Psych M.D. - Near-Death Experiences


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Term: Near-Death Experience
Definition (Myers): an altered state of consciousness reported after a close brush with death;often similar to drug-induced hallucinations.1
Definition (alternative): an experience, instances of which have been widely reported, in which a person near death is apparently outside his body and aware of it and the attendant circumstances as separate from him. 2
Contextual explanation: a common experience of people who see the tunnel of light and seeing their past in front of their eyes, nearly facing their death but manages to survive.
Related terms and concepts:
The Tunnel of Light3 out of body4

after death5 The Stranger 6
* Look at the picture, not the title of the book, although the book is a great book.

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* This is Part I. Watch the other one in youtube.


Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. (2003). Near-Death Experience. Retrieved October 12, 2009, from The Free Dictionary Web site: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/near-death+experience
  3. (2008, 09, 15). Near-Death experiences, the meaning of life, life after death etc.. Retrieved October 12, 2009, from Encefalus Web site: http://encefalus.com/general/neardeath-experiences-meaning-life-life-death/
  4. (2009, 03, 31). Near-death experiences: Heaven can wait. Retrieved October 12, 2009, from The Unexplained Mysteries Web site: http://theunexplainedmysteries.com/near-death.html
  5. Rick (2009, 09, 30). Near Death Experience. Retrieved October 12, 2009, from who you calling a skeptic? Web site: http://whoyoucallingaskeptic.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/near-death-experience/
  6. Camus, Albert (1989, 03, 13). The Stranger. Retrieved October 12, 2009, from The Book Cover Archive Web site: http://bookcoverarchive.com/book/The_Stranger
  7. Paranormal TV (2009, 03, 17). Near Death Experience - Part 1. Retrieved October 12, 2009, from Youtube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkYrTTyYPDw
Edited by: Alice
Date of last edit: 10/12/09



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