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I'm looking for nonfiction accounts of near death experiences written from a nonChristian perspective. All I can find are those written by Christians or those with a Christian background who claim no religious affiliation at the time of the experience.
All suggestions welcome, thanks!


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Jan. 7th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I found this a very interesting topic, and while I had no personal recommendations, you made me head over to Amazon and do a search, something like "non christian near death experiences". (You're right; most near-death experiences do seem to be from the Christian perspective, which I am, but anyway.) The most interesting-looking books I found were these two, but you should look around there and see what sounds interesting to you. They both had only few user reviews, but those were stellar reviews.

-Life and Death: A Buddhist Perspective; by James Hilgendorf; ISBN-10 number 1929159161
-Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians: Soul Journey, Metamorphosis, and Near Death Experience; by Warren Jefferson; ISBN-10 number 1570672121

I like that these seem to be very comprehensive volumes each on one specific culture/belief system, but you may be looking for something more general, and they seemed to have some books of that nature too.

(Disclaimer about my own foolishness- I kind of feel weird recommending books I haven't read about things/experiences I may not understand or believe in especially about such a weighty topic as life and death, so I'm sorry for my squeamishness and hope I don't annoy you or haven't given you bad recommendations. These seemed really good though.)
Jan. 8th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Not annoyed at all. I'm totally facinated about various religions and the after life. I am a sociologist and interested mainly for academic curiosity. I will check Amazon out. I'm generally a library reader. It didn't even occur to me to search Amazon! :P
Jan. 7th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Well one of the early pioneers into the phenomena was Dr. Raymond Moody and his ground breaking work 'Life After Life' and he seems to have continued writing books.


There is also 'Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death' by Chris Carter.

Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience by Pim van Lommel (another doctor).
Jan. 8th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions!
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