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The Resource Near-death experiences : heavenly insight or human illusion?, Birk Engmann

Near-death experiences : heavenly insight or human illusion?, Birk Engmann

Label
Near-death experiences : heavenly insight or human illusion?
Title
Near-death experiences
Title remainder
heavenly insight or human illusion?
Statement of responsibility
Birk Engmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The expression "near-death experience" is associated in the popular understanding with access to knowledge about our transition between the states of life and death. Attempting to relate matters of scientific knowledge to subjective experience and the realm of belief is a difficult balancing act, and has led to a variety of approaches to the topic. This work scrutinizes the diverse views, and also myths, about near-death experiences and describes them from a scientific standpoint."--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engmann, Birk
Dewey number
133.9013
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1045.N4
LC item number
E7713 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 J-379
  • BF 1045.N4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Near-death experiences
  • Neuropsychology
  • Death
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Near-death experiences
  • Neuropsychology
Label
Near-death experiences : heavenly insight or human illusion?, Birk Engmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Is there historical evidence of near-death experiences or do we merely see what we want to see? : The wondrous world of the Dutch painter ; If I have not charity, I am nothing: essential questions of our existence ; Are abnormal psychic sensations a basis for exceptional reports? ; Arrived at a marvellous place: a report from Plato ; Caught up into Paradise: a report from Paul the Apostle ; The light was such that I cannot describe to you: an account by Gregory of Tours ; A fire that reached from earth to heaven: reports by Gregory the Great ; Mani and European spirituality ; From a state of apparent death to near-death experiences: new wine into old wineskins? -- Problems and contradictions : Non-specificity of experiences ; Near-death experiences in different cultures ; Cluster structure of the term near-death experience ; Exactly when in clinical death are experiences generated? ; Reprocessing of experiences under a person's cultural land religious views and publication bias ; Religious contradictions from a philosophical point of view ; Near-death experiences in esoteric movements: a modern Gnosis? -- Medical theories : Do neuropsychological basis phenomena exist? ; What is special about out-of-body experiences? ; Near-death experiences in clinical death: result of a severe brain function disorder? ; Pharmacological and neurotransmitter theories: ketamine, serotonin and dimethyltryptamine ; Near-death experiences in other mental states ; Near-death experiences in blind people ; Constancy or inconstancy of experiences ; The model of pathoclisis: a theory of everything? -- Opportunities and limitations of heuristic methods -- Does a diathesis-stress model of near-death experiences work? -- Between the poles of science and religion -- Important theses -- Explanations of scientific terms
Control code
ocn862101690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 150 pages
Isbn
9783319037271
Lccn
2013957431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319037271
  • (OCoLC)862101690
Label
Near-death experiences : heavenly insight or human illusion?, Birk Engmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Is there historical evidence of near-death experiences or do we merely see what we want to see? : The wondrous world of the Dutch painter ; If I have not charity, I am nothing: essential questions of our existence ; Are abnormal psychic sensations a basis for exceptional reports? ; Arrived at a marvellous place: a report from Plato ; Caught up into Paradise: a report from Paul the Apostle ; The light was such that I cannot describe to you: an account by Gregory of Tours ; A fire that reached from earth to heaven: reports by Gregory the Great ; Mani and European spirituality ; From a state of apparent death to near-death experiences: new wine into old wineskins? -- Problems and contradictions : Non-specificity of experiences ; Near-death experiences in different cultures ; Cluster structure of the term near-death experience ; Exactly when in clinical death are experiences generated? ; Reprocessing of experiences under a person's cultural land religious views and publication bias ; Religious contradictions from a philosophical point of view ; Near-death experiences in esoteric movements: a modern Gnosis? -- Medical theories : Do neuropsychological basis phenomena exist? ; What is special about out-of-body experiences? ; Near-death experiences in clinical death: result of a severe brain function disorder? ; Pharmacological and neurotransmitter theories: ketamine, serotonin and dimethyltryptamine ; Near-death experiences in other mental states ; Near-death experiences in blind people ; Constancy or inconstancy of experiences ; The model of pathoclisis: a theory of everything? -- Opportunities and limitations of heuristic methods -- Does a diathesis-stress model of near-death experiences work? -- Between the poles of science and religion -- Important theses -- Explanations of scientific terms
Control code
ocn862101690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 150 pages
Isbn
9783319037271
Lccn
2013957431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319037271
  • (OCoLC)862101690

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