Exploring all aspects of near-death experiences (and related phenomena).
NEW TELEVISION SERIES: 'I SURVIVED... BEYOND AND BACK'
I SURVIVED... BEYOND AND BACK reveals one of life's greatest mysteries by profiling the extraordinary stories of people who have literally passed on to the other side. The series combines the compelling and emotionally gripping stories of I Survived... with the unexplainable experiences some people have when they are pronounced legally dead. Through first-person accounts and testimony from the medical personnel and family members who were present, I SURVIVED... BEYOND AND BACK will not only explore the survivor's encounter with death, but also the ways in which it has changed their outlook on life forever.
• Previous Post On This New Television Series (includes comments from people featured on the program)
I'm on episode 4 which is being shown again on the 19th at 11 EST. I guess after that they will put it online.
I didn't get to see it when it was shown last Sunday (I saw the tape my husband made) because I was stranded at O'Hare till late at night in a blizzard. I gave a talk the day before to Chicago IANDS. What a great group of people.
My husband had watched it and when I finally got home he was disappointed, saying they gave too much time to the sensationalistic details of what was killing us and not enough time to the actual NDE and aftereffects. So I watched it and he was right. I was interviewed for four and a half hours last June which gave me a lot of time to imagine how good it could be, only to be confronted with a lot of medical details (some of which didn't happen!) but that's show biz! I do believe though that they found the best thread to follow which brought the viewer to the idea that love is what life is really all about. So I thank them for that. I'd like to hear others opinions too.
Happy Holidays everyone and thank you David for this wonderful website.
You are making the world a lot smaller!
Nicola and I watched episode 6 on my computer last night and we loved it. I admit that I would have liked to hear more details from their experience and less details about their physical predicament (though I did want to know the basics of that). They did focus a bit on aftereffects. The fact was, though, that it was riveting TV. Nicola and I really enjoyed it, felt really drawn in, talked about it a lot afterwards. The sheer fact that this is airing on recognized channel, for multiple episodes, is, I think, pretty great.
Thanks Robert and Nicola!
I needed a second opinion
I thought Episode 6 was well done, too, Barbara. I told all my readers about it. I also included Robert's comment, so hopefully at least of few of them will watch it and help spread the word. While I wished the program had spent more time exploring the actual near-death experiences themselves, I really appreciated the fact that the program consisted mostly of people telling their stories. I found that very compelling. Listening to people tell their stories, and being able to listen to the nuances in their voices and watch the expressions on their faces is, I think, transformative. Getting folks to sit down and listen to another human being tell their story affects everyone more deeply. So I applaud the series, along with you and the other NDErs that participated. Nice to see that near-death experiences are finally being taken seriously by mainstream television programs...
Well, I am really glad I brought this up so I could get both of your feedback.
I can't wait to hear what you thought of the episode I was on. It is being repeated this Sunday at 11 EST.
And then I hope they put it on the net.
You can go online to BioChannel.com to the forum section and leave feedback and/or suggestions for the show. Now that it is appearing in mainstream medias, it would be a shame to see it canceled, when all it may need to garner the audience it deserves is that bit of revamping. So, perhaps some feedback will keep it going. I also have a bit of concern as to how my story will be aired.as it was 4+ hours of taping for me as well. The bio channel seems to spend the most time on what was the least of the experience. Our accidents and illnesses were just the vehicles to get us to our NDEs.
My show airs on Jan. 9th and even if not as I would possibly want to see it portrayed, I am just so Thankful to have been given the chance to share. Having been only two years ago since my experience my emotionalism about it all came to the forefront a bit more than I would have liked, but during my experience I was led to know that I would indeed share what was given me. How strange it would unfold in such a way as this, especially since I did not go looking for it.
Thank you David for making this available on this site and wishes to everyone for a most Wonderful Holiday Season.
Lots of Love
I think that the emotion is good. It shows how much we were affected and how sincere we are. I've become much more emotional about every thing since mine and it's been 35 years.
I'm new to the forum and new to this discussion, but I found the video clips very interesting. I want to learn more about the "dark" experiences because I never saw "The Light' during my own. I didn't experience anything hellish, but I was enveloped by the darkest blackness one could imagine. It was not frightening to me. On the contrary, it was blisfully serene. Almost immediately, I "knew" that it was not my time and that I would be returning to my body and would live on this plane at least until my first granddaughter is "raised."
For a long time, I wondered about not seeing the light and not having a life review. I thought that might mean that I had not lived a good enough life; that I hadn't been kind enough to people or something. It was a relief when I finally understood that I just didn't travel very far on the path to the other side.
It could be that you were in the place that the Buddhists call "The Void" and in their belief system that is their goal.
I was in the darkness too -- and it was serene.In fact, that is where my grandmother who had been dead for 14 years met me.
When I meditate (every day now) sometimes I have that feeling back and I love it!
When I practice yoga regularly (not frequently enough these days) and incorporate meditation into my relaxation phase, I also get that feeling back sometimes. It's a wonderful place to be.
Beyond and Back has excerpts of our interviews on line that were not on the TV show. They've got me describing my second NDE (a week after the first one while still in the circle bed.) I was disappointed that it didn't make it on the show but at least they have a little of it online. The link is: