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Five Minutes After Death: A Study of Beliefs and Expectations

Description: Abstract: This paper examines the beliefs and expectations that a sample of 508 people hold about the first five minutes after death. A substantial minority believed that they will experience the main elements of the near-death experience (NDE). In general these elements were cited more frequently than were Biblical images. Six percent of the sample said that postmortem survival for them will be a negative and disturbing experience. We discuss these results in terms of their methodological implications for other survey work and their theoretical contribution toward our understanding of negative NDEs.
Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Kellehear, Allan &
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Historical Perspectives on Near-Death Phenomena

Description: Abstract: The authors present an introductory overview of the history of near-death phenomena, followed by a synopsis of near-death research representative of three historical eras: 1880s-1930s; 1930s-1960; and 1960 to the present.
Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Walker, Barbara A. & Serdahely, William J.
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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 9, Number 2, Winter 1990

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.
Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
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Letters to the Editor

Description: Two letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "A Theory of Death" and "Roger Cook Responds."
Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Krishnan, V. & Cook, Roger B.
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The Near-Death Experience of a Nonverbal Person with Congenital Quadriplegia

Description: Abstract: This article describes the near-death experience (NDE) a 39-year-old man born with severe spastic quadriplegia had when he was two and one-half years old. Nonverbal because of cerebral palsy, the man was able to communicate about his experience after he heard a therapist talking to another person about NDEs. The man experienced a fairly typical NDE and has had seven subsequent out-of-body experiences, the latter hypothesized as temporary relief from his physical pain resulting from muscular spasticity.
Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Serdahely, William J. & Walker, Barbara A.
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Near-Death Experiences: Perception Is Reality

Description: Article proposing three etiologies responsible for the near-death experience, which are referred to as an altered state of consciousness: physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychologic. It recommends research to determine what developmental factors influence the emotionality of the experience and how in-depth understanding can be used to provide better patient care.
Date: Winter 1990
Creator: &
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