When it comes to near-death experiences, God — and His/Her/Its many representatives — often display a terrific sense of humor. This is one of the most important characteristics of the Divine — and also one of the most overlooked and/or downplayed. On NHNE’s NDE Stories website, several NDErs mention God’s sense of humor, and also comment […]
……………. Highly Recommended Books ……………. Love The Person You’re With By David Sunfellow Every day, all over the world, an increasing number of people are reporting near-death experiences (and related phenomena). This book is a collection of the-best-of-the-best stories and quotes from 40-plus years of research. It shines a bright light on the universal truths […]
Take Care Of The Earth, The Animals, And One Another NDEr Oliver John Calvert “I heard a voice say to me ‘You have not fulfilled your purpose here.’ “And I said, ‘What was my purpose?’… I didn’t have a clue. I truly didn’t have a clue — how to live, what life was about, what it was […]
The following exceptionally informative and inspiring discussion took place in April of 2014. Members of NHNE’s now defunct Near-Death Experience Network share what they learned from DECADES of intense, multi-faceted, pedal-to-the-metal exploration…
NDE Research Dr. Jeffrey Long On Suicide “Due to the overwhelming percentage of loving and warm experiences reported in near-death experiences (NDEs), I occasionally receive e-mails from people, often in a depression, wondering if they should try suicide in order to induce one. I immediately respond: ‘Absolutely not!’ I encourage those who are depressed to seek […]
……………….. For more information about Emanuel Swedenborg and his prolific, pioneering, multi-faceted life and work, including his remarkable spiritual experiences, go here. ……………….. Can Negative Behaviors Lead To Hellish Experiences? Yes. An informative question and answer section that explains why — and why there is so much confusion around this issue. ……………….. Quotes: “Although the […]
Quotes “Here is a universal truth that everyone needs to know: Spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences, DO NOT perfect the human side of our nature. Spiritual experiences can, however, blind us and make us (and others) think we are more developed than we actually are. If we focus too much on the spiritual realities of […]
My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five…
Last summer, six months before my mother died, I walked into her bedroom, and she greeted me with tinny hello and a big smile. She then resumed a conversation with her mother — who had died in 1973. “Where are you?” Mom asked, as though Grandma, a onetime Fifth Avenue milliner, was on one of her many European hat-buying junkets. As I stood there dumbstruck, Mom continued chatting — in a young girl’s voice, no less — for several more minutes. Was this a reaction to medication, a sign of advancing dementia? Or was she preparing to “transition” to wherever she was going next?
Regardless, Mom was freaking me out — as well as my brother, sister and father.
As it turned out, my mother’s chat with a ghost was a signal that the end was inching closer. Those who work with the terminally ill, such as social workers and hospice caregivers, call these episodes or visions a manifestation of what is called Nearing Death Awareness.
“I learned the ego is alive and well upon returning from an NDE. It may have settled down its fervor for wanting what it wants, but for the most part, the ego is still there. When back in the physical plane with the ability to think and have free-will, ego-centred behaviour may return and old behaviour patterns become active once again. Impatience, lack of trust, judgement and all other ego-centered behaviours are just reminding us of perhaps the one big reason people return from an NDE; that is, because there is still much to learn. Those things not yet completed at the time of the NDE are still there. Along with all of the gifts and special talents, this may be the biggest lesson of all from the light. There are still things to be done. There are attachments to become detached from. There are still steps to be taken to learn what the physical world has yet to teach; otherwise, returning would not have been an option.”
A collection of powerful, life-changing quotes from people who have had near-death experiences, as well as those who have researched this very important topic. ……….. “Our situation regarding NDEs is similar to the way humanity learned of exotic lands during the ancient era of exploration. After sailors returned from long voyages and wrote their accounts, […]
…………………. The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation Published in 2009 Hardcover Edition Kindle Edition Excerpt from Chapter 1: The Field of Near-Death Studies: Past, Present, and Future “In 1975, Raymond Moody, then a medical student, published the book Life After Life. In it, he coined the term ‘near-death experience’ and the acronym ‘NDE,’ […]
Learning To Love Yourself By Gay Hendricks 122 Pages, March 18, 2011 Excerpt: I was at a crisis point in my work. For many years I had been searching for the answer to one question: How can we bring about change in ourselves? I wanted to know the most fundamental processes by which we could transform […]
Near-death experiences champion prayer as a super power. Along with meditation (feeling the Presence of God), feeling and expressing gratitude, cultivating a sense of humor (which includes not taking ourselves too seriously), and learning how to see things from higher perspectives, near-death experiences indicate that prayer can produce miracles. Here are a few quotes from near-death experiencers that illustrate the power — […]
How To Love Ourselves (v2.1) By David Sunfellow Near-death experiences strongly champion the idea that we need to love ourselves. If we could see and love ourselves as God does our lives would be completely transformed. So would our relationships with everyone and everything else. You would think that loving ourselves would be easy, especially for […]
A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir By Samuel Bercholz (Author), Pema Namdol Thaye (Illustrator) …………. Excerpts: “With a sensation like the sudden flash of a whip, the veil separating life from death was ripped away, and my consciousness was pulled violently into the realm beyond life. Translucent bindings, like strings of light, first […]
Universal Truths (v2.0) By David Sunfellow Version 2.0 of “Universal Truths” consists of 88 statements that are based on the core truths found in near-death experiences from around the world. This updated list appears in my new book, “Love The Person You’re With.” ……………. 1. God exists. 2. God is an all-knowing, all-powerful Being who knows and loves […]
……………. “The best way to jump-start ourselves to higher vibrations and better lives is to consciously focus on all the good in our lives, stop focusing on what we don’t like, and begin spreading love around everywhere — first to ourselves and then to others — treating ourselves and others with the respect and support we want for ourselves, […]
Excerpt from “Chapter 14: The Examen: A Daily Life Review and a Way to Find Our Purpose” The Gifts of Near-Death Experiences: You Don’t Have to Die to Experience Your True Home By Sheila Fabricant Linn, Dennis Linn, Matthew Linn For many years, we have done a process every evening that is a daily version of […]