Definition of near-death experience in English:

near-death experience

Syllabification: near-death ex·pe·ri·ence


  • An unusual experience taking place on the brink of death and recounted by a person after recovery, typically an out-of-body experience or a vision of a tunnel of light.
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    • The chapter on death deals with out-of-body and near-death experiences, and past-life experiences and regression.
    • If near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences don't come from the brain, where is consciousness based?
    • Furthermore, it needs to be pointed out that a near-death experience is not an experience of death.

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