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Findings on Near-Death Experiences: Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Incidence/Prevalence/ Cross-Cultural/Populations

  • Belanti J, Perera M, Jagadheesan K. (2008).Phenomenology Of Near-Death Experiences: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Transcultural Psychiatry. Mar; 45(1):121-33.
  • Greyson, Bruce (2003) Incidence and Correlates Of Near-Death Experiences in a Cardiac Care Unit. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. Jul-Aug;25(4):269-76.
  • Knoblauch, H. et.al. (2001). Different Kinds of Near-Death Experience: A Report on a Survey of Near-Death Experiences in Germany. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 20, 15-29.
  • Lindley, J.H., Bryan, S., and Conley, B. (1981). Near-Death Experiences in a Pacific Northwest American Population: The Evergreen study. Anabiosis 1, 104-125.
  • Morse, Melvin, Castillo P, Venecia D, Milstein J, Tyler DC. (1986) Childhood Near-Death Experiences. Am J Dis Child. Nov; 140(11):1110-4.
  • Pasricha, S., & Stevenson, I. (1986). Near-Death Experiences in India: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 174, 165-170.
  • Parnia, Sam., et al. (2001). A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of the Incidence, Features and Aetiology of Near-Death Experiences in Cardiac Arrest Survivors. Resuscitation, 48, 149-156.
  • Perera, M. et.al. (2005). Prevalence of Near-Death Experiences in Australia. Journal of Near-Death Studies,   24, 109.
  • van Lommel, Pim, et.al. (2001). Near-death Experience in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest: A Prospective Study in the Netherlands. Lancet 2001; 358: 2039-45.


  • Alvarado, Carlos S. (2001). Features Of Out-Of-Body Experiences In Relation To Perceived Closeness To Death. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 189, 331-332.
  • Greyson, Bruce (2006) Near-Death Experiences and Spirituality. Zygon. 41, 394.
  • Greyson, Bruce; Stevenson, Ian. (1980). The Phenomenology Of Near-Death Experiences.
  • The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 137(10), Oct, 1193-1196.
  • Greyson, Bruce (1983) The Near-Death Experience Scale: Construction, Reliability, and Validity. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol 171(6), Jun, 369-375.
  • Kelly, Emily W. (2001). Near-Death Experiences with Reports of Meeting Deceased People. Death Studies, 25, 229-249.

NDEs/Resuscitation/ Brain:

  • Holden, Jan. (2006). Out-of-Body Experiences: All in the Brain? Journal of Near-Death Studies. 25: 99-107
  • Lange, R., Greyson, B., & Houran, J. (2004). A Rasch Scaling Validation Of A ‘Core’ Near-Death Experience. British Journal of Psychology, 95, 161-177.
  • Parnia Sam, Spearpoint K, Fenwick PB. (2007) Near Death Experiences, Cognitive Function and Psychological Outcomes of Surviving Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation. Aug:74(2):215-21.
  • van Lommel, Pim. (2011) Near-Death Experiences: The Experience of the Self as Real and
  • not as an Illusion. Ann N Y Acad Sci. Oct:1234:19-28.


  • Bauer, M. (1985). Near-Death Experiences and Attitudinal Change. Anabiosis: Journal of Near-Death Studies. 5. 39-46.
  • Flynn, Charles. (1982). Meanings and Implications of NDEr Transformations: Some Preliminary Findings and Implications. Anabiosis: Journal of Near-Death Studies.
  • Greyson, Bruce (1991). Near-Death Experiences Precipitated by Suicide Attempt: Lack of Influence of Psychopathology, Religion, and Expectations. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 9:3.
  • Greyson, Bruce. (1992) Reduced Death Threat in Near-Death Experiencers. Death Studies. 16: 533-46.
  • Greyson, Bruce (2003). Incidence and Correlates of Near-Death Experiences in a Cardiac Care Unit. General Hospital Psychiatry. 25:269-276.
  • Greyson, Bruce(1983). Increase in Psychic Phenomena Following Near-Death Experiences. Theta. 11: 26-29.
  • Groth-Marnat, Gary and Summers, R.  (1998). Altered Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors Following Near-Death Experiences.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology.   38:110-125; 2:7.
  • Musgrave, Cassandra. (1997). The Near-Death Experience: A Study of Spiritual Transformation. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 15: 187-201.
  • Noyes, Russell. (1980). Attitude Changes Following Near-Death Experiences. Psychiatry, 43:234-242.
  • Stout, Yolaine. et. al. (2006) Six Major Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers. Journal of Near-Death Studies 29. 49-62.
  • Sutherland, Cheryl (1990). Changes in Religious Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices Following Near-Death Experiences: An Australian Study. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 9: 24.

Shared Death Experiences

  • Moody, Raymond and Paul Perry (2010). Glimpses of Eternity: Sharing a Loved One’s Passage from This Life to the Next. Guideposts.

NDE Links

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