Comments on Bette Furn's ?adjustment and the near-death experience?

Joseph B. Geraci
1987 Journal of Near-Death Studies  
Bette Furn's paper is a fine effort to assist people who appear to need adjustment. As a near-death experiencer (NDEr), however, I disagree with its basic question: What is it the NDEr is to adjust to, and why? The most difficult adjustment is being human again. The NDE is not a human experience; it does not involve variables. Instead of trying to make the NDEr conform to "here," why not spend that time and energy learning from the NDEr how to change "here" for the better? The experience does
more » ... e experience does not happen to so many people only to have them come back and be reprogrammed into the same cultures and mistakes.
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