An Hawaiian Near-Death Experience

Allan Kellehear*

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Abstract

This paper is a case report of an Hawaiian near-death experience (NDE) from the early 1900s, which was uncovered in a turn-of-the-century monograph of Hawaiian folk tales (Thrum, 1907). The account differs from others in the same volume because it appears to be a real-life account rather than a folk tale. I describe similarities and differences from other Pacific area accounts, with particular attention to the only other Polynesian NDE account in the literature, a Maori NDE reported by Michael King in 1985.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Near-Death Studies
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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