Oldest NDE on record: written by Plato
in 380 BC
The oldest surviving explicit report of
a NDE in Western literature comes from the famed Greek philosopher
Plato who, in the year 380 BC, described such an event in the tenth
book of his legendary work entitled Republic. Although it's called
the "Myth of Er", the word "myth" in this case means "word, speech,
account," rather than the modern meaning. The story begins as a man
named Er dies in battle. Ten days later, when the bodies of those
who died in the battle are collected, Er's body has not decomposed.
Two days later he revives on his funeral-pyre and tells others of
his journey into the afterlife, including an account of
reincarnation and the celestial spheres of the astral plane. The
tale introduces the idea that moral people are rewarded and immoral
people are punished after death. The story includes an account of
the cosmos and the afterlife that greatly influenced religious,
philosophical, and scientific thought for many centuries ...
"Your visions will
only when you can
your own heart.
who looks inside,
Carl Jung's Near-Death Experience 1944 -
In a hospital in Switzerland in 1944, the world-renowned
psychiatrist Carl G. Jung, had a heart attack and then a near-death
experience. His vivid encounter with the light, plus the intensely
meaningful insights led Jung to conclude that his experience came
from something real and eternal. Jung's experience is unique in that
he saw the Earth from a vantage point of about a thousand miles
above it. His incredibly accurate view of the Earth from outer space
was described about two decades before astronauts in space first
described it. Subsequently, as he reflected on life after death,
Jung recalled the meditating Hindu from his near-death experience
and read it as a parable of the archetypal Higher Self, the
God-image within. Carl Jung, who founded analytical psychology,
centered on the archetypes of the collective unconscious. The
following is an excerpt from his autobiography entitled Memories,
Dreams, Reflections describing his near-death experience.
The beginning of 1944 I broke my foot, and this
misadventure was followed by a heart attack. In a state of
unconsciousness, I experienced deliriums and visions which must have
begun when I hung on the edge of death and was being given oxygen
and camphor injections. The images were so tremendous that I myself
concluded that I was close to death. My nurse afterward told me:
"It was as if you were surrounded by a bright glow."
That was a phenomenon she had sometimes observed in the dying, she
added. I had reached the outermost limit, and do not know whether I
was in a dream or an ecstasy. At any rate, extremely strange things
began to happen to me.
It seemed to me that I was high up in space. Far below I saw the
globe of the Earth, bathed in a gloriously blue light. I saw the
deep blue sea and the continents. Far below my feet lay Ceylon, and
in the distance ahead of me the subcontinent of India. My field of
vision did not include the whole Earth, but its global shape was
plainly distinguishable and its outlines shone with a silvery gleam
through that wonderful blue light. In many places the globe seemed
colored, or spotted dark green like oxidized silver. Far away to the
left lay a broad expanse - the reddish-yellow desert of Arabia; it
was as though the silver of the Earth had there assumed a
reddish-gold hue. Then came the Red Sea, and far, far back - as if
in the upper left of a map - I could just make out a bit of the
Mediterranean. My gaze was directed chiefly toward that. Everything
else appeared indistinct. I could also see the snow-covered
Himalayas, but in that direction it was foggy or cloudy. I did not
look to the right at all. I knew that I was on the point of
departing from the Earth.
Dannion Brinkley -
You know, I have been dead so many times that I tend to view life
from a slightly different perspective than most people. Some things
that outwardly appear to be serious are not. While other things that
do not appear serious, really are to me. -
Due to the near-death experience (NDE), my life was shoved under the
scientific microscope, and was then catapulted into the spiritual
spotlight, from the day I was struck by lightning….
In my first near death experience I met 13 Beings of Light who told
me “those who go to Earth are the real heroes and heroines, because
you are doing something that no other spiritual beings have the
courage to do. You have gone to earth to co-create with God.”
Co-create with God. What better definition of spirituality could I
After giving me this advice the Spiritual Beings let me know exactly
what I was to do when I returned.
First, I am to create the centers where people can go to reduce
stress in their lives. “Through this reduction of stress,” said the
Beings, “humans would come to realize, as we do, that they are
higher spiritual beings.
