Experience Description

During a surgery (local anesthesia was used) the anesthetic stopped working and there was shock caused by pain and clinical death (from what doctors later had told). At the beginning, there was a horizontal, very quick flight in complete darkness followed by sudden move up towards a very bright light. The feeling of time disappeared (no time existed there). Anger and all unpleasant emotions disappeared. What remained was overwhelming love for everything. All secrets of world's creation and meaning of life were revealed. I wanted to remember everything. Later some being took me by the right hand. I was led around to places that possessed fairytale like beauty and was explaining something very patiently to me. I was trying to remember everything. Upon returning to the body, my right hand for a while had extrasensory abilities (I unintentionally caused first degree burns on my relative's back while trying to remove her back ache.) Right after being discharged from the hospital, I had to attend a funeral where I physically felt the closeness of invisible substance. Later on all my abilities disappeared.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 13.03.1999

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening It was basically a clinical death.

The experience included: Out of body experience

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 All the while it was the highest level of consciousness and alertness.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All the while it was the highest level of consciousness and alertness.

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 Time and space were absent there. To try to explain it I can say that I was simultaneously everything and everything was me.

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. Can call this kind of vision all encompassing.

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

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: Void

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Был эффект перетекания моей сущности из одного пространства в �! �ругое. Все управлялось только лишь во� �ей, чем хочешь, тем можно было и стать, но это не были привычные земные формы или жизни.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Positive. Such emotions do not exist in the real life.

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

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 Only my good deeds were being reviewed. There was a very sad feeling about not having performed many more of them.

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? Yes My faith became stronger. On many occasions in monasteries I have felt God's grace.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My faith became stronger. On many occasions in monasteries I have felt God's grace.

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 Complete understanding of meaning and reason of creation of the world; however, apparently this knowledge is behind a big lock.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I can literally see through people (characters, intentions etc.).

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Many difficult to understand events and relationships.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Described above.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Others received it as a kind of nonsense.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Sometime in the childhood (at the age of fourteen) I came across Raymond Moody's book 'Life After Life', but wasn't too impressed.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real There was a complete indifference toward death. Like something final. I clearly understood that it is only a beginning.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real After some time (four to five years later) once again in my sleep I felt that I was flying and soaring upwards. Wife woke me up said that she had awakened by me making a terrible snore and my breathing had stopped. I did not want to come back at all.

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