Journal of Near-Death Studies

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 205–217

Near-death experiences in India: They have tunnels too

  • Susan J. Blackmore

DOI: 10.1007/BF01078238

Cite this article as:
Blackmore, S.J. J Near-Death Stud (1993) 11: 205. doi:10.1007/BF01078238


An advertisement in an Indian newspaper solicited accounts from people who had come close to death. Of 19 received, 7 reported no experiences, 4 reported dreamlike experiences, and 8 reported near-death experiences (NDEs). These DNEs were comparable to those reported by Ray-mond Moody, and included tunnels, dark spaces, and bright lights, contrary to previous reports of Indian cases. Many respondents reported positive life changes regardless of whether or not they had an NDE.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan J. Blackmore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of the West of England, St. Matthias CollegeBristolEngland

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