Second, I am to create spiritualistic capitalism. The Beings told me
spiritualistic capitalism was the best way to change thought
processes about death, dying and spirituality. They told me how
important it is for people to rely on their spiritual selves instead
of government and religion.
Lastly, the Spiritual Beings imparted upon me an important message.
Now, this message is the central theme wherever I go. Remember
everybody, we are great, mighty and powerful spiritual beings with
dignity, direction and purpose
Dannion Brinkley - NDE - 1 of 3 ( 9 mins)
Chris Griscom has had
We are Light! Chris Griscom's
experience of NDE and what we can learn from it!
( 7 mins)
Interview with Lilou
… I love that reference to 'explosion of light' at the time of
transition. I have not heard of people having 6 NDEs….
Neale Donald Walsch
- Conversations with God - Series
Neale Donald Walsch's
Near Death Experience
- Author of Books: Conversations with God - Series
Walsch's Near Death Experience - 1 of 2 ( 10 mins)
Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God books,
tells the story of his near death like experience. Part 1 of 2.
Neale Donald Walsch's
Near Death Experience - 2 of 2 ( mins)
Elisabeth Taylor Near Death Experience
( 2 mins)
( 1932 - 2011)
I just thought this was very Inspiring
from Elisabeth Taylor....
For anyone whose lost someone, I hope you find comfort in this. May
her soul RIP with him now.....
Interviewed by Larry King on CNN's Larry
King Live and also by ABC News, famous actress Elizabeth Taylor
spoke about her experience of dying on the operating table while
undergoing surgery, and of passing through a tunnel towards a
brilliant white light. Taylor said that while she was clinically
dead, she had encountered the spirit of Michael Todd, one of her
former husbands, whom she referred to as her great love. She had
wanted to stay with Todd, she said, but he had told her that she had
work and life ahead of her, and he "pushed me back to my life."
Following her resuscitation, the eleven-person medical team,
including doctors, nurses, etc., witnessed Taylor's testimonial of
"I was pronounced dead once and actually saw the light. I find it
very hard to talk about, actually, because it sounds so corny. It
happened in the late '50s, and I saw Mike (Todd, Taylor's third
husband, who was killed in a plane crash in 1958). When I came to,
there were about 11 people in the room. I'd been gone for about five
minutes - they had given me up for dead and put my death notice on
the wall. I shared this with the people that were in the room next
to me. Then after that I told another group of friends, and I
thought, ‘Wow, this sounds really screwy. I think I'd better keep
quiet about this.'"
Mellen – Thomas Benedict
NDE by Mullen – Thomas Benedict
Books: “Turning to the Light & Back” & “The Hitchhiker Handbook to
the Other Side”
( Walter Russell)
- Photo Therapy –
NDE by Mellen –
Thomas Benedict on You tube, Radio Interview with George Noory on
Coast To Coast AM Radio:
Messages From The Light - The fascinating Near-Death-Experience of
Mellen - Thomas Benedict - Part 1/12
For further research on the subject with THOUSANDS of NDE
testimonies and most profound background information, both spiritual
as scientific check out these two truly mindblowing sites:
NDE Story of Mellen-Thomas
body, that you are in, has been alive forever. It comes from an
unending stream of life, going back to the Big Bang and beyond."
Near-Death Experience Story
As a follow-up to yesterday's story, today we publish another story
about an NDE (Near Death Experience). Because they are often such
fascinating stories and contain so much information about the truth
of our existence.
Anita Moorjani was born in Singapore and then lived in Sri Lanka
until she was 2 years old. An ethnic Sindhi woman from India, her
family then moved to Hong Kong where she grew up speaking fluent
Sindhi, Cantonese and English, as well as being conversant with a
multitude of cultural idioms. She was educated in English schools in
Hong Kong and later studied in England before returning to Hong Kong
to take up a senior management position for a French fashion company
where she traveled all over the world using her multi-cultural,
multilingual background in a variety of business and social
settings. In December 1995, she married her husband and soulmate,
Danny, who loves her unconditionally (and still does, despite her
becoming a NDE freak now).
