Experience Description

I overdosed on pills, and rather than slowing my system down they sped it up. I had a seizure and there was an eight hour time period where I was blacked out. If anybody out there has read 'Dream Catcher' by Stephen King I found out what it felt like to be Jonesey kind of. I was conscious though I saw or heard nothing, I felt at peace with everything. I guess at one point the doctors said my heart rate was at one hundred and eighty. I saw nothing but darkness, but felt total serenity.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 8/11/03

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Suicide attempt Life threatening event, but not clinical death My heart almost exploded.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? None.

The experience included: Darkness

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes The will to live.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was blissful darkness total peace and harmony, relaxed and easy going.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best part was the NDE, no bad part.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They were amazed, they weren't influenced.

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