Is It Called Near Death Experience or After Life Experience?
Searching for True Understanding
Tell me, if you will, why is it that when someone’s heart has stopped for an extended period, there is no breathing, no sign of life, and they are brought “back to life” that it is called a near death experience?
My understanding is that breath is life, right? Breath is what gives the human body life. If there is no breath, there must be no life. Whatever happens after life is over should reasonably be called after life experience.
Don’t you think?
There have been interesting discussions about this topic. I don’t know why the spiritual concept of the spirit living on after the physical body dies in not addressed.
Of course, you know where I stand on that topic. If I am a spiritual medium, then it stands to reason I side with the non-scientific views of miracles and life after death.
Speaking of Science:
Dr. Kevin Nelson, a neurologist in Lexington, Kentucky, who studies near-death experiences says the explanation lies in the brain itself. He says they are a physical reaction to “fight or flight” response, and it is a part of the dream mechanism associated with rapid eye movement (REM)
He says the bright light so many people claim to see is the activation of the visual system normally caused by REM that creates the bright lights. He also says the tunnel so often recognized by those who are in the “near-death” experience is lack of blood flow to the eye.
But not all physicians agree with Nelson. Dr. Bill O’Callahan, is the emergency room doctor who brought Anna Bagenhold (another doctor) back to life after being clinically dead (no breath) for over two hours.
Dr. O’Callahan says, “Cynics out there would say, and agnostics would say that’s phenomenon that comes from a dying brain. I think that’s hogwash. I firmly believe that people experience these events.”
There have been far too many who experience this phenomenon. Approximately 800 people each day go through life after death (or after life) experiences. This cannot be confused with REM and lack of blood flow. There are also those who move out of their bodies and watch everything going on in the room. There are some who can tell surgeons and nurses exactly –word for word—what was said while they were “out” There are also some who “traveled” into other rooms or out of buildings and shared those experiences.
To me, science must explain everything away. But when it comes down to it, just because a scientist or doctor says ‘it isn’t so’ doesn’t mean they are right.
Just ask someone who has died and come back to life!
Now, here comes my Outrageous Metaphysical Babble:
Put simply, there is an attachment between the physical body and the spirit with a special silver cord. This cord is not physical but is part of the etheric essence of the whole Triune Being (body, mind, spirit).
If that attachment, or cord does not disconnect, then the person has not ‘expired’. Even after an usual amount of time has passed (such as in the instance of Dr. Anna Bagenhold) the connected spirit and body are still alive and may rejoin.
As a spirit normally moves into the spirit world (after the cord is severed), a life-review occurs as life-issues are worked through, bringing closure which further acts as a cleansing process. A Clean Spirit may visit loved ones from time to time for various reasons. Clean Spirits are of the Light.
As you can see, there are at least two ways to describe a death process (1.) Near Death Experience is when the cord has not been severed and the spirit rejoins the physical body. This person is not dead. And, (2.) After Life Experience is the person’s physical body has expired and the Spirit Body continues in the Spirit World.
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In the near future: Find out the difference between spirits and ghosts. I’ll address what conditions must exist to keep a newly deceased spirit from completing the transitional journey.
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