Wow, thanks Runner. I totally understand the points you made there, and even resonate with some of the themes. I don't know if you've seen any of my posts detailing my own experiences (I had an out-of-body experience, not an NDE, but study both). I began the big turn to becoming a born-again Christian due to my vision (it was to Hell), and yet it all smacks of New Age meets traditional Christianity. I almost can't wait to die just to find out just how much, if any, of New Age belief is real. I don't have the luxury, as it were, of simply following Holy Scripture and rejecting all the rest as I'm not a fundamentalist Christian (I wasn't sure if I was going to be welcomed here at first). It seems like I have to work for my beliefs, trying to reconcile the two basic types of NDE (New Age vs. traditional Christian). You're also right about the name being woefully archaic, but for me it's other reasons. I feel the term "Near Death Experience" reflects science's unabashed bias against resurrection, i.e. once you're dead, you're dead. If your soul is actually leaving your body, hence which dies, and you return to reanimate, then a better term is Post Death Experience.