I awakened from anesthesia but didn't remember nothing about it. Many years after this my son asked me accidentally about a question and I began to remember about that experience. I called my mother on the telephone and asked her about what happened to me during the surgical intervention. She was astonished because she didn't speak to me a word about what happened during surgical intervention.
I didn't see my body, I was in a world filled of light, peace, love and knowledge. There were beings surrounding me with clear and warm light. They spoke with my mind and I understood all. Then a voice at my shoulders said that I must return in my body. I said, 'That's not my right place.' Suddenly, I fell in a black hole and I was in the prison of my body.
Date NDE Occurred: 1982
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-relatedAllergic reaction 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I had knowledge about this experience for years and was alive and fresh in my mind.
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 But during the return to my body.
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 Two beings, they were in front of me, they communicated and I perceived their thoughts but I didn't know them.
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 All was light, pure light without shadows, it was not like the light of the sun, it was a different light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm ho visto la bellezza della conoscenza il luogo era tutto luce
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Joy.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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? Liberal
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 All in that moment was so clear, simple and linear and it was logical and wonderful to me.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It seemed to me to understand all.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain But three or four days before an earthquake I feel a strange feeling, something like uneasiness, and then bam there was an earthquake. I don't know about the place of earthquake.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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 Because I remembered it after many years and was still so clear.
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