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“The Sun told me I would be restored to life”: Native American Near- Death Experiences, Shamanism, and Religious Revitalization Movements

Description: This article discusses near-death experiences as a central theme of Native American afterlife beliefs, and Native Americans' response to Christian missionaries. It argues that NDEs and socio-politcal factors can explain Native American religious revitalization movements and beliefs in general.
Date: Spring 2016
Creator: Shushan, Gregory
Partner: UNT Libraries

After-Death Communication: A Typology of Therapeutic Benefits

Description: Using semi-structured interviews, the article assesses the nature of after-death communication (ADC) experience, how participants felt about it, and how it impacted their bereavement. Results revealed that participants were unanimous in believing ADC to be beneficial, and participants experienced three themes: comfort, personal and relational continuation, and personal development.
Date: Spring 2016
Creator: McCormick, B. M. E. & Tassell-Matamua, Natasha A.
Partner: UNT Libraries