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A Contribution of Tipler's Omega Point Theory to Near-Death Studies

Description: Article presenting Frank Tipler's concepts and arguments, and highlighting the value of his orientation for near-death studies. Tipler's work takes the steam out of scientific rejection of religious, spiritual, or neotic phenomena, and makes it possible to accept these phenomena while maintaining a strictly scientific posture.
Date: Autumn 1999
Creator: Crumbaugh, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Near-Death Experience: An Integration of Cultural, Spiritual, and Physical Perspectives

Description: Article exploring two conflicting perspectives: that the near-death experience (NDE) is a glimpse into an after-death state and that it is the result of a dying brain, as well as a third perspective that NDEs are culturally determined. The author proposes an integrated model in which all three perspectives are viewed with equal weight.
Date: Autumn 1999
Creator: Paulson, Daryl S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 18, Number 1, Fall 1999

Description: 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.
Date: Autumn 1999
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries

Claims of Near-Death Experiences, Gestalt Resistance Processes, and Measures of Optimal Functioning

Description: Abstract: The present study investigated the relationship between claims of near-death experiences (NDEs) and measures of self-actualization. Gestalt resistance processes transfluence, mystical experiences, and claims of peak life experiences in a sample of 155 individuals. As hypothesized, I found significant positive correlations between the claims of NDEs and transfluence and mystical experiences. I found no significant correlations between claims of NDEs and the seven Gestalt resistances, suggesting that NDErs are neither more nor less resistant than nonNDErs. I also found no significant relationship between claims of NDEs and self-actualization or claims of peak life experiences.
Date: Autumn 1999
Creator: Prosnick, Kevin P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Letters to the Editor

Description: Three letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "The Theory of Essence," "Review of Parting Visions," and "Response to Angerpointer."
Date: Autumn 1999
Creator: Krishnan, V.; Angerpointner, Thomas A. & Horacek, Bruce J.
Partner: UNT Libraries