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Old 08-08-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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I've been reading stories online of people who claim to have had them and am cynical. Although there do seem to be similar experiences across stories from seeing a bright white light to 'floating outside of one's own body' to seeing past family members to guardian angels, to demons, people supposedly burning in hell, etc. etc....

Anyone ever had a near death experience? If so what happened? Did it initiate or renew your belief in life after death, spirits, ghosts, heaven, hell, angels or anything else?
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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I almost got ran over by another car when crossing the street. I was walking and I had the right of way at the intersection but when I was about to cross I almost nearly got ran over. That sucked.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I've been reading stories online of people who claim to have had them and am cynical. Although there do seem to be similar experiences across stories from seeing a bright white light to 'floating outside of one's own body' to seeing past family members to guardian angels, to demons, people supposedly burning in hell, etc. etc....

Anyone ever had a near death experience? If so what happened? Did it initiate or renew your belief in life after death, spirits, ghosts, heaven, hell, angels or anything else?
Hmm- this is a tricky one for me.

I might have had a near death experience.

I was very young, maybe four or five years old and I nearly drowned in what turned out to be a deep pool on a beach.

Since then I have had this vision of 'floating outside of my body' and seeing myself underwater.

I honestly don't know if I had this vision or if it were a dream.

I hadn't thought much of this until a few years ago when there was a TV programme describing near death experiences and it and it revived those 'memories'.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Hmm- this is a tricky one for me.

I might have had a near death experience.

I was very young, maybe four or five years old and I nearly drowned in what turned out to be a deep pool on a beach.

Since then I have had this vision of 'floating outside of my body' and seeing myself underwater.

I honestly don't know if I had this vision or if it were a dream.

I hadn't thought much of this until a few years ago when there was a TV programme describing near death experiences and it and it revived those 'memories'.
My friend told me of a similat floating experience when she almost died.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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If you're interested, a really good book on the matter is "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander. Dr. Alexander is a neurologist and had an NDE himself, which should have been physically impossible given the state of his brain at the time (meningitis). This is a well-respected doctor's account, which really makes it interesting. It's a good read.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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The Pam Reynolds case comes to mind. I found this rather interesting write up on OBE's and NDE's, including a description of the Pam Reynold case. Near death, explained - Salon.com
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I find it odd that you would want other people to retell their story when you already stated you are cynical. I gather from using the plural of experience you have heard quite a few so why do you need additional stories. As you stated the experiences are pretty similar. So what is your motive in gathering more.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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There is just so much that we will never know about our world, it is best to not discount anything. I believe in this and also believe we simply never "die". To believer no proof is needed and to cynical no proof is enough.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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A friend of mine had a heart attack. He died. His wife was there the whole time, and just kept talking to him. He revived. Afterwards, he said he had an NDE; went through the tunnel and saw the "Light". He didn't tell me any more details.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I find it odd that you would want other people to retell their story when you already stated you are cynical.
I gather from using the plural of experience you have heard quite a few so why do you need additional stories.
As you stated the experiences are pretty similar.
So what is your motive in gathering more.
I find this especially astute, PJ.

I have probably read 200 NDEs, I am a moderator on an NDE site, I probably have
read every book on NDEs.
Dr. Eben Alexander's is surely not one I would recommend, personally, sorry,
I mean no offense.

Now, Natalie Sudman's...wow, I have never read an NDE from a more intelligent and academic person.
Her book is beyond what many have experienced.
A civilian archeologist from Wisconson, South Dakota?
... in Irag, hit by an 'improvised something device', IED...This is one articulate, highbrow NDE.
There is no fluff here.

I have no interest in the orig poster's disbelief, it is their choice
....I basically wanted to bring up a rather obscure book
by Natalie Sudman.
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