Christine B's Experience
I was a 10 year old child.
I had an angioneurotic edema.
My grandmother was keeping a vigil on me because I was thought to be in a critical state.
I was no doubt critical at one point: my eyes were closed and I could see my feet moving away from me. I was coming out of my body from the top of my head and I could see myself from above. I went around my body many times from above.
I wasnít really scared but I didnít talk about it. It happened once more in the same situation. That time, I knew I didnít want it to happen again so I forced myself to open my eyes. It never happened when my eyes were open. And when I felt it would happen again, before Iíd leave my body, Iíd once again force myself to open my eyes. Then, I started feeling better and healed. It never happened again.
Was the kind of experience
difficult to express in words?
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes an angioneurotic edema.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I came out of my body and was floating above it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
When I came out of my body and was floating above it
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Apprehension & amazement
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Uncertain I am not sure if the memory of a strong red/orange light I have is tied to my experience or not.
Did you meet or see any other
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes 30 years later. I was afraid to talk about my experience; worried people wouldnít believe me. Nobody, including me, made the connection with a near death experience.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real. It was real but shouldnít be talked about for fear of being called crazy.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real. Without hesitation, I think itís pretty close to a NDE.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes