Near Death Experiences or NDEs are intriguing peeks into the life after death.
People who are lucky enough to have gone there and back describe their NDEs as the most vivid and real experience of their entire lives. More real than this physical reality, they say.
The NDE occurs when a person finds herself fully alive and conscious outside her physical body during a critical life or death situation like unstoppable bleeding, drowning, heart attacks or during a deep coma.
When out of body, the person's senses are increased and she feels more alive then ever. Initially she is scared and wants to return to the physical.
But as she becomes accustomed to the new state of being, she is so fascinated with that new sensation of freedom and unconditional love that she desires to NEVER return. Her physical existence she finds is painful, dull and limiting in comparison.
This 'not wanting to return' is just one of the 15 Typical Near Death Elements.
She observes from hovering above her physical body how it is being resuscitated and then suddenly finds herself back inside it with all the old sensations, pains, worries and feelings of separation and limited space.
The messages received are profound and personal and the revelations so all-encompassing. For many the experience is so overwhelming that they immediately change their outlook on what life and death is and later slowly but surely their entire lifestyle.
The lessons on the picture below are from Dr. Eben Alexander which he received in his amazing NDE. No-one expected him to return from a deep coma caused by a severe viral meningitis, and if so, certainly not mentally intact.
The very first investigator to collect a great deal of personal Near Death Experience stories is Dr. Raymond Moody. He published these amazing accounts in his first book Life after Life in 1975.
Since then, our medical system has improved greatly and more and more people are resuscitated, resulting in more Near Death Experiences and the scientific study of NDEs. Dr. Moody has written several more books and more scientist have dedicated their time to NDE research such as Kenneth Ring, PMH Atwater or the late Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
Here are the main articles about this amazing experience of being Near Death and returning to physical life:
Amazing Near Death Stories with YouTube videos:
Of course, as fantastic and fascinating these stories may be, unless you have experienced a NDE yourself, you have to rely on other people's accounts.
Since I first read the NDE stories aged 13, I was torn between wanting to have an NDE and not wanting to go through the physical trauma and pain of being near death.
I would never provoke a near death experience as things can go seriously wrong. The movie Flatliners with Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts shows the seriousness of playing with life and death.
Anyway there is a much safer way: The Out of Body Experience is an important element of near death experiences. It can be learned and is therefore a safe entry point into experimenting the state of being outside of a physical body.