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PF Bibliography #16: Near-Death Experiences

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Bailey, L. W., & Yates. J. (Eds.) (1996). The Near-Death Experience: A Reader. New York: Routledge. (128.5 BAI)

Blackmore, S. J. (1993). Dying to Live: Science and the Near-Death Experience. London: Grafton. (128.5 BLA)

Blackmore, S. J. (2005). Near-death experiences. In J. Henry (Ed.), Parapsychology: Research on Exceptional Experiences (pp. 196-203). London: Routledge.

Greyson, B. (2000). Near-death experiences. In E. Cardeña, S. J. Lynn, & S. Krippner (Eds.), Varieties of anomalous experiences (pp. 315-352). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Greyson, B., & Flynn, C. P. (Eds.) (1984). The Near Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives. Springfield,IL: Charles C Thomas. (128.5 GRE)

Irwin, H. J. (2004). Near-death experiences. Chapter 11 of H. J. Irwin, An Introduction to Parapsychology (4th ed.). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. (133.072 IRW) To purchase this book from our on-line store, click on the following link:

Kellehear, A. (1996). Experiences Near Death: Beyond Medicine and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press. (128..5 KEL)

Kelly, E. W. (2001). Near-death experiences with reports of meeting deceased people. Death Studies, 25, 229-249.

Lange, R., Greyson, B., & Houran, J. (2004). A Rasch scaling validation of a ‘core’ near-death experience. British Journal of Psychology, 95, 161-177.

Lundahl, C. (Ed.) (1982). A Collection of Near-Death Research Readings. Chicago: Nelson-Hall. (128.5 COL)

Mickel, H. A. (1985). The Near-Death Experience: A Basic Introduction. Wichita,KS: Author. (128.5 MIC)

Moody, R. A. (1975). Life After Life. Atlanta: Mockingbird. (128.5 MOO)

Rogo, D. S. (1989). The Return from Silence: A Study of Near-Death Experiences. Wellingborough: Aquarian Press. (128.5 ROG)


Atwater, P. M. H. (1988). Coming Back to Life. New York: Dodd, Mead. (PPBK 128.5 ATW)

Dack, G. (1998). The Out-of-Body experience. Braunston, England: Oobex. (133.15 DAC)

Eadie, B. J., with Taylor, C. (1994). Embraced by the Light. New York: Bantam. (128.5 EAD)

Sharp, K. C. (1995). After the Light. New York: William Morrow. (PPBK 128.5 SHA)

Tanous, A. (1976). Beyond Coincidence: One Man’s Experiences with Psychic Phenomena. New York: Doubleday (BIO TAN)


Alvarado, C.S. (2001). Features of out-of-body experiences in relation to perceived closeness to death. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 189, 331-332.

Britton, W. B., Bootzin, R. R. (2004). Near-death experiences and the temporal lobe. Psychological Science, 15, 254-258.

Fenwick, P.,& Fenwick,E. (1995). The Truth in the Light: An Investigation of over 300 Near-Death Experiences. London: Headline. (128.5 FEN)

Greyson,B. (1985). A typology of near-death experiences. American Journal of Psychiatry, 142, 967-969. (VF Near-Death Experiences No. 1153)

Greyson, B., & Stevenson, I. (1980). The phenomenology of near-death experiences. American Journal of Psychiatry, 137, 1193-1196. (VF Near-Death Experiences No. 1148)

Irwin, H. J. (1993). The near-death experience as a dissociative phenomenon: An empirical assessment. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 12, 95-103.

Owens, J. E., Cook, E. W., & Stevenson, I. (1990). Features of near-death experience in relation to whether or not patients were near death. Lancet, 336, 1175-1177. (VF Near-Death Experiences No. 1156)

Pasricha, S., & Stevenson, I. (1986). Near-death experiences in India: A preliminary report. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 174, 165-170. (VF Near-Death Experiences No. 1154)

Ring, K. (1980). Life at Death: A Scientific Investigation of the Near-Death Experience. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. (128.5 RIN)

Ring, K. (1984). Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience. New York: William Morrow. (128.5 RIN)

Ring, K. (1992). The Omega Project: Near-Death Experiences, UFO Encounters,and Mind at Large. New York: William Morrow. (128.5 RIN)

Ring, K., & Cooper, S. (1999). Mindsight: Near-death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind. Palo Alto, CA: William James Center for Consciousness Studies.

Sabom, M. B. (1982). Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation. New York: Harper & Row. (616.078 SAB)

Van Lommel, P., van Wees, R., Meyers, V., and Elfferich, I. (2001). Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: A prospective study in the Netherlands. Lancet, 358, 2039-2045.

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