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Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences (English Edition) par [Bush, Nancy Evans]
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The tinge of centuries colors the way we hear today’s near-death experiences and what we make of them. Why should some individuals tell of blissful heights of spiritual experience while others believe themselves at the depths, lost in the stars or consigned to hell? (Behind the scenes, every listener wonders: “And could that happen to me?”)
Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences, the first comprehensive exploration of disturbing NDEs and how people interpret them, is packed with solid information and first-person narratives that, although marked by dismaying and even terrifying features, turn out to have something vital to say about life itself. Sweeping from research findings to a review of the cultural evolution of hell through a thoughtful analysis of how individuals interpret and ascribe meaning to their near-death experiences, the author, a longtime researcher of these NDEs, brings study data and years of personal insights to the questions that swirl around the topic, providing a wealth of viewpoints and ways of thinking about the subject that will be new to many readers.
“Engagingly written,” as one reviewer says, the book’s breadth makes this a landmark in the near-death literature, must reading for anyone curious about NDEs, especially readers wondering how to make sense of such an experience and caregivers in critical care, pastoral, therapeutic, and end-of-life settings.
PMH Atwater says, “Dancing Past the Dark is what we have all been waiting for. …This book is masterful—a must for any experiencer of a near-death state (no matter what kind), or a spiritual transformation, religious conversion, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, mystical and shamanic breakthroughs, or any type of encounter with the numinous. Narratives are one thing, the story experiencers tell, but understanding that story, finding meaning, is all important!"

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26 internautes sur 26 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fear No Evil 17 avril 2012
Par Rabbitdawg - Publié sur
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Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences is important, because terrifying and hell-like near death experiences are as "realer than real" and ineffable as the blissful ones. They are also more common (up to one in five) than we may like to admit.

At the end of the day though, this is not a book about distressing and hellish NDE's. It's a book about the totality of spiritual experience itself. Here, Nancy Evans-Bush shines light in the darkness, a darkness not created by the experience, but by thirty-plus years of collectively and fearfully ignoring the Other Side. Any grade school philosopher knows how fear and ignorance intertwine.

That ignorance and fear was exacerbated by Maurice Rawlings in the early 1990's, when he came out with a series of books emphasizing the "hellish" side of the distressing NDE. On a mission to save souls, Rawlings put a spin on dNDE's that would help crush intelligent spiritual discussion for years. He used many since-discredited anecdotes, testimonies and "facts" invented out of whole cloth to sell a decidedly conservative brand of Christianity.
I like to think that most people - Christian and otherwise - would prefer to think with their mind and heart, rather than subscribe to a mind-bending dogma. If so, then this is the book for you.
Dancing Past the Dark is the only book ever written (until now), by a credible researcher that deals exclusively with distressing / hellish NDE's. I dare you to find another one. I promise, you won't.

Written in a compelling style that flows like a healing river, Nancy does more to support the the validity of every kind of near death experience than a boatload of Jeffrey Long's. I use Dr. Long as an example, because when he mentions negative NDE's in his book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences, he flat-out says that they "are beyond the scope of this book". Most NDE book authors have that same move-along-folks, nothing-to-see-here approach toward distressing NDE's, if they mention them at all. Check any book devoted to near death experiences, and you might find three pages (at most) devoted to the negative ones.
The kicker is, there's nothing to be afraid of. Our fear is rooted in our ignorance.
Dancing Past the Dark is a cure for that ignorance.

Nancy starts by sharing her own distressing NDE, and the impact it had on her psyche and life. Her story, subsequent employment at IANDS, and mission to research the dark side of NDE's is a fascinating study in synchronicity and the collective unconscious. Carl Jung would have been proud. As a doctor, he would have been even prouder of her service to those that have been impacted by the Terrifying Void of No Tomorrow.

She moves on to describe and discuss the three types of distressing near death experiences - Void, Inverted, and Hellish - then builds on that foundation. Here we find an intellectually sharp defense of the veracity of the NDE itself, a detailed description of the history of hell in our culture, reporting on the pitiful reluctance of traumatized experiencers to tell their stories (who wants to tell the world they died and went to hell?) and tons of enlightening facts with insight. This leaves the reader more informed and spiritually richer at the end of the book, than than he or she was before they started.

Documented experiencer stories, their reactions and the reactions of those around them graces the book with a personal feel. The stories are not filler, though. Nancy uses them to illustrate and give life to her many, many points.
The best part, in my opinion, is Dancing Past the Dark's way of dealing with spirituality in a reductionist/materialist world swaying under the weight of bad politics and religion. It makes for a surprisingly riveting narrative.

