NDE was Re: Proper Gander

Richard Foy (rfoy@netcom.com)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 15:06:41 GMT

In article <31E5111A.2BDD@hgu.mrc.ac.uk>,
James Borrett <jamesb@hgu.mrc.ac.uk> wrote:
>Richard Foy wrote:
>> Have you read any of the work on Near Death Experiences?
>> If so what is your opinion o what is going on with them?
>I did read one book a long time ago that put accounts of what people had
>experienced in near-death experiences alongside accounts of what people
>experienced on hallucinogenic drugs. Of course its all down to what
>people say so the potential is there for leading questions and whatever
>but this book maintained that the two experiences were practically
>identical, if I remember correctly. I did also hear a story about a
>casualty department in a hospital that put objects on shelves high up on
>the walls above the patients so that the objects couldn't be identified
>without a stepladder, and when any of the patients claimed to have had an
>out-of-body experience near death they were asked to identify the objects
>on the shelves, which I think is a nifty idea. I'm sure James Randi would

I read one report of NDE where the patients had described things in
the operating room which they had no way of knowing from their
senses. The report was pretty convincing.

"The form is the content in motion, and the content is the form at
rest." --Northrup Frye

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