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Has anyone out there reading this had a near death experience?

My cousin had a heart attack yesterday and swears he saw the lights of heaven. Isn’t that amazing. I heard this experience really changes a person. What was it like for you and in what ways were you changed? Thank you so much for your time.

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  1. 1. Near death experiences are the result of a brain shutting down due to lack of oxygen.
    2. We know how to induce one artificially using ketamine.
    3. People mostly see what they expect to see – hence people of different religions have different experiences.
    4. A few people, though, have made quite a bit of money from NDE claims.
    5. An in-depth article: http://skepdic.com/nde.html

  2. Yes many of us have had near death experiences, but near death isn’t death and tells us nothing about the experience of death.

  3. Many reports of near-death experiences sound the same: a welcoming white light and a replay of memories. But now scientists aim to study what really happens to the brain and consciousness when someone is on the verge of dying.
    In a new study called AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation), doctors will examine patients in hospitals in Europe and North America who reach a state called cardiac arrest.
    “Contrary to popular perception, death is not a specific moment,” said leader of the study Dr. Sam Parnia of the University of Southampton in the U.K. “It is a process that begins when the heart stops beating, the lungs stop working and the brain ceases functioning – a medical condition termed cardiac arrest, which from a biological viewpoint is synonymous with clinical death.”
    Science has long struggled to define death, and to determine when the precise moment of death occurs. Now though, most doctors consider death more of a process than an event. A person is thought to have died when he stops breathing, his heart stops beating, and his brain activity ceases.
    “During a cardiac arrest, all three criteria of death are present,” Parnia said. “There then follows a period of time, which may last from a few seconds to an hour or more, in which emergency medical efforts may succeed in restarting the heart and reversing the dying process. What people experience during this period of cardiac arrest provides a unique window of understanding into what we are all likely to experience during the dying process.”
    Previous research suggests about 10 to 20 percent of people who live through cardiac arrest report lucid, well-structured thought processes, reasoning, memories and sometimes detailed recall of events during their encounter with death.
    One study found that people who reported peaceful feelings, bright light and out-of-body experiences during a brush with death are more likely to have had difficulty separating sleep from wakefulness in their everyday lives. Both before and after their near-death experiences, these people often have symptoms of the rapid-eye movement (REM) state of sleep while awake.
    The AWARE researchers want to find out what happens to the brain when a person’s body has started to shut down, whether it is possible for people see and hear during cardiac arrest, and what’s going on during out of body experiences.

  4. I saw all the lights of the Heavens… Went for a long extended tour of the stars and galaxies. I am the god that I once sought and I am also the enemy I once feared. I have taken full responsibility for my life.

  5. Yes, I saw the Norse God Heimdall and he was standing guard of the rainbow bridge Bifrost. Didn’t see Jesus anywhere, sorry.

  6. Strangely enough, NDEs tend to reflect the person’s preconceived beliefs about the so-called “afterlife” and have been reproduced to varying degrees using chemicals such as ketamine, suggesting a biological cause.

  7. One summer I was at the beach and I got stuck in a Rip Current and I didn’t know how to get out, and there were no lifeguards and I prayed to God to get me out, and as soon as I did, there wasn’t an undertow anymore that was keeping me from getting out. I’m not lying. God saved me.

  8. Yes. I saw myself on the edge of The City of Pyramids; and before me was the Great Whore Babalon. I kneeled before her, and gave her my entire worth as a man, filling her cup to the brim. There I gestat, waiting to emerge as a Babe of the Abyss!

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