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What are we to think about near-death experiences that predict the end of the world?  Are these dramatic, apocalyptic predictions reliable? Where do they come from? And what can we learn from them?

As an example of the kind of dire predictions we are talking about, this resource page begins with a 15-year-old Jewish boy describing his apocalyptic near-death experience. Then we examine the subject in depth. Most of the comments, videos, links, and other information that appears on this page originally appeared on NHNE’s Main NDE Network.

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Primary Links Included In This Post:

• NDE Predictions on Near-Death.com
• Frontline’s “Apocalypse!” (1999)
• A Brief History of the Apocalypse
Earth Changes & Millennium Fever (1997)
NHNE Earth Changes Composite Map (1997)
20 Ways The World Could End
• Why The World Is Better Than Ever — And Will Get Better Still
• Why The World Is Better Than You Think In 10 Powerful Charts
• 2012: The Greatest Year In The History Of The World
• Ray Kurzweil: This Is ‘By Far The Best Time In Human History’
• Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems Are Within Our Reach
NHNE on Facebook
NHNE on Twitter
• Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips
Heavenly Humor in NDEs

• NDEs & Hell
• Hell & The Near-Death Experience
Dancing Past The Dark

• Mellen-Thomas Benedict’s NDE
Alon Anava’s NDE
Carl Jung’s NDE

• Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences

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YouTube Video Description:

Rabbi Rami Levy and 15-year-old Natan. Chilling Testimony About The End of Days From A Youth Who Experienced Clinical Death. This fascinating video is starting to make the rounds as the word is spreading of 15-year-old Natan’s near-death, out-of-body experience that took place on the first night of Sukkot. Natan who comes from a secular background had never learnt before in Yeshiva, nonetheless he describes from his experience exactly what is written by the prophets and in the holy books regarding the end of days. If your Hebrew is OK, you are encouraged to watch the entire video. It will shake you up… I have listed some of the main points below. Fasten your seat belts…

1. Natan felt extremely ill with chills and a cold feeling in his hands and legs. His body shook, hurt and he suddenly found himself hovering over his body 6 feet in the air.

2. He kept rising and rising, saw the whole earth and eventually was lead to a tunnel.

3. He saw a light that was full of love and security. He can’t properly explain how amazing this was. (I will skip the part regarding his personal judgment and get to the part regarding the Moshiach and Gog and Magog that starts at 27:30).

4. The Moshiach is already here and is very well known! People will be very very surprised. His is a Baal Tshuva who has not sinned once since his tshuva. He also helps others to be chozer btshuva.

5. The war of Gog and Magog started on the 27th of Elul the 11th of September 2015, and it will get much worse in the weeks or months to come.

6. There will be a huge World War that will eventually lead the nations of the world to unite and attack Israel and Jerusalem.

7. The leader of the free world is know up above as Gog. Gog is none other than… Barack Hussein Obama.

8. The whole war will last only about two weeks.

9. The Jews who did not keep Torah and Mitzvot will die. (Hashem Y’rachem). The number will be in the millions. This is in addition to the non Jews who will also perish.

10. Tzahal will last only two days. Secular zionism (the flag, yom ha’atmaut) carries no merit.

11. Har Hazaitim will split into two and the Moshiach will be revealed. Moshiach will be able to sense by smell who is a real God fearing Jew and who is not.

12. Moshiach will fight against Gog and kill him. Gog will be buried in Israel.

13. During the war, two Atomic bombs will be shot at Israel and Hashem will suspend them in the air for two weeks. They will eventually fall on Tel Aviv and Haifa. Hashem Y’rachem.

14. Israel will be captured but the worthy will survive in Jerusalem.

15. The Moshiach will wear a garment that is stained in blood. The blood symbolizes all the Jews who were killed kidush Hashem. The Moshiach will then take revenge on the nations of the world who have oppressed us throughout the years.

