Some common themes in Near Death experiences.

"Everything"     "Home"     "Familiar"     "Knowing"

"Everything" during Near Death experiences.

I was one with everything that ever existed, or
ever will be. I knew at that moment, the why of
all whys. I had no questions, I had need for no
answers. Everything was known in that instant I
entered the light.

In the place of learning, I knew everything.
Questions were answered instantaneously.

The next thing I remember was being given this
block of knowledge of everything. I like to say
block of knowledge cause it came all at once to me
unlike on earth we have to accumulate what small
knowledge we do have little by little. (my
thinking was a lot more clearer now and not

I saw wondrous meanings everywhere; everything was
alive and full of energy and intelligence. The
light and love filled every object, whether
natural or man-made.

I further understood that the collective
experiences are omniscient knowledge. Everything
that has been spoken, heard, and experienced.

When everything reached the crescendo, I knew

I seemed to know everything.

I didn't feel alone because I felt unity with
everyone and everything. I knew without even a
hesitation that everyone and everything in the
entire universe is connected into one; that we are
each a part of everything...I knew that I was

All knowledge poured into me and I knew that
everything was OK the way it was and that
everything was being loved no matter what it was.

I instantly acquired knowledge. I felt my core. I
knew every question I had wanted to know since I
could remember. I knew everything was for a
reason. Good or Bad.

I just knew everything intimately, as I was

It is like everything is connected, even with
animal and plants.

I was filled with total knowledge and understood

I remember at the time that I knew EVERYTHING!!

Then suddenly, I could perceive all time and in
particular the whole of my life. I could see
clearly that everything that seemed real and solid
was just an illusion of mind. Time and space did
not exist.

The whole experience was amazing because I felt
like my brain had been opened up to the whole
universe. Everything made so much sense.

While I was there (and only there), access was
given to knowledge; "everything that ever was, is,
and will be." The true nature of the universe was
suddenly clear as a bell, like a giant jig-saw
puzzle. It seemed to have a perfect order to it.

Everything is simpler then I ever thought before.


"Home" during Near Death experiences.

He told me then that he was moving and pretty soon
he was in "some place". He couldn't describe it
except that it was beautiful and that somehow it
felt like home and there were a group of people
waiting for him. He told me "I knew them. I don't
know how I knew them, but I did".

I found myself in a state of indescribable bliss,
bathed in a sea of unconditional love that has no
counterpart in this realm. I knew instantly that I
was home.

I glimpsed, if however briefly, my "true"
identity. That is the "me" that is more than just
this body, this name, these roles. The me that
does in some very real way want to go home even

I joyfully realized that this was my real home. On
earth I had been a visitor, a misfit and a
homesick stranger.

What I'll never forget also was the feeling of
being Home, to the heart's forgotten longing, the
center of the circle of infinity, the fulfillment
of all our unspoken dreams. Yes, I was alive
there, unimaginably so.

I did not want to go back he instantly knew this
by my extreme joy at being home and lack of
interest in anything else. I felt as if I were
home. I never felt that on earth.

I felt pure joy/happiness - I was home. I knew I
was back home.

I felt fear at first; then bliss, peace, the
feeling to be home at last. No word exists to
describe what is not an emotion but a state of

I was in a state of euphoria and a sense of
perfect peace and being. I had no pain, wants, or
needs of any kind. I had a sense of being home. I
sensed a presence behind me and then had a
communication. I felt this was home, where I came

When the doctors finally brought me back, I was
crying and sobbing and felt very, very sad because
I had left my real and true home.

The light is love. It is our real home. There we
realize the connection.

I realized with great clarity that the body that
slept on the bed was not me and that my "home" was
not that house. I knew my home was the universe
and that "I" did not need that body, that house,
or the bed or pillow. I knew that I was perfectly
safe wherever I was and that the entire universe
was my home and my bed. It was the most liberating

I had found what I spent my whole life searching
for. I was truly happy. I was home and I knew it.

I had this uneasy feeling that I belong there,
that I originated from there. That this place was
my home and that everything came from there, seen
and unseen. I really wanted to be there and go

Then we get to graduate and go back home.
Sometimes I get really homesick. The reason
everyone is so afraid of dying is because this is
all we know and we don't remember where we came
from. If we did, we couldn't live this life on
earth because we would be too homesick.

