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David Bennett – NDE

David Bennett, once a brash young commercial diver whose personal philosophy was “cut your swath through life to survive,” was caught in a violent storm off the California coast one night where he drowned. While technically “dead,” he met beings of light, relived his life, and peeked into his future, resulting in a complete paradigm shift for him. Later, he discovered he had stage IV lung and bone cancer — so advanced that his spine collapsed. Miraculously, he survived once again, and this second close call taught him even more about living, loving, and how to find purpose in his life. David is the author of “Voyage of Purpose,” a public speaker, and teacher. David has lectured at the International Conference of IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies) and shared his inspirational message at groups across the country. He has also consulted for both radio and television including Oprah and Dr. Oz as a NDE resource, appearances including being filmed for NBC national news and PBS. David’s articles appear in numerous magazines, blogs and papers.

Posted in Aftereffects, All Knowingness, All Stories, Darkness - Loving, Blissful, Encounters with Spiritual Beings, Forced to Return, Life Review, Light, NDE


Betty J. Eadie – NDE

Betty (Jean) Eadie (born 1942) is a prominent American author of several books on near-death experiences (NDEs). Her best-known book is the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Embraced by the Light (1992). It describes her near-death experience. It is one of the most detailed near-death account on record. It was followed by two other works: The Awakening Heart (1996), also a best-seller, and The Ripple Effect (1999), published independently. Eadie was raised in Nebraska and on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Part Native American, she grew up in troubled family circumstances, dropped out of high school to care for a sister, then returned to complete it, and later pursued a college degree. She works today in counseling and hypnotherapy with volunteer work and speaks to gatherings about her experiences.

Posted in Aftereffects, All Knowingness, All Stories, Chose to Return, Darkness - Loving, Blissful, Encounters with Angels, Encounters with Family & Friends, Encounters with God, Encounters with Jesus, Encounters with Spiritual Beings, Forced to Return, Life Review, Light, Music and/or Singing, Nature Is Alive, Aware, Intelligent, NDE, Otherworldly Places, Otherworldly Schools, Out-of-Body Experience, Stars, Galaxies, The Created Universe, Tunnel


Barbara Harris Whitfield – NDE

Barbara Harris Whitfield is the author of many published articles and five books, a thanatologist, workshop presenter, near-death experiencer and therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served on the board of directors for the Kundalini Research Network and also on the faculty of Rutgers University’s Summer School for Alcohol and Drug Studies for 12 years.

Posted in All Stories, Atheist (before NDE), Encounters with Angels, Encounters with Family & Friends, Life Review, NDE, Out-of-Body Experience, Tunnel, Unconditional Love


Dannion Brinkley – NDE

Born in 1950, Dannion Brinkley is the author of three international best selling books — Saved by the Light, At Peace in the Light, and Secrets of the Light. He is also a internationally known speaker who has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows. In 1994 his New York Times bestseller, Saved by the Light, was the highest rated made-for-television movie of all time by the Fox Network. Drawing on his three near-death experiences, Dannion speaks to diverse audiences worldwide on topics including Near-Death Experiences, Palliative and Hospice Care, and Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices. In 1997, Dannion co-founded The Twilight Brigade in Los Angeles with a small but dedicated team of experience hospice volunteers and trainers. Since then, more than 5,300 have taken the volunteer training. Dannion has also received dozens of awards for his achievements and volunteer service, including the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Cherished Heroes Award, the Courage and Valor Award from the National Foundation for Women Legislators and numerous VA Awards including the VA Special Secretary’s Award and the Heart of Hospice Award, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s highest honor.

Posted in All Knowingness, All Stories, Atheist (before NDE), Controversial People, Claims, Stories, Encounters with Spiritual Beings, Forced to Return, Given Specific Mission, Life Review, Light, NDE, Otherworldly Places, Out-of-Body Experience, Predictions, Super-Heightened Senses, Tunnel


Alon Anava – NDE, DNDE

Before his near-death experience, Alon Anava, a Jewish man who grew up in Ra’anana, Israel, describes himself as rough, rude, mean, and not a nice person. After his near-death experience, Alon says he was transformed into someone who was nice, calm, courteous, and soft spoken. Whereas before he was a highly trained martial artist, now he attends Yeshiva studying every day, exploring the depths of Torah, refining and elevating himself on a daily basis. Alon also claims to have returned with the ability to connect to God in a way that allows him to connect with others and help them overcome their questions and concerns. During his free time, he shares his near-death experience and what he learned from it. Alon is also a photographer and web designer.

Posted in All Knowingness, All Stories, Darkness - Disturbing, Darkness - Loving, Blissful, DNDE, Encounters with Demonic Beings, Encounters with God, Encounters with Spiritual Beings, Featured Stories, Given Specific Mission, Hell & Hellish Realms, Life Review, Light, NDE, Out-of-Body Experience, Tunnel


Ian McCormack – DNDE, NDE

Ian McCormack’s story began in 1980, when he left New Zealand at the age of 24 for “The Big O.E”, a New Zealand tradition of young people traveling to get some “Overseas Experience.” He sought the “meaning to life” and was particularly interested in enlightenment from eastern religious teachings. Despite this interest, he became convinced through his travels that there was no life after death and this present life was all there was to live for. Later he would describe himself as a “gambling atheist” during this time. After backpacking and surfing through Asia and Africa, Ian ended up on the Island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. He struck up a friendship with some local Creole fishermen and went night diving to catch fish. On one particular night, while diving, Ian was stung by five Box Jellyfish, specifically the deadly variety of Box Jellyfish called the Sea Wasp – Chironex fleckeri. Paralyzed and dying, Ian was rushed to a hospital. While there, Ian states he experienced visions of heaven and hell, and felt Jesus empowering him to live so he might tell his story to others. According to Ian’s testimony, he came back to life on a slab in the morgue a full 15-20 minutes after he had been declared dead by the doctors. He was paralyzed from the neck down, but he prayed to be healed and walked out of the hospital the next day. After his experience, Ian describes how he thought he was the only one in the world who knew God. He began reading a Bible and says he was amazed to find everything he had experienced detailed within its pages. He became a missionary and ministered to indigenous tribes in southeast Asia where he met his future wife and fellow missionary, Jane. After they were married, they worked in New Zealand revivals until they felt called to start a church in England. Since then, he has traveled the world, sharing his testimony with churches, theaters and small groups. Ian’s testimony has been translated into a dozen languages and video interviews are available on YouTube and Google Video. Ian stresses constantly that his story is not to be sold; his story and book have been released without copyright, allowing anyone to download and print it. A feature length film based on Ian’s experience is in pre-production titled The Perfect Wave.

Posted in All Stories, Atheist (before NDE), Chose to Return, Darkness - Disturbing, DNDE, Encounters with Family & Friends, Encounters with God, Encounters with Jesus, Experienced Miraculous Healing, Featured Stories, Hell & Hellish Realms, Life Review, Light, NDE, Otherworldly Places, Out-of-Body Experience, Tunnel, Unconditional Love


Dr. Rajiv Parti – DNDE, NDE

Dr. Rajiv Parti, founder of the Pain Management Institute of California and Chief of Anesthesiology at Bakersfield’s Heart Hospital, specialized in cardiac anesthesiology. On Christmas Eve of 2010, after two years of battling chronic pelvic pain, incontinence, and impotency due to surgical complications from prostate cancer, Dr. Parti was taken to the Emergency Room at UCLA. Suffering from sepsis (a life-threatening infection) and in excruciating pain, Dr. Parti had an out-of-body experience. Floating ten feet above his body, Dr. Parti watched his medical team as they struggled to save him. While part of his consciousness remained in the operating room in Los Angeles, another part of his consciousness journeyed to India where he watched family members prepare a meal. From there he visited hell, experienced a life review, met deceased loved ones, travelled through a “time tunnel,” and visited Heaven where he met a Being of Light (whom he regarded as God) and two guardian angels. During the experience, Rajiv was told that he was going to be alright, but that when he returned to his body, his life purpose would be changed forever: he would leave behind his materialistic lifestyle, stop practicing anesthesiology, and become a healer.

