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01.12.2014 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 6/2014

Journal of Religion and Health 6/2014

Near-Death Experiences and Spiritual Well-Being

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Journal of Religion and Health > Ausgabe 6/2014
Autoren:
Surbhi Khanna, Bruce Greyson

Abstract

People who have near-death experiences often report a subsequently increased sense of spirituality and a connection with their inner self and the world around them. In this study, we examined spiritual well-being, using Paloutzian and Ellison’s Spiritual Well-Being Scale, among 224 persons who had come close to death. Participants who reported having near-death experiences reported greater spiritual well-being than those who did not, and depth of spiritual well-being was positively correlated with depth of near-death experience. We discussed the implications of these findings in light of other reported aftereffects of near-death experiences and of spiritual well-being among other populations.

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