arvin S.; Kastenbaum, Robert; Perry, Canon Michael & Krishnan, V.
Quarterly 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. Table of contents for each issue in volume 13 on page 283.
Article analyzing the communication processes used by 50 near-death experiencers and discussing their disclosure needs and motives, as well as influences and obstacles that affect disclosure habits. The findings suggest that disclosure needs evolve through stages after an experience, and reveal five distinct disclosure motives.
Abstract: Three informal surveys of college students enrolled in a semester-long course on near-death experiences (NDEs) suggest that exposure to information about the NDE may bring about substantial changes in beliefs about NDEs, life after death, and God, as well as reduce fear of death and increase one's level of spirituality. These surveys and previous research point to the importance of conducting more systematic and large-scale studies of the impact of NDE materials on the general population.