She ends the book with an chapter and appendix that offers specific suggestions and resources for caregivers that's not only useful for professionals, but can be of great value to distressed experiencers and their loved ones.

With Dancing Past the Dark, Nancy Evans-Bush has given us a choice. We can live like the proverbial three monkeys and refuse to look at, listen to, or discuss the dark side of near death experiences, or we can face the subject head-on.
I like Nancy's method. Fear no evil. :-)
4.0 étoiles sur 5 I would have liked to read more stories, and less about studies and optimistic theorizing 27 avril 2017
Par K. Sutherland - Publié sur
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Pretty good, but I was looking for more stories. All the studies and theorizing didn't interest me so much. But as the author points out, it's hard to get stories as people are reluctant to talk about them. I also find the author unreasonably optimistic. It seems she has an agenda to reassure. I would love to believe that these negative experiences are in the minority, that they don't last that long, and that we only see into hell, we don't actually go there. But if people are reluctant to report, then we can conclude there are likely way more negative experiences than are reported. And who knows how deeply a person goes into hell, if they don't return to tell the tale? Ultimately, we can be reassured that nothing is eternal because there is no time in the afterlife. In that sense, everything will eventually pass. But the trip might be really bad for awhile, and certainly might seem like an eternity. I think the best thing to do is be as good a person as you can in life, and if you find yourself in a hellish place, try to help others, and pray, pray, pray.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting Viewpoints and Research 18 mars 2014
Par John Higgins - Publié sur
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Picked up this book on Near Death Experiences that dealt with horrifying or dreadful feelings rather than the rosy - headed into the bright light, greeted by loving relatives versions, as I was somewhat surprised that this topic had even been researched. I expected some anecdotal tales and was surprised at the level of effort and research that had been applied to this perhaps not quite so popular or reassuring view. I found this book to be well done although I may not agree with all of its conclusions,. Afterall any NDE that is reported by someone brought back to life is by its own definition not the full real death experience. Well worth reading as it is thought provoking and not the typical NDE book where someone reports their own NDE and a few paragraphs of what they experienced on the “other side” followed by hundreds of pages of the cause of their illness or accident and then blow by blow details of their recovery.
9 internautes sur 9 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Not what I expected 4 octobre 2012
Par William G. Yidiaris - Publié sur
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For me the lack of actual negative ND experiences presented in the book were very disappointing. If you're looking for a history book on the concept of hell or some ways of spiritually learning from these experiences then I guess it would be for you. I wanted some firsthand accounts with details from which I could draw my own conclusions.
12 internautes sur 13 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent work, only one caveat (which has been answered) 26 avril 2012
Par A. D. Neal - Publié sur
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This is the first comprehensive study on the nature of distressing or negative NDEs and as a whole Bush does an excellent job with her subject. The other reviews on here have done a great job highlighting her expertise in the area and the strengths of both the study and the author.

The reason I feel the need to chime in is simply that there is an incorrect segment in the survey of the history of the Old Testament period while discussing Hell. Bush appears to confuse Babylon and Persia (a common mistake which my undergrad students often do as well) in her discussion of the Jewish Great Exile (or Babylonian Captivity, 587/6-539 BC - This detail is also confused as she incorrectly cites this date range as 597/6-539, but then continues the error later by claiming that the Jews went into exile in 597. It is true that there was a smaller exile a decade before the great Exile in which Ezekiel was taken, but I don't think this is what she had in mind). Somehow she slips from Babylon to Persia (which in fact released the Jews in 539 from the Exile and then took over Judah as part of that transition) and then makes the inference that the Jews picked up Persian religious teachings (from Zoroastrianism) during the Exile. While the Jewish faith did come into contact with Persian dualism, so in substance she is correct, but in historical fact she is confusing the two periods (B.Exile = 587-539, Persian Era = 539-330s when Alexander conquered Persia). While I agree with her conclusion in this section, her historical inferences are confused and this could lower her authority on the topic for those that recognize the confusion. This could be easily edited in a later edition (hopefully a print edition as well?) and is (along with a bit more editing throughout) the only reason for the one star reduction. I would contact the author with this point of concern but don't know how so this will have to suffice in the meantime.

Otherwise this is an excellent study, it simply needs to be edited a bit more.

***UPDATE*** The author has contacted me and indicated very graciously that she will correct these issues in an upcoming future edition. As an academic, I know how difficult it can be to take critical advice, but the author was extremely gracious and thankful in her communication which further validates her authority (the truly wise take criticism as a gift rather than a burden). Once again, excellent text and a much needed critical study into an otherwise obscure field, editing can be easily improved in future editions.
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