I had anorexia in my teens and as this is not a prevalent illness in
India, my family, myself and the doctors were not aware of the damage I had
caused to my body. I became weaker and weaker by the day due to malnutrition.
My family decided to get me married thinking that marriage would solve all my
problems and bring me out of my misery. On the day of my marriage, my blood
pressure was extremely low. I knew the symptoms as I had experienced this
before but not as bad as it was on that day. My body went cold and I was
sweating profusely. As I was sitting in the marriage hall, I heard a buzz as if
it was all around me yet I could hear people around me talking. I felt a huge
wave of sympathy and understanding towards every body and felt detached from my
body. I also had the knowledge during this time that my marriage would not last
as it was not the time for me to be married. Yet with that knowledge I felt
comfortable and peaceful as if I was obeying my destiny. I felt a radiance
inside my head (not outside). After a few minutes I felt the buzzing stopped
and I was back again in the marriage hall. My sweating stopped and I felt a bit
better. I asked my relatives if I had fainted but they said no, that I was ok
and just a bit quiet.
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes The feeling that no one may understand. The experiences and thoughts
associated with the event seem to be isolated to just me.
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
Yes Very poor health as an after effect of anorexia (starvation)
what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness
all the time
did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience
compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?
More consciousness and alertness than normal
your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was
different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please
all the time
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 Feeling of the brightness inside my head
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,
Yes buzzing sound
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Great sympathy and understanding for both myself and everyone else
you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?
you see a light?
you meet or see any other beings?
you experience a review of past events in your life?
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
Yes I was detached yet I could hear people around me talking
you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or
you have any sense of altered space or time?
you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Yes Sympathy, understanding and some knowledge about my future
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
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?
Yes I have always been a sensitive person since birth. But after this
event, I have become more sensitive (psychic?). I can sense what other people
are feeling and have an intuition about situations before anybody else can. My
understanding and sympathy for others has increased.
Have you shared this experience with others?
you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it
Experience was definitely real
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or
significant to you?
Sympathy, understanding and some knowledge about my future. The feeling of
radiance inside my head...
do you currently view the reality of your experience:
Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and
comprehensively describe your experience?