Sunday, September 19, 2010

Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near-Death Experience in Medieval and Modern Times

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in "near-death" experiences. Dozens of books, articles, television shows, and films have appeared in which people who have survived a close brush with death reveal their extraordinary visions and ecstatic feelings at the moment they "died." This book is the most comprehensive treatment to date of the evidence surrounding these experiences. Drawing on modern and historical examples, Carol Zaleski argues that the "otherworld vision" is a key to understanding imaginative and religious experience in general.

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