The Paradise according to Christianity
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In Christianity, there are two paradise: the earthly paradise and the heavenly paradise. According to Catholicism (Adam and Eve in Paradise in a painting by Lucas Cranach) The earthly paradise The “earthly paradise” expression does not exist – as such … Read More

The Paradise in mythology and Judaism
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(Paradise, by Jan Bruegel) Paradise, or Garden of Eden, is often the final place where humans will be rewarded for their good behavior. This is an important concept introduced at the beginning of the Bible, in the book of Genesis. … Read More

Scientific views of near-death experiences
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According to some scientists, the NDE can be explained by physiological and psychological manifestations. Clinical circumstances which may lead to NDE include the following conditions: cardiac arrest, post-traumatic shock after significant blood loss or perioperative complications, anaphylaxis, shock, coma, intracerebral … Read More

Survivalist and religious approaches of near-death experiences
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(The allegory of the death of the Dauphin represents what a dying man could see in a deathbed vision) Survivalists studies Some consider the NDE as a precursor to an afterlife, saying the NDE can not be fully explained by … Read More

The study of Pim van Lommel on near-death experiences
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(Artist point of view on a near-death experience. It includes the image of the tunnel with a light at its end) The first clinical study of near-death experiences among cardiac arrest patients was performed by Sam Parnia in February 2001, … Read More

The concept of “shared-death experiences” and NDE scales
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There are also what Raymond Moody called “shared death experiences” in her new book Reflections on Life After Life. The shared-death experiences are similar to near-death experiences (disembodiment, autoscopic vision, mystical light, increased feeling of well-being, love and peace, etc.) … Read More

Near-death experiences and shared-death experience
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(Representation of the Paradise of Dante Alighieri by Gustave Doré) The first contemporary testimonials After regaining consciousness, some patients tell Dr. Moody a story that seems have similarities: disembodiment, conviction of being dead yet aware but in an immaterial body … Read More

The Hell according to Christianity
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The early Christian writers use the term “hell” to describe the limbo of the fathers, in which the souls of the justs who died before the coming of Christ awaited their redemption, and that are mentioned in the Apostles’ Creed, … Read More

The Hell
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(Hell in the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (around 1180).) Hell is, according to many religions, a state of extreme suffering of the human spirit after its separation from the body, experienced pain after death by those who have … Read More

Duration and manifestations of a mourning
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(Mary, Queen of Scots, in deuil blanc c. 1559 following the deaths of her father-in-law, mother, and first husband Francis II of France) The period of mourning is very variable, according to the suffering of the person. It can range … Read More

Ghosts
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(The statue of Anna Chromý at the entrance to the Estates Theatre in Prague, where took place the first performance of Don Giovanni in 1787, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prag10p.jpg) A ghost is an apparition, a vision or illusion, interpreted as a supernatural manifestation … Read More

Fountain of Youth
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(The fountain of youth, seen by Lucas Cranach (1546)) The fountain of youth, fountain of life or fountain of immortality, is an immortality or perpetual rejuvenation symbol. This mythical fountain seems to derive from the Bible and classical mythology and … Read More

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