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Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences

by David Sunfellow

…………………. Near-Death Experiences Have Been Teaching, Healing, Guiding, And Evolving Humankind From The Earliest Days “Based on the groundbreaking work of scholars like Gregory Shushan, it is now clear that near-death experiences provided the source material that both civilized and indigenous cultures built their spiritual traditions on. What’s more, an evolutionary impulse has provided a […]

Index of Notes

by David Sunfellow

Fantastically Informative & Inspiring Notes & Quotes New Sections • Near-Death Experiences From Around The World (Updated 05/13/21) • Near-Death Experiences Featured On This Website (Updated 09/24/20) • NDE Newsletters • Galleries • Interviews with David Sunfellow Recent Posts • Kenneth Ring – Do Our Pets Have An Afterlife? • Uncle Calvin • Mary W […]

Near-Death Experiences & Suicide

by David Sunfellow

I Often Dealt With Suicidal Thoughts “It took my spirit longer to recover than my body, though that in itself was a long time. I was very depressed, for many years, and often dealt with suicidal thoughts because the desire to be ‘home’ was so great. I was confused for the longest time. I was […]

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 […]

Near-Death Experiences That Predict The End Of The World

by David Sunfellow

What are we to think about near-death experiences that predict the end of the world?  Are these dramatic, mostly 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. That video is followed by several more dramatic NDE predictions, including predictions from George Ritchie, Deputy Marty Breeden, Kathy Baker, Reinee Pasarow, Howard Storm, Kenneth Leth, and Mellen-Thomas Benedict.

Then we hear from Robert Mays and Kenneth Ring, two NDE researchers who examine this topic from different angles. Mays examines several current predictions that are waiting to come true, while Ring discusses a series of 1988 predictions that failed to materialize.

One important point worth noting: According to Mays, only four percent of the near-death experiences collected by IANDS contain future global predictions. Only four percent? Why so few? And why are most of them so dire?

Finally, this page includes comments, videos, links, and other information that explores the exceptionally poor track record of apocalyptic predictions (both past and present, from near-death experiences and elsewhere) and offers some concrete advise as to how to face — and constructively shape — whatever future awaits us.

NDEs & Hell

by David Sunfellow

……………….. See also: What is Hell Really Like? According to Emanuel Swedenborg 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 […]

Mary W Describes Her Near-Death-Like Experience

by David Sunfellow

As I put my foot on the brake to slow down I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the grille of a semi. Not the semi — the grille of the semi. It was literally, my worst nightmare. I was horrified and panicked. I remember saying aloud, “I cannot believe I’m going to die today!” It was about three seconds from the time I saw him until I was hit but those three seconds changed my life and me completely…

Highly Recommended Books & Movies

by David Sunfellow

……………. Highly Recommended Books ……………. 500 Quotes From Heaven: Life-Changing Quotes That Reveal The Wisdom & Power Of Near-Death Experiences By David Sunfellow One of the most sweeping and comprehensive books ever written about near-death experiences, this book features 140 experiencers and 24 researchers sharing their personal accounts, life experiences, and hard-earned wisdom. With a […]

A Child’s Near-Death Experience That Covers All The Bases

by David Sunfellow

As a young girl of 10, I became ill with strep throat and pneumonia, with a relentless high fever. I had been very sick for a couple of weeks with an increasingly sore throat, cold-like symptoms, coughing, and mounting breathing difficulty. (I had always had breathing problems and after this was formally diagnosed with asthma.) I eventually became unresponsive and was taken to hospital…

The Power of Prayer

by David Sunfellow

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 — […]

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 […]

Harriet Tubman, The Black Moses

by David Sunfellow

“As an adolescent, Tubman suffered a severe head injury when an overseer threw a two-pound metal weight at another slave who was attempting to flee. The weight struck Tubman instead, which she said ‘broke my skull.’ Bleeding and unconscious, she was returned to her owner’s house and laid on the seat of a loom, where she remained without medical care for two days. After this incident, Tubman frequently experienced extremely painful headaches. She also began having seizures and would seemingly fall unconscious, although she claimed to be aware of her surroundings while appearing to be asleep. This condition remained with her for the rest of her life; Larson suggests she may have suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy as a result of the injury.”

The Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami

by David Sunfellow

Excerpt: “Reverend Kaneda exorcised 25 spirits from Rumiko Takahashi. They came and went at the rate of several a week. All of them, after the wartime sailor, were ghosts of the tsunami. For Kaneda, the days followed a relentless routine. The telephone call from Rumiko would come in the early evening; at nine o’clock her fiancé would pull up in front of the temple and carry her out of the car. As many as three spirits would appear in a single session. Kaneda talked to each personality in turn, sometimes over several hours: he established their circumstances, calmed their fears and politely but firmly enjoined them to follow him towards the light. Kaneda’s wife would sit with Rumiko; sometimes other priests were present to join in with the prayers. In the early hours of the morning, Rumiko would be driven home. ‘Each time she would feel better, and go back to Sendai, and go to work,’ Kaneda told me. ‘But then after a few days, she’d be overwhelmed again.’ Out among the living, surrounded by the city, she would become conscious of the dead, a thousand importunate spirits pressing in on her and trying to get inside…”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross On Life, Death & Near-Death Experiences

by David Sunfellow

Releasing The Butterfly By Sandy C HeavenKnowsBooks September 10, 2016 Original Link “Many people say: Of course, Doctor Ross has seen too many dying patients. Now she starts getting a bit funny.” These were the opening lines of On Life After Death, a little book containing transcripts of three lectures given by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross between […]

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, […]