What is the function of a distressing near-death experience? The function of a distressing near-death experience is to deliver:
A) A foretaste of punishment after death
B) (related to A) An external judgment on the quality of one’s life
C) A subconscious judgment by oneself on the quality of one’s life
D) Neither a prediction nor judgment but a symbolically coded message about something of importance to one’s life
E) [Other. Your suggestion]
Think about this a bit; please feel free to comment with your ideas. Within a few days I’ll post more about the question. It would be good to have your thoughts in the mix.
Please note: In the interest of not wasting anyone’s time, “A meaningless hallucination” is not included in that list.