During the brain surgery that lasted 8 hours, my daughter Alice (I am her mother as Alice unfortunately is no longer with us) claims that she entered into a marvelous light that emitted warmth and a sense of peace. She then saw Jesus sitting against an immense tree; He had a beautiful face 'like no other you see on earth', she (Alice) said. During this experience, Jesus touched her hand and Alice thought, 'I will die because He is taking me with Him'. Instead, the surgery went well, and Alice told me about this experience a year and a half after her surgery.
Date NDE Occurred: gennaio 2006
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Other intrvento al cervello per esportazione di angiona cavernoso loto frontale destro, quindi in condizione di anestesia
During brain surgery.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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 I cannot say, thought I think it would be (different).
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don’t know, she did not tell me, but she made particular reference to the colors and the light.
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
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Colors, light, warmth, sense of peace.
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? Uncertain Not sure.
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 Jesus.
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 A light surrounding Jesus.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace and love.
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
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 After this experience Alice would know of things that would occur at a future date. If she met a person she would know if that person was sincere or not, or if that person was suffering from some severe illness.
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? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Alice believed in God and in life after death.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Alice believed in God and in life after death.
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? Uncertain
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Alice grew very sensitive toward people who suffered emotionally.
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 Heightened mediumistic abilities, able to see and communicate with spirits using telepathy.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When Jesus touched my daughter.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few people, only those who already believe in these experiences, but never with the Catholic Church people because they tend to view these events as rooted in evil.
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 definitely real Alice carried within herself this experience for years afterwards.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real fantastica
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Nothing I can think of.
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