Metaphysics & Psychology
Near-death experiencers recount their stories
August 1, 2020 | 45 comments
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Several people have recently come forward with details of their own harrowing near-death experiences.
Seeing events flashing before your eyes, observing a bright light at the end of a tunnel or feeling as though you are floating above your own body are just some of the things commonly described by patients who have had a near-death experience.
Some further examples of such experiences were recently put forward on social media by a group of individuals who had all spent time 'dead' and who each had a different tale to tell.
"I woke up in what looked like space but there weren't any stars or light," said one man who had suffered massive haemorrhaging during surgery. "I wasn't floating so to speak, I was just there."
"I remember thinking over my life, but it wasn't like a montage. More like I was idly flipping through a book and snippets stood out here and there. Whatever it was, it changed my thoughts on a few things. I am still afraid to die, but I'm not worried about what happens after that."
Another, who suffered a motorbike accident, recalled being in a 'black and quiet' environment before encountering his brother who had died several years earlier.
"The only other thing I remember is him glancing at his watch and saying something like 'They'll be here soon' and then walking away," he said.
A different experience was described by a man who had suffered a severe allergic reaction.
"I remember a feeling of being sucked backwards, extremely slowly, like being pulled through water and this blackness fading in and out," he said.
"At one point it faded back in and I was staring out at a garden. It's difficult to describe but I got the feeling I could choose if I wanted to stay or leave, but every time I tried to go back I was held in place."
"I went through all the reasons I wanted to go back, and when I told the presence I didn't want to abandon my mother whatever held me finally let go."
"I snapped back into my body. My heart had stopped for six minutes."
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