Experience Description

I was in a tunnel with a light at the end of it, a very bright white light. I had always thought of a dark tunnel, but this one was more similar to what is described in the Kabala. It was a geometrical tunnel of multicolored lights.

Although the Kabala is Jewish, that is not my religion. I now have a sense that nearly anyone can end up in this very nice place. I have no fear of dying after that experience. It was a very nice place.

Since then I've had four more cardiac arrests consisting of; another for thirteen seconds; then one of thirty-nine; and the final two came about twenty minutes apart, and were of duration of twelve and nineteen seconds. No lights, no tunnels on any of these.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 'July 4, 2008'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Cardiac Arrest. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I was flat line for thirteen seconds. Cardiac Arrest. Arrhythmia.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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 While in the tunnel.

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

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

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Much sharper. Colors.

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? Yes

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

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Being in the tunnel was certainly very nice.

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

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? Conservative/fundamentalist Protestant

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I think anyone can go to that great place if they are of any religion. Not the same way I used to view it.

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I think anyone can go to that great place if they are of any religion. Not the same way I used to view it.

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 Seemed to be much more aware.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain I'm a bit more mellowed out with other people, I think.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes A sixteen year old neighbor boy was killed in an accident, and he came to me in a dream a week or two after the accident, and told me that he was in a 'Very, Very nice place.' I was unable to get much peace of mind until I contacted his parents and informed them of the event. Their grief is still very high.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? It sure makes a person aware that there is a 'Great Hereafter'.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Later by several hours, and they gave me that look as though I'm not quite right in the head.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Just what I've heard or read.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Something that will never be forgotten. Just as vivid now, as then.

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