Experience Description

I was in the classroom and we were reviewing a subject.

In a moment, I was no longer at my desk. I was floating at the front of the classroom a few centimeters above the floor. Then I saw that everyone had crowded around somebody and I tried to see what had happened. I saw everyone was around my physical body trying to resuscitate me and I seemed to be floating above everyone, a little higher at this time. At this moment, I felt myself rising a bit higher than the roof. I felt a sensation of heat. I went through the roof and then everything was just light.

It was from there that I felt my eyes closing. When I opened them again, I was at my desk with everyone around me. They were telling me that I had fainted and had stopped breathing.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1980

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Other: Fainting in the classroom

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? Uncertain. I was aware that my parents, brothers, and sisters were well, but I didn't know why I knew it at that moment. 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. I felt everyone at my side. I also had a feeling of peace.

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

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning. I didn't know if time speeded up or not, everything seemed unreal.

Were your senses More vivid than usual? More vivid than usual

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could see everything around me, like when you use cameras to take panoramic photos.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could very clearly hear everything that was said in the classroom.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by ESP? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out

Did you pass into or through a Passing into or through a tunnel? Uncertain, because I didn't see anything more than a white light that enfolded me completely.

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? An unusually bright light

Did you see an Unearthly light? Yes A light, that enfolded me completely once I had left the classroom.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place. It was total light and I felt very tranquil and a deep peace when I was there.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, real astonishment.

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

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others. I felt that all of us are one; that all have the same inside core as myself.

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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

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? Christian- Catholic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I always see the errors in traditional religions because I know there is more beyond than all this.

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

What is your religion now? Christian- Other Christian

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. I used to think that when someone dies they go straight to heaven. Especially when you are a child, but I was out of my body and I didn't go directly to the other side.

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes. I discovered the need to read a lot on all the subjects possibly related to life after death and Beings from other worlds.

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? Yes I felt united with everyone, those that were in the classroom, with so much love towards them and a feeling of empathy.

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God 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 I felt that I should investigate this subject more and that I should try to discover the meaning of our existence.

Did you believe that our earthly lives Are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Uncertain Because I felt that we should be united without anything else. But I did not understand why.

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Because I saw my physical body going away and I didn't feel any fear of guilt.

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death

Do you fear death after your experience? I do not 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? Not fearful in living my earthly life

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

During your experience, did you gain information about love? Uncertain Because I felt we have to have love between us but not specifically for a purpose or reason.

Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life. The necessity of knowledge that up to now continues, and being able to explain and know what there is after this life.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I have less attachment to the physical, I try to see things in a spiritual way. I try to gain much spiritual knowledge, and I am always looking for a way to come out of my body as happened that time.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes When I had to explain it to my parents, they didn't understand it. I was seven years old and they thought it had been a dream.

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? Yes I think that when someone messes with me, or hurts me, if I immediately see it in a bad light, something equal or worse happens to them, which they did to me. Also I think I am able to tell easily if someone is lying or not.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The feeling of being out of my body without fear. Up to today I have not been able to reproduce this feeling.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes when I was older, when it happened to me, and I didn't know how to explain it.

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. I didn't understand it very well, but I knew I had seen these things, and I didn't know how to explain them.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Through many years of reading and research I know that everything that happened to me is possible.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Trying to leave my physical body in a conscious way, I have been able to reproduce it a couple of times at least. But not with the same intensity.