Joey W Probable NDE

Experience Description

I had a sausage-shaped aneurysm that was sitting on my right optic nerve, causing me to have palsy and lack of motor skill. One day, the aneurysm burst and I was rushed to have an emergency craniotomy.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Oct 2006

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Other: I have not ever attempted to confirm that I died

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? No 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 I was visited by a deceased relative, whom I know has helped me through several close calls that I should not have been in, including drinking at work and a lot more. I wasn't scared at that point. I felt completely comforted and knew it still wasn't my time, as this was my second near death experience.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the time in the void.

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 But it wasn't conceptual.

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. There was nothing to see but a soothing, enveloping light. Not bright, but soothing.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The only sound I heard was of my Nonnie.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My grandmother.

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 A soothing, enveloping light.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? A gambit of emotions, but in the end, love and a sense of unfinished work.

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? Not important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Religious unaffiliated

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I'm on a spiritual journey.

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

What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Religious unaffiliated I will say that I came back with a more profound affect . I know in my mind that this is not all that there is .

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 I don't know what I believed

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe in being good to yourself and everyone else possible.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No

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 probably 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? Yes Live life well, be good to your body, family, and anyone you can.

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown

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 probably exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes My grandmothers voice let me know I was still going to survive . But the first NDE I was told its not your time by several deceased relatives .

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared 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? Unknown

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 I just felt a sense of appreciating life and that no matter how many times life has tried to kill me I am here on a journey

During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No

Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Unknown

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? Large changes in my life I will just say, in case this goes nowhere, so no sense in rambling on, ask some close people to me, and they will all say I am not the same person. I have fragmented memories and forgotten ones, too.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes Now I seek to fix things.

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I still can't type it. It's something I can only express when I talk about it.

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? Uncertain

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? My grandmother, always letting me know she is still here after thirty years of being gone.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes People were skeptical at first. They always are until they hear it all.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had one before.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I couldn't tell anyone.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Now I have to tell people.

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 couldn't type it all.