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    Differing explanations of NDE's

    I somehow cannot post a PDF from my tablet, but if you Google "Hubert Knoblauch near death experience" the PDF in English (a paper that appeared in the JNDS) is your first hit. I will try to translate a couple of individual cases into English next week!
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    Differing explanations of NDE's

    Thanks a lot for posting the English version of the Knoblauch-study! I wasn't aware that I linked to the German version - my mistake! The German paper is much more detailed with regard to individual experiences.
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    Differing explanations of NDE's

    The paper (English version) by Hubert Knoblauch can be downloaded from here: http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/663:
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    Differing explanations of NDE's

    I'd also like to draw attention to a study on German NDEs, that has been carried out in Germany in the mid-late 1990s by Hubert Knoblauch. He found that many of the German NDEs don't show many aspects of the "Greyson-scale" with a high percentage of German NDEs being negative (30% in West...
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    Differing explanations of NDE's

    Thanks a lot for the encouragement, David Bailey! Regarding the "other" cardiac-arrest er experiences I was referring to this article, that sums up the results of the "AWARE"-study in some detail:http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150303-what-its-really-like-to-die While a relevant percentage of...
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    Differing explanations of NDE's

    I followed the discussion with great interest. I rarely comment here so I hope very much that my comment is going to be seen as appropriate; the policy seems to be quite strict here. As to the controversity about Penny Sartori's study and the (mis)Interpretation of it: Why not ask her directly...
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    Top Ten NDE Myths

    I think you misunderstood my point. I tend to be a “survivalist“. And still, NDEs present themselves in a diverse way that makes it hard to draw definit conclusions...
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    Top Ten NDE Myths

    What indeed does make NDEs special is the fact that they usually include a spiritual afterlife realm. I do not know of further examples that are similar to the “business trip case“ above. Evem the “weirder“ ones on the nderf website revolve around an afterlife theme. If they were simple...
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    Top Ten NDE Myths

    The conclusion I have developped over the time is that NDEs are highly symbolic. I doubt that the entities encountered there are “real“ for how can it be assumed that dead friends are real, possibly angels as well, but that people who encounter living people or the rather fierce lord Yama (who...
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    Mod+ "anomalies" in NDEs

    Having followed Haruhi´s link I discovered that parts of the issue have already been discussed on the old forum. There I found a link to a study in which acutally 32% of the NDErs encountered living persons (vers. 16% with dead persons). This surprised me but unfortunately, those encounters...
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    Mod+ "anomalies" in NDEs

    Thank you for the discussion, I really appreciate everyone's input! Haruhi, there are indeed very few cases where people were encountered that were alive and not asleep or in a non- ordinary state of consciousness. Mostly childrens' NDEs but Keith's article also mentions sme grown ups had. You...
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    Mod+ "anomalies" in NDEs

    With those "anomalies" I basically refer to non-veridical (wrong) perceptions during the out-of-body-phase and the encounter of people who are still alive and normally conscious or those like Elvis Presley or Santa Claus in a small number of NDEs. I am generally convinced that NDEs are "real"...
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    Mod+ Why materialism is baloney

    Thank you for making all this clear, I really appreciate it! But when did individual psychic structures first appear (those that survive death)? Have they always existed or formed through association with the brain? When did “individualization“ take place?
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    Mod+ Why materialism is baloney

    Is the “inconcious“ part of the psyche that might persist a form of survival or quasi annihilation (for its being “unconscious“)?
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    Scientists debate near-death-experiences

    Tim and Gabriel, I totally agree with what you say of OBEs, in general, not being hallucinations. However, I am not sure what to make of the rare cases where false perception occured concerning significant details (one woman, I remember, watche a c-section being performed on her, when, in...
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