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Dreams and Neuroholography: An Interdisciplinary Interpretation of Development of Homeotherm State in Evolution, by István Bókkon, Sleep and Hypnosis, 2005;7(2):61-76 Review by Jody 1/15/06 The last time I got this excited to see a paper published was when von Lommel published his incredible longitudinal NDE study in December 2001. This PhD study is well worth the read!
Ketamine - 6/15/10 Doctor interview
Many NDEs Occur in the United States Every Day?
Dr. near-death: Greyson's heart-stopping study, interview with Dr. Bruce Greyson, 09/2004 .
I think in order to understand NDEs, the first thing is to understand 1) what part of the experience is 100% NDE, and: 2) what is integrated into our waking reality. I discussed this in the research paper “Dreams, NDE, and Reality.” Remember, this is a co-created experience with the person and the divine (Jeff’s theory and I concur). I enjoyed the latest NDE as the woman was reminded in her NDE that this world is an illusion. We are not our physical body at all. The research writing on “NDE and the Fourth Dimension” will show you the nature of the soul and help you conceptualize who (or what) we really are. The writing on the soul’s purpose gives you an idea of why we come to earth. With these three papers as a backdrop, you can understand that the Near Death Experience is tailored to each individual according to the needs and understandings of that particular individual in order to maximize soul growth. Since we are all so unique, it is not surprising that the NDE itself is very unique to each individual. However, there are stunning patterns in the NDE that make it uniquely reproducible and appropriate for scientific study.
What is the meaning of the NDE and is it for the experiencer or for us all? By Jody 10/9/05 This paper was presented in an abbreviated form at the 2005 IANDS annual meeting in Virginia Beach, VA. I was fascinated by a book called "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman. I applied many of the emotional concepts to the meaning of NDE for the individual and for us all. The resultant insights add another dimension to our understanding of the power of the NDE message.
First International Medical Conference on the NDE held in France June 17, 2006. Click here for more information.This is a 5 year prospective Welsh study out of the UK to explore if anoxia, hypercarbia or drug administration could explain the NDE. The conclusion of the study is that the NDE still remains medically inexplicable.
by Jody 3/27/03.
This is a review of literature and dream studies combined with a
retrospective study of near-death experiencers (NDErs) who were asked "if
their experience was dreamlike in any way?" This paper gives an overview
of consciousness and altered states of consciousness as it relates to
memories, recall, and narrative of experiences. Then I compare and
contrast NDEs with dreams against the backdrop of reality.
A Reply to Shermer, Medical Evidence for NDEs, by Dr. Pim van Lommel In his "Skeptic" column in Scientific American in March, 2003, Michael Shermer cited a research study published in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, by Pim van Lommel and colleagues. He asserted this study "delivered a blow" to the idea that the mind and the brain could separate. Yet the researchers argued the exact opposite, and showed that conscious experience outside the body took place during a period of clinical death when the brain was flatlined. As Jay Ingram, of the Canadian Discovery Channel, commented: "His use of this study to bolster his point is bogus. He could have said, 'The authors think there's a mystery, but I choose to interpret their findings differently'. But he didn't. I find that very disappointing" (Toronto Star, March 16, 2003). Here, Pim van Lommel sets out the evidence that Shermer misrepresented.
Toward Near-Death Experiences,
by Benjamin M. Linzmeier
(NEAR-) DEATH DECODED
Drs. Maureen Venselaar -
This article describes a
complete new and astonishing theory about the near-death experience -
based on astrophysics - which includes ten new features.