In April 2002 she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and after
nearly 4 years of battling the disease, she was taken to the
intensive care unit of her local hospital in February 2006 where she
was given less than 36 hours to live. Her remarkable NDE and seeming
miraculous recovery from cancer has created enormous interest and
commentary on an international scale.
Video of 22 mins in
this Web Page.:
Video w Lilou
'Dying To Be Me' Interview by Renate McNay. ( 51 mins)
Anita worked in the corporate field before being diagnosed with
terminal cancer. Four years after being diagnosed her body began
shutting down. As her organs failed she entered into an
extraordinary near-death experience where she realised the cause of
her disease as well as waking up to who she truly is. On regaining
consciousness she found her condition had improved so rapidly that
she was released from hospital within weeks.
Anita Moorjani on her Spiritual
Realizations - Radio Interview ( 1 Hr: 29 mins)
Alan Steinfeld of
Radio broadcast talks with Anita Moorjani opens up to
Alan about topics she rarely discusses including education, religion
and the other aspects of her NDE and others aspexts of her best
selling book, " Dying to Be Me."
Mary C. Neal, M.D.
To Heaven and
Back; The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk With God
by Mary C. Neal, M.D.
A Doctor's True Story of Life after Death.
Dr. Mary Neal is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon who
drowned while kayaking on a South American river. She experienced
life after death. She went to heaven and back, conversed with with
angels and experienced God's encompassing love. She was returned to
Earth with some specific instructions for work she still needed to
Nanci Danison -
SOULJOURNS - NANCI DANISON - NDE - TED HENRY ( 10 mins)
Nanci Danison lead a fast paced life, filled with pressure as a "top
firm" attorney in a prosperous Columbus, Ohio law firm. That all
changed following a near death experience in 1994.
In this 2008 hour long interview, Nanci tells a compelling story
about not just her experience, but more importantly about her
on-going dowloads of "Universal Knowlege"
Full Video on
( 1 Hr: 06 mins)
Martha St. Claire
Near Death Experience
- In The Realm of God ( 10 mins)
Speaker & Educator Martha St. Claire in 1974
-Counselor & Spiritual Medium
-Hospice & Gerontology Background
This is the story of
“In 1974 while water skiing with friends, she took the last run of
the day. The waves were choppy, so rough that she was forced to let
go of the rope. As she fell, it wrapped around her forearm, dragging
her beneath the water. Her boyfriend was driving the boat, chatting
and drinking beer with his friend. They didn't notice that Cassandra
was down. She didn't panic, but had thoughts like: "This is a
problem. I blew it this time. If I die, Mom will be really mad at
As she struggled to hold her breath, she felt herself rise in the
air, yet she saw her body just under the surface of the water, being
dragged at high speed. She saw the two men in the boat talking to
each other, oblivious to what was happening to her. She saw her
three-year-old son playing on the shore. Cassandra was sucked into a
tunnel where she could hear swishing and clicking sounds. She
traveled fast toward the light at the other end, excited, feeling
she was going someplace she had once been. She came out where there
were flowers everywhere, brightly colored and gorgeous. Then she
found herself surrounded by the universe, out in a galaxy with stars
all around her. Although she couldn't see anything solid beneath her
feet, she felt like she was standing on something.
Melchizedek came up to her. He didn't identify himself, but she
recognized him and knew she had always known him. In the beautiful
light that seemed like liquid love, Cassandra was the best of her.
She stated, "I felt free. It was wonderful seeing him!"…
Filmed at the 3rd
Spiritual Retreat for Near Death Experiencers, St Louis, May 2008.
For more information on near-death experiences (NDEs), go to the
website of the International Association for Near-Death Studies at
The website offers a wealth of information on NDEs, local groups
that meet to discuss NDEs and their ramifications, and the most
current research. You can become a member for a small annual fee to
receive regular updates on new research, different perspectives on
the implications of NDEs for our lives and the world, and breaking
news relating to near-death experiences.
Dr Eben Alexander
"Proof of Heaven: A
Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife."
