Brian B's NDE
It was January 1972. I was living the life of a hippy with its associated drug-taking. Four of us rented a house together on the outskirts of Birmingham, England. After work each day we spent our leisure hours in taking drugs, but only the 'softer' versions like cannabis, speed, mandrax and LSD. Sometimes with alcohol.
I only took LSD on three occasions and all three were 'bad trips'. It was on this last occasion that my NDE happened.
I was in the house in the evening and had taken a LSD tab. I was left unsupervised. ( probably due to my Friends all being high themselves )
I had wandered around the house during my nightmare 'trip' and eventually fell down the stairs top to bottom.
I have no memory of this. This was told to me later on.
What I do remember is finding myself in the midst of a wonderful light. I realized that I did not have a flesh & blood body anymore but I was still enclosed in 'something' - a kind of spiritual body. My eyes told me I was floating in this light and that hundreds, maybe thousands ,of other entities were also there floating in this beautiful, warm, comforting light; though I was too far away to communicate with anyone. There was this amazing feeling of love all around me. I felt just wonderful and blissfully happy. I wanted to stay there forever!
Then I heard a very sweet voice which seemed to come from inside my head.
This voice felt very, very special to me. I had this intuition that I was hearing the voice of God. His voice was so wonderful to my senses and the only word I can think of is beautiful.
He said only three words - "Come to Me".
to do just that and go with Him! But instead I found myself back in my earthly
body and lying on a hospital trolley all alone in a corridor. I just got onto my
feet and went home. I never told anyone about his wonderful event in my life
until about 3 or 4 years later. And then only to selected people whom I thought
might understand my story. I never told my parents nor my other family. My
parents have both passed on and today my brothers & sister still have no
knowledge of this.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes Possible injury to my head
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Whilst within the light.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: I felt so much more alive!
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
Yes It was a kind of telepathy. A link from my mind to His mind.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Complete bliss!
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes I was within the light. It held and sustained me. I needed nothing else
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes I perceived other beings like myself held within the light whom I was not able to communicate with, but my unshakeable belief is that God spoke to me.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes I perceived the light I was suspended within was the light of God. His personal radiance.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Where I was felt timeless.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Three to four years later I told it to four friends. It was met with respectful silence. Perhaps they were speechless?
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I knew it was real from its start to finish. Its like being hungry then having a full stomach. We do not need others to tell us this. I felt full and complete in my new identity.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Prior to my NDE I was indifferent to God. I never thought He existed. Now I am certain.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I have since studied books on theology in some depth. And also other peoples NDEs. These evidences confirm my belief.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I now have an unshakeable belief in the existence of God and our afterlife.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes As above.