Experience Description

I collapsed due to a potential drug overdose experiment with Librium which became overpowering. After I dropped a glass ashtray that broke a sharp piece cut into my heel. I was bleeding profusely from my heel and passed out. Now here is what I experience next:

I traveled out of my body and became conscious again. I could not see my body or where I was, except I was moving fast. It was very black, then a light appeared which seemed to be down/up/or along a tunnel. Next thing I felt higher than I have ever been in life, I felt a deep state of tranquility, love.

MOST MOVING PART IS NEXT: Suddenly my recently deceased father (nine months before) appeared and told me it's not my time and I have to go back. I tried to resist but all of a sudden, I could see my mother working on me, trying to revive me and bandage my foot. I was looking down on my mother and my lifeless body. I felt very sad for her and then struggled to get back into my body and then I came to in my body, very groggy but conscious.

I tried to tell my mother what happened but she did not think much of it and she called an ambulance that came and took me to the hospital where they pumped my stomach - I lived.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: MAY 1972

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death . Potential drug overdose, sedatives.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

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? More consciousness and alertness than normal Can't say.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Talking to my father.

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? Yes As per above.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 As per above.

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Euphoria

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

The experience included: Life review

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? Liberal

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain

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 There is something after death?

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Emotional.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No Always had sixth-sense.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? As per above.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes As per above.

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. Left a slightly happier sense about father's death.

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I know what I know.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? My NDE was very personal to me, I was changed by it but I'm not sure how. Reality tries to diminish its importance.