Experience Description

I always suffer from diabetes comas, as I am diabetic since my childhood. This time my coma was different. I stopped taking insulin as it is not available in the pharmacies and I was not obligated by food schedules at all.

On that night, I was sitting alone in the balcony just before midnight. I was very tired and exhausted, when I felt the beginning and signs of the coma. I wanted to enter my room, lie down in the bed, and tell my wife to do her usual job to relieve me and wake me up. But before I could stand up to walk to the room, my two children came 'boy and girl' they began to play with me and make some jokes. I didn't want to stop them. I participated with them in their playing around me, despite feeling that my health situation was getting worse and worse. I kept my feeling inside me, as I wanted to look healthy and good in front of them. Then my vision started to diminish and I couldn't move my hands or legs. I tried to speak loudly to my children, but they didn't hear me. They continued in their playing with each other. I tried again to speak louder, but it seems they didn't hear me at all. Finally, I surrendered.

I knew that something strange was going on with me. Suddenly, I looked into the street, but I didn't find the street or anything of the surroundings because everything disappeared. All the life around me looked like a tube. I was surprised to find myself feeling-lessly going towards the tube to a hole which seemed as if it was a gate of that tube. In this moment, I heard the voice of my child calling me. I turned my face. I saw myself sitting in the chair and my head is down on my chest. My two children were trying to wake me up while they are weeping. I felt a bit sorry and bit sadness. I knew that I had died. I didn't feel afraid, but the opposite. I felt a kind of relief I hadn't experienced in all my life. I had the strange feeling that I now know all the sciences and human knowledge such as medicine and engineering and chemistry. When I reached the end of the tube, I saw my dead father and my cousin in their full appearance. They were smiling at me and motioning me to come towards them. They were standing in a brilliant lighted circle at the end of the tube. I felt a strong willingness to join them, especially to my father who died years before.

I suddenly heard many mixed voices. Those voices caused me disturbances and bad feelings. I felt like they were an obstacle or were forbidding me to go further to join my father. I knew the voices of my wife and my children who were crying and calling me to return. I felt deep sorry and pain. I looked to my father who seemed okay. He spoke to me, 'Go back to them my son, tell them my greeting.' He held my cousin's hand and returned. They were talking about some things that seemed so far from me. I had a desire to return to my children.

I found myself suddenly flying upon my body!!! I saw myself lying down in the bed and my family around me crying a lot. I noticed a white spat around my mouth and my nose. I called to them that I am still alive, but they didn't hear me. I saw my older sister quickly entering the room and someone with her. I knew he was a doctor, and there was a girl with him. I knew from her features that she was a foreigner. The doctor was doing his job nervously - which I hated, and he took out from his bag a syringe and put it in my chest vigorously. I was shouting because of the severe pain, which I felt at that moment while a girl was trying to fix wires to my heart. I felt the whole situation was strange. I kept watching them. I didn't find my family in the room, just my sister, the doctor and the girl. Suddenly I felt a strong hit in my heart, shaking my body, as if those continuous hits from the doctor in my heart let me decide to go back to my body just to stop causing me that great pain!

As I decided to return back, everything became dark, I couldn't see anything, just I heard the doctor talking to the nurse in ordering manner. I heard my sister praising God while she was crying. I knew everything. I knew that I had died and I returned to life, I knew that I passed through an experience that only few people have had. I felt sad as I tried to get back all the knowledge I had during my death but I couldn't. I knew after that my NDE lasted half an hour. When I measured this time with the time I spent in that tube, and meeting my father and cousin I felt it was like seconds, which surprised me!

I want to add that after I had this NDE I feel more peaceful towards myself and towards all the world. I became more aware. I feel more love to all the animals even the dangerous 'not beneficial' ones. Every dream I see, it comes true exactly as I saw it. Even the people who are close to me feel worry and excited about my telling what will occur to them.

After this NDE, my hearing became very strong. I even put cotton in my ears before going to sleep, as I hear all the near and far voices. I became wiser and more rational. I discovered a philosophical viewpoint I didn't think of before. Many things changed physically inside me. What is really surprising to me is (I say to you without feeling embarrassed) that my penis became very big and my desire for sex became strong and increased. I didn't experience that before as I suffer from diabetes. Even my wife was asking me if I take Viagra?! But I replied to her, 'Never.'

