Experience Description

I was lying down at a dentist office when he gave me a gauze to put me to sleep before surgery. Suddenly, I had to struggle to stay alive and breathe very strongly in order to stay alive.

At one point within seconds, something inside me from my belly separated and departed at a great speed and went to a black tunnel. At the end, the part was engulf in an extremely bright white light. It was the most peaceful quiet and happy experience of my life.

I was suddenly back after few seconds in my body like a vacuum. I heard the doctor speaking to me at all times of my experience. I never spoke to him about it and he never suspected I ever left my body.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1978

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic reaction anesthesia Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Need to breathe deeply in order to stay alive.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I clearly left my body and existed outside it

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal All times.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All times.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, love, quiet joy.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal Jewish but not observant

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist extremely observant Jewish

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Better person.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Knowing I died a hundred percent and still being very much alive without my body.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? We all live eternally with a body and without a body. Life goes on and on.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Became extremely religious. God send me a message to connect.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Message from above to reconnect with the source.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain