Experience Description

On April 2, 2002 I was taken to the hospital for neurosurgery due to life threatening cerebral bleeding. The bleeding had already reached the ventricle and the surgeon did not raise my parents' hopes. Drainage had been set by undergoing surgery. After this incident, I was in intensive care for 4 weeks and then I was in a special clinic for an additional 4 weeks due to a coma. When I came out of the coma, I felt good like I had had a relaxing sleep. I could not remember anything of the last 8 weeks except for a dream I supposedly had.

In this dream, I 'flew' over the hospital where I was having the treatments and I saw all from up there; the parked cars, the entrances designed as winter gardens flooded with light. I felt light in weight and secure in a warm manner. In fact, I already had been in this hospital about 10 years earlier to visit my grandma and at that time, these entrances did not exist yet in this form.

I assumed that it had all been only dream. When I had to go there for a computed tomography 9 months later, much to my surprise, I noticed that everything I saw in my 'dream' was real. Therefore, I asked my parents how I was taken to and from the hospital. 'In the back entrance' was the answer. During my stay in the hospital, I never left my room in the intensive care unit. Not only this 'flying experience', but also my entire disease changed my life and my life changed me. Despite a little handicap, I am satisfied, I am hopeful and I feel really fine.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: April 2002

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Direct head injury Gehirnblutung 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No 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? When I flew and perceived/discerned it.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I flew and perceived/discerned it.

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 and space are irrelevant.

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

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

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? No

The experience included: A landscape or city

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Blessedness and peace.

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

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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 There are no more questions regarding his world.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am more vigilant about what is good for me

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? Yes I have things I could not have seen.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No feelings of fear and to take things as they come

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My father ridiculed me, 'Then you have been out of Body'!

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes From stories and literature

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