Gatano N SOBE
I was sitting on my home sofa . Sunday. It was about noon, autumn. Suddenly I found myself into an unknown environment, not dreadful but 'different'.
The landscape was desert-like, with fine reddish sands. Everything had a reddish hue. I was surrounded with twigs: dry plants about one meter tall but with pointed thorns that emerged from the sands: all looked totally desert-like and parched.
I felt nimble, motivated, and pushed to search. I don't know what. I was very fine. Free. I repeat it, nimble: freed from my human body.
A wonderful feeling. I was comfortable and fine. I was out of time and space as we know them.
After I don't know how long (seconds, minutes, maybe half an hour) I felt as if I was being drawn and brought back. I was conscious again, but I did not want to, I tried to resist, and I felt the whole burden of my human nature: sitting on my sofa, and heavy.
I didn't like it, but that was it.
My watch indicated about 12.30.
Current principal occupation: retired - former bank clerk
Circumstances around the time of the experience: Sitting on a sofa, sudden.
Your condition at time of experience: As a click as a switch
Your religious background at the time of the experience Christian- Catholic. Not much practicing.
Your religious background currently: Christian- Catholic. Believing.
Do you consider the content of your experience to be: Both pleasant AND distressing
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? no
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was fine, I did not want to go back
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? when I was elsewhere
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? more present.
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. as if moving to a vision that was more vigil.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. there was no sound
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? no
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt fine with myself
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? no
Did you see an unearthly light? no
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? no
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? no
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? no
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? no
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? I was alone and I was moving in that environment.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? there was no time
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? no
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? no
Did you come to a border or point of no return? no
Did scenes from the future come to you? no
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? no
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? no
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? this feeling was about a different event. As a child when I was in Pompeii.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? no
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? no
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? no
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? no
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? no
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? no
What occurred during your experience included I think I have been in a place outside my perception. I don't know what that was.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? maybe similar
My experience directly resulted in No changes in my life
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? no
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Maybe life is not all that we live.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Maybe there is other
Have you ever shared this experience with others? no
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? no
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened I lived it as real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time Experience was probably real.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? no
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? no
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? no
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? no
What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? keep researching. Existing is not only what we perceive consciously.