Many individuals have reported that when close to death they have experienced a state of altered consciousness. These sensations include floating out of their body, time slowing down, a meeting with a "Being of Light" and a past-life review. These have been reported for hundreds of years and across all cultures. Known as the Near-Death Experience (NDE) this phenomenon has a wealth of supporting evidence from thousands of cases. CTF/ITLAD is particularly interested in the "past-life review" and encounters with the "Being Of Light". Have you experienced an NDE? Do you know of anybody who has? Do you have your own theories as to what it may be? Join in here and let us know your experiences and opinions.
I'm under the impression that the NDE has existed throughout the ages and I'm interested to read some early reports of the nde phenomenon.
Most experiences of NDE usually depict a tunnel of white light, feelings of warmth, conversations about how its 'not your time' etc. I can't help but feel that these common experiences are somewhat cliched now, and because NDE are more common knowledge that the brain could be dreaming the NDE as to what it expects (white light tunnel, etc).
So my question is, have they always been like this? I'd like to read some early reports of NDE if anyone has any.
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As far as I am aware the earliest written record of an NDE is the legend of Er. I do not have a copy of ITLAD with me at the moment but I do describe this in some detail in ITLAD. What is fascinating is that it follows all the classic typologies. If you cannot find this let me know and I will place a full posting of the section in question.
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