Just warmth! Just love! Just joy! Just happiness!
Just this loving, ever loving Light! I'm home! I
feel the unbelievable warmth, love, joy, and
completeness of the Light! It is so very, very
wonderful being in the Light. I'm truly home! I am
home forever! I can only say that I was in a
compete state of love and knowing. The love of a
billion home-comings all rolled up into one
instant. The feeling of being back home, after a
long time away, being back home where I belonged.

Next question. "Why do I feel like this is home?".
"Because it is home. All begin here and return
here. It is the starting point for all journeys
and lessons."

This place I was moving toward felt like home, not
like my home today, but like a childhood memory of
home, when mom would take care of me. I felt as
though I was expected, and there were open arms
awaiting me.


"Familiar" during Near Death experiences.

The people seemed familiar to me, like old friends.

I knew this heavenly personage was Jesus because I
recognized him as a familiar friend.

Sooo familiar, where we belong. Where we go.

There was something familiar about this "place",
as if I had been there before.

"How could I have forgotten about this very
familiar existence?"

It was all so clear and so familiar.

Foreign, yet completely familiar.

The feeling was very familiar to me, like I had
felt it before but not in this life.

I was looking at a pattern, it was a very familiar
pattern, it felt like me.

It seemed to be a very familiar feeling
now...Coming Home.

I was in a very familiar, contented, and
comfortable realm.

There was something very familiar about him.

I had the feeling that these lights were very
familiar to me.

I was spontaneously in love with and in need of
this familiar place.

The place seemed very familiar to me, as if I had
been there before and could remember all about it
if I wanted to.

They all seemed very familiar though and I felt I
loved them all.

I felt so at peace like I had returned home, like
I had been there before.

A place I recognized. I had been here before...
...I knew I had been there before.


"Knowing" during Near Death experiences.

I "knew" that what I had found was
the sum total of all "knowing" or wisdom of all
people for all time - past, present and future.
All wisdom comes from this pool of collective
knowing and all we learn goes into the pool for
the use of everyone.

In the Light there is total Oneness and I "knew"
things though there is no way to explain how. In
an instant, every question that I had ever had was
answered. The Satisfaction of that moment is
beyond description.

I was 10 and was hit by a car. I knew myself as
Consciousness and saw the accident as a dream.

In that instant, total knowledge of reality
appeared to me and I saw the multi-dimensionality
of the universe.

I remember all beings who were in this place had
complete, total knowledge, about all and
everything. It was all pleasant, loving, beautiful
beyond expression.

In the midst of this rapture, Vicki is suddenly
overcome with a sense of total knowledge.
I had a feeling like I knew everything ... and
like everything made sense. I just knew that this
was where ... this place was where I would find
the answers to all the questions about life, and
about the planets, and about God, and about
everything ... It's like the place was the

I was pure consciousness in total peace and unity
with all. I experienced total knowledge and I
realized that humanity was divine. That experience
altered the entire course of my life at that time.
But, the content of this experience was one of
light and love! In fact, before this experience, I
had never heard of experiences of light. It was a
complete and wonderful surprise.

You realize that you are suddenly in communication
with total knowledge. It's hard to describe. . . .
You can think of a question . . . and immediately
know the answer to it. As simple as that.

As I reached the distant incredible warm glowing
light, a sudden feeling of WOW I'm home, it was so
familiar, I know I had been here many times
before. I suddenly knew the meaning of life!!

I suddenly knew without any doubt that there was
no such thing as death, and that life itself had
no beginning and no end. I saw that all of life
was intimately connected and inseparable.

I suddenly knew things I had never been taught in

I felt as if I suddenly knew everything there was
to know.

My mind became crystal clear, and in an instant of
time I suddenly knew, without any doubts, that I
was part of a "Whole".

Suddenly, I had all knowledge. All that I had ever
heard or known was swept away.

I knew I was back home.

I knew without having to perceive.

At that very moment I knew I was free.

It seems as though I just knew all kinds of things
and feelings that I had never been taught or
experienced in my life. I just KNEW.

One more:

Hafur's NDE

I suddenly found myself in complete darkness and there was nothing to grab hold of until I remembered that I had a body...and when I felt love, a light came on within my heart and little by little it grew larger until it illuminated my body completely floodlight with its own light.

