I watched the little girl's body from above, as if in the tree. Then I was transported to a wondrous landscape where all my feelings and events of my life happened at once. I wrote a book about it, 'The Wave of Light', to try to describe it all, but the most recent thing I wrote is:
on a visit
in particle state
in time and space
glimpsed in dreams
Home we go
to wave state
time and space
of these particles
Date NDE Occurred: December 23, 1958
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death Hit by car, unconscious for three days in hospital, suffered from concussion and pain (broken arm) for about a year.
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 Watched the little girl's body (mine) in the street and a woman getting out of a car, screaming (her car had hit me). Was very detached from the scene.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Varied.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Understood that our perception of time and space...
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Beautiful music coming from everywhere and everything.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Total darkness into total light.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Being who first appeared as unconditional loving unisex being became my deceased grandfather as I moved into the experience.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Seems that everything was made of light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Castles and flowers made of clouds, emotions and ethereal substance of some kind.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Our perception of time and space is limited by our physical existence - that existence is enhanced when the body is left behind, but we still do not see it all - can't from this perspective but will when we return to all that is...
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I saw that everything I felt, say, and do has an impact on everything.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Since I 'know' that linear time is not valid, it sometimes seems (during meditation or sometimes when I'm least expecting it) that all is happening at once.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
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 Saw my younger brother on Earth and understood how much he needed me in his life.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Many over the years, last one a month ago where, in a dreamlike meditative state I saw all events of all that was, is and ever will be coming together into one point of light - emotions to geometric forms all merging into a pinpoint very clearly and I said out loud 'I get it' and came back into consciousness. Now very hard to describe but this is the best I can do.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best, seeing that everything is connected. Worst, coming back.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Countless conversations about life, nature of being, NDEs, quantum mechanics, everything!
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Death of my grandmother where she took me to similar 'landscape' (1974). Three LSD experiences similar but not as intense (1976, 1981, 1997) After major operation (1991) was visited by a being of light that told me I would be fine.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Second NDE when I nearly drowned at seventeen years old in Newport Beach, California.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Thank you! It's good to be reminded of all of this. In 1997, after birth of my first grandchild, I focused hard on moving my body from Oregon to Colorado and related physical day-to-day stuff. Numerous deep experiences in the past year have re-immersed me in all of this too. Guess you could say I'm having my cake and eating it too right now.