16. It will take a very long time to burry all the dead.

17. Only those who do real tshuva will survive.

18. Those who make tshuva will inherit the highest level of heaven.

19. The Beit Hamikdash will descend from heaven and there will be a revival of the death. (This will take time and not happen immediately).

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David Sunfellow Writes:

Many NDErs return to Earth with very dramatic predictions about the world ending. Each version tends to be wrapped in the packages of the tradition and/or culture that the NDEr is born into. And, of course, they rarely unfold the way the near-death experiencer predicts. That’s not to say that no future predictions come true, because many personal ones do end up happening (predictions of having children and grandchildren, of moving, changing careers, meeting future husbands and wives, that kind of thing). But end-of-the-world scenarios, they are notoriously unreliable. While “the spirit of the prediction” can be true (an old world is dying and a new one is being born), the specific details are almost always wrong, especially when they provide concrete dates and insist that one group of people are going to emerge victorious over all the other sinning humans on the planet. History is full of these kind of stories.

One sad American story revolves around The Ghost Dance. Here’s how Wikipedia describes it:

“The Ghost Dance was a new religious movement incorporated into numerous Native American belief systems. According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka, proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with spirits of the dead, bring the spirits of the dead to fight on their behalf, make the white colonists leave, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region… The practice swept throughout much of the Western United States, quickly reaching areas of California and Oklahoma… The Ghost Dance was associated with Wovoka’s prophecy of an end to white expansion while preaching goals of clean living, an honest life, and cross-cultural cooperation by Native Americans… In the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, U.S. Army forces killed at least 153 Miniconjou and Hunkpapa from the Lakota people.”

Did the world end the way that Wovoka predicted it would? No. A lot of Native Americans did loose their lives though believing it would. These tragic stories are found all over the world, in both ancient and modern times.

What I’ve noticed is that prophetic figures with end-of-the-world visions tend to rise when cultures are being faced with great change. This is especially true when their existence is threatened.

One reason I know a lot about this is because I came of age in a tradition that believed the world was going to end. For years, I believed, parroted, and promoted predictions that the famous American psychic Edgar Cayce channeled (which didn’t come true either). When it finally became clear to me that Cayce was wrong (and that there was also something wrong with me for buying into an end-of-the-world scenario hook, line, and sinker), I wrote a special report about it and began paying close attention to others who had followed similar paths. You can find a few relevant reports posted here:

Frontline’s “Apocalypse!” (1999)

Earth Changes & Millennium Fever (1997)

NHNE Earth Changes Composite Map (1997)

To be fair, entire cultures do end — sometimes overnight.

There are also many, many end-of-the-world scenarios that are science-based. We could get smacked by an asteroid. We could get fried by a gamma-ray burst. A giant solar flair could toast the planet. The electromagnetic fields that shield the Earth from the sun could fail. Super volcanoes could erupt. And on and on. You can find a list of 20 end-of-the-world scenarios posted here.

After pondering all of this for decades, I finally created a generic list of suggestions for how to deal with any end-of-the-world scenarios:

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips

If you haven’t already, it might be helpful to read the near-death experience of Mellen-Thomas Benedict. His near-death experience provides helpful insights into how various cultures create elaborate realms that people who are aligned with these realms (and belief systems) can tap into. When a person who is aligned with one of these realms has a near-death experience, that’s the realm they visit, complete with the religious figures, customs, scriptures, family members, and visions that are associated with it. They mistakenly think that their experience is the same for everyone. It isn’t. It is similar for people who are aligned with the same realm and belief systems that they are, but different for people who aren’t. Benedict’s story is located here.

Finally, Kevin Williams of Near-Death.com has a helpful collection of NDE predictions posted here. One thing that I think is important to note is that religious predictions where one people is predicted to survive while all others are killed off are cut from a different cloth than predictions that warn of environmental disasters and the collapse of people, societies, and systems that are driven by unloving thoughts and actions. There is not only more evidence of the second kind of predictions coming true, but they are clearly more based in universal truths. While NDEs as a whole insist that God loves everyone, NDEs also champion the idea that unloving thoughts and actions do produce all kinds of disasters, in both our personal and collective lives, in this world and the next.

