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A Comparison of UFO and Near-Death Experiences as Vehicles for the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Description: Abstract: This study compares unidentified flying object experiencers (UFOErs) with near-death experiencers (NDErs) in regard to changes in attitudes toward self, others, and life in general, toward religious or spiritual orientation, and toward psychic abilities and beliefs. Kenneth Ring's questionnaires administered to NDErs (1984) were given in this study to 93 persons whose UFOE included either a light experience, and object experience, or a "close encounter." The author concludes that the UFOE, like the NDE, provides impetus toward spiritual growth, but neither as consistently nor as strongly.
Date: Summer 1988
Creator: Davis, Lorraine
Partner: UNT Libraries

Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 6, Number 4, Summer 1988

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. Index to volume 6 starts on page 266.
Date: Summer 1988
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries