P.M.H. Atwater's Near-Death Experience Research

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P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., (pmhatwater.hypermart.net) and (atwaterNDEnews.blogspot.com) is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, having begun her work in 1978. She is one of the very few top NDE researchers who have actually had an NDE. Her website is filled with very interesting NDE research information and articles of hers. Her contribution to near-death studies is considered to be one of the most important as her first two books, Beyond the Light and Coming Back to Life, are deemed the Bibles of the near-death experience by researchers and a multitude of experiencers and enthusiasts. Using her firm understanding of police investigative techniques as a protocol, she has specialized in original fieldwork and research that also included sessions with significant others. Her findings are contained in her books. Some of her findings have now been clinically verified. Her research is referenced in the distinguished Lancet medical journal, December 15, 2001 (the landmark Dutch study by Pim van Lommel, M.D.).

  Table of Contents
1. The Essential Works of P.M.H. Atwater
2. P.M.H. Atwater Articles on Near-Death.com
3. P.M.H. Atwater Research Papers
4. Free Articles by P.M.H. Atwater in PDF Format
5. Audio/Video CDs and DVDs by P.M.H. Atwater
6. P.M.H. Atwater's Appearance Schedule
7. Press Kit and Media Help
8. P.M.H. Atwater Talks and Workshops
9. Eight Fliers by P.M.H. Atwater
10. P.M.H. Atwater's Online Marketplace
11. Subscribe to the Near-Death Newsletter
The Essential Works of P.M.H. Atwater on Amazon
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Beyond the Indigo Children book cover Beyond the Light book cover We Live Forever book cover The Complete Idiot's Guide to Near-Death Experiences book cover The New Children and Near-Death Experiences book cover Children of the New Millenium book cover
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 1. The Essential Works of P.M.H. Atwater
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multi-colored icon Children of the Fifth World: A Guide to the Coming Changes in Human Consciousness (Paperback)

Connecting recent events and cultural shifts with creation myths, evolutionary calendars, and historical records from every culture as well as predictions by Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Cayce, and other visionary seers, Atwater shows how the genetic shift now occurring follows the "Rule of Thirds" in its progression. Exploring timelines for the next several hundred years, she explains that the coming new world will be tailored specifically for the new kids, who will lead the way in the Great Shift from old world to new. Also available in Kindle format.

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multi-colored icon Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story: What They Teach Us About Living and Dying and Our True Purpose (Paperback)

Out-of-body experiences, encountering a special light, greeters from the afterlife, life reviews, tunnels, and 360-degree vision - are all part of P.M.H. Atwater's intriguing look at NDEs by one of the world's noted authorities. Atwater shares her amazing findings, based on her sessions with more than 4,000 adults and children, and over 40 years of research; a breathtaking culmination to a successful and controversial career. Also available in Kindle format and in Audible Audio Edition.

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multi-colored icon The Big Book of Near Death Experiences: The Ultimate Guide to What Happens When We Die (Paperback)

This 450-page book covers every aspect of the near-death phenomenon: the experience, the aftereffects, the implications. It is written in an easy-to-read format for busy people on the go - drawings, cartoons by Spirit Painter and Chuck Vadun, lots of sidebars, snappy headers - with the latest and best in the field. The Sourcebook takes near-death studies from the early days of the "Moody Miracle," through the myths of "the light at the end of the tunnel" and "the religion of the resuscitated," to where it is after 32 years of work. . . with clinical prospective studies in several countries verifying the reality of the experience and its many aspects, and establishing its importance in the study of consciousness itself! Also available in Kindle format.

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multi-colored icon I Died Three Times in 1977 - The Complete Story (Kindle format)

According to Bruce Greyson, M.D., UVA Former Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies, Atwater's is the most honest book about near-death experiences I have ever read. It is brutally honest with PMH Atwater, laying bare her soul. And it is equally honest with the reader, laying out Atwater's remarkable experiences and equally remarkable aftereffects without any hidden agenda. This latest book by one of the most prolific authors on NDEs is not a memoir, not a scientific study, not a religious treatise, but may be best described as a work of love. Whether or not you feel this book helps you understand NDEs intellectually, "from the outside in," it will undoubtedly help you to understand what it feels like from the inside out."