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Steve Krause Writes:

This particular NDE [the 15-year-old Jewish boy’s NDE] seems like a real anomaly when compared to most I’ve seen.

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David Sunfellow Writes:

Steve, NDE end-of-the-world predictions are not anomalies. They are a significant part of many NDEs. You can find a good collection of these kind of predictions posted here.

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Steve Krause Writes:

David, it wasn’t so much the end of the world aspect of this NDE that I found anomalous, but the overall dark and frightening tone of it. The majority of the NDEs I’m familiar are uplifting and positive and speak of a god that loves us unconditionally and who works everything together for our good.

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David Sunfellow Writes:

Steve, while it’s true that most NDEs are uplifting and full of love and light, a significant number of them — somewhere between 5 and 20 percent (maybe more) — report darker experiences. This is one of the 800 pound gorillas that the NDE community tends to avoid. And so do people who have these experiences. They can be so profoundly upsetting that very few people want to talk about them. But we need to. Thankfully, this topic isn’t being completely ignored anymore. You can learn more about these experiences by going here: NDEs & Hell. Kevin Williams also has a very helpful resource page for these experiences on his website: Hell and the Near-Death Experience.

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David Sunfellow Writes:

For those of you who may be interested, here’s another Jewish NDE that contains many of the classic Jewish elements that Nathan’s NDE did. It comes from NDEr Alon Anava.

Alon Anava also provides a great example of seeing personal future events before they happened.

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Norman Van Rooy Writes:

I love Nancy Evans Bush…really an amazingly loving and highly intelligent woman. She is like the classic “Wise Woman” of the forest who knows things on a deep level where archetypes roam. She also is a big fan of Carl Jung and refers to his work often. Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist who was a protege of Freud, wrote a fairly easy to read and fascinating book entitled, “Memories, Dreams, and Reflections.” I would highly recommend all to read it. In fact towards the end of the book he describes in some detail his own NDE and his understanding of it. You will find him to be a kindred spirit who was able to access his unconscious as well as our collective unconscious with remarkable insight…a beautiful blend of rigorous scientific thought along with the intuitive and mystical aspects of being. He predicted WWII well before Hitler had risen to power by understanding the collective dreams of his clients.

I find it interesting that since the 80’s and especially that last 10 years the subject of the “end of the world” has gained much common currency. If you look at television programming and movies as a sort of public collective dream mirror of our unconscious you will see an ever increasing fascination with war and the apocalypse. Vampires, the walking dead, post apocalyptic landscapes strewn with various dramas of survival seem to point to a collective unconscious expectation of great uncertainty and a shadowy cloud of doom lies ahead. And, when we look at the alarming rapidity of climate change taking into consideration the melting poles and methane releases off the Siberian shelf, the future indeed looks bleak. Given the complete saturation of oil into every aspect of our lives and economy, I see no possibility of a quick turn around. This globalized monetary/economic machine is like a HUGE oil tanker headed for collision into the shore with no propeller or engine to stop it. Our world wide consumption of every possible fantasy product is eating the planet alive. Political systems world wide that makes the big decisions are divisive and utterly morally bankrupt while at the same time behaving in aggressive cutthroat and reckless ways. It is too late for any action to be effective. Might as well have that 10 mile wide asteroid heading straight to earth scenario.