I sensed that I was in some kind of cave or dark tunnel, and towards the back a small light appeared that grew larger to the degree that my own light grew, and it got nearer, as if it were a reflection of where I should go.

In the darkness there were many shadows of people around me walking without feeling or purpose (like Zombies). I saw on my right a being who didn't show me his face and I thought it was my dead grandfather because of the suit he wore of English cashmere, his cane, and hat that he wore when he was alive. He indicated to me that I shouldn't try to speak with those people because they would pay me no mind. They were in their own unconscious dream walking like robots. This made me sad and feel
compassionate towards them.

I decided to continue on my way towards the light at the back of the tunnel and came out upon a very beautiful little beach where there were many ranges of colors I have not seen on earth. They were very clear and sharp but didn't hurt my eyes. Very white sand, the blue of the sky and water were very lovely. The color of the rocks etc. weren't reflections of anything. They shone of their own light.

The figure on my right, who was guiding me, stopped and I could not see his face and as though we were at a small, enclosed beach, there was a hill that served as a place for projecting my life from beginning to end several times. At first rapidly and afterwards more slowly. It was amazing how my life was shown with events I had completely forgotten about and others that were so insignificant that it felt like I was seeing each frame of the
personal movie of my life on earth. I realized that I understood everything with a great clarity and super-lucidity I had never experienced before. I discovered that I had personally chosen to take on a physical body and have the life experiences I was having. I realized I had wasted time in suffering and what I should have been doing was using my freedom to choose true love, and not pain, in all that came into my life.

I saw that I, myself, had designed the life I would lead before voluntarily coming into this world and that my freedom within a physical body was to be found only by consciously cultivating happiness in all my thoughts, feelings and actions because I had designed or chosen my own destiny before taking on a physical body. I realized that there was no judging or punishing God like religions say there is and it was my mind with an expanded consciousness that judged itself and sifted its actions through
the filter of perfect, conscious love. I returned to the front of the beach and saw on the bottom something like an island in the form of a mountain. At its peak, in the sky, there was a very white sun that spoke to me telepathically and made me understand
everything about life.

Suddenly, coming out of this light, I saw a myriad of beings dressed in white who followed someone who carried himself with great magnificence, who had a white beard and wore a kind of tunic-like vestment that was whiter than that of the others and was very beautiful. He came down on my left to where I was standing, without touching the earth (floating above the peaceful sea). On his breast he wore a gold Cross of Malta, surrounded by a circle that was also golden and he looked at me with serenity.

At the end of the procession of beings was my late father, who also wore a white tunic, and I asked him telepathically: "What are you doing here since you have already died." He told me in like manner (telepathically) that he was in the world of the living and that I came from the world of the dead on earth. This greatly surprised me and I remembered that I had come from earth and had left my 3 small children alone. I looked at the bearded man and asked him to allow me to return to be with them because they needed me. He agreed and told me I could go back.

All of a sudden, I went to a place lower than the images on my left and saw a series of rocks in the sand jutting out into the sea and I saw myself sitting on the largest rock that was between the beach and the sea. I wore a white tunic that was semitransparent (like organza) decorated with tinkling gold stars. I was surprised to see myself pregnant since my marriage was not a happy one and the last thing I wanted was to be pregnant again.

But suddenly there emerged from the sea ( I only saw the upper half of his body) a beautiful being, quite young, of white complexion, with very large turquoise blue eyes and golden, curly hair. He smiled at me and told me telepathically that he was my true husband and sent me his love. I felt infinite tenderness. I understood that the kind of love closest to divine love in this life is that which we feel for a small child.

As this wonderful feeling came over me, I heard within my heart a voice that said: "Through love you will understand everything. The essence, the essence, the essence..." This was followed by a feeling of great peace mixed with joy within my soul. I sensed that my life would change for the better, and this has been the case ever since because I have a greater understanding of my life's true meaning.

I then turned to see the light in the sky and a telepathic force poured a series of codes filled with millennial wisdom into my mind about: Creation, the world, my life and that of all other beings that inhabit all universes, that everything is eternal, spiritual life, everything belongs to it and that the distinctions or differences that we make in this life are done out of ignorance or because we have forgotten this truth.

As if by a giant magnet the light drew me to it and I was submerged in its interior where all there was was light. I forgot I had a body and felt fused with the light. In that moment I experienced a feeling of "plural unity" and understood everything with extreme clarity all of a sudden. I discovered what reality is and saw and understood with my consciousness alert that allowed me to comprehend everything with infinite perfection, without any doubt.

From my heart sprang an "Ah Ha"!!!! feeling, as if there were something I had always known but had forgotten and that I can't explain with words or human language. I felt like a co-participant of creation.


***We live in a "Plural Unity" or "Oneness." In other words, our
reality is "Unity in Plurality and Plurality in Unity."

***That I was everything and everything was me, without essential
differences other than in temporal appearances.

***That there is no external god, but that god is in everything
and everything in god just as life itself.

***That there is no god outside ourselves but is, rather, in
everything and everything is a part of god, as is life itself.

***That god is everything and nothing at the same time.

***That everyone and everything or temporal phenomenon within
this dimension is where it should be because it emanates from the
blueprint of a shared dream (if we can call it that) that is repeated indefinitely until we understand what is essential or real.

***That everything is part of an essential game of life itself,
and that to the degree that we live by true love--unconditional
and universal--the closer we are to an understanding of what life
truly is, which is true happiness and perfect wisdom.

***That everything is experience and that this life and the next
are essentially the same because everything is god. Nothing is
outside of god just as nothing is outside of life itself.

***Death is a metamorphosis of time. One more illusion from our
mental concepts. Essentially, time does not exist, nor does
space. They are illusions of our creative mind that plays a game
of self-deception in the creation of events.

***That "I," includes "We," and are like a mirror where we
perceive the reflection of our reality in its many facets and

***That the "creator" is eternally creating and one of the
creations is the practice of conscious love. "One learns to
paint by painting." That's why this "temporal human illusory
creation" exists as though it were a matrix within another matrix
and this, within another...multi-dimensionally until we wake up.

***I experienced something that can't be transmitted with words
but that can be expressed as "The Essence of Life is its Total
Nothingness. (Please understand "Nothingness" as something that
has no intrinsic substance, but is rather constructed by a
multitude of phenomena, which in turn are formed by other untold
multitude of phenomena to the point of infinity). I understood
that intangible, indescribable life is all that exists. There is
no death (it's only a description to show the polarities in the
world of phenomena)

***Consciously living by love is the essence of life itself and
is made manifest or materializes in this plane of existence as a
cohesive force to recreate itself in multiple forms as a game in
which nothingness recreates itself in temporary, illusory events.

***The known universe is a fraction of infinite reality that by
love has become finite pieces in our temporal "hands."

***I learned thousands of other things without end and it is
difficult to express in words because words are insufficient,
they can't describe what I experienced in this other state of
consciousness that was much clearer than this one.

When I returned to this life, I felt I had fallen into a very heavy space and that my body was as lead and my mind was the same and very slow...

I saw my loved ones, family and friends as if they were nothing to me; they were only reflections in the great theater of life and each one voluntarily agreed to play a part in order to learn more and better how to love.

I spoke with them to tell them of my experience and they looked at me as though I were crazy. I realized they didn't understand what I was saying to them.

Little by little my experience grew faint, but there appeared many new special experiences of telepathy, intuition developed between others such as: voluntary out of body experiences and involuntary bi-location. I especially cannot control the latter and I would like to know using conventional language how this phenomenon happens.

I only know that everything is eternal, pure consciousness and that we are in a mental dream that is permanently being constructed as a dynamic of consciousness that knows itself and recreates itself through each one of us.

That we are the "point of emptiness" where the void or nothingness of the universe becomes aware of itself. It is really hard to explain this. But I know that everything I saw originates from thoughts, or the universal mind, that is projected in images and events that interact with lucid consciousness as an experience, and that this whole experience is a part the infinitude of that which is real on every plain or level of existence that we want to invent or divide into pieces so that our temporal mind can decipher it despite its limitations. I believe I understood that what we call god is the silence of indescribable life that is in everything, and everything is in it.

As an analogy we could use the image of steam that is converted into water and water into ice and once it is in that state, ice forgets that it is steam with its capacity for expansion. This is what happens to us in this plane of consciousness.

I believe I understood that what we call god is the silence of
indescribable life that is in everything and in which everything exists or is within it. A marvelous, loving and conscious eternity.

Note: I feel that all the images that were created in my mind during this experience, before entering into the light, are symbolic thought forms of something perhaps more profound that could serve in support of a translation of that which is essential experience. It is impossible to explain with our limited human language, yet I am now trying to decipher it little by little.

I noticed a change in the speed my mind worked and developed my intuition or universal perception of life. It is difficult to translate with my physical brain, that which is essential or infinite with conventional language.

Perhaps through the art of telepathic communication soul to soul, it can be done. I will continue trying to do this and will try see if someone who has experienced this same phenomenon or who has had a similar experience, has another part of the verbal puzzle and among all of us we can put together a clearer picture that can benefit those who do not read.

I ask your indulgence for my limitations and I hope that I haven't confused anyone. I will conclude by saying:

"From but one piece of clay, many forms can be made."

"All mental designs crystallize in fleeting forms of nothingness."

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes The
infinite tenderness, the perception and understanding of life and of
everything, the nothingness and perfect knowledge and wisdom. My words cannot express the experience nor what I understood.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I entered into the light. I entered into the "void" and into "everything" at the same time. I became fused with the light and reality became aware of itself. I realized everything was god and is permanently creating. Nothingness creating nothingness. Truthfully, I do not know how to express or transmit this with words. They limit me...

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: When I entered into the light. I entered into the"void" and into "everything" at the same time. I became fused with the light and reality became aware of itself. I realized everything was god and is permanently creating. Nothingness creating nothingness. Truthfully, I do not know how to express or transmit this with words. They limit me...

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Yes The clarity and colors are indescribable.

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? Yes Clarity of understanding without sound, by telepathy, also inexplicable.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Super-lucid
consciousness, infinite tenderness and complete peace.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes As
described above.

Did you see a light? Yes As described above.

Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes

Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes
Everything is recorded in a universal memory, even the most insignificant things. I took form in my body voluntarily and designed the life I would experience in order to learn how to truly love more and better. Everything we do should be done from true love, without ulterior motives and without judgment: unconditional and universal. There is only one law: LIFE. Death does not exist. We are all God. Our own super-lucid consciousness is what judges us with love. The kind of human love that most resembles
divine love is: infinite tenderness. What we think or want to think is what is, come what may. In this way the universe is constructed. It is like a game of consciousness that recognizes itself and recreates itself through each one of us, and at the same time we are the "point of nothingness" in which life becomes self-aware. -It is difficult to express this-

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes. In my own life.

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations,
levels or dimensions? Yes. What I most liked was the "void"
of nothingness because I understood everything.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes. There was no space or time in the void.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes. This is what I hope someone can help me with. In my mind there remains a footprint of something that will be of help to many, but I don't know how to explain it in words. Perhaps there is another way to convey it?

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I entered into the Void and the Everything without time or space, like an eternity.

Did you become aware of future events? Yes Very clearly.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Many. Among them: Super-lucid dreams, premonitions, intuitive perceptions of the thoughts of other people, voluntary and involuntary out of body experiences and 5 times I have experienced being in more than one place at a time, etc.

Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I sought help
from several people so they could help orient me and some of them didn't believe me and thought my experience to have been a fantasy, others thought me strange or I made them afraid. For these reasons I avoid telling the experience. But people who are kindred souls believe me but do not know how to explain what happened.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I saw it as
more real than this life. I feel that we are asleep in this life. It is
more dense, like lead, heavy...

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? When I fused with the light. I think I have something in my mind that could help humanity and I can't remember what it is.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:
Experience was definitely real Because everything was clearer. My
mind was super-lucid and everything was understandable. In this life I feel as though I am in a dream and everything is very slow...

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your
experience? Yes Now I see life in an entirely different way.
Before I saw it as lineal but now as a totality.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I don't practice any religion. I see
them as being very discriminatory. The only thing that unites all the
religions is the love that I feel there to be and to which they want to arrive and incorporate into life. The true essence. The bad thing is that there is much confusion and fanaticism.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the
experience? No

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I would like someone to help me experience the "all knowingness" again, to remember with clarity what I experienced and thus help humanity.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? No My words are inadequate to explain what I experienced.

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I would like to meet a serious researcher who would like to help me. Thanks.


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