I knew the death, I tasted it, I described it to people around me, I always say to them don't worry, no pain at all when it comes, but vice versa. It is a feeling of calm and relief and quietness.

I hope I do pass through this NDE again, thanks to you. I always suffer from diabetes comas, as I am diabetic since my childhood. This time my coma was different. I stopped taking insulin as it is not available in the pharmacies and I was not obligated by food schedules at all.

On that night, I was sitting alone in the balcony just before midnight. I was very tired and exhausted, when I felt the beginning and signs of the coma. I wanted to enter my room, lie down in the bed, and tell my wife to do her usual job to relieve me and wake me up. But before I could stand up to walk to the room, my two children came 'boy and girl' they began to play with me and make some jokes. I didn't want to stop them. I participated with them in their playing around me, despite feeling that my health situation was getting worse and worse. I kept my feeling inside me, as I wanted to look healthy and good in front of them. Then my vision started to diminish and I couldn't move my hands or legs. I tried to speak loudly to my children, but they didn't hear me. They continued in their playing with each other. I tried again to speak louder, but it seems they didn't hear me at all. Finally, I surrendered.

I knew that something strange was going on with me. Suddenly, I looked into the street, but I didn't find the street or anything of the surroundings because everything disappeared. All the life around me looked like a tube. I was surprised to find myself feeling-lessly going towards the tube to a hole which seemed as if it was a gate of that tube. In this moment, I heard the voice of my child calling me. I turned my face. I saw myself sitting in the chair and my head is down on my chest. My two children were trying to wake me up while they are weeping. I felt a bit sorry and bit sadness. I knew that I had died. I didn't feel afraid, but the opposite. I felt a kind of relief I hadn't experienced in all my life. I had the strange feeling that I now know all the sciences and human knowledge such as medicine and engineering and chemistry. When I reached the end of the tube, I saw my dead father and my cousin in their full appearance. They were smiling at me and motioning me to come towards them. They were standing in a brilliant lighted circle at the end of the tube. I felt a strong willingness to join them, especially to my father who died years before.

I suddenly heard many mixed voices. Those voices caused me disturbances and bad feelings. I felt like they were an obstacle or were forbidding me to go further to join my father. I knew the voices of my wife and my children who were crying and calling me to return. I felt deep sorry and pain. I looked to my father who seemed okay. He spoke to me, 'Go back to them my son, tell them my greeting.' He held my cousin's hand and returned. They were talking about some things that seemed so far from me. I had a desire to return to my children.

I found myself suddenly flying upon my body!!! I saw myself lying down in the bed and my family around me crying a lot. I noticed a white spat around my mouth and my nose. I called to them that I am still alive, but they didn't hear me. I saw my older sister quickly entering the room and someone with her. I knew he was a doctor, and there was a girl with him. I knew from her features that she was a foreigner. The doctor was doing his job nervously - which I hated, and he took out from his bag a syringe and put it in my chest vigorously. I was shouting because of the severe pain, which I felt at that moment while a girl was trying to fix wires to my heart. I felt the whole situation was strange. I kept watching them. I didn't find my family in the room, just my sister, the doctor and the girl. Suddenly I felt a strong hit in my heart, shaking my body, as if those continuous hits from the doctor in my heart let me decide to go back to my body just to stop causing me that great pain!

As I decided to return back, everything became dark, I couldn't see anything, just I heard the doctor talking to the nurse in ordering manner. I heard my sister praising God while she was crying. I knew everything. I knew that I had died and I returned to life, I knew that I passed through an experience that only few people have had. I felt sad as I tried to get back all the knowledge I had during my death but I couldn't. I knew after that my NDE lasted half an hour. When I measured this time with the time I spent in that tube, and meeting my father and cousin I felt it was like seconds, which surprised me!

I want to add that after I had this NDE I feel more peaceful towards myself and towards all the world. I became more aware. I feel more love to all the animals even the dangerous 'not beneficial' ones. Every dream I see, it comes true exactly as I saw it. Even the people who are close to me feel worry and excited about my telling what will occur to them.

