Experience Description

My heart stopped during an operation. I suddenly saw a clear light in a tunnel. As I entered further into the tunnel, I became quite calm and relaxed. The clear light kept attracting me until I heard a voice mention my name. I then retraced my steps back through the tunnel and I lived again.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 12/31/2001

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Heart attack Geopereerd en tijdens operatie hartstilstand Life threatening event, but not clinical death According to the doctors, I was dead. My heart stopped during an operation.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
I lost awareness of my body

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was clinically dead.

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? Yes The light was at the end of the tunnel.

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 A clear light that does not exist on earth.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? A glorious warmth and relaxation.

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

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

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 katholiek

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe more in God's existence.

What is your religion now? Liberal katholiek

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe more in God's existence.

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I didn't have words to describe the experience until I met others who had experienced a near death experience.

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? No.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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 probably real. I could not really understand this until the doctors told me that I was really dead.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Now that I have talked with others, I believe this experience to be definitely real.

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? I understand why God called me back.