Experience Description

I was immobile, in the rain, on the lawn, I didn't feel cold or pain. I circled above my body, I looked at myself there, and nobody else was with me. I thought, 'I feel good though I see myself inert and I am not afraid!' To the contrary, I was happy that I felt so good. And then I realized that I was outside of my body. I knew what it felt like to not have to breathe and to not feel the cold. I remember well the sensation of what a wonderful state of being this was. I began moving along for what seemed like a long while, though the amount of time that I spent moving was difficult to determine. I was still out of my body. I heard my wife at home who knew nothing of what was going on with me; I passed through the walls of our house and heard her voice. She was speaking softly, quietly with her mother. They were in the kitchen, but I heard her very well. Even from where I was at one hundred meters away in the rain. My wife and her mother didn't see me and didn't hear me.

I realized then that I was dead. But that didn't bother me. Slowly but surely the meaning of the physical world became irrelevant. And it was as if I was forgetting who I was, and whom I had been. In an instant, something happened. I saw myself in my mother's womb two months before my birth, I had a desire to eat fruit, I remember very well my life review, it went on until my death, aromas, perfumes, sensations, forgotten memories, when I was suckling, everything in a short moment. It seems that in that state time does not exist. I was definitely in another spiritual dimension. My life since then has totally changed. I know that our souls use our physical bodies to enact Mysteries. I was given a great gift, this superior knowledge and freedom from fear of death. Then I saw the tunnel of indescribable intense light, I was a drop of light in an ocean of light. The mind disappeared. Then a name came to me, 'Luca' the name of my son. I returned to my body, there I was on the ground, pain piercing my shoulder, torso and feet, terrible pains. And here I am with you.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Novembre 1990

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' fulmine

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? Normal consciousness and alertness

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When my body was on the ground and I was circling above it.

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

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

The experience included: Vision of the future

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

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

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 Since then my whole life has changed. I know what others are thinking, I can change the course of events and I can predict the future.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No I don't fear death anymore.

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

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

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 probably real

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real

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