After this NDE, my hearing became very strong. I even put cotton in my ears before going to sleep, as I hear all the near and far voices. I became wiser and more rational. I discovered a philosophical viewpoint I didn't think of before. Many things changed physically inside me. What is really surprising to me is (I say to you without feeling embarrassed) that my penis became very big and my desire for sex became strong and increased. I didn't experience that before as I suffer from diabetes. Even my wife was asking me if I take Viagra?! But I replied to her, 'Never.'

I knew the death, I tasted it, I described it to people around me, I always say to them don't worry, no pain at all when it comes, but vice versa. It is a feeling of calm and relief and quietness.

I hope I do pass through this NDE again, thanks to you.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 8/13/2003

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Illness Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening.


How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

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 I felt that I had an ability to understand any science and knowledge. Even the sciences I don't like such as engineering and algebra. I felt that I learned everything and I understand every invention totally, even the Music which I don't understand.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was conscious about everything running around me, then I tried to enter the dark tube, then I didn't pay any attention to what happening around me.

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 The place was different to me, maybe because of the feeling of peace and calmness which overwhelmed me. And even the calmness which reflected on my father face, about the time, I was surprised of my absorbing all the knowledge and sciences which I felt coming inside me.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I have clear description, but my hearing standard is increased widely.

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 It was not a tunnel in perfect, but long dark rectangular tube and there is a light in it's end.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw my father and my cousin very clearly. They died years before. My father looked more huge and in good health and younger though there is a white hair, and my cousin looked like the day he died in, I washed his body and buried him, he looked darker in my NDE, and both of them were wearing traditional Egyptian Jalabia wear. My father's wear was white, my cousin's wear was grey, they were standing in a circle of light in the end of the tube or the tunnel. They were pointing to me to come to them while smiling in trust and calmness. When I wanted to go my father told me to go back to my children and send them his greetings. Then he turned back talking with my cousin in something different, I don't remember.

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 The light was like the big lights in a football stadium, very bright but not harmful.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm نعم شاهدت أرضا مخضرة يقف عليها أبى و أبن عمى و كان يبدو ورائهما سهل متعرج مكسو بلون أخضر لم أشاهد مثله من قبل .. و شاهدت كما لو كان يوجد جبل صغير فى الخلفية ..

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? In the beginning I was sad because of my children crying, then this feeling turned to be indifference, then I felt sad and looking forward to calming them and being with them.

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

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

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 I learned wisdom and rationality and to be flexible in opinions and to talk calmly with people. I became more loving to animals and all beings and plants. Even the harmful insects. My hearing power became stronger, my penis became bigger, and my sex desire increased more and more.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future A scary knowledge of what will happen in the future to me and to the people around me, all that I see in the dreams come true.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? Yes After this experience the meaning of the unity of the universe, and every human being has a role or duty he has to do in his life, and I believe that no one dies before completing this duty perfectly. I believe that death is just converting one process from one world to another different world.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I became more sympathetic and caring to all beings, I became more wise and understanding and loving the goodness.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes All my dreams come true in every detail, I have the ability to read the personality of the people whom I meet and I know in advance what they will say, and my hearing became stronger.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The part when I heard the crying of my children and weeping of my wife, it let me hesitate to answer the invitation of my father, then I decided to return to them as I love them and felt sympathetic towards them. After this experience I realized how much I love my wife and children.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told it to my relatives and to the doctor who returned me back to life. My family explained it according to their restricted religious background, and the doctor listened to me and smiled and he said in English a sentence which means 'the experience to die and returning to life'.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes My father had the same experience in the 1970's during a surgery operation with a French doctor in Algeria. He told me that he saw the doctor trying to return the pulse to him, and my father saw it while he was floating above his body in operation room. He described to me that he didn't want to leave the room and he cried when he realized that he had died. In fact, my father's NDE did not affect any occurrence in mine, as I did not believe in the life after as told by the religions. But I believe that there is a life after death.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. I was and I am still sure that I have died and I returned to the life, I do not doubt about this at all.

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? No