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multi-colored icon Coming Back To Life: Examining the After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience (Paperback)

This book is the first book about the near-death phenomenon to look at all aspects of both the experience and its aftereffects - including the hellish experience, suicides, possible changes in brain structure and chemistry because of what happened, plus how the phenomenon really affects those who experience it - and compares all of this to what a person goes through after a transformation of consciousness, no matter how caused. This revised edition explores the after-effects using both research relative to case histories and the authors own near-death story. Chapter Two contains a brief description of P.M.H. Atwater's three near-death experiences and how she initially dealt with them. Atwater's work is endorsed by popular near-death experts and authors Raymond A. Moody, Jr. M.D., and Kenneth Ring, Ph.D.

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multi-colored icon Beyond the Indigo Children: The New Children and the Coming of the Fifth World (Paperback)

Author P.M.H. Atwater illuminates the characteristics of the fifth root race, the capstone being the extraordinary "new children," those brilliant and irreverent kids born since 1982. She explores the relationship of the new children to the prophecies in the Mayan calendar and other traditions, providing extensive background information about the seven root races (the sixth and seventh of which haven't yet appeared) and the great shifting of consciousness already underway. "Beyond the Indigo Children" is the first major study of today's children, and their place in our rapidly changing world, that combines objective research with mystical revelation and prophecy. Also available in Kindle format.

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multi-colored icon Beyond the Light: What Isn't Being Said About Near Death Experience: from Visions of Heaven to Glimpses of Hell (Paperback)

One of the Bibles of the NDE, this is an in-depth study of adult experiencers of near-death states, based on sessions with over 3,000 adult experiencers. It is all original work. It includes a large Resource Section that is aimed at assisting experiencers learn how to integrate what happened to them. It also includes a special section on electrical sensitivity; several chapters on the full pattern of aftereffects, both physiological and psychological. From her own encounter with life-after-death and from interviews with hundreds of others, she presents this remarkable and reassuring vision into a world beyond the one we know: What it feels like to die; What awaits us after we see the light; Why many who are rescued from death don't want to come back; Why some people encounter hellish experiences; How life changes after an NDE.

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multi-colored icon We Live Forever: The Real Truth About Death (Paperback)

Author P. M. H. Atwater was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, and died three times in Boise, Idaho. Since those experiences, she has traveled, studied, spoken and written about what happened to her and others when they died. Considered an authority on death, near death, and the afterlife, Atwater has written a book that gives details and deep insights into what really happens when you die and what it truly means. She also explores such mysteries as heaven and hell, the souls’ existence after death, the power of prayer, and delves into the truths and myths about death that may shed new light on the real truth about life and living. Also available in Kindle format.

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multi-colored icon The Complete Idiot's Guide to Near-Death Experience (Paperback)

Don't let the silly title fool you. This is a real encyclopedia of the entire phenomenon - the experience and the aftereffects, including implications, positive/negative aspects. These are new cases and new research. This is perhaps the most complete book yet done in the field of near-death studies. In this book you will learn: common elements of NDEs, the ongoing debate between believers and debunkers, the "proxy" experience of those at the bedside of the dying, fascinating scientific research on NDEs, the special case of child experiences, the personality and health changes of many who've had an NDE, what NDEs can tell us about life after death, and the NDE versus the dogma of organized religion. David H. Morgan is an editorial consultant, book doctor, and agent who lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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multi-colored icon The New Children and Near-Death Experiences (Paperback)

This is the first book to provide an in-depth study of children who have experienced the near-death phenomenon and its aftereffects. Atwater notes how child who returns from an NDE are not the same child as before, but are a "remodeled, rewired, reconfigured, refined version of the original." Presenting data to support her contention that these children have experienced structural, chemical, and functional changes in the brain, she also shows how their greater empathic abilities as well as dramatically higher intelligence are qualities that are also present in children born since 1982 - enhanced abilities that cannot be tied to simple genetics. Atwater shows that understanding the near-death experiences of children can help us prepare for a quantum leap in the evolution of humanity. Also available in Kindle format.