The predictions of famine, draught, disease, earthquakes, and pandemonium seem inevitable to happen. So we must prepare ourselves spiritually for our response when this all starts falling apart. Now. Are we going to react with fear and scarcity or love and creativeness? I am not fooled into thinking that this will be a gradual process and that we will be able to adapt or acclimatize using our superior intellect…it will happen fast. In 1187 B.C.E. give or take a few years the world was knit together in the first globalized community of nations. There were nine different empires/states that depended on each other for trade and commerce. Life was good, very good, there was peace…and then rather suddenly there was collapse. Draught, famine, invasion by “sea peoples”, and earthquakes so stressed out the entire Mediterranean region that these societies utterly collapsed, one after the other, within a span of 50 years. This was the first globalized world and we are living in the second truly globalized world. The only one that survived back then, though weakened substantially, was Egypt. This was just about the time of Joseph and the story of Egypt’s famine of seven years.

Currently all of the major industrialized countries central bank’s are printing money like it is going out of style. This economic strategy is doomed for failure…and it WILL fail…and when it does this time watch out…many of the predictions of civil unrest will happen. The zombies (metaphorically) may roam the streets looking for weapons and anything to eat. Isis may very well be the next mongolian type horde that could sweep across the Middle East and into Europe. So is there a chance that we are experiencing the “last days”? I think so, though I would love to be wrong and hope for some kind of reasonable resolution to our energy problems, our population problems, and our nutrition problems.

I believe in my observations and yet I still hope somehow “it” will get fixed. The only thing that could possibly happen to remedy the situation is if GOD intervenes (kinda against his rules but there are exceptions in history) in a way that fulfills Jesus’ prophesy that said “had God not shortened those days everyone would have perished.” So with that hope I do pray that GOD will intervene to preserve his children and his earth. How that intervention may look like if it does come to be, I have no concrete idea, but I do have some speculative theories.

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David Sunfellow Writes:

Brother Norm, you paint a very grim picture of where the world is at and headed. You also don’t leave a reader with much hope. Instead, you insist:

“It is too late for any action to be effective. Might as well have that 10 mile wide asteroid heading straight to earth scenario.”

Let’s take a closer look at what you shared.

Let me begin by saying that I spent DECADES believing the world was going to collapse, and preparing for it. As you accurately point out, there is too much system-wide corruption, pollution, and decadence for it to survive. I believe that, too. Darkness engulfs us and the old world is collapsing right before our eyes.

What you failed to mention is that a new world is growing out of the ashes of the old one. And it is more than keeping pace with the the passing away of the old. Yes, apocalyptic scenarios are unfolding all over the world. People are dying. Communities are being destroyed. Countries are failing. Entire plants, animals, and eco-systems are vanishing.

On the other hand, untold thousands of people are rising up and providing concrete, holistic, and healthy solutions to all the ills that currently afflict our planet, and ourselves. As someone who has tracked both sides of the fence for decades, I can tell you, absolutely, that the tide is turning. Overall, things are getting better. There is cause for hope and excitement. There are also concrete, practical, vitally important ways we all can contribute to the transformation that is happening.

One of the main things we can do is to focus on the positive. That will help move us more quickly into positive spaces, rather than holding us back and tying us down to negative patterns and ways of seeing and thinking. One of the main truths we learn from near-death experiences is that we create our realities by the thoughts we think and emotions we express. If we are vibrating with fear, with hopelessness, with despair, with anger, that’s what we help create for ourselves, for others, and for the world at large. So one practical thing we can do is to make an effort, every day, to see and promote positive changes. This doesn’t mean that we overlook the bad things that exist, either in ourselves or in the world. It does mean though that when we see something that is less than perfect, we step in and do what we can to help heal and transform it. Instead of allowing negative things to continue as they are, or making things worse by adding negative energy to the situation, we inject positive, hopeful, loving energy into the mix. This might mean concrete action in the world. It might mean saying something kind and helpful. It might be offering a silent prayer.

At the heart of whatever action we take is an attempt to maintain as much of a connection as we can with The Divine and allow The Divine to inject Its far-sighted, clear-thinking, optimistic, cheerful, humorous, light-hearted, loving, caring, forgiving, patient, encouraging Presence into ourselves and everyone and everything we come into contact with.

