Experience Description

My boyfriend at the time, who is now my husband, said that when I arrived in the room, I was no longer breathing, by abdomen was sunken in and I was purple. I had taken an overdose so he took something and opened my mouth. But I only remember being drawn upwards in the tunnel, and that wonderful feeling of peace, and the light that was at the end of the tunnel. Then when I returned, I remember arguing with my husband before I understood what was happening. He called to me and I yelled at him that I didn't want to return and I asked that he let me go until he made me understand what was happening. The sensation when I returned was as if I had been pushed rapidly back down again, drawn back down very rapidly.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1990, I'm not sure about the exact date

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Uso de drogas Other Eu usava drogas na época, e tive uma overdose. Overdose.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I lost awareness of my body

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 saw and felt with great clarity. The felt sensation of peace was very strong within me.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was being drawn up in the tunnel, during that whole process that I remember. I was sort of stunned when I returned.

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 As if it were a vertical tunnel, narrow and dark. But when I looked up at the end of the tunnel there was a very bright light.

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 Very bright, very clear.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace.

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 I learned that here in this life, even when we are happy and at peace, it is nothing compared to what I felt that day.

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 Catolica

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Liberal Catolica

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain It's difficult to explain to someone who has never had such an experience. It's difficult to make them understand. The tunnel that everybody talks about isn't horizontal, but vertical, as if you were in a dark well and then you begin to go upwards as if you were being drawn from above. And at the apex of the tunnel, you are filled with a very bright light - a sensation of peace, a peace that is inexplicable to someone who has never felt it before. It isn't what people normally THINK peace is, but a far greater fullness of peace.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The whole experience was significant. I love remembering the experience and if that was death I have no fear of it. On the contrary...

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They listen to me but it seems they really don't grasp what I say. I don't think they believe me.

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. Even today I remember the details and the sensations that I had, just as I remember other things in life.

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