I recall flying over myself while lying on an operating room table in a hospital. A team of doctors and nurses surrounded me. There was no pain, no visions and I could not hear what was said. I was fully aware of my surroundings though, that it was I on the table, and that they were working on me.
Date NDE Occurred: 1960
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function)
Encephalitis Stopped breathing Temp was 106
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No See Experience
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 I am always very aware of my surroundings and people around me.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While flying
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I have incredible insight daily to my thoughts and my surroundings, I think because of the incident.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. n/a
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? 100% peace
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? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from my personal future I can see events that are happening now and in the future. Strong ESP.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Protestant
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Really N/A
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Many times, I should have been deceased from various incidents and accidents. I know there is a greater purpose for me but I don't know what it is yet.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. I was three yet this was/is very real to me. Always has been very clear.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes ESP, Empathy
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Experience made me highly potent after my parents said they were told I would be impotent. Experience made me highly in tune with everyone and everything around me. Iâ€™m highly intelligent after parents were told that I would be a vegetable.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes 20 years, they thought I was nuts and had made it up.
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 It was a gift. It gave me tremendous insight and compassion.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real A gift
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Insight
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I felt it was a gift. I am extremely compassionate and open to others and myself. I'm highly intelligent. Very well read. Type A business entrepreneur.
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