Important Research Articles

Dr. Peter Fenwick, M.D.: Science and Spirituality



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

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Fenwick, P., and Fenwick, E. (1996). The truth in the light: An investigation of over 300 near-death experiences. New York, NY: Penguin.

Giovetti, P. (1999). Visions of the dead, death-bed visions and near-death experiences in Italy. Human Nature, 1(1), 38–41.

Goswami, A., Reed, R. E., and Goswami, M. (1995). The self-aware universe: How consciousness creates the material world. New York, NY: Tarcher.

Greyson, B. (1981). Near-death experiences and attempted suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 11, 10–16.

Greyson, B. (1983). The near-death experience scale: Construction, reliability, and validity. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 171, 369–375.

Greyson, B. (1986). Incidence of near-death experiences following attempted suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 16, 40–45.

Greyson, B. (1991). Near-death experiences precipitated by suicide attempt: Lack of influence of psychopathology, religion, and expectations. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 9, 183–188.

Greyson, B. (1992–1993). Near-death experiences and antisuicidal attitudes. Omega, 26, 81–89.

Greyson, B. (2003a). Incidence and correlates of near-death experiences on a cardiac care unit. General Hospital Psychiatry, 25, 269–276.

Greyson, B. (2003b). Near-death experiences in a psychiatric outpatient clinic population. Psychiatric Services, 54, 1649–1651.

Holden, J. M. (1988). Rationale and considerations for proposed near-death research in the hospital setting. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 7, 19–31.

Holden, J. M., and Joesten, L. (1990). Near-death veridicality research in the hospital setting. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 9, 45–54.

Irwin, H. J. (1989). The near-death experience in childhood. Australian Parapsychological Review, No. 14, 7–11.

Jansen, K. (2001). Ketamine: Dreams and realities. Sarasota, FL: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Koenig, H. G., McCullough, M. E., and Larson, D. B. (2000). Handbook of religion and health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Krupitsky, E. M., and Grinenko, A. Y. (1997). Ketamine psychedelic therapy (KPT): A review of the results of ten years of research. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 29, 165–183.

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Morse, M., and Perry, P. (1990). Closer to the light: Learning from the near-death experiences of children. New York, NY: Villard.

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Parnia, S., Waller, D. G, Yeates, R., and Fenwick, P. (2001). A qualitative and quantitative study of the incidence, features and aetiology of near-death experiences in cardiac arrest survivors. Resuscitation, 48, 149–156.

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Ring, K., and Cooper, S. (1997). Near-death and out-of-body experiences in the blind: A study of apparent eyeless vision. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 16, 101–147.

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Sabom, M. (1998). Light and death: One doctor’s fascinating account of near-death experiences. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Schwaninger, J., Eisenberg, P. R., Schechtman, K. B., and Weiss, A. N. (2002). A prospective analysis of near-death experiences in cardiac arrest patients. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 20, 215–232.

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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