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    Does anyone know of any good books on near death experiences? Preferably ones that include near death experiences that occurred in non-Christian cultures.


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    There was an interesting study recently that associated near death experiences to a person's blood pH (or was it potassium?), i'll try to fish it out if interested.


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    You might try Susan Blackmore's Dying to Live: Near Death Experiences. This is a pretty impartial look at Near Death experience and I think she looks at it cross-culturally, though I never actually read the book. Browsed through it once and I think I even have it somewhere.

    You might also try Mary Roach's, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.

    Additionally, here's a good blog post that's fairly complete: NDE Update.
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    it is very interesting how a post about death is automatically placed in the religion subforum. it highlights an underlying association that the mind has between religion and death.

    forgive the stray from the OP there, i thought it was noteworthy.

    additionally, if you're looking for a christian account of a near death experience, try "90 minutes in heaven" i read it when i was younger, quite interesting in hindsight.
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    I think Raymond Moody was the pioneer in this type of research. His first book (which I have read) is Life After Life. http://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Inv.../dp/0062517392


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golkarian
    Does anyone know of any good books on near death experiences? Preferably ones that include near death experiences that occurred in non-Christian cultures.
    Ketamine: Dreams and Realities
    by Karl Jansen, M.D., Ph.D.
    http://www.maps.org/kdreams/

    I've had OBEs (non metaphysical reference) which are close cousin to NDE with K and it really helps understand why people are convinced it is something other than experience generated by and within the brain.
    So, while the book is not focused on NDEs, it holds recommendation.
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    I have seen in a TV program showing that NDE can be induced through high gravitational force. Search in the web and find this:
    http://www.near-death.com/experiences/triggers06.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golkarian View Post
    Does anyone know of any good books on near death experiences? Preferably ones that include near death experiences that occurred in non-Christian cultures.
    You could go to KenKatin.com and find a near death experience book with experiences and a lot more. It explains things well.
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