Etienne NDE

Experience Description

First of all, I arrived in a cemetery where my father (who died in 2003) was with Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. [*Translator's note: Brel and Brassens were famous singers in the mid-20th century - now deceased.] My father told me that it wasn't time. The three of them were sitting on a grave and chatting (happily). Then, I met three beings who explained the unfolding of all life and one of them told me to make sure I didn't forget when I returned to earth.

I had completely forgotten what they explained to me when I woke up, I've been remembering it bit by bit for the past five or six months.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 17 décembre 2007

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) Heart attack.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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? Normal consciousness and alertness I was perfectly conscious and lucid during everything I remember.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was perfectly conscious and lucid during everything I remember.

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

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? No

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 See main narrative.

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 As I was advancing, a corridor of light guided me.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? A great sense of serenity.

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

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I learned what we become after death and of course my life is completely different now.

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? No

What is your religion now? Liberal

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 I now know that every life (human or otherwise), transforms and improves, or not, according to our actions. The goal is to reach a 'superior' life, which we achieve if we do everything we can to improve ourselves.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Knowing what happens after, I relativize much more and I actually pity those who do wrong because I know they will suffer later.

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? Everything I remember is significant but I know there are still many things that I can't remember.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few days ago I talked about it to my girlfriend who seemed very interested.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I'd heard about it like everyone else but didn't feel it had anything to do with me.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Because the explanations I received give a real sense to all life.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It can't be explained but I know perfectly well that I lived it and didn't dream it.

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