Dr Eben Alexander - the deepest Realms
of Super-physical Existence
Interview with Lilou Mace ( 53
Dr. Eben Alexander NDE. Thousands of people have had
near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are
impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly
trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are
simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The
part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence
makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a
coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment,
Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander's recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of
his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander
journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who
guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.
There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe
Alexander's story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey,
he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief
in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who
believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that
God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal
existence but only a transition.
This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it
happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or
person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change
Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander Discusses His Near Death Experience
and His Book 'Proof of Heaven' ( 56 mins)
Kathleen Elmore had a
Near-Death Experience in 1993
Kathleen Elmore, Certified Spiritual Counselor, Angel Therapy
Practitioner. Kathleen was certified by Doreen Virtue in 1998. She
is a certified practitioner and teacher of The One Command (created
by Asara Lovejoy). She has also studied – and continues to study –
numerous other modalities and philosophies.
Kathleen has seen and talked with angels since birth, and also has
clear memories of angels being present prior to birth, during the
planning of her life on earth. During a Near-Death Experience in
1993, three angels announced that when she made the choice to return
to life, she was also agreeing to work with the angelic realm from
that point on. The near-death experience radically transformed
Kathleen's life in multiple ways. She will be a guest speaker at the
30th anniversary of the IANDS (International Association of
Dr Anthony Cicoria MD
Dr Anthony Cicoria MD - Struck by
Dr. Anthony Cicoria MD, Orthopedic Surgeon from New York was a
scientist who didn't believe near-death experiences were reality
until it happened to him. Dr. Cicoria was highlighted in neurologist
Oliver Sack's book titled, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the
Brain after he was struck by lightning and later began receiving
'downloads' of classical music. Attend and hear Dr. Cicoria describe
what he experienced and enjoy his performance of the Lightning
Tony Cicoria - ITTV Show - Part 1 /7
- ( 10 mins)
After being struck by lightning and having a near-death experience,
Dr Tony Cicoria began receiving what he terms "downloads" in the
form of music composition for the piano. Dr Cicorias incredible
journey has proved to him that there is more to life than what we
Dr. Anthony D. Cicoria: on Near
Death Experience Love Meditation Quantum Mechanics ( 27 mins)
He has had 2
James Gilliland – Had a
After a near-death experience, when he was 5 years old with
Brochalneumonia. And a 2nd NDE at age 25 with drawning and going
through the tunnel and encountering light beings…. James Gilliland
received the gift of Interdimensional Mind and the ability to
transfer powerful consciousness and energy to others, helping them
in their own awakening and healing process.
He is a published author of Reunion With Source and Becoming Gods
II, master teacher and energetic healer. His over twenty years of
experience include six years of yoga, and teaching of the Inner
Christ Ministry and the Tibetan Foundation, where he is certified as
a conscious channel of the Highest Consciousness and Energy.
He has studied with other yogis, lamas, master teachers and
continuously has been taught from within through his extensive
practicing of meditation. He was recently honored by a venerated
teacher in the Lama traditions as "Rigdzin Norbu" which can be
translated "Jewel of Pure Awareness".
He's lived a semi-reclusive life since 1986 at the Sattva Sanctuary,
a 70 acre mountain retreat located at the base of Mt. Adams in Trout
90 Minutes in Heaven, the story of Reverend Don Piper
In 1989, Reverend Don Piper of Pasadena,
California was travelling in a car when it was crushed by an
18-wheeler in a head-on crash. Paramedics declared him dead. He was
without a pulse, he says, for 90 minutes before he came back to life
after a passer-by began to pray and sing hymns over his body. "The
steering wheel impaled me in the chest and then the car's roof
collapsed on my head so there's just no way you could survive this
accident," he said.
However, he says that the experience he had before rejoining the
living could not be explained as anything other than life after
death. He says he remembers music that was "beyond spectacular'" and
aromas that he'd never smelled before. His grandfather was there to
greet him alongside several others who had died before him. They all
stood in front of a magnificent gate with lights that were
"pulsating with life," he said. "You know, if I was having a dream
about it, this wouldn't be in it," he said. "Some of these people
who met me at the gates, I haven't thought of in decades."
