Experience Description

In the course of an operation to remove an ovarian cyst, there were complications. So, they gave me extra anesthesia. Soon, my vital signs were fading. Then I saw myself dressed in white, with a long robe, my hands fixed to my sides without movement, my feet pointed on tiptoe, and flying towards a strong and infinite light, which shone on my forehead. A grey metallic tunnel surrounded me. There were grey balls, like molecules floating and striking one another. But when these touched me, they rebounded and formed new ones. I continued to the light as if I wanted to leave the tunnel.

Suddenly I saw myself in an emergency room where everyone around me was working with an artificial respirator and I heard their voices as if distantly. I moved my hands and my mom started crying because she saw I was back. It was and experience of peace, marvelous and unforgettable.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 'Marzo 27,1994'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)

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 Throughout.

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

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 I felt I was flying fast and as if everything was happening very quickly.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. There was more light, peace, clarity in every detail.

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 I was going upwards toward the light.

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

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 A strong one which lit up my forehead.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I saw myself from outside dressed in a transparent robe, looking like a bird.

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 The importance of helping others and living in peace and love.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Dreams, telepathy or visions of things which then came about.

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 Ninguno

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No Before I did not believe; now I study the 'why' of things.

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No Before I did not believe; now I study the 'why' of things.

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? Yes I value things more.

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 Visions and dreams which later come true.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Since I was in the hospital, but people don't always understand; they look for explanations.

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 I lived through it as real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I have never forgotten it or any detail of it.

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? How do family and friends receive the news of the event.