The denial of death and the out-of-the-body experience

  title={The denial of death and the out-of-the-body experience},
  author={Robert L. Menz},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  • R. Menz
  • Published 1 December 1984
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Journal of Religion and Health
The out-of-the-body experience is a phenomenon which continues to be reported and continues to be interpreted in many ways. It seems, however, that more attention is given to finding a spiritual base for this occurrence than a psychological understanding of it. This paper considers the psychological forces of denial as a suitable explanation for the OBE and suggests that these experiences may be understood as hallucinations caused by traumatic events rather than genuine previews of the… 
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