Experience Description

Following the accident, I was carried to the hospital. I had a surgery operation. I stayed in the hospital for one month. I was in full coma, but sometimes I awoke. The problem was that the doctor didn't clean the injury well. Gangrene spread all over my body and reached the diaphragm. I lost consciousness, so my brother took me quickly to other hospital. There were many other specialists looking after me. They operated on me the same night. It took almost ten hours.

In a moment, I saw myself leave my body. I was floating up near the ceiling in the room, when I saw the doctors put electric shocks on my chest. I saw the doctor, who was my brother's friend, crying and hugged my brother out of the operation room. My brother didn't cry, and told his friend that 'my brother would not die.' He began to pray. I saw then all the officials at the local council came to the hospital to console my brother. I saw the father of the doctor brought a picture of Alkhidir - peace be upon him, he brought it from the Bethlehem church. As he was working there, I felt myself returned to my body, I felt the pain started with me, I also saw all my past life since my breast feeding till now.

My story is still told in the East Jerusalem hospital. As the doctors told me, it was one of the strangest things they have seen in their life.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1979

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death Heart failure.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I saw the people in my funeral carry me until I reach the grave.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Comfort and Joy

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I learned the human is still alive after death.

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Christian

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I became carefree, I live a free life."

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best thing was my separation from my body; the worst thing was my return to it.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Please translate all the stories of NDEs to all languages.