The Near Death Experience: A Reader

The Near Death Experience: A Reader

by Lee W. Bailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415914302

ISBN-13: 9780415914307

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Near Death Experience: A Reader is the most comprehensive collection of NDE cases and interpretations ever assembled. This book encompasses a broad range of disciplines: psychological researchers discuss cognitive models and Jungian theories of meaningful archetypal phenomena; the biological perspectivedescribes how brains near

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The Near Death Experience: A Reader is the most comprehensive collection of NDE cases and interpretations ever assembled. This book encompasses a broad range of disciplines: psychological researchers discuss cognitive models and Jungian theories of meaningful archetypal phenomena; the biological perspectivedescribes how brains near death may produce soothing endorphins, optical illusions, and convincing hallucinations. Philosophers present empirical analyses and images in archetypal theories, and the symbolic language of comparative phenomenological theories. Christian, Jewish and Mormon responses to NDEs outline the religious perspective, and the mystical and spiritual interpretations of NDEs are also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415914307
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on the Text
Introduction1
1The Light Beyond: The Experience of Almost Dying25
2Through the Light and Beyond39
3Embraced by the Light53
4Saved by the Light61
5Unknown Well-Known Near-Death Experiences: Peter Sellers, Eddie Rickenbacker, Plato, and Black Elk71
6My Life After Dying87
7Visions/Life After Death101
8On Dreams and Death113
9The Archetype of Death and Enlightenment127
10Being of Light: Dreaming the Vision Onward145
11The Near-Death Experience: A Staircase to Heaven?157
12Near-Death Experiences: Implications for Human Evolution and Planetary Transformation179
13Near-Death Experiences: Relevance to the Question of Survival After Death199
14Distressing Near-Death Experiences207
15What Is Not Being Said About the Near-Death Experience231
16Near-Death Reports: Evidence for Survival of Death?245
17Neuroscience, Ketamine, and the Near-Death Experience: The Role of Glutamate and the NMDA Receptor265
18Near-Death Experiences: In or Out of the Body?283
19Parting Visions: A New Scientific Paradigm299
20Who Might Survive the Death of the Body?319
21Evaluating Near-Death Testimony329
22The Near-Death Experience and the Perennial Wisdom357
23Mysticism and the Near-Death Experience369
24The No-Thing-ness of Near-Death Experiences385
Bibliography403

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