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Richard B's Experience

Experience description:   


1/ Remember the absence of identity

2/ Remember there being no separation between myself and anything else

3/ Remember direct experience of infinity (absence of time)

4/ Remember experience of mothers heartbeat as a child in the womb would experience it.

5/Remember the absence of thought.

6/Remember feeling totally at home in a way that my conscious life does not come close to feeling.

7/Remember experiencing/knowing my conscious life as an illusion and the remembered life as my real life.

8/Remember the experience of ecstasy.

9/Remember absence of opinions.

10/Remember absence of language.

11/Remember absence of any capacity for abstraction.

12/Remember a life of concurrent utter simplicity and infinity sophistication/complexity.

13/Remember the absence of identifiable body sensations except for the experience of maternal heart beat.

14/Remember experiencing myself as a disembodied spirit.

15/Remember being being. If you can figure this one out let me know.

16/Remember experiencing the possibility of "moving" from my conscious life to the remembered "spirit" life.



At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Uncertain  At the times I was having the lucid dreams there were no life threatening events. I can not speak to the specific time I was remembering in my dream memory. It did occur to me as if I was always having a dream memory of the same moment, or quality of moment.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     I was experiencing a life where even the possibility of language had no existence.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    Always the same.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      More consciousness and alertness than normal  

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   I experienced no vision and there was no prior

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   I experienced thunderous hearing

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?   ecstasy  

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?   A clearly mystical or unearthly realm



Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning


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”)?   Yes  

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?   Yes   I existed in the spirit world/alternate dimension prior to my life as a human. i really still am in that life. This one is an illusion.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   Yes  

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?   Uncertain  

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   Yes  

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I had no beliefs when I first experienced the dream memories as a young child.

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience  
  

My experience directly resulted in:   Large 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?  
Yes   I have developed a strong sense of purpose/obligation.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   No       

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  20 years till I shared. People were curious/ skeptical/indifferent.

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:   Experience was definitely real  

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real  

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Uncertain  

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Uncertain  

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   No     

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   No   Was not an NDE

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?       Explore the wider range of these experiences of which NDEs are only a subset.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?                        All questions should have an option for "other" just in case the experience in question does not align with the buried assumptions of the available answers.