Mr. Piper, who endured dozens of surgeries to fix his bones, had to
learn to walk again. He wrote about the trauma in The New York Times
best-seller 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life. He
believes he was sent back to spread the message that "heaven is a
90 minutes in Heaven - Don Piper ( 59
Don Piper was hit by a truck, pronounced
dead, went to heaven for 90 minutes and came back to tell us his
story. This is a must see video clip.
My glimpse of
Betty Malz's Near-Death Experience
In July of 1959, in
Terre Haute, Indiana, when Betty Malz was twenty-seven years old,
she was pronounced dead and a sheet was pulled over her head. In her
book, My Glimpse of Eternity, Betty describes her experience on the
other side and how she returned to her body to the stunned amazement
of her grieving father and hospital personnel. Her book is the story
of how God dealt with a proud, materialistic, controlling woman who
had to die to learn how to live. The following is an excerpt from
her book describing her near-death experience.
The transition was serene and peaceful. I was walking up a beautiful
green hill. It was steep, but my leg motion was effortless and a
deep ecstasy flooded my body. Despite three incisions in my body
from the operations, I stood erect without pain, enjoying my
tallness, free from inhibitions about it. I looked down. I seemed to
be barefoot, but the complete outer shape of my body was a blur and
colorless. Yet I was walking on grass, the most vivid shade of green
I had ever seen. Each blade was perhaps one inch long, the texture
like fine velvet; every blade was vibrant and moving. As the bottoms
of my feet touched the grass, something alive in the grass was
transmitted up through my whole body with each step I took.
"Can this be death?" I wondered. If so, I certainly had nothing to
fear. There was no darkness, no uncertainty, only a change in
location and a total sense of well-being....
Dead for 28 minutes, she caught a
beautiful Glimpse of Heaven
Andy's New Book:
Remembering The Light Through Prosetry*
Andrew Petro Author of, 'Remembering the Light' -
Book bout his Near Death Experience ( 57 mins)
In 1955 Andrew Petro faced death; he
would never be the same. He ate a light lunch, jumped in to the cold
water with a belly flop. As he was swimming he began to cramp in his
stomach and groin. He was drowning and gave into the voice that
asked him to stop resisting death and promised he would return to
life. He describes the experience in vivid detail. His senses were
heightened. There was a bright light, much brighter than the sun. He
was no longer in pain. The voice was one that brought comfort and
reassuring strength. The light knew everything thing about him but
offered no censure. Andy realized he was part of the light for it
was encompassing. He never wanted to leave the light.
After his amazing near death experience, Andy had a desire to write.
It actually went beyond desire; he was driven to write poetry. It
was as though the poems were channeled through him. The poetry would
come to him at night. He would wake up, begin to write, and within
an hour the poem would be complete. The poetry seemed to serve a
purpose . . . to help him remember the details of his NDE (Near
MEMORIES AND POEMS FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Andy always wakes up in the middle of the night because of the
strange words and images whirling around in his head, and he can't
get back to sleep. Some strange force compels him to get up and
write. An hour later, he has transformed his disruptive thoughts
into a poem from the other side.
Andy Petro is just a regular guy who happened to drown, die, and
then return to earth. He is able to remember exactly what happened
to him while he was earth-dead. When he returned to his body from
his near death experience (NDE) he was not given any instructions,
missions, or tasks to tell others about his encounter with the
Light. He was frightened and very sad for many years.
Near Death Experience - Death before
Graduation, Back Again ( 8 mins)
Filmed at the 3rd Spiritual Retreat for
Near Death Experiencers, St Louis, May 2008.
is for Real”
When he was
nearly four years old, Colton experienced a burst appendix; it was
during his emergency surgery that he visited heaven.
11 yr Old Went to
Heaven and Back, and Tells What He Saw! ( 14 mins)
When he was 3, Colton Burpo went to heaven during an operation on
his ruptured appendix, and at now age 11, tells what he saw and
The Boy Who Went To Heaven ( 6:11 mins)
Also see: Children’s NDE's – Link