Jim A NDEs

Experience Description

I was on a business trip over 100 miles from home, when I nearly passed out. My associate took me to the closest hospital's emergency room. I had no symptoms but the doctor said my labs were dreadful and admitted me directly into Intensive Care (ICU). After several hours, I suddenly started vomiting bright red blood and passing a black tar like substance through the rectum. Combined blood loss was massive. ICU staff was fantastic but my blood pressure went to zero twice. I was administered multiple IVs and seven units of blood to try to regain blood pressure.

On 2 occasions, I went to a strange place. The first time was very short. On the second occasion, I was looking through a multicolored 'window' into a beautiful 'tropical' garden. I don't have words to describe it better. The window was a series of mosaics with beautiful lights of alternating soft peaceful colors.

I was able to speak to the ICU professional and wanted to tell her about it. She asked if it scared me and I said that it was very peaceful and not at all frightening, but I didn't know what it was. She said that if it made me peaceful that I should go there and relax and she would call me when it was time to come back and explain it to me. When she started to call me back, I really was not sure that I wanted to go back. A mental message came to me from somewhere, in wherever I was, that told me I had to go back because there were things I still needed to do. The ICU tech said that the two times I went elsewhere were when my blood pressure dropped to zero and I was 'clinically' dead but not yet brain dead.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 08/15/2014

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. Other: Blood Pressure dropped to zero A ruptured growth in stomach resulted in massive blood loss from mouth and rectum. My blood pressure dropped to zero on two occasions.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant

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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I can't really remember as I kept drifting in and out of consciousness.

Were your thoughts speeded up? No

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Time had no meaning to me: it just didn't exist or matter

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. Reinforced my basic spiritual beliefs

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No Change

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? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

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? No

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Confidence in the medical staff which helped me to stay calm and relaxed

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? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? No

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? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Secular unaffiliated Ecuminical - studied & accept all faiths as unified in one Spirit without the dogmas of organized religion

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me

What is your religion now? Native American religion

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely 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? No

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No

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? No

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? No

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? No

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? No

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No

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? Not 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 prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant

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

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? No changes in my life No 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 I did not even think about NDE until I was describing it to a neighbor who is a PhD in spiritual counseling. He was the one who told me it was an NDE as he has several clients who have experienced it. He suggested that I take the time (even though confusing) to share this with others.

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 as accurately as 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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Just trying to figure out what it is that I am meant to do that for which I was sent back.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Several weeks later

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? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? The questionnaire is way too long and many parts are redundant. After my experience I felt a responsibility to add to the body of research. Had I known it was going to take this much time to give truly thought out answers, I probably would not have participated. I think that you would probably get many more responses if you culled down the number of questions.