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The trend is similar throughout the rest of the book; while each chapter artfully describes a particular trait of spiritual experience, it leaves unanswered the most pressing question: what actually happens to the brain during sex, seizures, hunger, cold, near-death and out-of-body experiences
, for example, and what can that tell us about the biology of spiritual experience?
"Ketamine may disrupt patterns of brain activation that coalesce to represent an integrated body and self, leading to out-of-body experiences
," Girard says.
This research was funded by the Bial Foundation, as part of the project 'The Flexibility of Body Boundaries and its Relationship to Out-of-Body Experiences
' (number 124/02).
He begins by describing holistic medicine from before history to the present, and describes the nature of miracles and their occurrence from creation onward, miracles in near-death and out-of-body experiences
. He describes clerical and secular miracles workers such as Jesus and Cayce, miraculous healing and shamanism, incidences of miracles in science, and how to become a miracle worker.
One witness undergoes an atrocious vision and reflects, "As a result, I am much more afraid of dying." (So much for the happy notion that the chemical changes that trigger out-of-body experiences
guarantee a fabulous deathbed trip.) By no means do all of the tales suggest their narrators would disagree with current scientific hypotheses about their experiences; but irrespective of their aetiological assumptions, most convey awe and astonishment at the sheer fact of the shattering psychological journey they've made.
Of that 66 per cent who are Christians, at least 10 per cent must have had out-of-body experiences
, some believe in past-life regression, others in channelling the dead.
It has a reputation as a "nightmare" drug, yet studies suggest most patients instead experience pleasant, dreamlike, out-of-body experiences
while on ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic and psychedelic.
Have you ever had one of those out-of-body experiences
where you see yourself outside your own physical frame in some type of surrealistic spiritual setting watching yourself do something--significant or otherwise?
Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences
in the Blind.
She was a famous nursing theorist, whose conceptual model of nursing, which included 'energy fields', has helped launch a whole generation of students who have studied clairvoyance, precognition, Eastern mysticism, and out-of-body experiences
, as well as TT.