I have had five flat-lines, and about fifty respiratory arrests. So there are many different experiences.
Date NDE Occurred: several
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Asthma Other Both clinical death and life threatening event.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
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 There were no questions to ask. It was totally devoid of that 'unknown' feeling apart from finding no anchor points scary.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Just before returning.
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 changed literally.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Clarity.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Unspoken words were heard.
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 squeezed like toothpaste through a tight tube.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes A figure of light on one occasion came some way towards me and told me to go back.
The experience included: Void
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 Light that glowed everywhere.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm MAny diferrent ones. To many to describe but never a revisit to any one place. All distinct
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Intensely relieved.
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
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 On one occasion. Yes I learned that we can by absence of thought change more than we are aware of.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Many times. It was like re-running the real.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes But not a physical barrier. More knowing it was time to return.
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 None
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist None
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 That a contribution has to be made.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Marriage failed.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes There is no equivalent here.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Future becoming now at odd times.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Too difficult to explain as it was multitudinous.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Too difficult.
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. Same as when it happened.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I am living it out.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No this was good.