Near Death Experience Archive

The Shadow of Death

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This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 3 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. PartOne of this series can be read by following this link. SYNOPSIS New Age and occult spirituality have heavily influenced near-death experience (NDE) research. In his book, […]

The Near Death Experience (Part Two)

SummaryIn the previous issue we examined common elements in the accounts of people who claim to have had near-death experiences. We focused primarily on the New Age interpretation of this phenomenon, surveying the work and writings of Raymond Moody, Kenneth Ring, and Melvin Morse. In this issue our discussion explores alternative explanations to those of […]

The Near Death Experience (Part One)

Dan was a warm, gentle, talented, outgoing young man. One would therefore think he would be popular. But there were in fact many who hated him — because of his lifestyle. Eventually he left his Midwestern hometown and moved to San Francisco to join a community of homosexual professionals. Because he led a very active […]

Is there Proof of Life after Death? The Brain and Near Death Experiences

The following is an excerpt from article DD282-1 from the Christian Research Journal. The full article can be read by following the link below the article. Proof of Life after Death- BRAIN FUNCTION AND THE NDE Psychological, physiological, and pharmacological explanations of the NDE have been reviewed in this journal35 and elsewhere.36 The conditions described […]

What is a Near Death Experience?

The following is an excerpt from article DD282-1 of the Christian Research Journal. The full article can be read by following the link below the excerpt. THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE: What is a Near Death Experience? Five studies typify the scientific research examining NDEs: (1) psychologist Kenneth Ring’s 1980 report of 102 persons (49 near-death experiencers […]

What Is the Medical Definition of Death?

THE MEDICAL DEFINITION OF DEATH According to the “whole brain” definition of death, life ends with the “cessation of all functions of the entire brain.”9 During her first surgery, Pam’s brain had been drained of blood and found “dead” by all clinical tests of brain function. According to Spetzler, “If you would examine that patient […]

Did Pam Reynolds Have a Near Death Experience?

The following is an excerpt from article DD282-1 from the Christian Research Journal. The full PDF can be viewed by clicking the link below the excerpt. THE CASE OF PAM REYNOLDS The case of Pam Reynolds has been widely acclaimed as the “single best instance we now have in the literature on NDEs to confound […]