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Ether for 9 year old



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

Life after Life – Dr Raymond Moody

This happened to me when I was a little boy – nine years old. That was twenty seven years ago, but it was so striking that I have never forgotten it. One afternoon I became very sick, and they rushed me to the nearest hospital. When I arrived they decided they were going to have to put me to sleep , but why I don’t know, because I was too young.

Back in those days they used ether.

They gave it to me by putting a cloth over my nose, and when they did I was told my heart stopped beating.

I didn’t know at that time that that was exactly what happened to me, but anyway when this happened I had an experience. Well, the first thing that happened – now I am going to describe it just the way I felt – was that I had this ringing noise brrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnng brrrrrnnnnng, very rhythmic. Then I was moving through this – you’re going to think this is weird – through this long dark place. It seemed like a sewer or something. I just can’t describe it to you. I was moving, beating all the time with this noise, this ringing noise

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Diethyl ether

Activities and commonsteps



Inhaling volatiles and gases