I’ve been tracking the fantastic breakthroughs that have been happening around the world on many of NHNE’s website and social networks. I’ve also been tracking a lot of the challenging situations we face. Here are three articles that indicate that things are, indeed, getting better:

• Why The World Is Better Than Ever — And Will Get Better Still

• Why The World Is Better Than You Think In 10 Powerful Charts

• 2012: The Greatest Year In The History Of The World

• Ray Kurzweil: This Is ‘By Far The Best Time In Human History’

• Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems Are Within Our Reach

I encourage you to pay special attention to the following videos, which are also included on the page linked above.

You can find many, many more positive, hopeful, inspiring trends by visiting NHNE’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

And let’s not forget near-death experiences. Thanks to the efforts of many, many people (including you, Norm), near-death experiences, which champion a universal vision of brotherly love, have emerged as a global force for good. And they show no sign of loosing steam. As the skeptics retreat, best-selling books, movies, television programs, conferences, networks, websites continue to grow exponentially in number and influence.

Finally, while we can find many end-of-the-world scenarios in near-death experiences, even the worst of these scenarios ends up with Heaven coming to Earth. Most of us know that Heaven has never really been absent. It has been with us all the time. What I see now, more and more, is that Heaven is finally beginning to manifest in the world. And it is happening at an ever-quickening pace. You and I can help it emerge more quickly by allowing The Divine to flow through us.

I’ll end by including a video from Howard Storm where he describes the future world that Jesus and the angels showed him. I personally think that some version of this vision is where we are headed. And those of you who have joined this network are on the cutting edge of helping visions like this one become a reality…

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Excerpted from David Sunfellow’s book, “Love The Person You’re With

How To Still Storms & Walk On Water
By David Sunfellow

love-the-personWhile few in number, some near-death experiencers are shown apocalyptic visions of the future. Earthquakes and tsunamis rage across the Earth. Governments and civilizations collapse. Vast numbers of plants, animals, and people die.

Other near-death experiencers are shown that the worst is behind us. We are now on a path where everything is going to get better and better.

While the specifics and severity of end-of-the-world predictions differ in NDEs, there is one thing they all agree on: a new world is coming; heavenly states of consciousness will eventually manifest in this world.

What can we do to help?

The deepest, most profound near-death experiences tend to be lighthearted and full of hope. There is a playfulness and sense of humor to these NDEs. Instead of raining down fire and brimstone, these NDEs are full of laughter, merriment, and gentle admonitions to lighten up and not take life so seriously.

How can these NDEs be so cheerful when so many apocalyptic possibilities are knocking on our collective door?

One answer is that the higher realms know the world is a dream, no one is really hurt or lost, and everything is unfolding as it should.

Higher states of consciousness also know that everything works out in the end, one way or another.

In other words, the challenges we face in this world are similar to the challenges we face in dreams. After a dream has run its course, we wake up, unscathed. And so do all of our dreaming friends. Even nightmares that are hyper-real and super scary come and go.

Here’s the point: whether the world follows a rough path to higher states of consciousness, or a gentle one, we can help by staying connected to the parts of ourselves that know everything is OK.

Instead of getting caught up in the drama of life and injecting more fear, instability, and despair into the collective consciousness of the planet, we can train ourselves to stay calm and connected.

And one more thing.

It’s the deep places that produce miracles. And healings. And solutions to complicated and bewitching problems. So staying calm and collected is not simply a way to maintain inner peace, it’s also a way to find practical solutions to life’s many challenges.

So whatever is happening in your personal life, or in the world at large, I encourage you to go deeper and higher. Engage life, full on, but don’t take things too seriously. Be cheerful and light hearted. Joke and laugh. Be a force of nature that not only stops fear in its tracks, but turns the tide and lifts others to higher ground.

This book can help. When negative influences take you hostage and you feel yourself slipping into despair, reach for this little book. It will help you reconnect with the high, calm, healing places within.

 

 

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