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Dissociation: Normal or Abnormal?

Description: Abstract: Recent articles have addressed the question of whether or not the out-of-body experience reported by many people near death is a form of dissociative behavior. If so, is it related to other mental or emotional pathologies or is it a normal protective response to stress? This paper explores the history of dissociation and related terms, uncovering a multiplicity of uses and connotations. New orientations in physics and the rise of the New Science in the form of Chaos Theory allow a plethora of additional interpretations.
Date: Spring 1996
Creator: Spencer, Marlene
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Near-Death Experience: A Study of Its Validity

Description: Abstract: An Italian translation of Greyson's (1983a) NDE Sclae was administered to 125 individuals who had been resuscitated at a hospital in Italy. By NDE Scale criteria 37.5 percent of those who returned the questionnaire had authentic NDEs. These data suggest some limitations to Grayson's NDE Scale and recommendations for future research.
Date: Spring 1996
Creator: Pacciolla, Aureliano
Partner: UNT Libraries

Near-Death Prophecies of Disaster and the New Age: Are They True?

Description: Article examining long-range data and finding trend reversals in 1987-88: increases in religiosity, service, and United Nations peacekeeping efforts, and decreases in chlorofluorocarbon production, nuclear warhead stockpiles, arms exports, and interest in economic well-being.
Date: Spring 1996
Creator: Alschuler, Alfred S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

ECT: TNT or TLC? A Near-Death Experience Triggered by Electroconvulsive Therapy

Description: Article reporting an experience in the course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) that was indistinguishable from a near-death experience (NDE). Aspects of the experience that had been terrifying for the individual were counterbalanced by her immediate and complete recovery from a suicidal depression. Beyond the transpersonal aspects of her NDE-like experience, the ECT triggered a precognitive vision that materialized two years later.
Date: Spring 1996
Creator: Floyd, Keith
Partner: UNT Libraries