The day before I made love to a woman in Colorado, who called herself a witch. I was a fast-living free spirited soul, and have studied TAOISM and some of the mystic energies. The woman's body, while making love, gave out a huge surge of energy, which I felt come into me. She pleaded with me not to go back to Chicago. The next day I arrived back in Chicago, and picked up my friend. His girlfriend had a bad dream of a black cat and she pleaded with us not to go on my motorcycle. We pulled out, there was a black cat looking at us, and it crossed out path. This happened three more times. Then hours later 'boom', we were hit head-on by an intoxicated driver with no insurance. He turned into us traveling 50 mph as we were also traveling 50+ mph. My friend was thrown off the back. I stayed on the bike. Both of my legs got crushed until both femurs broke, as the motorcycle went down. I went up over the hood, into windshield then rolled in the gravel along the side of the road. I crawled to find my friend, worried he was dead, and kept holding on to him. One hospital was within a mile and my friend went there. He ended up living in body cast for 6 or 7 months. I, on other hand, was shipped-off to a trauma center.The next day, I knew it was 'time,' having dreamt of this day since I was a little boy. I don't know why I lived so wildly, even though I had an educated family. As nurses and doctors franticly ran around me, I left my body, said good-bye, and left the hospital. There was a white light. But like a strong magnet, I was pulled up to the light as it got bigger. Then stars and lights surrounded me. The sounds, smells, and the sights where amazing, like trying to explain what a banana tastes like to someone who had never eaten one. I was knocking on the gates of heaven, only I could not get in. A spirit told me that it was not my time because I had to do beautiful things and help mankind and nature. I argued with that energy and told him/her/it that my body was mangled. How am I going to do anything with such a damaged body? I was told how, but not in English, nor Hungarian or German, but by thoughts projected into my spirit. That is when I knew there was more to me. I had a communication device that I did not need to speak in order to use it. I felt like Ralphy in ‘Christmas story’ when he told Santa that he wanted a BB gun as he's pushed by Santa's foot and goes sliding down the slide.I felt, and still feel, like that little boy. All my evil ways died. I became different, as if my soul was in a white coat! Then reality set back in as I floated above the hospital. I watched nurses and doctors running around me, the electric crash cart came out and then I saw my body shake up and down. Next, my eyes opened looking up and I could feel great pain. At the time, I couldn't explain why I could draw the scene later from a bird's eye view. For several years, I tried hiding from this truth because people looked at me as if I was crazy if I mentioned it. I drank and did drugs while trying to live a better life. One day, I realized that I was holding myself back. I have fallen into everyone's way of living and how I should be. This was the catalyst of my 180 degree turn and now I help man, birds, and even earthworms. I speak to people who lost loved ones, tell them my story, how their loved ones have just passed over, and are not dead like they think. TAOISM writes about this as does Hindu and even the Bible of life after. The older I get the stronger the energy inside of me gets. I can write more and more and more as it was the greatest gift I ever received.
Date NDE Occurred: Aug. 2 1976
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
My heart stopped (flat lined) and I know what I saw, heard and felt.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
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 It's wild as I look upon it; every moment gets a high level alertness.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? It's wild as I look upon it; every moment gets a high level alertness.
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
There was no time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Day versus night.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The sounds where like what does gold sound like?
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? Uncertain It was not a dark tunnel but more 'open' and the light that got bigger and became stars surrounding me.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain
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
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I dislike the word unearthly. Earth has a spirit too, so this is wrong to say unearthly.
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 I understood what I had to do on earth.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I stopped them.
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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic became TAOIST at the time & still practice
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Other or several faiths TAOIST & EVEN SOME HINDU & BUDDHIST as they all tie together
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I used to be in the dark, now I'm in the light.
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 sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? Uncertain
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Uncertain
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes yes universal connection does exist
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Uncertain GOD is diffent not what the word means to most others not a guy in robe w/letter G on it
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I'm tired of writing right now.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes we ALL NEED TO DO GOOD WE ARE STEWARDS of PLANET EARTH & we are allowing her to die do to greed!
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes that is kind of strange as that was just kind of conveyed
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? Yes HELP MOTHER EARTH
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes GREED IS BAD WE MUST HELP EARTH
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Not compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes LOVE ONESELF
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Many used tell me that I was crazy but after 30 years it's hard to argue that fact.
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes
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