NHNE Near-Death Experience Network

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

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David Sunfellow commented on Barbara Whitfield's blog post MAYA AND THE LIGHT
"Dina, be sure and share this comment on the new network. Here's where to go: https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/topic/601/maya-and-the-light/view/post_id/3674 New comments made on this network are not going to survive the imminent move..."
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Dina commented on Barbara Whitfield's blog post MAYA AND THE LIGHT
" What a beautiful dream Barbara !  I think it is telling you that the light is more real than physical death. And as you say this virtual reality is an illusion, Maya."
11 hours ago
Barbara Whitfield commented on Barbara Whitfield's blog post MAYA AND THE LIGHT
"I told Charlie that I couldn't believe that I had just picked this picture called "Initiation" up from the framers and hung it just before, like the day before this experience I wrote about above. Then he reminded me that this was…"
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David Sunfellow commented on Barbara Whitfield's blog post MAYA AND THE LIGHT
"Here's where to go to reply to this thoughtful post: https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/topic/601/maya-and-the-light/view/post_id/3674 ;"
David Sunfellow commented on Barbara Whitfield's blog post MAYA AND THE LIGHT
"P.S. Barbara, when you post your dream on the new network, post it here: https://nhne-nde-network.org/forums/27/life-changing-dreams Your blog space on the new network will work, but the comments don't display as nicely as the forum…"
David Sunfellow commented on Barbara Whitfield's blog post MAYA AND THE LIGHT
"Outstanding, Barbara. I can personally relate to everything you shared. I struggle with the same issues. If we're honest, I think we all do. I soooo appreciate your honesty and your tenacious, loving spirit! PLEASE POST THIS ON THE NEW NETWORK…"
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Maya and the Light I just explained this to my husband, crying the whole time. I’m grateful for the tears because I just had my third eye surgery this year, this time to clear my tear ducts and lymph drainage (plus some work on the swelling on my lower lids which my 73 year old vanity loves!) He suggested I write this out for this blog. A big part of me is tremendously grateful because I know this dream I just had is right in line with my NDE, definitely otherworldly, more so than anything I…See More
Dr Rajiv Sinha commented on Paulette's blog post Can You Hear It?
"Dear Paulette, I think a surprisingly large percentage of NDErs hear the ringing sound in their heads post episode. And I regret to inform you that you were misdiagnosed - Meniere's Syndrome has dizziness or a feeling of vertigo as one of its…"
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"Welcome to NHNE Steve. Happy to be your friend. Love and Light, "
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Sandy B. commented on Ellyn Dye's blog post NDE R&R An annual experiencer gathering at Virginia Beach, October 13-16
"I look forward to coming next year, Ellyn.  Will there be other NDE R&R's throughout the year, maybe in the springtime or summer?"
Ellyn Dye commented on Ellyn Dye's blog post NDE R&R An annual experiencer gathering at Virginia Beach, October 13-16
"She did tell me, Sandy, and you'll be missed! So sorry you won't be able to join us. But it will be the same weekend next year, so hopefully the ACISTE conference won't be so close."
Sandy B. commented on Ellyn Dye's blog post NDE R&R An annual experiencer gathering at Virginia Beach, October 13-16
"Hi Ellyn!  Yvonne probably told you that I can't come to this first NDE R&R because I am heading to the ACISTE conference in Palm Springs on Oct 17th.  It's just too close for me, back to back.  But please don't…"



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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. Along with seeking a deeper understanding of the experiences themselves, this network also exists to help those who are interested embody the core truths of NDEs in our day-to-day lives. For an overview of this important topic, see David Sunfellow's What Near-Death Experiences Teach Us and 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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"Absolutely the best video on NDEs! Thank you David. I will be recommending this great video on my website, to my IANDS group, to the audiences who hear my talks, and to everyone I can think of. Truly a gift to the world." -- NDEr Nancy Clark

"David, what a gift this is. Beautiful, perfect! Brilliant, on many, many levels. Will post on all my sites. Thank you!" -- NDEr Carol Lynn Vengroff



New Member Welcome Page

NHNE NDE Members Who Report NDEs
& Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Best-of-the-Best Discussions on This Network

Network Updates

Index Of Near-Death Stories Featured On This Network

Recommended NDE Books & DVDs

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)


This network is sponsored by NHNE and administered by NHNE's founder and president, David Sunfellow.