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multi-colored icon Future Memory (Paperback)

There are different paths to future memory. P.M.H. Atwater says the future memory allows people to "live" life in advance and remember the experience in detail when something triggers that memory. Atwater says the unifying, and permanent, effect of that experience is a brain a "brain shift" which she believes "may be at the very core of existence itself." In Future Memory, Atwater shows that structural and chemical changes are occurring in our brains, changes indicative of higher evolutionary development. In January of 2013, an announcement was made of a scientific study that verified the premise of future memory. Unbeknownst to the author, that scientific study was originally inspired by an earlier edition of her book, "Future Memory." Also available in Kindle format.

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multi-colored icon Children of the New Millennium: Children's Near-Death Experiences and the Evolution of Humankind  (Paperback)

Author P.M.H. Atwater presents the first serious look at the near-death experiences of children. Atwater believes these millennial children - who possess heightened sensory and empathic abilities acquired at birth or as a result of the near-death experience - herald the presence of a new race of people on Earth. This groundbreaking book explores how these special children will dramatically impact the human condition by helping humankind rediscover the spiritual truths needed to survive in our radically changing world. This material comes from P.M.H. Atwater's 25 years of researching the near-death phenomenon with thousands of experiencers, other personal stories, plus what she herself witnessed on the Inner Planes when she died in 1977. A workshop intensive, "Deepening into Spirit," now exists as a compliment to the book.

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multi-colored icon Runes of the Goddess (Paperback Only)

One of the most ancient expressions of the sacred and secret, the Elder Runes are said to date back more than 12,000 years to the regions of what is known today as Ukraine, Georgia, and to the Danube, Crimea, and Czech, and to a time when Cro-Magnon people walked the Earth and the world worshipped the Great Goddess. Originating from a time when body, mind, and soul were experienced as one with the mysterious forces of the universe, the Elder Runes - these runes - never developed into a "written-but-not-spoken" language as did most other runic lineages. They retained, instead, "the language the pure essence of spirit speaks."

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multi-colored icon Runes of the Goddess Kit (Paperback, Rune Stones, Casting Cloth, Rune Guide, and Carrying Pouch)

Runes of the Goddess honors our emotional response to moments uniquely memorable, yet common to us all. This passionate yet practical guide is available n a kit, complete with carved runestones and carrying pouch. A companion CD (see below) about them is also available and will help you deepen your understanding of the rune signs and guide you in a shamanic-style meditation. Using these runes is an invitation to explore the profound power of feminine wisdom and intuition present in both males and females. As a guide, the book clearly explains how to create and care for your own runes, as well as how to do present life and past life castings, read, and interpret the stones. The Goddess Rune Kit includes the book Runes of the Goddess by P.M.H. Atwater, 14 rune stones, casting cloth, rune guide, and carrying pouch.

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multi-colored icon Goddess Runes: A Comprehensive Guide to Casting and Divination With One of the Oldest Known Rune Sets

This comprehensive guide to the casting and divination of rune stones invites readers to explore the profound power of their own feminine inner wisdom and intuition. This book by P.M.H. Atwater clearly explains how to create and care for one's own set of runes, as well as how to cast, read, and interpret the stones. "Goddess Runes" are magic in the way they enable you to glimpse yourself and the living of life from another angle, an angle unfettered and free, filled with love and joy. To learn of them is to become as a child again, rediscovering the true magic of sacredness. P.M.H. Atwater will be available for "Rune Casting Playshops," so plan now to sponsor one. Contact her directly: e-mail: atwater@cinemind.com or postal at P. O. Box 7691, Charlottesville, VA 22906-7691.

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  2. P.M.H. Atwater Articles on Near-Death.com


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 3. P.M.H. Atwater Research Papers (Download in PDF format)


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multi-color icon The NDE as a Threshold Experience PDF icon
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multi-color icon Is the Afterlife What We Think It Is? A Challenge from Near-Death Studies PDF icon
multi-color icon What In The World? Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research PDF icon
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multi-color icon Enhanced Abilities After an NDE: Transformation and Self-Deception PDF icon
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multi-color icon Startling Discoveries About Children Who Have NDEs PDF icon
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multi-color icon Our Tiniest Near-Death Experiencers: Startling Evidence Suggestive of a Brain Shift PDF icon
multi-color icon Is There a Hell? Surprising Observations about the NDE PDF icon
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  4. Free Articles by P.M.H. Atwater in PDF Format


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For more information about P.M.H. Atwater's contribution to near-death studies, download her press kit here in PDF format. You will need the Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to read the file. If you don't have the Reader, download it by pressing the Adobe Reader icon provided on the right.

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multi-colored icon FREE Ebook: A Book of Columns PDF icon

From June of 1981 until 2004, P.M.H. Atwater has written a column for the prestigious IANDS newsletter "Vital Signs". Now you can read all of them in a single ebook which you can download for only $15. All profits go to IANDS for the continuance of their important service as a clearinghouse of information about the NDE.  Topics within A Book of Columns include: The Enigma of Love, The Moment of Death, The Seven Most Common Aftereffects of Survival, Psychic Ability, The Out-of-Body Aspect of Near-Death Experiences, Case Studies That Suggest the Survival of Consciousness After Death, Near-Death Experiences in Children, Heavenly Justice, and many others.

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multi-colored icon FREE Ebook: Brain Shift/Spirit Shift PDF icon

Using the Near-Death Experience as a Theoretical Model to Explore the Transformation of Consciousness - This model created by P.M.H. Atwater suggests how transformations of consciousness, regardless of how caused, are really what fuels the "engine" of evolution ... propelling the human species towards ever greater development and refinement, as the higher mind begins to spiritualize individual and social affairs.

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multi-colored icon FREE Ebook: Frost Diamond PDF icon

This is the true story of an incident from Atwater's own childhood in southern Idaho when a rare weather anomaly occurred: "hoar frost" ... a thick coating of ice needles that engulfed the area, turning everything as far as the eye could see into brilliant, sparkling crystals. Calling the child in the story "Sara" (the name of one of Atwater's grandchildren), she deftly weaves a tale of magic and miracles that brings into question the sometimes conflict between a child's dreamlife and what actually exists in the "real" world. Full-page drawings abound throughout the book, so children can have the fun of coloring them. Atwater admits that, try as she could, she was unable to do a credible job of drawing hoar frost. Nonetheless, what she did draw will delight children and adults alike.

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  5. Audio/Video CDs and DVDs by P.M.H. Atwater



multi-colored icon Runes of the Goddess (Audio CD)

A one-hour audio CD presentation has been created by P.M.H. Atwater to add mood and magic to the sacred play of rune use. Called GODDESS RUNES - "The Adventure Begins," Side 1 is an introduction to Goddess Runes and their deeper meanings, as well as an exploration of how to develop that trust and confidence that can come from the wellspring of inner wisdom present within you. Side 2 gently leads you through a shamanic-style visualization that reveals your "Center," that place within your heart-of-hearts that is sacred and holy, your connection to The Source of All Being. Some personal comments come afterward.

Book of Columns CD.  

multi-colored icon A Book of Columns (Audio CD)

This CD contains the complete collection of columns written for IANDS' Vital Signs newsletter from 1981 to 2004 by PMH Atwater, the most prolific writer and researcher about NDEs. This CD is vintage Atwater. No one has ever written better about the experience of the experiencer! Included is the exceptional series of columns titled "The Sven Most Common Aftereffects," probably the best descriptions of what it feels like after experiencers return from their NDEs. This is a must read for all experiencers and anyone close to them - family members, friends, mental health and medical professionals - who want to understand why so much has changed for these folks.


multi-colored icon As You Die... Know That You Live Forever (Audio CD or DVD formats)

There is no other presentation like it anywhere in the world. This audio CD is that unique.The presentation alleviates the fear of death and makes it easier and less painful to die. Field tested for over 15 years - it works! With the information contained on this CD, you can safely embark on an engaging, graceful, and comforting encounter with death. This ground breaking presentation is uncompromisingly candid as it probes our intellectual and spiritual curiosity about dying. Based on unparalleled research, this beautiful journey begins as one lays hovering between life and death then convincingly leads one far from fear and despair to a peace and unconquerable hope, knowing that as we die... we live forever! Also available in DVD format.


multi-colored icon Beyond The Light (DVD)

Plato said, "We understand why children are afraid of darkness, but why are men afraid of light?" For those who have experienced the light beyond death say, "It cradles you with love and you are never again the same." The rules and pathways to the light are numerous, but the goal is the same: reunion with the one source, God. You are about to hear a startiling revelation from one who has gone beyond the light. In this powerful FOCUS special, acclaimed author and researcher, Dr. P.M.H. Atwater shares her three life-changing near death experiences with FOCUS. Dr. Atwater underwent a transformation to a higher level of consciousness, returning with a message of unconditional love for mankind.

