A New Model for Expansion of Individual Consciousness: Ego Death in Literature, Religion, and the Phenomenon of Near-Death Experiences

By Honora Finkelstein and Susan Smily.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Keywords: Ego Death, Experiences of Near-Death Survivors, Death and Resurrection, Descents to the Underworld, Underworld Visits by Sumerian Deities, Enki, God of Wisdom and Water, As the First Deity to Visit the Underworld, Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Resurrected Through Enki’s Intervention, Dumuzi, The First Western Deity to Die and Resurrect on a Cyclic Basis, Underworld Visits as Symbolic of Ego-Death Experiences, Change of Consciousness for Virgil’s Aeneas, Two Myths of Theseus as Representative of Trials of the Human Soul, Hope for Survival of Consciousness Through Initiation into Mystery Religions, Persephone as an Allegory for the Human Soul, Psyche as an Allegory for the Human Soul, Ego Purification in the Abrahamic Religions, Loss of Identity and the Wilderness Experience, The Hebrew Patriarch Joseph, Moses and the Children of Israel, John the Baptist in the Wilderness, Jesus’ Temptation on the Mountain, Mary Magdalene’s thirty years in a Cave, Muhammad on Mt. Hira, Christian Baptism, Initiatory Death in Freemasonry, Walking Labyrinths, Dr. Raymond A. Moody and the Term “Near-Death Experience” (NDE), P.M.H. Atwater and the Personality Shift of NDEs, The Out-of-Body Experience (OBE) as Part of NDEs, Tunnel Effect and Merging with the Light, Meetings with Revered Spiritual Figures as Part of NDEs, Merging with an All-Loving Darkness as an Alternative Effect, Hell-Like NDEs, Plato’s Story of Er as Showing Positive or Negative Afterlife Experiences, Common Results of NDEs, Dante’s Encounter with Beatrice in Paradise, Robert Monroe’s Work with OBEs and Alternate Dimensions, The Monroe Institute’s Lifeline Program and Going Home Series, Bruce Moen’s Exploring the Afterlife Series, Kurt Leland’s OBEs in “Otherwhere”, The Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Dr. Melvin Morse and the NDEs of Children, Indigo Children and NDEs, NDEs as a New Paradigm for Human Consciousness and Evolution

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 2. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 330.642KB). Article: Print (Spiral Bound).


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