Near Death Experiences is the perception reported by a person who nearly died or who was clinically dead and revived. They are somewhat common, especially since the development of cardiac resuscitation techniques, and are reported in approximately one-fifth of persons who revive from clinical death. The experience often includes an out-of-body experience. Some people refer to this phenomenon as an 'After Death Experience'.

Typically the experience follows a distinct progression, starting with the sensation of floating above one's body and seeing the surrounding area, followed by the sensation of passing through a tunnel, meeting deceased relatives, and concluding with encountering a being of light.

Those who had a near-death experience are those people who have died or had an imminent life-threatening event and subsequently come back to life. During the time of "death" there was an experience or a collection of memories. What was interesting about the research was that for an overwhelming majority of NDErs, they used the words “spiritual” and “love” interchangeably. The more love they felt, the more spiritual the experience. Many would refer to spirituality and contrast it with religion. Religion was considered the routine, social structure and practices of a group. However, spirituality lacked the dogma associated with religion. Instead of words and habits, it is the actual feeling of love and the conscious exercise of free will to bring one closer to God.

He also had an episode of arrhythmia, a condition he had lived with since the 1970s, which required him to take anticoagulants to thin his blood. While his arrhythmia was not life-threatening, the medication was.

It nearly killed him in January 1984. I was in Aqaba with official guests waiting for Hussein to join us from Amman when I received an emergency phone call informing me that my husband was critically ill. I immediately flew back to Amman to find that Hussein had very nearly bled to death. He had been walking from the Diwan to Al Nadwa with his brother, Crown Prince Hassan, when he had suddenly developed a nosebleed. Because of the anticoagulants, the nosebleed had quickly turned into a full-blown hemorrhage. His doctor arrived quickly, but Hussein's face was already the color of chalk. When he lost consciousness the palace physician could find no pulse. My husband was, for all intent and purposes, dead.

He was stable when I arrived, having been revived after receiving several transfusions. "I felt no pain, no fear, no worries," he said to me later. "I was a free spirit, floating above my own body. It was rather a pleasant feeling, really." He described what is frequently referred to as a near-death experience: He saw a "bright light," felt "relaxed," and realized he was "going." "I must get back," he kept telling himself. "I must get back." And with the immediate medical care he received, he did.

NDE Researchers
Two M.D.s who have popularized the idea that the NDE is proof of life after death are Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross and Raymond Moody, who coined the expression 'near-death experience'. The former is well known for her work on death and dying. The latter has written several books on the subject of life after life, and has compiled a list of features he considers to be typical of the near-death experience. According to Moody, the typical NDE includes a buzzing or ringing noise, a sense of blissful peace, a feeling of floating out of one’s body and observing it from above, moving through a tunnel into a bright light, meeting dead people (saints, Christ, angels, and the like); seeing one’s life pass before one’s eyes; and finding it all so wonderful that one doesn’t want to return to one’s body.

Controversies pertaining to NDE
Raymond Moody is sure that NDEs are evidence of consciousness existing separately from the brain. He thinks that NDEs prove the existence of life after death. Skeptics, on the other hand, believe that NDEs can be explained by neurochemistry and are the result of brain states that occur due to a dying, demented, or drugged brain. For example, neural noise and retino-cortical mapping explain the common experience of passage down a tunnel from darkness into a bright light.

NDE like effects induced by chemicals
According to Dr. Jansen, ketamine can reproduce all the main features of the NDE, including travel through a dark tunnel into the light, the feeling that one is dead, communing with God, hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, strange noises, etc. This does not prove that there is no life after death, but it does prove that an NDE is not proof of an afterlife

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