Hi Jessica. Yes, I have heard that before. I think this has been documented in a small number of cases, but I'm not sure whether science has anything meaningful to say about it at this point. I wonder whether the negativity of these episodes could be reduced, or prevented altogether, by exposure to some of the philosophical ideas that Buddhism teaches. It definitely helped me, which was my motivation for the article.

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