Experience Description

I experienced an NDE due complications during surgery. An artery burst when the surgeon tried to remove an organ, causing a hemorrhage that filled the stomach and I went into cardiac arrest. I was clinically dead for 8 minutes. They put me on an artificial respirator, drained my lungs and stomach. Then I was saved and returned to life.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: October 72

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I had the impression of I had died. But I became aware of my inert body on a table covered with cloth. I had difficulty recognizing myself.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was under anesthesia and dead.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? A noise that sounded like a broken motor coming in the direction of the anesthesiologist.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I don't know if I would call it a tunnel. It was dark and then there was a light. It was quick when I saw the place as in black and white.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I don't remember.

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes There was a steamy white light, and could I see everywhere.

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe The only thing that I remember is that I had never been afraid of the place that I went to.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I don't remember.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I don't remember much.

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal agnostique

What is your religion now? Liberal croyances personnelles

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I know that there is no death but just a metamorphosis of the body.

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 Since my experience, I can feel that something is about to happen. I communicate with the other side, I get warnings about things that might be tragic or disrupt me.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? At first I felt lost because I didn't know it was me or what had happened during the surgery, but I didn't feel in danger and I did feel that I am detached myself quickly of my body that was suffering.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some are skeptical of this experience. I also asked my daughter, who is a medium, and she believed this without judging it.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes During a visit at my??, I felt to faint as hearing murmurs himself who brought me back from clinical death.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? From this experience I understand that death is not death. I am not afraid of death anymore.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Ask if the experiencer has had any other experiences such as astral travel, or if there is something that makes it possible to repeat the NDE by opening a physical vortex at my person and in my house.