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Letter to the Editor: Susan Blackmore Replies

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies where Susan Blackmore elaborates on information to address Emily Cook's critique of her original paper on the Wilmot case. Blackmore agrees with some of Cook's points and disagrees with others.
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Blackmore, Susan
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Near-Death Experiences in a Southern California Population

Description: This paper discusses "41 persons who were near death or clinically dead as the result of an accident, illness, or suicide attempt are presented. Respondents reported a total of 50 near-death experiences (NDEs) of which 33 were rated (using K. Ring's Weighted Core Experience Index) as having been deep, 10 as moderate, and 7 as non-experiences" (abstract).
Date: June 1983
Creator: Green, J. Timothy
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Multiple Mind/Body Perspectives and the Out-of-Body Experience

Description: "This study reviews and analyzes evidence for a rare but persistently reported facet of out-of-body experience (OBE)/near-death experience (NDE) phenomenology designated the "multiple-body/split-consciousness" effect. Those who experience this effect describe the sensation of possessing and in some instances simultaneously occupying a multiple number of "bodies" at varying locations, sometimes in conjunction with the sense of being disembodied" (abstract). The paper also analyzes this phenomenon from a neurological perspective and the mathematical branch called topology.
Date: June 1983
Creator: Greene, F. Gordon
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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
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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.
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Jung, Parapsychology, and the Near-Death Experience: Toward a Transpersonal Paradigm

Description: This paper discusses near-death experiences (NDEs) under the framework of the Jungian theory of archetypes. "NDEs are looked at as evidence for the activation of a unique archetype associated with rebirth experience, designated the archetype of death and enlightenment (ADE). The general function of the ADE is outlined, and evidence for the psychic manifestations of it is reviewed" (abstract).
Date: June 1983
Creator: Grosso, Michael
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Meanings and Implications of NDEr Transformations: Some Preliminary Findings and Implications

Description: This paper discusses the positive implications of experiencing NDEs. "The available evidence shows, in decreasing order of saliency: greatly increased concern for others; lessened fear of death and increased belief in an afterlife; increased religious interest and feeling, both non-institutionalized and institutionalized; and lessened desires for material success and approval of others" (abstract). "NDErs might be harbingers of a more humane future" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Flynn, Charles P.
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The Mormon Explanation of Near-Death Experiences

Description: "This paper describes an explanation of the near-death experience (NDE) based on the writings of Mormon leaders" (abstract). The paper mentions the spirit world, and the spiritual body's characteristics, as well as the people that can be encountered by the individual experiencing the NDE.
Date: June 1983
Creator: Lundahl, Craig R. & Widdison, Harold A.
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