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Six Studies of Out-of-Body Experiences

Description: Article reviewing six studies of a basic component of the near-death experience (NDE), the out-of body experience (OBE).
Date: Winter 1998
Creator: Tart, Charles T.
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The Structure and Function of Near-Death Experiences: An Algorithmic Reincarnation Hypothesis

Description: Article examining a modification of the traditional doctrine of reincarnation that takes into account biological and cultural evolution. This allows an understanding of how the attributes of NDEs could have undergone selection even though all opportunities for mating have already passed at the time of death.
Date: Winter 2001
Creator: Murphy, Todd
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The Near Death Experience as a Product of Isolated Subcortical Brain Function

Description: Article attempting to show that the sequence of a typical near-death experience (NDE) is predictable and reproducible, enough to suggest that the NDE is a symptom of a specific altered mental state seen in a large number of medical and surgical conditions.
Date: Winter 2000
Creator: Wettach, George E.
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The Phenomenology of Near-Death Consciousness in Past-Life Regression Therapy: A Pilot Study

Description: Article reporting the results of a pilot study exploring similarities between the phenomenology of post-death awareness reported by regressed subjects and the phenomenology of near-death experiences (NDE), as far as the therapeutic modality normally accommodates post-death phenomena. Similarities and differences between NDEs and post-death regression phenomena suggest new avenues of research.
Date: Autumn 1998
Creator: Wade, Jenny
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Homer's Odysseus as an Ecstatic Voyager

Description: Article examining the events of Homer's Odyssey chronologically, identifying and analyzing specific instances where Homer's imagery suggests such a multifaceted relationship. In accounting for this relationship, the article introduces a psychospiritual evolutionary theory of symbolism and inspiration based upon the higher dimensional existence of the supernatural.
Date: Summer 1996
Creator: Greene, F. Gordon
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The Resistance to Belief

Description: Article exploring situations, using a recent near-death experience (NDE) example, in which there are reasonable evidence and logic, and yet belief seems to be withheld. The author postulates and discusses nonrational influences producing resistance to belief, including the fear of being in error, the fear of rejection from the scientific community, irrational requirements of logicality, avoidance of consequences, and paradigm fixation, as well as discussing issues in philosophy of science and epistemology in regard to proof.
Date: Winter 2002
Creator: Hastings, Arthur
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Motifs of Passage into Worlds Imaginary and Fantastic

Description: Article matching phenomena associated with the passage into otherworlds as reported during out-of-body and near-death experiences, with imagery associated with the passage into otherworlds as depicted in classic modern fantasies and fairy tales.
Date: Summer 1992
Creator: Greene, F. Gordon
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Six Major Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers

Description: Article shedding light on some of the unique personal and spiritual challenges that people face following near-death experiences (NDEs).
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Stout, Yolaine M.; Jacquin, Linda A. & Atwater, P. M. H.
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Near-Death Experiences, Shamanism, and the Scientific Method

Description: Article discussing the overlap between shamanism and near-death experiences (NDEs) and suggesting that the study of shamanism would be helpful in more fully understanding this phenomena and beginning the development of an applied methodology. Although it may be difficult to verify subjective accounts of NDEs and shamanic journeys, from a clinical standpoint it may not be necessary to do so in order to develop a technique that passes the test of scientific scrutiny.
Date: Spring 1998
Creator: Green, J. Timothy
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Describing the Light: Attribution Theory as an Explanation of the Near-Death Experience

Description: Article exploring near-death experiences and attribution theory, which focuses on how information is used to create causal inferences and answer causal questions. The finding that near-death experiencers (NDErs) rarely describe unknown events, characters, or objects suggests that NDErs make attributions to answer why these experiences occurred. Examining various descriptions of NDEs demonstrates how attribution theory explains individuals' descriptions of their NDEs.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Norton, Max C. & Sahlman, James M.
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Physically Transcendent Awareness: A Comparison of the Phenomenology of Consciousness Before Birth and After Death

Description: Article discussing veridical evidence of a physically transcendent source of consciousness, which comes from both extremes of the life span when central nervous system functioning is compromised, suggesting that some form of personhood can exist independently of known cellular processes associated with the body.
Date: Summer 1998
Creator: Wade, Jenny
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Response to the Twemlow Paper

Description: Article responding to Stuart Twemlow's discussion of UFO abduction experiences paralleled with near-death experiences.
Date: Summer 1994
Creator: Lawson, Alvin H.
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Near-Death Utopias: Now or Later?

Description: Article suggesting that researchers look first for indications of ideal social order in near-death narratives, and only later compare them with types of utopias.
Date: Winter 1991
Creator: Charmaz, Kathy
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The Meaning and Intensity of the Near-Death Experience

Description: Article exploring the hypothesis that near-death experiencers (NDErs) assign the meaning of the NDE by using causal (effect) and semantic (affect) attributions. To test this hypothesis, 32 spontaneous verbal accounts of NDEs were analyzed.
Date: Winter 1998
Creator: Sahlman, James M. & Norton, Max C.
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A Projective Geometry for Separation Experiences

Description: Article presenting a projective geometry for out-of-body "separation experiences," built up out of a series of higher space analogies and resulting diagrams.
Date: Spring 1999
Creator: Greene, F. Gordon
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In a Sacred Manner We Died: Native American Near-Death Experiences

Description: Article presenting 11 historical Native American near-death experiences from the 1600s to the early 20th century as they appeared in the accounts of early explorers, autobiographical records, and ethnographic accounts.
Date: Winter 2003
Creator: Wade, Jenny
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The Death Journey of a Hopi Indian: A Case Study

Description: Article presenting the case study of the "death journey" or near-death experience (NDE) of Don Talayesva, a Hopi Indian, whose experience occurred between 1900 and 1910. The article compares and contrasts his experience with 11 accounts of Native American NDEs reported by Jenny Wade, as well as with modern day NDEs.
Date: Summer 2008
Creator: Green, J. Timothy
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Near-Death Experiences in Thailand

Description: Study examining near-death experiences (NDEs) in Thailand, which do not demonstrate the episodes most noted in those collected in the West, but they do show consistent features. The article argues that these features, including harbingers of death, visions of hell, the Lord of the underworld, and the benefits of making donations to Buddhist monks and temples, can be understood within the framework of beliefs and customs unique to Southeast Asia.
Date: Spring 2001
Creator: Murphy, Todd
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