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Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience
Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience
by Kenneth Ring
Edition: Paperback
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written but too subjective., July 11, 1998
This book serves it purpose well as an introduction to the NDE. The book is very well organized and well written. As a writing exercise, I would give this book very high marks.
However, I do have one serious problem with this book. The author goes to great pains to present his material in an objective fashion, but this comes off as nothing more than wishful thinking on his part. These experiences, by their very nature, are utterly subjective, and therefore beyond the scrutiny of science. At the end of the book, the author presents a hypothesis to explain NDE's which I find to be frankly ridiculous. It is a wish based on an assumption which is founded on whimsy. This is not science, this is good karma.
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Absent from the Body: One Man's Clinical Death, a Journey Through Heaven and Hell
Absent from the Body: One Man's Clinical Death, a Journey Through Heaven and Hell
by Don Brubaker
Edition: Paperback
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12 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This book was at times bizarre, disturbing, and ridiculous., July 11, 1998
I found this book to be bizarre. The stories that Brubacker relates are frankly very difficult to believe. Perhaps the most disturbing part of the story is the change that occurs in this man's life due to his heart attack. His life goes from being relatively normal to totally NDE and spiritially oriented, but spiritualality with a bizarre twist, including the so-called "red eye", which sounds more like a character from a poorly written episode of the "X-Files". But I did find myself thinking about this book a lot after I had read it. I think this was primarily because I believe that "something" happened to this man, it is just hard to believe that the "something" is what is related in this book.


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