I recalled being in a dream state while under. I was under anesthesia from 9:30pm Friday to 10am Monday. I recall being on a large promontory in the dark. Way out in front of me was a light, not bright and not dim. I then said, 'Hello.' (No answer). 'Hello, anybody out there?' (No answer). I then asked, 'Can anybody tell me the meaning of life?' Then I received this EXACT ANSWER telepathically, 'Man has not even scratched the surface to know what life is all about.' This answer has changed my life and how I live to this day.
Date NDE Occurred: May 15, 1995
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. Surgery-related Life threatening event, but not clinical death
Heart mitral valve ceased to function.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I would say that during the receipt of this particular answer, I was very conscious and very alert, as if awake.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Well, while I was under during the experience, I considered myself conscious and alert, during this supposed dream of course.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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. Same
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Same
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
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Unearthly 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 Light was in front of me, bright but hazy.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I was sort of standing on a large globe by myself in the dark with the hazy light in front of me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? None, just stable and normal.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Just felt that with the answer to my question I understood the magnanimity of life.
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? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Even though I believe more of a cosmos idea of existence, I am still a devout Catholic.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
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 The answer to my question, confirms what I had thought but have not ever expressed prior to my experience.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes The cosmos is bigger than I thought and has many different entities within many different dimensions.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify No particular person, just a telepathic receipt of the message
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
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.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Uncertain I assume that the answer to my question came from a part of a godly source.
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 The answer to my question, I declare, is special knowledge.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes The answer to my question above is once again: "Man has not even scratched the surface to know what life is all about."
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 probably exists Uncertain continuation of life on earth was intrinsic to the answer.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly 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? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I guess I am more of a solid and believable person nowadays.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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 the answer was simple, clear and succinct.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I believe that I can heal somewhat through thought and touch.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Per the answer from the entity; my belief in the expansiveness of the cosmos has solidified and expanded.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Yes about a year after my operation. Reactions of others, 'oh, hmmmmmmmmmmm.'
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I read a book by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in the 70's during college.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I was there and the experience was very lucid and clear.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real See narrative above.
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 assume that the answer to my question came from a part of a godly source. I wish others had the same experience so they can believe in the expanded universe and cosmos as I do.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I would say construct a question that asks the responder:
1. Have you tried to convince a person close to you if they believe you or not? 2. Did he or she believe you or not? Please explain in detail in the box below.
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