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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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

[The Dallas Morning News, 'Museum director resigns']

Description: An article written by Janet Kutner for The Dallas Morning News that announces the resignation of E. A. Carmean Jr. as director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The piece covers the work he did while at the museum.
Date: 199u
Creator: Kutner, Janet
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Critique of Kellehear's Transcendent Society

Description: Article responding to Allen Kellehear's cultural analysis based on nine Mormon near-death experiences (NDEs) did not reflect the diversity of near-death visions from other cultures. It suggests that these Mormon NDEs were neither as utopian as Kellehear assumed nor representative of contemporary NDE reports, and that a more complete analysis would reveal a variety of NDEs and otherworld visions reflecting the experiencers' sociocultural background.
Date: Winter 1991
Creator: Mickel, Howard A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Nancy Black: Continuing the Fight

Description: This article is a short biography of Nancy Black describing her background and how she ended up in journalism, writing news at several outlets and later starting her own paper, the White Rock Lake Weekly.
Date: Autumn 2018
Creator: Moore, Brianna
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Denton Record-Chronicle articles, June 10, 1990]

Description: A clipping of an article by Susan Shelton for the Denton Record-Chronicle about the new NTIEVA program's reworking of art education in Metroplex schools. Another piece by Shelton that is included covers Dr. Warren Carver's support of the program.
Date: June 10, 1990
Creator: Shelton, Susan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries