I have always sought knowledge at a different level than my peers
and family, as such I have experimented with many religious/ spiritual
exercises. At the age of 14 I began to attempt to induce trance states and Out
of Body Experiences. One afternoon while meditating I entered a trance state and
experienced the most intense episode of my life. For lack of a better term I
watched as a version of myself lived through several experiences of a life that
occurred in what appeared to be late in the middle ages in northern Europe.
Themes ranged from sexual encounters, to mundane life experiences but culminated
around the fact that the person that I was held a blatant hatred for nobility. I
viewed several instances of espionage including the theft of official documents
and their replacement with fake countermanding papers sealed with a stolen or
manufactured signet. At one point I observed this 'me' being caught and taken to
what must have been a keep or some form of dungeon.
I remember being
adamant in stating "I did not do it!" then immediately thinking "(this time)".
Found guilty by my accusers, and rightly so, I was sentenced to death by way of
public execution. On the day of the execution I was lead to a platform. While
enroute I experienced sweating, gnawing anxiety in my stomach, racing panic, and
an ultimate fear. Upon arrival at the platform I was urged to voluntarily place
my head upon a stump of wood, as I resisted with denials of my guilt I was
assured that the executioner did not care about my plight as his job was my
death. After placing my head on the block I was soon decapitated and watched as
my eyes tumbled down away from my body. At this time I began to fall. In the
first minutes I screamed until I became weary of this action and began to look
around. I found myself falling at an unbelievable speed through a dark shaft
that appeared to pass many levels of cavern. I believe I could see darting eyes
staring into the emptiness as I passed. After falling for an eternity I landed
in a very strange place with two directions to choose from. I attempted to go
forward but was compelled by an unseen force to go the other way. After turning
I found myself inside what I can only describe as a river. (Styx?) I attempted
to walk, run, crawl and then swim to no avail all the while feeling as though
some thing was chasing me in an effort to do me harm. Finally exhausted mentally
I attempted to utilize my will to move with immediate success. As I succeeded in
travel I was aware that the thing casually coming for me had now realized that
it was time to take a more active approach. The level of fear I felt cannot be
described. The running away and pursuit lasted for what seemed a long time. At
the end of this experience I found an area where there were small lights,
millions of small lights. I picked a point of light that called to me and
entered it. I can only guess by how I felt that this was how I chose another
came out of the trance sweating, nervous and out of breath. This experience was
so real that I have changed my whole belief system.
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes An a-typical experience. I do not feel comfortable speaking with many
people as the experience was profound yet hard to convey as normal.
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness
Throughout. There was no time at which I felt asleep or groggy.
did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience
compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?
Normal consciousness and alertness
Throughout. There was no time at which I felt asleep or groggy.
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.)?
Yes It was as if I was in a state of recollecting a past memory only more
vividly as though I were actually reliving it.
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,
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Fear and anxiety
you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?
Yes The cakelike tunnel I fell through.
you see a light?
Yes The pinpoints of light in the darkness that I believe were en utero life
awaiting their souls.
you meet or see any other beings?
Yes I saw red unblinking eyes as I fell.
you experience a review of past events in your life?
Yes Not my current life but what I believe was a past life. I learned a
great deal and now live my life as I believe one who acquires karmic debt should
in order to limit negative life and post life experience.
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
Uncertain I observed places, actions and things which should be easy to
confirm or deny given access to extensive records.
you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or
Yes Otherwise distinctive, definitely.
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Yes The whole experience.
you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
Yes The corridor where I landed where I was forced the other way.
you become aware of future events?
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
you did not have prior to the experience?
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Only one other man who was in his forties and I in my twenties. We were
skeptical of each other and took the approach of giving small bits of
information each in turn. His experiences (2) were in relation to near death due
to a motorcycle accident and later cardiac arrest. His experience was merely of
the falling through and description of the tunnel with the eyes.
you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
Yes I had heard of them as anyone else does. I do not believe this to be an
NDE as it was trance induced. However I have spoken to one person who had a
similar experience as result of NDE. I have tried to find anything with this
information in it but nothing ever comes up.
did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it
Experience was definitely real I still feel influenced years later by this
experience as it was so real.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or
significant to you?
do you currently view the reality of your experience:
Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your
look at the world much differently. I know there is reincarnation and an
existence after death.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your
no longer a believer in Christian doctrine as people practice it.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
No I have a heart condition (WPW syndrome) and my heart has stopped twice
while in surgery, both times I have come out of the anesthesia to full
consciousness as I lay on the table, my mind racing, heart and lungs still. At
no time have I ever experienced anything like this.
the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and
comprehensively describe your experience?
Yes I wish there were information relating to similar cases that I could