An introduction to near death experiences

I provide data on various models of Christian theology, and present the model of Restorative Universalism as the one most compatible with reports of afterlife in the NDE. I interface quotations from actual NDE accounts with New Testament verses to illustrate these similarities. Restorative Universalism includes a judgment " life review " in NDE terminologyfollowed by punishment for some but eventual universal salvation for all. I present an analysis of New Testament verses supporting the theologies of " Jesus Saves ," PredestinationGood Worksand Universal Salvation, which reveals Salvation by Good Works to be supported by the greatest number of verses, followed by verses advocating Universal Salvation for All.

An introduction to near death experiences

The Transphysical Component of Near Death Experience The transphysical component of a person having a near death experience may be described as follows: This transphysical component is completely intact without the physical body, and it is self-conscious and capable of seeing and hearing without the biological organs associated with those functions.

This transphysical component retains all its memories, and appears to have acute recall and memory functions without use of the brain. It is aware of itself and its identity and its distinction from others — but it is more than self-consciousness.

Introduction to Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife

It has a remnant of its former embodiment — particularly the presence and sense of extendedness. Though it is not physical constituted by and subject to the laws of physicsit is like an ethereal remnant of the physical body.

It is not limited by physical laws such as gravityor the restrictions imposed by physical mass such as walls or roofs. It can be called into a spiritual or heavenly domain in which it can encounter spiritual beings like itself in human form as well as wholly transcendent beings greater than itself such as a loving white light.

It can communicate with these beings without the use of voice and sounds. Though it has autonomy and self-identity, it does not have control over most dimensions of the out of body experience; for example, it is moved outside of its body, transported to a transphysical domain, and called back into its body by some higher transphysical power.

This phenomenon is marked by a flat EEG electroencephalogram indicating an absence of electrical activity in the cerebral cortex generating higher cerebral functioning and the absence of gag reflex as well as fixed and dilated pupils, indicating a significant reduction of lower brain functioning.

An introduction to near death experiences

Furthermore, higher cerebral functions such as thinking, processing memories, and linguistic functions would either be completely absent or reduced to insignificance.

Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon and professor at the University of Virginia Medical School, who underwent a severe coma from encephalitis and was monitored throughout his comatose statedescribed it as follows: My synapses—the spaces between the neurons of the brain that support the electrochemical activity that makes the brain function — were not simply compromised during my experience.


My doctors have told me that according to all the brain tests they were doing, there was no way that any of the functions including vision, hearing, emotion, memory, language, or logic could possibly have been intact.Methods.

The details of 3 cases of patients who reported near-death experience (NDE), is presented here. Several theories regarding the reasons, of the various components of the experiences, are discussed with a brief review of literature.

Near death experience scale (NDES) score of 7 or more was used as the criteria of screening NDE experiences. After identifying such individuals, the Prakash-modification of the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to interview and record the data for qualitative analysis.

Introduction Near-death experiences appear to be universal phenomena that have been reported for centuries. A near-death encounter is defined as an event in which the individual could very easily die or be killed, or may have already been considered clinically dead, but nonetheless survives.

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1. Introduction to the Near-Death Experience: In , the near-death experience burst into contemporary consciousness with the publication of Raymond Moody's famous book Life After public was newly fascinated, unaware that the phenomena had been described throughout recorded history (the story of Er in Plato's Republic being the most famous example).

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