Gregory Shushan, PhD, is a leading authority on near-death experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, has lectured at universities in the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland, and has given talks on his research in nine countries.

Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions provides a detailed examination of NDEs throughout history and across cultures. It explores relationships among NDEs, shamanic traditions, and beliefs after the afterlife, and it shows that NDEs are experienced differently depending on region and culture. By significantly expanding our understanding of NDEs, we find that the experiential phenomenon is well-recognized worldwide, but how it is interpreted -- the meaning of an NDE -- is not universal and is strongly shaped by culture.


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