Experience Description

I was sitting down, leaning over, with my arms on the table and my head resting in my arms. Suddenly I could see my upper body rise and sit upright.

It was dark, and very still, with nothing around me except my deceased mother, on the other side of an invincible fence. She couldn't find my deceased brother and was waiting for me to go to her side of the fence so we can look for him together. Then I was awaken by the banging on my door and taken to the hospital.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: late 70's

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes drinking and pills Accidental overdose.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes My upper half lifted out of my body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very aware.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. None.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My deceased mother on the other side of an invisible fence. There was no communication.

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None.

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? No

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain

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 I was awoken by the banging on my door.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

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 I've always had paranormal/special gifts, before and after the experience.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No best or worst.

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