First experience: I had been struggling with an abdominal infection for several months and no antibiotic worked. One afternoon, as I lay in bed, I "knew" that I was dying. I was rushed to the hospital and promptly fell into an altered state accompanied by a very high fever. At one point, I "woke up" and wondered why they had put me in such a tall bed -- I was at least 8 feet off the floor and I could see my mother sitting beside the bed way down there. It was a brief experience and I fell into a coma.
Second experience: I was recovering well from an abdominal surgery, but developed peritonitis. Again, I "knew" that I was dying, and suddenly, I found myself lying in a casket that was lined with white tufted satin, and all my family and friends were filing by, looking at me and crying. I was then pulled out and was presented with the option to stay or leave. I thought of my two sons and decided to stay. I was then told that I had a very special purpose and that I must always be true to myself. At that time, I was a rock musician and could not read or write music. A few months later, fully recovered, I sat down on night at my piano and "fell asleep". When I awoke ten hours later, I had a completed symphony before me. Since then, I have become an accomplished classical composer and conductor and I find myself playing the role as "spirit guide" to many people. I feel that I am a Walk-In".
Date NDE Occurred: April 1978 & October 1983
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes IllnessSurgery-related Life threatening event, but not clinical death First Experience: Peritonitis [a potentially fatal inflammation of the abdomen's lining]. Second experience: Post-surgical peritonitis [a potentially fatal inflammation of the abdomen's lining].
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 I did not see my body as I was concerned about my mother's sadness.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very, very clear.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Second experience: I was in the future -- if I decided to leave.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes First experience: No. Second experience: Thoughts were present, but I did not actually hear a voice or see anyone.
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, pure logic and balance.
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I knew that I was here to accomplish something.
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 Very accurate, although I'm still waiting to complete my work.
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 I felt love and compassion for my children and family.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal Eastern philosophies.
What is your religion now? Liberal Universal.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 I could suddenly compose (on paper) classical music and I have lucid memories and dreams of a life in the 18th century. Since then, I've met many people who share these memories with me.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Not applicable.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They love it!
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain