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Index of Notes

by David Sunfellow

Fantastically Informative & Inspiring Notes & Quotes New Sections • NHNE Prayer List • Near-Death Experiences From Around The World (Updated 02/13/20) • Near-Death Experiences Featured On This Website (Updated 02/25/20) • NDE Newsletters • Galleries • Interviews with David Sunfellow Recent Posts • Eight Worldviews & Practices • Robert Hoss: Lucid Dreams • Researcher […]

Why It’s Important To Know About Shadow Issues And Work On Them

by David Sunfellow

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 […]

NDEs & The Purpose Of Life

by David Sunfellow

Our Job On Earth Is Important; Our Worth Is How Much We Can Love Near-Death Experiencer Heather V “At the end of this tunnel was the most beautiful place in existence. I seemed to have arrived back in the room but in another dimension. I was looking at everyone and everything in that hospital through what […]

Robert Hoss: Lucid Dreams

by David Sunfellow

Robert Waggoner Interviews Robert J. Hoss about lucid dreams. With a lifetime interest in dreaming, author Robert J. Hoss shares how he has used lucid dreaming to explore “the wisdom behind the dream.”

NHNE Recommended Books & Movies

by David Sunfellow

……………. Highly Recommended Books ……………. The Purpose Of Life As Revealed By Near-Death Experiences From Around The World 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 stories and quotes that David Sunfellow has come […]

Rethinking Buddhism: A New Way To View Suffering

by David Sunfellow

Rethinking Buddhism: A New Way To View Suffering By David Sunfellow One of the prime directives that I sail under — and that I see everywhere in near-death experiences — is that the universe, or God, or Source, or whatever you want to call It, has a plan. There is a reason why we chose […]

Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences

by David Sunfellow

…………………. Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions By Gregory Shushan Amazon Description: Near-death experiences are known around the world and throughout human history. They are sometimes reported by individuals who have revived from a period of clinical death or near-death and they typically feature sensations of leaving the body, entering and emerging from darkness, meeting deceased […]

Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age

by David Sunfellow

Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age The Reverend Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework.  He writes a monthly column, Belonging, for Contemplative Journal and serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY.  Matthew […]

Carl Jung’s Near-Death Experience

by David Sunfellow

In a hospital in Switzerland in 1944, the world-renowned psychiatrist Carl G. Jung, had a heart attack and then a near-death experience. His vivid encounter with the light, plus the intensely meaningful insights led Jung to conclude that his experience came from something real and eternal. Jung’s experience is unique in that he saw the Earth from a vantage point of about a thousand miles above it. His incredibly accurate view of the Earth from outer space was described about two decades before astronauts in space first described it. Subsequently, as he reflected on life after death, Jung recalled the meditating Hindu from his near-death experience and read it as a parable of the archetypal Higher Self, the God-image within. Carl Jung, who founded analytical psychology, centered on the archetypes of the collective unconscious. The following is an excerpt from his autobiography entitled Memories, Dreams, Reflections describing his near-death experience.

Etty Hillesum, The Mystic Of The Holocaust

by David Sunfellow

…………… Links: • Wikipedia on Esther (Etty) Hillesum • Jewish Women’s Library on Etty Hillesum Books: • Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork • Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed …………… …………… …………… Etty Hillesum By Bob OHearn Original Article Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), known as the Mystic of the Holocaust, […]

Walter Russell, The Man Who Tapped The Secrets Of The Universe

by David Sunfellow

…………….. …………….. Links: • The University of Science & Philosophy • The University of Science & Philosophy on YouTube • The Russell Museum • Wikipedia on Walter Russell • Swannanoa Books: • The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe • The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe (pdf) • The Universal […]

Spiritual Emergence Anonymous: A 12-Step Program for the Integration of Spiritual Emergence

by David Sunfellow

A grassroots 12-Step program has recently been launched to assist in the integration of spiritual emergence (SE) and spiritually transformative experiences (STEs), based upon the principals and ethics of the original Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-Step program. The purpose of Spiritual Emergence Anonymous (SEA) is to help support the integration of SE and STEs in individuals whose spiritual transformation is so powerful that they desire assistance and support within a group environment. SEA offers the potential to serve ‘STErs’ worldwide through online meetings until local chapters can flourish. We are ever-forming and transforming, welcoming the dynamic growth of this organization as more people join and help shape the endeavor.

The Other Side Of Paradise: How I Left A Buddhist Retreat In Handcuffs

by David Sunfellow

The police stayed calm and the Buddhists were calmer, but by then there wasn’t much anyone could do. In the hours previously, I had come to believe, simultaneously and sequentially, that I was: dead, alive, omniscient, immortal, non-existent, gay, straight, telepathic, a flower, a pulse of pure energy and a nuclear bomb. And that was the good part, relatively speaking. By the time I was handcuffed and led to an ambulance, my troubles, or at least this episode among them, were just underway…

There Are No Easy Answers

by David Sunfellow

“I’m sorry. There are no easy answers. If we want to understand what NDEs are about, we have to learn how to swim in waters that are deeply disturbing to ordinary human sensibilities. And that takes time, patience, and effort. And a whole new set of skills that are completely alien to normal, every day life.”

David Sunfellow: How To Love Ourselves

by David Sunfellow

How To Love Ourselves (v2.2) 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 […]

Universal Truths

by David Sunfellow

Universal Truths (v2.2) By David Sunfellow Version 2.2 of “Universal Truths” consists of 90 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, The Purpose of Life as Revealed by Near-Death Experiences from Around the World. ……………. Abbreviated Poster Download […]

The Ego Is Alive & Well Upon Returning From An NDE

by David Sunfellow

“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.”