Nor should we allow our boundaries to be endlessly and mindlessly permeable on the border that lies between us and mainstream science, and mindlessly impermeable on the border that lies between us and the nontraditionally trained, the nontraditionally employed, the experiencer
, and the practitioner.
Although the possibility exists that experiencers
failed to describe all the emotions they perceived, we must assume that, in general, the texts reflect these emotions accurately.
Section 3 has as its focus on the semantics of the relevant postpositions and introduces the three postpositions ma 'at' ra 'with' and be 'for' that mark animate Sources and Goals, Instruments, and Beneficiaries, and touches briefly upon the marking of Experiencers
are simply affectees in eventualities without any other participants that are more prototypically agentive.
The current study outlined the personal accounts and perceptions of four interviewed experiencers
(two female and two male); interviewee names were changed to an alias to establish anonymity:
Achievers to Fulfilleds, Experiencers
, and Strivers.
Generalizations are made for the whole population, but the authors have been working or appear to be working with various subsets of experiencers
This interpretation, in addition to being ad hoc and speculative, is inconsistent with the fact that the validity measure for the OF question, the CPES scale, predicted OF most strongly for high-frequency (>40%) experiencers
(see Figure 2).
In most OBEs the experiencers
report on how clear, ordinary, and rational their consciousness was throughout the experience, as if they were normally awake, but just happened to be elsewhere than where their physical bodies were.
Thus, from this perspective, all experiencers
are suffering from some sort of misperception, misremembering, poor judgement, fantasy, faulty reasoning, self-delusion, deception, fraud, or coincidence.
have associated epileptic features where they may be having some other kind of complex partial seizure phenomena with impaired consciousness, or simple partial episodes such as burning smells, for example; or they might have distortions in their vision, or become very irritable; and these, in turn, may lead to full blown convulsive seizures (Neppe, 1982, 1983d, 1985b, 1986; Neppe & Funkhouser, 2006).
These include paying more attention to the existing literature on OBEs, investigating claims of veridical perceptions during OBEs, studying features such as how the experiencers
perceive themselves during the OBE (e.
Thirty-six questions concerned the experiencers
directly: what they were doing at the time of the encounter, their physical and mental state, whether they had been grieving over the deceased, whether they were alone or with others; if others were present, whether they made the same observations, what effect did the encounter have on the experiencers
, what was their prior belief in the paranormal, and so on.
In reflection of her own research, however, and by asking how the NDE is experienced, Corazza instead suggests that there are in fact three alternative cross-cultural features of the NDE: the first is that the experience is not a dream; the second is that the experiencers
always travel to another place; and the third is that the NDE is one of the most important experiences in the person's life, and often life changing.
Second, scientists who have directly experienced the phenomena they are studying may come to their research with more understanding of, and conviction about, what it is they are studying, but I can only repeat here the point I tried to make in my review: Experience is subjective, whereas science is the process of translating that subjective experience into objective knowledge available to all, experiencers
and nonexperiencers alike.