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Interpreting the anomalous: finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences

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Interpreting the anomalous : finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences. / Wilde, David J.; Murray, Craig.

In: Qualitative Research in Psychology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2010, p. 57-72.

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Wilde, David J. ; Murray, Craig. / Interpreting the anomalous : finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences. In: Qualitative Research in Psychology. 2010 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 57-72.

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