Experience Description

I was in the emergency room, when suddenly my Being burst through the ceiling and headed to the stars above. I was heading to a warm, gentle light.The path toward the light had Beings that I could see in my peripheral vision. Yet, I was focused on that light. The light was all-knowing and all-Loving as it melted into my Being. Once it had covered and enlightened me, I knew I had to go back the way I came. I returned to the hospital at ceiling level and had no idea of location. I began searching for my earthly body. In that instant that I found my body, I was reunited with my earthly body.

That experience was 50 years ago and I still cherish the event. I spent 70 days in the hospital and finally went home. I learned how to walk again, had numerous surgeries, etc. I developed a friendship with one of the residents, who was a Buddhist. One night we talked about the experience, which was so profound. His reply to our discussion was, 'My son you have seen the silver thread of life.' From that point, I was able to file the experience in my brain. My brain had been in constant search for meaning of this experience. In the 5 decades since this life-changing event, never have I regretted or wished it never happened. It has allowed me to help so many people in so many different ways. I learned that in giving, we learn to receive.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 12/26/1970

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident yes, everyone else in the accident had died and I knew it without being told.

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes spirit, if you will, verses physicality

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? conscious

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. people along the path calling out but it was nothing that I could understand

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes on the side of the path to the light, there were people and voices that I didn't recognize

The experience included: Light

Did you see an Unearthly light? Yes an all-knowing, all-loving light

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, enlightenment

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe. We are all connected; In a way we are GOD

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? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist none

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes freedom from organized religion experience

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Yes When I started my education I was to be an Oceanographer, post event I became and Allied health Professional

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? It was all good. Yes, the pain and suffering was terrible but the knowledge gained was beyond my comprehension.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes people react to honesty in so many different ways. My best fiend is an orthopedic surgeon and we read because of this experience the same books and discuss the nature and purpose of man.

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? WOW, it has made me a better occupant of this body