When Dr. Parti’s consciousness returned to his body, his mental, behavioral and psychological priorities changed dramatically. In the weeks that followed, Dr. Parti abandoned his career, and with the support of his wife and children, downsized his family home from a 10,000 square foot mansion to a modest home. He traded in his Hummer and Mercedes for a Toyota hybrid and now spends his time volunteering for community projects and teaching that chronic pain, addiction, and depression are “diseases of the soul.” In a radical departure from his conventional medical training, Dr. Parti now advocates a consciousness-based approach to healing.

Posted in All Stories, Awareness of Past Lives, DNDE, Encounters with Angels, Encounters with Family & Friends, Encounters with God, Experienced Miraculous Healing, Featured Stories, Given Specific Mission, Hell & Hellish Realms, Life Review, Light, Music and/or Singing, NDE, Out-of-Body Experience, Super-Heightened Senses, Tunnel, Unconditional Love


Duane S – NDE

Duane’s near-death experience took place in the spring of 1981when he was 41 years old. Before his experience, he describes himself as an agnostic who held no spiritual beliefs. He believed “it would all be over” when he died and looked forward “to the oblivion.” After his NDE, Duane came to believe:

“There is nothing to fear in death. It’s just the beginning of a new adventure; another chance to express yourself differently with souls you have loved and cherished over many lifetimes and many realms. Now, I imagine death as being an E-Ticket to the ultimate theme park, and I am the one who selects which park to experience. I also select the rides while I’m there. The rides can be as scary or peaceful and loving. It’s always my choice. If you don’t like the ride you’re on, get off and find one that is more to your liking the next time around. After all, when God created humans in his likeness, he promised an eternity of joy and happiness. Since eternity is such a long time, and has no beginning or end, it covers all time everywhere…”

Posted in Aftereffects, All Knowingness, All Stories, Atheist (before NDE), Awareness of Past Lives, Encounters with Family & Friends, Encounters with God, Featured Stories, Feeling One with the Universe, Forced to Return, Given Specific Mission, Hell & Hellish Realms, Life Elsewhere In The Universe, Life Review, Light, NDE, Otherworldly Places, Predictions, Purpose of Life, Stars, Galaxies, The Created Universe


Erica McKenzie, NDE

Erica McKenzie had her near-death experience in 2002. She was 31 years old. Ridiculed as a pre-teen for her appearance, Erica turned to bulimia and became addicted to diet pills. After nine years of compromising her health, she finally collapsed on the floor unconscious. Erica left her body and floated up to the ceiling where she watched paramedics take her body to the ambulance. Then she went through a tunnel of light, met God, experienced two life reviews, and was shown that everyone has special gifts and purposes…

Posted in All Stories, Encounters with God, Featured Stories, Forced to Return, Given Specific Mission, Life Review, Light, NDE, Otherworldly Places, Out-of-Body Experience, Stars, Galaxies, The Created Universe, Tunnel, Unconditional Love


Cami Renfrow – NDE

When Cami was 22, she lost control of her car and was crushed when her airborne car landed on top of her. It shattered her sacrum, fractured her skull, and devastated much in between. Cami’s survival and ultimate thriving surprised many medical professionals who worked with the severe injuries. Cami subsequently experienced long, ongoing periods of altered states of consciousness. These experiences illuminated the suddenly self-evident fact that our physical bodies and experiences are manifestations of Consciousness. Years of oppressive chronic pain took their toll, with arthritis and fibromyalgia pain syndromes settling in after the initial trauma recovery. Over time, during moments of quiet, mystical visions and spontaneous healing unwound these layers of pain. Following the path unfolding before her, and with the help of shared information from many wise professional sources, nutrition, homeopathy and changing my thought and movement patterns, the tide turned. Cami’s perceptions and body felt more clarity and freedom than had ever been a part of her experience. Following many personal miracles of recovery, she came to recognize that with focused concentration we can channel life force energy for healing. She now views her tortuous car accident and the lessons from its aftermath as great gifts.

Posted in Aftereffects, All Knowingness, All Stories, Awareness of Past Lives, Chose to Return, Encounters with Family & Friends, Encounters with God, Encounters with Spiritual Beings, Experienced Miraculous Healing, Featured Stories, Feeling One with the Universe, Life Review, Light, NDE, Out-of-Body Experience, Predictions, Purpose of Life, Super-Heightened Senses, Unconditional Love


 

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