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.
Four letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "Embellishment of Near-Death Experiences," "Study of Perception in Autoscopic NDEs," "Four Errors Commonly Made by Professional Debunkers," and a response by Augustine.
Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Atwater, P. M. H.; Sabom, Michael B.; Grossman, Neal & Augustine, Keith
Article discussing the acute dying experience (ADE), which incorporates peritraumatic dissociation and hyperarousal into an experiential continuum lasting seconds to minutes. It is instantly triggered by the sudden, clear perception of threat of significant injury and/or death and followed, at times, by physical trauma, physiological derangement, and loss of consciousness. Results from this and other studies show that paradoxically the more terrifying and traumatic an accident may appear, the more peaceful and painless it may actually be experienced.