An experience where a person either comes close to death, or actually dies, and then returns to the body. Many people who have gone through this report hearing and seeing things in the room while they were supposedly dead - and in some cases they actually had been declared brain-dead before they returned to their bodies. Others report etheric spiritual experiences such as passing through a tunnel of light and being greeted by dead friends, relatives, or pets, or by angels or spiritual leaders such as Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, or the Buddha. Though most so-called scientists dismiss such experiences as the last gasp of a dying brain, some impressive experiments strongly indicate that near-death experiences, or NDE's, are real. See IBody Mind Spirit by Charles T. Tart, MD.
this refers to experiences that people have reported whilst in a state of near death. This is normally when in a crisis such as being involved in an accident or whilst on the operating table. (recommended reading - Closer to the light - Melvin Morse MD ISBN 0-394-57944-5)
Experiences of persons after they have been pronounced clinically dead or have been very close to death. Typical features of NDE are an "OBE", "life review", the sensation of moving though a tunnel, light, coming to or crossing the boundary separating life from death, sightings of deceased friends and relatives, experiencing a loving or divine presence, and/or being offered a choice to return to life. In some instances, frightening or disturbing NDEs have been reported, in which subjects claim to have crossed into darkness or Hell itself. NDEs normally leave a profound impact on the experiencers which are regarded as life changing in nature. See also "cerebral anoxia" and "survival".
the experience of being close to death but surviving
a conscious experience in which the individual experiences a sense of being detached from the physical world during the process of physiological dying
an extraordinary experience, but it happens to normal people
The experience of a range of phenomena at the brink of death, such as an out-of-body experience, the feeling of traveling through a tunnel, visions of deceased individuals, a review of one's life, usually followed by a will to return to the physical body, though not always.
A phenomenon in which a person clinically diesor comes very close to death only to be revived and then can recall in great detailstories of spiritual worlds and other supernatural events.
Unusual experiences often reported by people after being rescued from the brink of death.
A near-death experience (NDE) is a type of experience reported by a person who nearly died, or who experienced clinical death and then revived. Some experts on the phenomenon believe it can be explained by hallucinations produced by the brain as it dies, while others believe that such an explanation cannot account for all the evidence (van Lommel, 2004). The experience has become more common in recent times, especially since the development of cardiac resuscitation techniques.