#atozchallenge 2016: N is for Near Death Experience (NDE)

A near death experience is an unusual experience taking place on the brink of death and recounted by a person after recovery, typically an out-of-body experience or a vision of a tunnel of light.


Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 8.06.50 AMNear death experiences have been the subject of books and movies for a long time. Some have been based on true events. I personally believe in them. During the last few days of my grandfather’s life, he saw his son and parents. The veil is very thin and if someone dies and then is brought back, I truly believe they’ve had an experience that is hard to explain away and or share with others.

“In a near-death episode, a person is either clinically dead, near death, or in a situation where death is likely or expected. These circumstances include serious illness or injury, such as from a car accident, military combat, childbirth, or suicide attempt. People in profound grief, in deep meditation, or just going about their normal lives have also described experiences that seem just like NDEs, even though these people were not near death. Many near-death experiencers (NDErs) have said the term “neardeath” is not correct; they are sure that they were in death, not just near-death.

Near-death experiencers (NDErs) have reported two types of experiences. Most NDErs have reported pleasurable NDEs. These experiences involve mostly feelings of love, joy, peace, and/or bliss. A small number of NDErs have reported distressing NDEs. These experiences involve mostly feelings of terror, horror, anger, isolation, and/or guilt. Both types of NDErs usually report that the experience was hyper-real—even more real than earthly life.” (IAND website, About Near-Death Experiences)

What are your thoughts on near death experiences? Do you know someone who has experienced one or was it you?

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