Special Sub-Topic: Near-Death Experiences
|Who wrote the classic 'Life After Life'?|
Raymond Moody. The others have also written about death and near-death, but Dr. Moody started the ball rolling in modern times.
|Who wrote 'Heaven and Hell' about his own mystical experience?|
Emanuel Swedenborg. Long before Moody's book.
|Which is NOT a common feature of the near-death experience?|
Judgment by a divine panel. Everyone emphasizes that there is no 'judgment' by others. It is a non-judgmental event, with the individual himself (or herself) doing whatever judging may occur.
|Dr. Melvin Morse works with a specific population of people who have had such experiences. Who are they?|
Children. Presumably, children have had less time to be contaminated or brainwashed by cultural biases, expectations, etc.
|Morey Bernstein caused a sensation about half a century ago with this allegedly true tale of reincarnation.|
'Search for Bridey Murphy'. 'Before' was Jock Mahoney movie (fiction) from the 50s - not too bad. 'Proud' was a movie from the 70s (fiction) - also entertaining. 'Resurrection' was a movie with 'Ellen Burstyn - so-so. Bernstein claimed to have hypnotized a housewife back to a prior life several centuries ago in Ireland.
|Which famous author remembered prior lives under hypnotic age regression?|
Taylor Caldwell. She wasn't happy. 'You mean ... I have to go through all this again?' seemed to be her attitude.
|What celebrity claimed that he would make contact from the 'afterworld', if possible to do so?|
|Which of these has been suggested as an explanation for the near-death experience?|
All of these (A re-experiencing of the birth experience, A psychological defense mechanism against death, A physical manifestation of a dying brain). Who knows? Believe it - or not?
|Which of the following is true?|
None of these. Many people come close, but fail to have the experience. Some have negative experiences - most unpleasant. Not everyone reports having all the 'elements', nor is there any set sequence of events.
|Which author did NOT write about his (or her) experience with 'the Light'?|
Robert Monroe. Eade wrote a bestseller, as did Brinkley. Atwater has also written about 'the light'. Monroe, on the other hand, writes about out of body experiences that are totally unrelated to near-death experience. Strange, strange books.
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