Experience Description

I accidentally took some drugs that I thought were sleeping pills but they were hard narcotics. As I was laying down I fell into a very deep-sleep type trance I felt my spirit leave my body. I rose to the top of the room and looked back at my body lying on my bed. Then my spirit went through the roof. I could see the top of my house. I went into space I could see the earth turning and the galaxies in the heavens. A presence engulfed my spirit. I felt at the time that it was God. He let me know that I could stay there or I could return to my body. I was young and in love, so I returned but I can say it was the most wonderful feeling. Hopefully, someday I will return to the spirit in the Heavens.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: summer 1969

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident accidental overdose of drugs Life threatening event, but not clinical death

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

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? Normal consciousness and alertness

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

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

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? Yes Only the spirit I spoke of, I felt it's love and understanding.

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No Only the sprital place I spoke of.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt great joy and peace.

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

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I now know that a place after death does exist. A very beautiful place.

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 Christian

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes The spirit I encountered is much more loving than the one they preach about - I felt he would never think of excluding anyone.

What is your religion now? Liberal beliefs have changed

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes The spirit I encountered is much more loving than the one they preach about - I felt he would never think of excluding anyone.

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 Only that there is an afterlife.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No Not really I had the same problems as before and that everyone has.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It's hard to put in words. These feelings were different and contrary to anything I had ever heard or felt.

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? I feel that the true spirit or God if you will is nothing as the people of earth are taught. The spirit was loving and totally forgiving. I believe if he would accept me HE would accept anyone, no one is exempt from his love.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told some friends in 1969 But I haven't spoke of it in the last thirty years it seemed to turn people off and I didn't want to make them feel confused or strange.

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. It's been years and it's as fresh in my mind as it was thirty years ago.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. As I become older I feel that hopefully I'll return someday to the loving place of my experience.

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? You shouldn't ask questions just let the experiences be written.