Near Death Experiences


      The Painful Truth is looking for people who have had near death experiences. If you care to contribute to this project, the Email address is at the bottom of the page. Here is one article on the subject by JohnO, a former WCG minister. The link above has several more links to other articles on the subject.


      Triggers of Near-Death Experiences
      How  NDEs can be induced

      Dr. Stanislav Grof, M.D., is a psychiatrist and one of the leading researchers into non-ordinary states of consciousness. In Tom Harpur's NDE documentary entitled Life After Death, Grof explains a theory of consciousness based on these non-ordinary states. It assumes that consciousness may not even be localized in the skull at all. The brain functions as a "reducing valve" which reduces the cosmic energy and input that bombards our skull. Our conscious mind may be a product of this reducing function of the brain. When the reducing function is altered (through various triggers such as drugs, psychosis, psychic ability, etc.) or even shut down completely (producing a NDE), the cosmic energy and input that once made up our consciousness is then free to expand. This expansion is what explains these various types of mental visions. This theory allows for many appropriate triggers which could alter this reducing function of the brain. From the large collection of NDEs I have collected, I have found the following triggers where are capable of doing just that.

      NDE Triggers Index


        Surgical procedure


        Psychedelic drugs

        Extreme stress

        Extreme gravity

        Brain stimulation

        Extreme meditation

        Deathbed vision



        Psychic vision


        Astral projection

        After-death     vision

        Trance mirror     gazing

        Eye movement


        Alien abduction

        Sexual orgasm

        Mental illness

      Example 1:   An elderly woman had been blind since childhood. But, during her NDE, the woman had regained her sight and she was able to accurately describe the instruments and techniques used during the resuscitation her body. After the woman was revived, she reported the details to her doctor. She was able to tell her doctor who came in and out, what they said, what they wore, what they did, all of which was true. Her doctor then referred the woman to Moody who he knew was doing research at the time on NDEs.

      Example 2:   One patient told Moody, “After it was all over the doctor told me that I had a really bad time, and I said, ‘Yeah, I know.' He said, ‘Well, how do you know?' and I said, ‘I can tell you everything that happened.' He didn't believe me, so I told him the whole story, from the time I stopped breathing until the time I was kind of coming around. He was really shocked to know that I knew everything that had happened. He didn't know quite what to say, but he came in several times to ask me different things about it.”

      Example 3:  
      In another instance a woman with a heart condition was dying at the same time that her sister was in a diabetic coma in another part of the same hospital. The subject reported having a conversation with her sister as both of them hovered near the ceiling watching the medical team work on her body below. When the woman awoke, she told the doctor that her sister had died while her own resuscitation was taking place. The doctor denied it, but when she insisted, he had a nurse check on it. The sister had, in fact, died during the time in question.


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