The complete idiot's guide to near-death experiences

by Atwater, P. M. H.,

Format: Print Book 2000
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction SUPERNATURAL 133.9 ATW 2000
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  SUPERNATURAL 133.9 ATW 2000
 
 
Summary
This text provides a look at near-death experiences. It covers everything from what they are and how they feel to their after-effects and the differences between the near-death experiences of adults and children.
Contents
Part 1 The Experience/The Experiencer 1
1 The Resurrected 3
A Brief History 4
What Is the Near-Death Experience? 8
A Closer Look at Some Near-Death Scenario Features 11
But What's Typical? 13
The Birth of a Controversy 15
2 Types of Experiences 19
To Each His Own 20
Problems in Communication 23
A Common Range of Patterns 25
Some Examples of Each Type 27
3 Near-Death Look-a-Likes 39
Near-Death-Like Experiences 40
The Unpredictability of Near-Death-Like Episodes 42
Indirect Near-Death-Like Events 44
Empathic Experiences 48
Near-Death Scenarios as Guided Visualizations 49
4 The Innocents 53
Child Experiences: A Breakthrough in Understanding 54
A Guide at Death's Door 57
Womb with a View 59
Choosing Genes and Physical Characteristics 62
Typical Behavior After the Experience 64
5 Suicide Enigmas 71
A Picture Too Pretty 72
What Those Who Attempt Suicide Say 73
Depression and Suicidal Tendencies Afterward 75
The Challenge With Children 77
6 Lives Turned Upside Down 85
Feelings After Being Revived 86
A New You 89
The Strain on Relationships 90
Lifestyle Switch-a-Roos 92
Deity Reigns 95
7 The Undeniable Aftereffects 99
Connecting the Dots 100
Common Psychological Aftereffects 101
Common Physiological Aftereffects 105
Synesthesia and Electrical Sensitivity 106
The Need Factor 108
8 Startling Differences Between Child and Adult Experiencers 111
Don't Assume Anything 112
Jump-Starting Intelligence 114
Far Apart 116
Talking About It 120
9 Blocking Out the Experience 125
Why Adults Tend to Remember and Kids Tend to Forget 126
You Be the Judge 130
A Child's View 131
Aftereffects Can Take a Back Seat 132
Tips to Identify Child Experiencers Who Can't Remember 137
10 Medically Speaking: A Challenge to Healthcare Providers 139
Please Believe Me 140
So You Said You Wanted Evidence 143
Suggestions for Healthcare Providers 146
Unique Health Issues 148
Professionals Willing to Speak Out 151
Part 3 Time Out for Questions 153
11 Are the Dead Really Dead? 155
Real Tales from the Crypt 156
The Newly Dead Who Greet the Newly Dead 159
As Dead as You Can Get 161
When Two or More Die Together 163
Symbols Surface 166
12 Heavy on Research 169
Raymond A. Moody Jr., Ph.D., M.D. 170
Kenneth Ring, Ph.D. 170
Michael Sabom, M.D. 172
Margot Grey, Ph.D. 173
P.M.H. Atwater, Lh.D. 174
Melvin Morse, M.D. 175
Arvin S. Gibson, B.S.M.E. 176
Peter Fenwick, M.D., F.R.C.Psych 177
Cherie Sutherland, Ph.D. 180
Bruce Greyson, M.D. 181
Groundbreaking Early Projects 182
13 Scientific Naysayers 187
It's All in the Brain: Biological/Physiological Causes 188
It's All in the Mind: Psychological Causes 193
Having an Experience Is Not Proof 195
A Lack of Agreement Among Researchers 197
So, Where Are We? 198
14 Debunking the Debunkers 199
It's All Subjective 200
But I Don't Want to Die 201
Who's That Knocking on My Head? 204
Mr. Sandman, Send Me a Dream 205
The Dying Brain Theory 207
15 Religion's Got a Gripe, Too 213
It's in the Bible 214
Repercussions 216
The Devil's Handiwork 218
We Got Here First 220
Part 4 Taking a Leap Beyond 223
16 Viewing Storylines in Different Ways 225
Sometimes We Can Mix Things Up 226
How We Can "Stage" Storylines 227
Another Look at the Need Factor 230
The Teachings of Swedenborg 233
A Back-Glance at Shared Experiences 235
17 Some Striking Effects 239
Poof! Go Limitations 240
Poof! Go Illnesses 243
Poof! Goes Death's Sting 244
The Unexpected from Violence 248
The Unexpected from Death Dreams 249
18 The Importance of Otherworldly Journeys 253
Exceptional Human Experiences 254
The "Other Worlds" of Myth and Legend 255
The Four Levels of Otherworldly Imagery 258
Feeling Alien 260
19 The Possibility of Alternate Realities 265
Is There an Afterlife? 266
I Came, I Saw, I Was Born 269
Why Do I Feel Like I've Been Here Before? 271
An Altered View of Reality 273
A Spectrum of Realities 276
20 Transformations of Consciousness 281
A Larger Genre 282
Higher Consciousness 283
Turbulent Transformations 285
Tranquil Transformations 290
The Crown Jewel of Enlightenment 291
21 The Lights of Enlightenment 297
The Light of God/The Devil's Dark 298
Three Types of Subjective Light 300
"The Darkness That Knows" 302
More of Light's Mysteries 305
The Energy Charge of Enlightenment 307
Part 5 Back Down to Earth 313
22 Brain/Biology Link 315
Brain Shift 316
The Limbic System and Emotions 319
The Theories of Melvin Morse, M.D. 321
The Importance of "Future" 325
Adaptation or Evolution? 327
23 But Are All the Claims True? 331
Don't Rock the Boat 332
The Mighty Sword of Scientism 333
No Saints or Angels Here 336
"I Was God. God Was Me" 339
Testing the Spirits 341
24 Integrating the Near-Death Experience 343
For Adult Experiencers 344
For Child Experiencers and Their Parents 348
For Significant Others 351
Integration's Four Phases 351
Creative Approaches to Therapy 355
25 Redefining How Life Is Viewed 361
Implications from Near-Death States 362
The Animating Force That Drives Us 365
The Reality of Spirit 368
The Big Picture 371
The Law of Grace 374
26 Message for the Millennium 377
An Agency of Change 378
Evolution's Next Step 381
The Global Village 383
Social Justice and Human Rights 385
What's the Near-Death Experience All About? 389.

Additional Information
Series Complete idiot's guide
Subjects Near-death experiences.
Publisher Indianapolis, IN :Alpha Books,2000
Other Titles Guide to near-death experiences
Near-death experiences
Contributors Morgan, David H., author.
Language English
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description xxvii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0028632346
9780028632346
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