Energy - This study is important and may be worth commenting
on because the constant argument that heavily anesthetized patients are
actually hearing and seeing, thus accounting for the veridical
perceptions reported. This study undermines the possibility of that, and
thus leaves the skeptics with less and less foundation. The "dying
brain" concepts would require much higher, not lower levels of energy to
produce the coherent and meaningful perceptions. Contributed by Lynn
Johnson in Salt Lake City, one of the IANDS group organizers back in
1995 from Ken Pope.
|Part 3 Soulmates by Jody 2/5/03 This study is a retrospective review of 318 NDErs responses to questions about emotions during and after the NDE, and about relationships after the NDE. Emotions are a common denominator between the physical reality and what is experienced on the other side. The top emotions that are experienced during the NDE are peace, love, and happiness. However, the top emotion that is experienced upon return to the body is confusion. This paper looks at the role of emotions during and after the NDE and the role that emotions play in our earthly life.|
|by Jody 2/13/03 This study is a retrospective review of 319 NDErs responses to questions about the near-death experience and the life review, changed beliefs, life changes, and universal order/purpose. From the chi square test, all of these factors highly correlate with each other and make more sense when studied as a group. This paper looks at the role of the life review in helping to understand universal purpose and subsequently the changes that people undergo after their experience.|
|From near death experience research, a model that fits the data is that consciousness (synonymous to soul) is a fourth dimensional construct. This concept necessarily affects the way we view time and how we integrate consciousness with our three dimensional, earth reality. Our science, religion, and society are all affected by how we perceive our earth reality. This paper attempts to explain the fourth dimension by analogizing to one, two, and three dimensional concepts to what NDErs are telling us about their fourth dimensional experiences.|
It is a common element, unique to the NDEs experience, to report seeing deceased beings. Frequently, those seen on the other side are religious beings or deceased relatives. This study analyzes the beings that were seen on the other side. The datum is broken down into the categories of familiar beings and unfamiliar beings. Of the 302 people who responded to the survey, 29% (88) saw familiar beings and 25.8% (78) saw unfamiliar beings. Of the 166 people who saw beings, 53% saw familiar beings, while 47% saw unfamiliar beings. The highest percentage of familiar beings seen were blood relatives (25.9%), followed by religious figures (22.9%). Implications are discussed against the backdrop of consciousness and the Soulmate myth of popular culture.
|Review of New Swiss Study on OBEs, by Jody 9/25/02 The study was published in the British journal Nature on 9/19/02. Several media articles were published based upon this study. This article takes a look at: 1) the study, 2) the media coverage, and 3) critical discussion of both, the study and the media.|
|A Note on Science and NDE, Why Memory Cannot be entirely processed in the brain. An awesome article by Simon Berkovich, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University that presents a scientific model why memory (aka consciousness) cannot reside solely in the brain. 3/8/02|
Comparison of NDEs Occurring Before and After 1975 Results from a Web
Survey of Near Death Experiencers.
by Dr. Jeff 5/18/02
1975 publication of Life after Life (Moody, 1975) led to wide public
recognition of near death experience (NDE). No prior study has
investigated the similarities and differences of NDEs occurring before and
after 1975. Much of the earliest NDE research, in the late 1970’s and
early 1980’s, would have studied NDEs occurring predominantly before
1975. If the content and aftereffects of NDEs remained constant before
and after 1975, this earliest NDE research may be considered applicable to
NDEs occurring more recently. This study uses the methodology of an
Internet based questionnaire survey which has not been previously
reported. A total of 218 NDErs were surveyed. The only statistical
differences between the group with NDEs before 1975 (n=48) compared with
the group with NDEs during or after 1975 (n=170) were due to expected
differences in NDEr age at the time of the NDE, and age currently. No
other significant difference was found between these two groups with
regard to NDE demographics, experience elements, or aftereffects studied.
Giovanni's Research Here is an excel table of 50 NDEs from video/TV sources with 23 data points.
We became aware of a prospective study of NDE (Near-Death Experience) some months ago from Denmark. It is my understanding that this study (by Pim van Lommel, lead author) is scheduled for publication in The Lancet 12/15/01. The Lancet is the most prestigious European medical journal. Briefly, this study involved prospective study of 344 cardiac arrest patients. 62 had a NDE, and of these, 41 had a deep NDE. Patients having a NDE and those not having a NDE were followed for up to 8 years. This article concludes NDE is medically inexplicable, and found NDErs had a statistically reduced fear of death and much increased belief in an afterlife, among other findings. In my opinion, this article is one of the strongest medical studies ever published with evidence of consciousness surviving death, and validating retrospective studies of NDE. Click for this article's Press Release. This is also posted on NDERF's Bulletin Board.
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