Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 277–290 | Cite as

Near-death experiences and the physio-kundalini syndrome

  • Bruce Greyson

Abstract

Near-death experiences (NDEs), transcendental experiences on the threshold of death with profound implications for both patient care and religious belief, have been hypothesized to be related to the awakening of a biological process known in Eastern traditions as kundalini. In a test of this proposed association between kundalini and NDEs, a sample of near-death experiencers acknowledged significantly more symptoms of a physio-kundalini syndrome than did control subjects.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Greyson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Connecticut School of Medicine in FarmingtonConnecticut

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