That night I suddenly felt ill. I had, without any reason, sharp and torturing pain in the lower abdomen, like menstrual cramps, but much stronger; I did not have this before. Somehow, I thought of pelvic peritonitis and called my friend, a healer, right away to get help. (I did not want to go to the hospital at all, especially because I was sure of a surgery.) My friend lived nearby and I was at his place in about ten minutes. The pain in my abdomen grew continuously and I was becoming very anxious. My friend only briefly looked at me and started to prepare for a healing ritual. After about five more minutes I was standing in the middle of his room, the lights were off with only a few candles glowing. All that my friend did was looking at the different part of my body, keeping silent, without any hand movements. In a couple of minutes, I felt that I was losing consciousness. I had cases of fainting before and knew how it felt and told the healer about that. He firmly ordered me to get myself together, keep standing and do not give up. I nodded and really tried to do what he told.
Suddenly I saw my body from outside - it was standing vertically and from the front of it, along the centerline, I saw several rays of a bright light bursting from a few spots on the body. I though those were chakras (after I awakened, I asked my friend what he was doing, and he replied that he was healing me using a method based on 'flushing the chakras', possibly that is what I saw; before the experience I did not know what he would be doing). I looked at my body from aside, without any amazement or feeling sorry. Suddenly I was in a huge 'funnel'. It was a pipe, very large in diameter, going far, so much that it looked that its walls narrowed into a point (that's why I say 'funnel'). The funnel was colored and brightly lit. The walls of the funnel were colored along a helix, all colors were bright and clean; I only recognized red and yellow, about other colors I thought I had never seen them before. I had a feeling of a complete reality of the experience!
I flew through the funnel along a spiral at a great speed, very loud noise in my ears, like a very strong wind. On the walls of the funnel, not sure how they were attached, there were some unusual objects; at that moment I knew what they were, but forgot later, I have a vague feeling that they were toys. While flying, I heard voices talking to me. They were a bit with an echo, with unusual timbre, I think now that they were muffled as by cotton. Then I clearly understood what they were telling me and knew that they belong to three apostles, but when I returned, I forgot what they were saying. Being in the 'funnel', I felt happy, free, joyfully amazed like a child. I had a feeling, that in my earthly life I saw everything through a very dusty glass.
Then I felt that somebody caught me in an extremely rude way and threw me back. I was back in the room where the ritual was going on. I was on my back on the floor; the healer was leaning over me, pressing ice to my stomach in the navel area. I realized where I was and became hysterical - I wanted back. When calmed down (i.e. after about ten minutes), I realized that my pain was gone, my weakness was gone and I was well overall. The healer told me that I almost flew away from him 'to the other side', but he was able to catch me. During the next week, I had blood in my urine, gradually disappearing. I did not see any doctors.
Date NDE Occurred: сентябрь 2005
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Лечение с помощью специалиста нетрадиционной медицины (колдуна) Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
I don't know if my illness could result in death.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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 When I was in the 'funnel'.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I got in the 'funnel'.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
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 that I crossed great distances incredibly fast.
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. I saw lights that I had never seen before in my life (therefore I have difficulty to name them).
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. There was a feeling of some echo and it sounded 'muffled'.
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 flew through a huge pipe. Flight trajectory was a helix.
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 I heard voices and felt a presence of non-human beings, about whom I knew they were apostles.
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 The light was everywhere, very clean and lively. Objects that I saw did not produce shadows.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm У меня было ощущение, что я лечу к определенному месту, но меня вернули в эту реальность раньше.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Pure joy, clear mind, freedom, excitement, amazement.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
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
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
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:
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I took serious interest in oriental spiritual practices and practice them myself.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I took serious interest in oriental spiritual practices and practice them myself.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I started to care more about people, animals, and plants. Started to learn to control my emotions, suspend my own egotism.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It is difficult to describe my emotions during the NDE, euphoria and bliss aren't the right words. Cannot describe the colors I saw, because even at the time of the NDE I thought that I had never seen them before in my life.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I started to develop clairvoyant abilities.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told about the experience to the healer, who calmly accepted it; he confirmed that I flew away somewhere. In about two and half years, I told about it to my boyfriend; he was amazed, did not try to dismiss it, and agreed it could happen. Three years later I tried to discuss this with my colleagues (I work in neurosciences), but told it as it happened with somebody else, as I was afraid to be laughed at. My colleagues are sure that an NDE is a kind of hallucination, tunnel vision, brain hypoxia and nothing else.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I watched a TV documentary, read in the newspapers. I thought that an NDE is something like a flight through a dark pipe with a light at the end of it, but my personal NDE did not have anything common with this notion.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I was completely immersed in the experience, reviewed all the details in my mind many times. Wanted to live through it again.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I have no doubt that our consciousness has more to it than it is commonly thought.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Sometimes I have incredibly lucid dreams, when I see myself from outside, can leave my body and do something outside of it.