There are parallels between the development of
individual and the development of cultures that have
history and evidence of this maturation process
can be found in the stories of the world's great religions.
Dr. Vincent ties
near-death studies with scholarly topics such
as: psychology as it relates to NDEs and STEs;
modern scientific research into religious
experiences; the parallel levels of moral
development between individuals, religions, and
entire cultures; the five universal concepts
found in all religions; why religion would
probably cease to exist without STEs; why modern
STEs are identical to STEs in ancient religious
texts when you remove the supernatural elements;
and much more.