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  6. P.M.H. Atwater's Appearance Schedule


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P.M.H. Atwater's schedule of appearances and engagements are located here.

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  7. Press Kit and Media Help


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For those facing a deadline and unable to wait for a personal reply, I offer this press release. It is suitable for use as a sidebar, and can be used all or in part at your discretion (with the credit line provided).

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  8. Talks and Workshops


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There's nothing quite like a session with P.M.H. Atwater. Her talks and workshops are always lively, joyful, practical and inspirational. Any individual or group may sponsor P.M.H. Atwater's Talks and Workshops. Many of her sessions are designed to meet the criteria for Continuing Education Credits for health care givers/counselors. See the suggested fee structure. Discuss schedules and possible CEU credits for professionals by writing to: You Can Change Your Life, P.O. Box 7691, Charlottesville, VA 22906-7691

"Wonderfully orchestrated and life-affirming, P.M.H. Atwater teaches you to grow through life, rather than go through it." - John Harricharan, award-winning author of When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat

multi-colored icon "Deepening into Spirit" - A New Workshop Intensive

This workshop is a six-hour opportunity to encounter and share in the wonder and the passion of Truth, soul-to-soul, heart-to-heart, with the goal of remembering what we already know - but have forgotten - that we truly are Divine Beings, One with The One.

Morning Session is part lecture, part questions/comments. Covers material gained from P.M.H. Atwater's three near-death experiences, and from over 25 years of researching the near-death phenomenon with thousands of experiencers.

Afternoon Session utilizes prayer states, altered states, visioning, questions, comments, sharing, reconnecting with spirit.

multi-colored icon "The Age of Meaning

This talk is an overview of the present energy pattern, pros and con, plus a reminder: the Age of Meaning returns to us the legitimacy and importance of the arts, spiritual technologies, and all things sacred and true. Quite literally, the unresolved issues, the unfinished business of the last 2,000 years is surfacing now. The quest at hand is a search for meaning. Making meaning will require all of us to step back, take a deep breath, and seek a different answer. Energy merges and diffuses in the sign of Pisces: borders, boundaries, laws, rules, even traditions lose definition. We must be the change we want to see happen, become the peace we seek, or we could be lost as well.

multi-colored icon A New Talk / Workshop is now available

The talk is 1 1/2 hour "What Things May Come - America's 9-11 Emergency and Beyond, as Viewed from the Inner Planes of Spirit." The workshop is 3 hours "Healing Helpers - Soul to Soul Through Prayer and Deathbed Journeys."

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  9. Eight Fliers by P.M.H. Atwater



The following FREE flyers are given away at P.M.H. Atwater's talks and workshops. Please download as they appear (with copyright credits).

(1)  Common Criteria for NDEs
(2)  Three Types of Subjective Light
(3)  Four Types of NDEs
(4)  Major Characteristics of a Brain Shift
(5)  Phases of Integration
(6)  What to Look for with Child NDErs
(7)  Faculty Extensions
(8)  Subjective Voices
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 10. P.M.H. Atwater's Online Marketplace


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multi-colored icon The Marketplace of NDE-Related Items

This section of P.M.H. Atwater's website is devoted to promoting the products and services offered by near-death experiencers or those like them to the general public. You will be pleasantly surprised by what is there. The Marketplace is operated as a public service - without cost to anyone so listed.

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 11. Subscribe to the Near-Death Newsletter

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multi-colored icon Featuring P.M.H. Atwater's Q and A Column

P.M.H. Atwater answers questions submitted to her from subscribers to this free newsletter. If you have a question that you would like her to answer, just email your question for consideration. To SUBSCRIBE to this newsletter, send a blank email to: neardeathnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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"We cannot keep the life we have on the Earth realm, not our possessions or attachments or relationships. What we can keep is our memories and our feelings of what we have integrated into our heart of hearts from the experience of being here, plus the love we have shared with others." - P.M.H. Atwater

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