Riccardo NDE

Experience Description

I had been to the dentist with my wife for the extraction of my wisdom tooth. Before the extraction, I was injected with an anesthetic. The surgery was a little painful but totally bearable, but while returning home the pain became more acute and unbearable. When I just entered the door of my house, I barely had time to sit down. I woke up realizing that my house was full of people and two nurses placed me on a stretcher to take me to the emergency room.

I said, 'Why we are going to the hospital? I'm fine but I was even better in the place I've just been'. After a while, I realized my body was completely motionless but my mind, sight and hearing were active. It was very hard for me to recover my body functions. I was told later that I had a heart attack. This is the experience I had.

I found myself sitting in the middle of a very big soft black velvet semicircular sofa. In front of me, there was a big screen as though I was going to watch a movie. On the screen, I saw a dark mountain. Behind the mountain, a blinding light forced me to keep looking down toward the foot of the mountain. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw around me, both to the right and the left. I saw the shadows of people who seemed to me to be dead relatives and friends, but since it was dark, I could not see to distinguish their faces. On their heads shone a weak flame. Their presence kept me company and I sent them security and love. Soft music could be heard in the environment and there was the scent of orange blossoms in the air. I was so happy and I was waiting for something special that the return to life denied me.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: anno 2005

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Allergic reaction. allergico all'anestetico. Other shok anafilattico in seguito all'estrazione del dente del giudizio.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes No

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness

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

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? No

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

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 vedi domanda 16

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 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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain

What is your religion now? Moderate

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Sometimes I feel other people thoughts.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The happiness I felt during the state of near-death and the absence of pain upon awakening

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes When I woke up, I immediately said, 'Why did you wake me up? I was fine where I was', but I realized that they didn't listen. They didn't take me seriously. They just wanted to revive me and smiled at me. The nurses even told me to not talk and stay calm. They made me angry.

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

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Even after many years, I consider it a unique, pleasant experience. I can say the world of the afterlife does not scare me. The problem is for those who stay.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I don't think so. There are too many questions.