NHNE Near-Death Experience Network

Exploring all aspects of near-death experiences (and related phenomena).

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Barbara Whitfield replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"Norman, (I'm beginning to feel like a druggie here! And I'm not but we did experiment back a few decades ago) I tried DMT under "research" circumstances to compare my NDE with DMT. This was in the 80s and we were looking for the…"
2 hours ago
Barbara Whitfield replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"Diane, I too "dabbled" with MDMA in the 80s as a drug used in therapy to help us get to issues that were so buried we couldn't reach them but knew they were there and getting in our way. I tried it myself and became a sitter for…"
2 hours ago
Karen liked David Sunfellow's blog post Index Of Near-Death Experiences
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Norman Van Rooy replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"I was curious if anyone on this site has any information first or second hand that compares DMT--the Spirit molecule--found in shamanic brews in Central and South America or synthesized in a lab. Some of the YouTube videos about it are quite…"
6 hours ago
Chad K commented on Thomas Spitzer's video

Jim Carrey Spiritual Awakening "We are all one"

"Jim Carey Has no idea!  REALLY! BUDDA?  Well I hope he finds Nervana!  Just Sayin'!  "
8 hours ago
Diane Goble replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"I neglected to mention another drug I tried back then that I would say had a profound affect, even transformational, and that's MDMA, which became better known on the street as Ecstasy. I did it several times under the direction of a…"
10 hours ago
Mitch left a comment for Chad K
"Hey Chad, and welcome,      Yes, it does upset you to have come back, but there is still something that you are to do. I had my experience at 17 years of age. I am now 63 and only recently am discovering what it is that I am to…"
16 hours ago
John Cox left a comment for Chad K
"Hi Chad, I'm so happy that you are here with us.  I'm pleased that NHNE NDE Network was the first choice on your list when you went to search for "NDE."  There's not a thing wrong with being cautious. …"
21 hours ago
David Sunfellow left a comment for Chad K
"Hello Chad. Welcome! Many people who have had near-death experiences also feel angry at being sent back, so you are not alone with these feelings. Why couldn't you stay? Why did you get sent back? How can you live a full, happy, healthy life in…"
22 hours ago
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David Sunfellow posted a discussion

What Struck Me About Colton Burpo's New Movie, "Heaven Is For Real"

I was able to see NDEr Colton Burpo's movie last night, "Heaven Is For Real". Several people asked me what I thought about it. Here are my initial impressions: It was a little slow and, of course, predictable (since I am very familiar with Colton's story), but I thought Randall Wallace and company did a good job presenting the story.…See More
22 hours ago
David Sunfellow replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"Hi Thomas. I haven't read this book, but am aware of some of the research, past and present, that suggests "psychedelic therapy" can be used to successfully treat a wide range of illnesses, including Obsessive Compulsive…"
David Sunfellow replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"My advice is simple: follow your heart and let the chips fall where they will. If your book/DVD/app is a bestseller, great. If not, that's great too -- it will reach the few it was intended for and leave your spirit a little lighter knowing you…"
Thomas Spitzer replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"Well I have a stack of books 4 ft high I've bought since last summer after the spiritual shift.  I like to ride motorcycles as well and would love to get a look at your accumulated wisdom.  I'd say go for it!"
Barbara Whitfield replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"Dear Rajiv, My first book was with Simon and Schuster, next 4 with Health Communications who has published Charlie's first 8 or so. Some of his have sold in the millions and continue to do so. We both got tired of our "professional"…"
Dr Rajiv Sinha replied to David Sunfellow's discussion The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences
"Dear Barbara, 5 days with the Moody Blues! Must have been a blast - what a fantastic experience! And it was equally fitting that it should have ended with spiritual connections, exploration and the extending of understanding and empathy. If the…"



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Welcome To NHNE's NDE Resource Center & Social Network!

Welcome to NHNE's Near-Death Experience Resource Center & Social Network. This network has been created for people who are interested in exploring all aspects of the near-death experience (and related phenomena) -- and meeting others who share similar interests. For an overview of this important topic, see David Sunfellow's video presentation How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World. You may also be interested in David's evolving Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth, which is based on the core truths found in near-death experiences around the world. For fast-breaking news, information, and links to NDE-related books, videos, websites and other resources, check out NHNE's NDE pages on Facebook, Google+Twitter, and NHNE Pulse. NHNE also sponsors the NDE Stories website which showcases some of the most inspiring, informative, and deeply compelling near-death experiences (and related phenomena) ever recorded.

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Acronyms: NDE (near-death experience); NDLE (near-death-like experience); STE (spiritually transformative experience); DNDE (distressing near-death experience); SDE (shared-death experience); DBV (deathbed vision); ADC (after-death communication); OBE (out-of-body experience); PLE (past life experience)


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Near-Death Experience Quotes

"In this remarkable book, Ring presents evidence that merely learning about the near-death experience has similar effects to those reported by people who actually have had near-death experiences. Kenneth Ring is one of the few authors whose gifts include the capacity to transform their readers' lives."

-- Stanley Krippner, writing about Kenneth Ring's book Lessons from the Light


"For me personally, I'm showing more love to others now than before I started my near-death-experience studies. My understanding of near-death experiences has made me a better doctor. I face life with more courage and confidence. I believe NDErs really do bring back a piece of the afterlife. When NDErs share their remarkable experiences, I believe a piece of the afterlife, in some mysterious way, becomes available to us all."

-- Jeffrey Long, author of Evidence of the Afterlife


"'It's like climbing right inside a movie of your life,' says one Near-Deather. 'Every moment from every year of your life is played back in complete sensory detail. Total, total recall. And it all happens in an instant....' During this instantaneous and panoramic remembrance NDRers reexperience all the emotions, the joys and sorrows, that accompany all of the events in their life. More than that, they feel all of the emotions of the people with whom they have interacted as well. They feel the happiness of all the individuals to whom they've been kind. If they have committed a hurtful act, they become acutely aware of the pain their victim felt as a result of their thoughtlessness. And no event seems to be too trivial to be exempt....

"Whitton has uncovered evidence that thoughtless acts are not the only things that cause individuals remorse during the life review. Under hypnosis his subjects reported that failed dreams and aspirations -- things they had hoped to accomplish during their life but had not -- also caused them pangs of sadness."

-- Michael Talbot, from his book, The Holographic Universe


"I'm not asking you to believe anything. I'm simply telling you what I believe. And I have no idea what the next life will be like. Whatever I saw was only from the doorway, so to speak. But it was enough to convince me totally of two things from that moment on: One, that our consciousness does not cease with physical death; that it becomes, in fact, keener and more aware than ever. And secondly, that how we spend our time on earth, the kind of relationships we build, is vastly more important than we can know."

-- George G. Ritchie, M.D., summarizing his famous near-death experience which helped launch the near-death experience movement. From his book, Return From Tomorrow. Readers may also be interested in Ordered to Return: My Life After Dying by George G. Ritchie and Ian Stevenson.


"I have never interviewed anyone who had a near-death experience who told me that they came back to make more money or to spend more time at their jobs away from their families... Instead, they become convinced that they need to be more loving and kind. They react to their experience by living life to its fullest. They believe their lives have a purpose, even if that purpose is obscure to them. Invariably it involves concepts such as love of family or service to others. They seem to know that the love they create while living will be reflected and radiated back to them when they die."

-- Melvin Morse, M.D., from his book, Parting Visions


“I looked up and I saw this light; it wasn’t a normal light, it was different. It was luminescent. And it grew. I kept looking at it like, ‘What is that?’ Then it grew large and I went into it.

“I went into this tunnel, and I came into this room that was just beautiful. God held me, he called me by name, and he told me, ‘Mary Jo, you can’t stay.’ And I wanted to stay. I protested. I said, ‘I can’t stay? Why not?’ And I started talking about all the reasons; I was a good wife, I was a good mother, I did 24-hour care with cancer patients.

“And he said, ‘Let me ask you one thing -- have you ever loved another the way you’ve been loved here?’ And I said, ‘No, it’s impossible. I’m a human.’ And then he just held me and said, ‘You can do better.’ ”

-- Mary Jo Rapini, describing her near-death experience


“He looked down at me and he said, ‘you’re not supposed to be here. It’s not time for you to be here.’

“And I remember looking up at him and saying, ‘but I want to be here’… With all my heart, I wanted to be there. I wanted to go home. I was happy.

“And he took a pause and… you could see him thinking about something and deciding whether to say something. And with that… there was a picture placed in my head of a memory of my original agreement of why I had come to Earth to begin with. It was like I remembered and I went, ‘Oh, right. Right…’

“One of the things that bothers me so tremendously about the metaphysical movement, in lieu of my experience and in lieu of what I was shown… if there is any message I can give, it’s not about meditating and leaving your body and taking your Light Being out of this Earth. Indeed, not. It is about bringing the Light into this Earth. Stay here. Be an anchor. Let the Light come in through you into this world. Don’t abandon this world. We need you. We need you here. We need you to be present. And we need you to be open, with an open heart… Everybody must be open. To bring this new age in, it is about opening your heart and letting it sing through you. It is coming! And it is a matter of all of us. Just open your heart and let It come in. Don’t leave. Don’t meditate and think this place is a bad place and we’re going to get out of here. This is a wonderful place. And it’s going to get even more wonderful. You’re here to anchor the Light so It can come into this dimension and be here.”

– NDEr Anne Horn


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Started by David Sunfellow in NDE Basics. Last reply by David Sunfellow Apr 6.

Nathan Wheeler's Near-Death Experience 11 Replies

Started by David Sunfellow in Personal NDE Stories. Last reply by Sandy B. Apr 9.

The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences 20 Replies

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Version 3.0 of "The Formula" Now Available

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My Face-To-Face Encounter With Jesus Christ

Started by David Sunfellow in Jesus & NDEs Sep 2, 2011.

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• How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World

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Summary of Jeffrey Long's book "Evidence Of The Afterlife"

Key Facts About Near-Death Experiences

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NDE Bookstores:

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Recommended NDE Books:

Lessons From The Light: What We Can Learn From The Near-Death Experience by Kenneth Ring and Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino

Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry

Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death by Chris Carter

Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience by Pim van Lommel

The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation by Janice Miner Holden, Bruce Greyson, Debbie James

Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife by Raymond Moody, Paul Perry

Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani

Glimpses of Eternity by Raymond Moody

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon — Survival of Bodily Death by Raymond Moody and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life by Howard Storm

Return from Tomorrow by Dr. George Ritchie


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