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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 15, Number 4, Summer 1997

Description: Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena. Table of contents for all issues in volume 15 on page 279.
Date: Summer 1997
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries

Surprise - and Discovery? - in the Near-Death Experience

Description: Article exploring expressions of surprise and puzzlement that lend a ring of authenticity to self-reports of near-death experiences (NDEs). Surprise typically indicates the discovery of novel features of reality during the cognition-reality interplay that makes learning possible. If at least some NDE surprises are discoveries in a nonsubjective sense, then that cognition-reality interplay can continue during moments near death as subject learn that self and reality must be understood to include a nonmaterial realm.
Date: Summer 1997
Creator: Gibbs, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries