Experience Description

I had drowned and found myself in a dark place where I felt I was being pushed and pulled. I had no thoughts, fear or pain.

When I started to regain consciousness, I felt dizzy and was pulled back into my body at incredible speed. The light was so strong I could not open my eyes but I could hear very well.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1997

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Denizde boðulma 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' They took me out of the water as a dead person, a teacher was there and he insisted on cardiopulmonary respiration.

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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was pulled back my soul entered my body and I became conscious again. My senses were restored and I remembered everything that had happened to me during the experience.

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 Time and place were independent. I felt empty and entered a different dimension.

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 I was in a tunnel where I felt pulled.

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: Void

The experience included: Darkness

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 I saw a distant light in the tunnel.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Bir boyut içinde hareket ediyordum zaten, sanki boyut deðiþtiriyordum. Bir yolculuk, geçiþ söz konusuydu.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Empty, peace!

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

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

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

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? Yes I take things more seriously; I want to make sense of everything. My focus and relationships with others changed.

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 I had dreams which came true. My thoughts, good or bad, came true

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I moved into another dimension and felt emptiness. When I sleep, I feel my soul leaving my body. When I wake up, my soul returns.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes People who were there believed me, some were fearful and some told me to become a better person and I try training my skills.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I believed in NDEs but had not much to do with it.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real

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 As I said, I was out of my body and moved into another dimension. While I sleep my soul leaves my body.