near-death experience


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near-death experience

(1) Lazarus phenomenon, see there.
(2) A popular term for coming close to dying.
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near-death experience

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NDE

The perception held by certain individuals that they have glimpsed an afterlife when coming close to death.
See: out-of-body experience
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A gripping account of the author's courageous struggles with her identity, the Catholic Church and a near-death experience. Hannah's story has a healing message of love, hope and peace regarding what lies ahead of us all.
Marital satisfaction and stability following a near-death experience of one of the marital partners [dissertation], Retrieved from http:// digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4893/m2/1/high_res_d/dissertation.pdf
"There are tens of thousands of near-death experiences every year and many of them are very similar to Alexander's," said Paul Perry, co-author of several best-selling books on the topic.
A rasch scaling validation of a "Core" near-death experience. Brit J Psychol 2004; 95:161- 177.
The day I almost drowned: A child's near-death experience. Online publisher: Lulu.com.
An even more extensive study of the near-death experience, called AWARE (Awareness During Resuscitation), is underway at 25 major medical centers in Europe, the United States and Canada.
On page 2, Bill Kipkie, a vice president at CVRD Inco, said one of the books he thought was worth reading twice was "Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond, and on page 27, Chris Wray, the CAO from Wawa, was talking about how six small municipalities in Northern Ontario have come together to grapple with the near-death experience of being dependent on the forest today.
The 'Near-Death Experience' is the subject of television fiction, family folklore, and considerable scientific research.
And there's no reason whatsoever to believe that the new Republican Congress will be any more honest, responsible, or effective than the old Republican Congress, which limped across the finish line and claimed a near-death experience as a new lease on life.
Carey was inspired to develop Acutonics after a near-death experience during which she heard the "music of the spheres" (sounds emitted by the planets' motion in the heavens as referenced by Pythagoras).
The next 63 pages are devoted to the near-death experience, followed by 53 pages devoted to the task of examining the case for and against reincarnation.
More rigorous studies (Grey, 1985; Ring, 1980; Sabom, 1982) have generally confirmed these elements, but several authors (Greyson, 2001; Irwin, 1999; Knoblauch, Schmied, & Schnettler, 2001; Parker, 2001) also note that major questions can be raised concerning the nature and universality of such a 'core' near-death experience.