Click here to read the lyrics to this epic, near-death-experience-friendly song.


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


An NDE: Radiating Warmth 1 Reply

Started by David Sunfellow in Near-Death Experiences. Last reply by Dawn Marie Sep 3.

I'm So Totally Afraid of Death 36 Replies

Started by Dawn Marie in Community Discussions. Last reply by Dawn Marie Aug 17.

Limits and Freedom from Reason. Is it Reasonable to be Unreasonable about NDE's ? 15 Replies

Started by Kyriacos Kozaccos in NDE Controversies. Last reply by David Sunfellow Aug 1.

New Book: "The Self Does Not Die"

Started by David Sunfellow in NDE Books Jul 14.

NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander: Confronting Evil 2 Replies

Started by David Sunfellow in Community Discussions. Last reply by Graham Maxey Jul 13.

Glenn-Douglas Haig Shares His Near-Death Experience 1 Reply

Started by David Sunfellow in Near-Death Experiences. Last reply by Edie Sneath Jun 26.

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Outstanding Near-Death Resources


• NHNE's NDE Formula Website

• What Near-Death Experiences Teach Us

How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World

• The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth

• NHNE NDE YouTube Channel
NDE Stories
NHNE NDE (on Ning)
NHNE NDE (on Facebook)
NHNE NDE (on Google+)

Wikipedia on Near-Death Experiences
International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
The Journal of Near-Death Studies
Horizon Research Foundation
Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)
• Eternea
Near-Death Experiences & The After Life
University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies
Esalen: Survival of Bodily Death
Near-Death Experience Experts
The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE)
International Foundation for Survival Research (IFSR)
• Bereavement Rescue Centre
Raymond Moody Website
PMH Atwater Website
Paul Perry Productions

Study Groups, Support Groups, Social Networks:

IANDS Support Groups
NHNE NDE (on Ning)
NDE Space (on Ning)
NHNE NDE (on Google+)
NHNE NDE (on Facebook)
NDE Community (on Facebook)
Afterlife Awareness and After-Death Communication(on Facebook)


• How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World

• Dr. Jan Holden Summarizes 30 Years Of NDE Research

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

Key Facts About Near-Death Experiences

NDE Summary by Rev. Dick Dinges

Distressing Near-Death Experiences

Aftereffects of Near-Death States

30 Years of Near-Death Experience Research

Scientific Evidence for Survival After Death

Video Accounts Of People Describing Their Near-Death Experience

• Lilou Mace NDE Interviews
• AfterLifeTV NDE Interviews
• NHNE NDE Videos on YouTube (includes topic-specific playlists)
• NHNE NDE Videos on NHNE's NDE Network
• Index of personal NDEs featured on NHNE's NDE Network
• NHNE's NDE Stories Website
• NDERF Video Archive
• Virginia Beach IANDS Speakers
• Near-Death Experience Stories
• NDE Accounts
• GoldenLightD
• Near-Death Experiences on YouTube

Written Accounts Of People Describing Their Near-Death Experience

• IANDS Archive of NDE Accounts
• Current NDE Experiences on NDERF
• Exceptional NDE • Experiences on NDERF
• Archive of NDE Experiences on NDERF
• Near-Death Experience and the Afterlife Archives
• Index of personal NDEs featured on NHNE NDE
NDE Bookstores:

• NHNE NDE Bookstore
• Near-Death.com Bookstore

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


• How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World
• Dying To Live

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