Experience Description

Commonalities with all three events:

Looking down on body in hospital bed (1 event).

Serenity, soft music, sense of great peace, soft colors not of the physical world (indescribable).

White/pale yellow soft light, sense of floating.

Trees but not like normal trees, no other entities present.

Desire not to return.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 29 August 2006 / July 1970/ July 1969

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) .

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 was more vivid, and a greater sense of reality, desire not to return, intense sense of peace.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Last experience: rolling dunes reddish and pale yellow into the distance. Some dunes displayed peaks. Eye perspective panning over the scene.

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 No time perception at all.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Greater clarity, greater degree of peripheral vision, colors more vivid, greater degree of brightness, some degree of transparency (like a vision but untouchable, yet very real).

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Heard absolutely nothing other than music and was very soft.

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: 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 Also saw through the light: empty countryside included trees with light shade no green at all. Also water, intense blue.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm as described above

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? At first fear with the out of body experience, then emotions changed 180 degrees. Extreme peacefulness and joy.

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

The experience included: Special Knowledge

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 Being able to let go of all things of this world. Will never repeat mistakes from the past if given a new lease on life. Will live a good 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? Liberal

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Lack of acceptance of the tenets of organized religion.

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Lack of acceptance of the tenets of organized religion.

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 A sense of evil in the universe that was a tangible thing.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Hold others to a higher standard and tend to not tolerate a sense of lack of goodwill towards me.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Not able to describe colors, music.

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

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes About a week for one experience only - kept silent about the other two.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No A strong sense of direction in life that awaited me.

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

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. When I go back and think of my experience I long for the feelings I experienced and want them in my life here. Also I was free from pain.

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? A sense of a lack of understanding why I was constantly sent back.