NHNE Near-Death Experience Network

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

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Barbara Whitfield posted a blog post

Empath Traits: 22 signs you are a highly sensitive person

After reading about the deer experience with Dr. Raj and then writing about my experience (s) I ran across this article. This made so much sense. What do others think?Empath Traits: 22 Signs You Are A Highly Sensitive PersonBy Have you ever walked in a room and had a wave of negative energy wash over you?Have you had a conversation with a stranger and could tell,…See More
1 hour ago
Gloria Oelman replied to David Sunfellow's discussion Survey: Have You Had An Encounter With God?
"Hi John, I just did it and had no problems at all.  I used Safari FWIW."
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Barbara Whitfield replied to David Sunfellow's discussion NDEr Dr. Rajiv Sinha: A Wild & Instructive Experience
"WOW! What an amazing story!  Here's one not so amazing but also demonstrating the empathy we have with the animal kingdom, especially deer. My "village" is a planned community right next to Sarasota FL where we have a…"
2 hours ago
John Cox replied to David Sunfellow's discussion Survey: Have You Had An Encounter With God?
"David,  I contacted tech support via the survey's Face Book web site.  On the site, I got a message that said I'd been e-mailed about the problem.  I never got the e-mail and posted another "help me" message via…"
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David Sunfellow replied to David Sunfellow's discussion Survey: Have You Had An Encounter With God?
"John, thanks for contacting tech support about the survey. It's important that everyone who wants to fill this survey out has the opportunity to do so..."
21 hours ago
David Sunfellow's discussion was featured

NDEr Dr. Rajiv Sinha: A Wild & Instructive Experience

The following story comes from Dr. Rajiv Sinha.A Wild & Instructive Experience By Dr. Rajiv SinhaThis incident took place a month ago and I felt that I had to share it with the NDE community out there.Evening time, 6 pm, the sun low on the horizon and I was returning from a walk in the jungle. My house is on the edge of a forest and…See More
21 hours ago
Joao Lourenco's 2 videos were featured
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David Sunfellow posted a discussion

NDEr Dr. Rajiv Sinha: A Wild & Instructive Experience

The following story comes from Dr. Rajiv Sinha.A Wild & Instructive Experience By Dr. Rajiv SinhaThis incident took place a month ago and I felt that I had to share it with the NDE community out there.Evening time, 6 pm, the sun low on the horizon and I was returning from a walk in the jungle. My house is on the edge of a forest and…See More
22 hours ago
Joao Lourenco posted videos
John Cox replied to David Sunfellow's discussion Survey: Have You Had An Encounter With God?
"I have attempted to participate in this survey just now on two occasions.  I have not ever been able to get past the completion of demographic information.  On both occasions the survey has shut down with a comment that I've taken too…"
Ginger Maglione replied to David Sunfellow's discussion Survey: Have You Had An Encounter With God?
"Thanks David"
David Sunfellow's discussion was featured

New Book: "Love from Heaven" by NDEr Lorna Byrne

Choose to Love Yourself More A Message from Lorna Byrne Wednesday 22nd of April 2015Love changes everything! And it all starts with loving yourself. If we could each love ourselves just a little more our world wouldn't be in the state it is today.It's your choice to love yourself more and when you make this choice you will become less judgmental of your own perceived imperfections and become happier and…See More
David Sunfellow posted discussions
John Cox replied to Dr Rajiv Sinha's discussion The Far End of Life - my NDE
"Jack, I use the book as a reference when I need to go back and review and refresh.  It's a book that I've had around for a very long time. Newton has written at least one other book about the same subject.  I've not kept it…"
Dr Rajiv Sinha and Laurie Rauk are now friends
Robert Perry commented on David Sunfellow's video

Gary Habermas: Near-Death Experiences: Evidence for an Afterlife?

"Jack, thank you for updating us. I'm glad to hear that your son acknowledges that Q is accepted by the majority of scholars. I find it interesting that your son bristles at separating the Jesus of love and understanding from the Jesus the judge…"



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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 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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NHNE NDE Members Who Report NDEs
& Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences

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Network Updates

Index Of Near-Death Stories Featured On This Network

Index Of NDE Quotes 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.


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


NDEr Dr. Rajiv Sinha: A Wild & Instructive Experience 1 Reply

Started by David Sunfellow in Community Discussions. Last reply by Barbara Whitfield 2 hours ago.

New Book: "Love from Heaven" by NDEr Lorna Byrne

Started by David Sunfellow in NDE Books on Wednesday.

Survey: Have You Had An Encounter With God? 5 Replies

Started by David Sunfellow in NDE Research. Last reply by Gloria Oelman 1 hour ago.

"Spiritual Emergence" by Paul Levy 25 Replies

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Article: "Tunnel Vision"

Started by David Sunfellow in NDEs In The News Mar 14.

NHNE's New Website & Second Newsletter

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Robert Perry: 'Loving Personhood Or Liberation From Personhood?' 35 Replies

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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 Network (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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