Experience Description

During the coma, one evening, a ‘thought’, not a voice, forced itself upon me: ‘You will recite the ‘Our Father’ and you will forgive your mother.’ Christ appeared to me as a stamp posts on the retina.

Two weeks later, the same ‘apparition’ and another thought: ‘you will honor your father and your mother, as you have now forgiven her’, all the while in the coma.

Last Tuesday, after having gotten out of the coma and having left the hospital, no ‘apparition’ but an injunction in the street: ‘this evening, you’ll go to mass to pray for the dead.’

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: July 2004

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Life threatening event, but not clinical death Coma.Deep coma.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? No

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

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Yes, Jesus Christ.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe The Christian faith.

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control No, 'the faith'.

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 was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist agnostique

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I decided to become a catechumen in a group for adults.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The faith. No negative emotions.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes In general, a positive result.

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 am very astonished: I have a mathematic background.