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Spontaneous, Facilitated, Assisted, and Requested After-Death Communication Experiences and their Impact on Grief

  title={Spontaneous, Facilitated, Assisted, and Requested After-Death Communication Experiences and their Impact on Grief},
  author={Julie Beischel},
Experiences of after-death communication are normal, common, and usually healthy. They often go unreported by experiencers for fear of being judged, ridiculed, and/or thought to be mentally ill especially by doctors, therapists, and clergy. Four main categories of after-death communication experiences (ADCs) exist: spontaneous, facilitated, assisted, and requested. Spontaneous ADCs occur unexpectedly and uninvited. Facilitated ADCs occur during a specific established protocol and with the… 
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