Experience Description


I was taking medication for illness and was put on a different medication which reacted badly with me. I remember falling down on the floor (I had a lady visiting me at the time thankfully she phoned the ambulance) I remember my friend saying I looked grey in the face. I can remember feeling peaceful not scared. All of a sudden in my mind from left to right like an 'Imax' movie, I saw all the very important moments of my life up to that present time. Most of the earlier moments in my life that came up I had long forgotten about until this happened. I had mixed feelings about this but mostly was peaceful. I then awoke at the hospital where I was told I had a bad allergic reaction to the medication I had been prescribed.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: late 1991

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Other allergic reaction to medicationIllness.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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 More aware of everything around me.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the panoramic life playback.

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 your vision differ in any way from normal? I think my eyes were shut during this.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I could hear everything around me including my lady visitor panicking but I was not worried myself.

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? No

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

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? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calm.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I did learn things I had long forgotten, it changed my perspective on life.

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? Conservative/fundamentalist Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Christian

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? Yes It happened very fast. It was like a panoramic view of my life that seemed to go from left to right in my mind starting with events that occurred when I was two or three years old up until the present time.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Prior to this experience I had already experienced psychic and paranormal events from childhood.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The panoramic playback of the most important events in my life.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had read about it but was very skeptical as I am with most things. I look for a plausible explanation for everything first.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. I found it worrying in a way.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It still seems as real today as it did then.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No