Near-Death Experience Researcher Seeks Respondents for Online Survey as Part of New Study and Book
LGBT and non-gay near-death experiencers invited to participate in survey of NDE aftereffects
By: International Association for Near-Death Studies
Dale's official site (www.lizdale.com)
Survey respondents can remain anonymous if they wish. Likewise, Dale asks that anyone who submits stories only use their first names and avoid sharing confidential personal information. Examples of questions from the survey include:
-- "Were there any changes in your personality since your NDE?"
-- "Were there any changes in your religious or spiritual beliefs since your NDE?"
-- "Were there any distressing aftereffects from your NDE?"
The forthcoming book on NDE aftereffects will not be Dale's first; in 2000, she published "Crossing Over and Coming Home: Twenty-One Authors Discuss the Gay Near-Death Experience as Spiritual Transformation,"
"And then I felt the presence of Jesus Christ all around me. And I asked him, 'Do I really have to go back?' Then Christ said that he would send me guardian angels to aid me in my healing, and to guide and protect me. I awakened to find two men kneeling over me, with expressions of apprehension and concern on both their faces. For some reason I felt that they might be gay men. I felt very strongly that both men symbolized what would prove to be a succession of 'angels' that Christ had promised to send me." (a gay man's NDE, Dale, 2000)
The International Association for Near Death Studies is sponsoring a complementary NDE study. Interested parties can learn more at www.iands.org.
About the Author
Liz Dale, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist whose expertise is near-death experience (NDE) research within the LGBT community. Upon learning that no such research existed, she contacted the LGBT community over a two-year period and published her findings in a groundbreaking book entitled, "Crossing Over and Coming Home" (Emerald Ink Publications, 2000).
The survey is live now at http://www.lizdale.com/
Dr. Liz Dale