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From Journalist to Dallas Mayor to Clean Energy Consultant

Description: This article is a short biography of Laura Miller, a consultant for the Texas Clean Energy project, based on an oral history discussing her education and career.
Date: October 30, 2014
Creator: Carter, Chase; Limon, Elvia & Laljer, Jessie
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

The Near-Death Experience and the Taoism of Chuang Tzu

Description: Article comparing excerpts from Chuang Tzu's writings and the descriptions of near-death experiencers (NDErs). Similarities between the beliefs of NDErs and those of Taoist patriarch Chuang Tzu suggest that NDErs have experienced a kind of awakening that leads them to reject conventional attitudes toward life and death.
Date: Spring 1990
Creator: Hermann, E. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Near-Death Experiences and Satisfaction with Life

Description: Article discussing the relationship between near-death experiences (NDEs) and positive changes in attitudes, beliefs, and values that might be expected to enhance the experiencers' satisfaction with life.
Date: Winter 1994
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Omega Project: An Empirical Study of the NDE-Prone Personality

Description: Article discussing a questionnaire given to near-death experiencers (NDErs) and persons interested in NDEs, assessing the role of psychological factors in influencing susceptibility to NDEs and to measure aftereffects stemming from such events.
Date: Summer 1990
Creator: Ring, Kenneth & Rosing, Christopher J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Guest Editorial: A New Book of the Dead: Reflections on the Near-Death Experience and the Tibetan Buddhist Tradtion Regarding the Nature of Death

Description: Article offering a comparison of historical cases of Tibetan near-death experiences (NDEs) and contemporary Western accounts. A tradition of NDEs in Tibetan culture, the das-log experience, affords such a comparison. Modern NDEs differ from das-log experiences in ways that reflect their cultural context and may provide the foundation for a new Book of the Dead especially fitted to the existential and planetary concerns of modern time.
Date: Winter 1993
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Nature and Therapeutic Implications of the Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved

Description: Article highlighting the types of contacts from a deceased loved on or a divine being reported, messages claimants believe are recieved, changes in death perceptions, and the therapeutic potential of the experience for coping with the death of a loved one. Much of the material is based on a workshop given by the author throughout the United States.
Date: Autumn 2005
Creator: LaGrand, Louis E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Paradox of Jonah: Response to "Solving the Riddle of Frightening Near-Death Experiences"

Description: Article contending that Kenneth Ring's arguments are the same that have been used by skeptics to question the validity of the radiant near-death experience (NDE); that as they have been found inadequate there, so they do not adequately address the meaning or value of the terrifying experience; and that experiences of the depths may be equally productive and as worthy of serious study as are experiences of radiance.
Date: Autumn 1994
Creator: Bush, Nancy Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries

Reincarnation Beliefs Among Near-Death Experiencers

Description: Study designed to examine the factors underlying an increase in belief in reincarnation following near-death experiences, using a questionnaire to compare the tendency toward belief in reincarnation among NDErs, individuals merely interested in NDEs, and a non-experiencer, non-interest control group.
Date: Autumn 1993
Creator: Wells, Amber D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Amazing Grace: The Near-Death Experience as a Compensatory Gift

Description: Paper illustrating the apparently providential timing and the healing character of near-death experiences (NDEs) and NDE-like episodes, through four case histories of persons whose lives, prior to their experiences, were marked by deep anguish and a sense of hopelessness.
Date: Autumn 1991
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Editorial: Can Science Explain the Near Death Experience?

Description: Article discussing empirical questions about near-death experiences (NDEs) that can be explored by the scientific method. Scientific study poses risks both to NDErs and to our understanding of the NDE itself. However, because the NDE allows unique access to information about consciousness and death, those risks are outweighed by the benefits to NDErs and to humanity derived from a scientific description of NDErs.
Date: Winter 1989
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries

Prophetic Visions in 1988: A Critical Reappraisal

Description: Paper reviewing the research into a specific aspect of near-death experiences (NDEs): the prophetic vision (PV). PVs are subjectively compelling flashforwards of planetary-wide cataclysms and eventual regeneration that sometimes occur during or in the immediate aftermath of an NDE.
Date: Autumn 1988
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Guest Editorial: Is Ten Years a Life Review?

Description: Article looking back on the author's ten years of involvement with near-death studies and with the International Association for Near-Death Studies, reviewing some of the major questions and accomplishments of that decade both in understanding of the near-death experience and in service as an organization.
Date: Autumn 1991
Creator: Bush, Nancy Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries

Kundalini and the Near-Death Experience

Description: Article exploring the relationship between near-death experiences (NDEs) and activation of the kundalini.
Date: Spring 1994
Creator: Kieffer, Gene
Partner: UNT Libraries

Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind: A Study of Apparent Eyeless Vision

Description: Article reporting the results of an investigation into near-death and out-of-body experiences in 31 blind respondents. The study sought to address three main questions: (1) whether blind individuals have near-death experiences (NDEs) and, if so, whether they are the same as or different from those of sighted persons; (2) whether blind persons ever claim to see during NDEs and out-of-body experiences (OBEs); and (3) if such claims are made, whether they can ever be corroborated by reference to independent evidence.
Date: Winter 1997
Creator: Ring, Kenneth & Cooper, Sharon
Partner: UNT Libraries

From Alpha to Omega: Ancient Mysteries and the Near-Death Experience

Description: Article discussing Osirian temple rites of ancient Egypt, which may have involved ceremonial procedures deliberately calculated to induce an experience that was functionally identical to modern near-death experiences.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Indicators of Ecological Stress and Their Extent in the Population of Northeastern Lakes: A Regional-Scale Assessment

Description: Article reporting findings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) conducted on a sample of lakes in the Northeastern United States from 1991 to 1996.
Date: March 2002
Creator: Whittier, Thomas R.; Paulsen, Steven G.; Larsen, David P.; Peterson, Spencer A.; Herlihy, Alan T. & Kaufmann, Philip R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rediscovery of the Elements: Helium

Description: Article describing the discovery of helium in the sun and on Earth via spectroscopy. Tourist information is included for areas significant to those involved.
Date: Summer 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences