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Near Death ExperiencesMuch has been wrote on the subject of near death experiences. On the previous page, here, I shared with you my mother's story about her NDE. This page at the bottom contains links to sites with articles about the experience, and tries to explain it.

Religion and the near death experience

I have found when looking through sites about the near death experience that many people feel there must be a connection with their specific religion. However, further research shows that people of varying religions and faiths that have these experiences, have positive ones. Many people will explain away why someone can see Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad or whatever the focal point of their religion is, instead of what they personally feel is the way to spiritual enlightenment.

The facts are the facts. Near death experiences have good and bad experiences in all walks of life and all religions. There are quite a large number that claim a "hell" experience, as well as a "heaven" one. Everybody cannot be right, even though they each claim to be. This puzzle leads me to believe that the majority of near death experiences are not really someone experiencing the afterlife at all, but rather a medical side effect of the brain's lack of oxygen. The ones experiencing "hell" are the ones with a lot of pent up guilt, or feelings of unworthiness. A person who is raised in a religion that is exceptionally fundamentalist or zealous, may very well develop an unconscious belief that they are not worthy, so during their NDE they create a hell experience in their minds.

Even atheists sometimes report good experiences

This can also be argued on the positive side. A strong feeling of righteousness, or a vast faith in a loving God that could no more "burn" you then you could sit around dismembering innocent animals for fun, may very well have preprogrammed their minds to have a positive experience.

The fact of the matter is that, for all the near death experiences out there, we really don't know for sure what happens after death. Not when every religion has both good and bad experiences, and not when even atheists return sometimes with positive stories. The stories out there just don't have the logical evidence behind them to "prove" anything. So take it with a grain of salt, keep an open mind and don't believe everything you read.

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  • A Lawyer Argues the Case for the Afterlife

    A Lawyer Argues the Case for the Afterlife

    Dr. Victor Zammit presents a detailed analysis of the evidence for the afterlife including the Near Death Experience and reincarnation.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107910

  • CRI Journal - Part I

    CRI Journal - Part I

    Discusses the new age background of Raymond Moody and other NDE researchers.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107907

  • CRI Journal - Part II

    CRI Journal - Part II

    Critically analyzes the Near Death Experience from a Biblical perspective.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107908

  • Crystalinks - Near Death Experiences

    Crystalinks - Near Death Experiences

    A near death experiencer provides a brief overview of the Near Death Experience.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107897

  • Dream Lucidity and Near-Death Experience

    Dream Lucidity and Near-Death Experience

    Near death experient John Wren-Lewis writes about the effect of the Near Death Experience on lucid dreaming.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107896

  • Experiences of Unconscious Patients

    Experiences of Unconscious Patients

    A nursing course from Health Interactive. Contains information on Near Death and out-of-body experiences.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107894

  • Near-death


    An overview of the near death experience from a new age perspective.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107915

  • Personality Studies

    Personality Studies

    Provides a brief summary of the work performed by The University of Virginia's Division of Personality Studies. This academic department utilizes scientific methods to study paranormal phenomena including children who remember previous lives/reincarnation, Near Death Experiences, crisis apparitions, and deathbed visions.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107914

  • Psych Web

    Psych Web

    Psychology site maintained by Russell A. Dewey, PhD, addresses the question, What are Near Death Experiences and are they a type of OBE?
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107890

  • Reincarnation, NDEs & OBEs

    Reincarnation, NDEs & OBEs

    A pastor discusses possible meanings and interpretations of the NDE.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107901

  • Soul-Searching Doctors Find Life After Death

    Soul-Searching Doctors Find Life After Death

    London Telegraph article presents evidence that consciousness or the soul can continue to exist after the brain has ceased to function.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107899

  • The Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences

    The Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences

    Article by Titus Rivas in The Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, which addresses common counter-hypotheses for a survivalist interpretation of NDE and shows the survivalist interpretation is more parsimonious.
    (Added: Thu Jan 01 2004) ID 107911

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