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Everything disappeared and was replaced by a bright white consuming light, in which was total peace, no pain, no thought, no time

Identifier

021544

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

Jackie Burton's description of what she experienced as her father died is almost word for word what so many people have described in the near-death experience. She believes her eyes were closed, so that again it seems that these two people, the living and the dying, are sharing the same internal subjective experience:

Dad passed away in the early 1980s. At the moment of his last breath, I was at his side, holding his hand. I believe my eyes were closed. At this point I can only say that everything disappeared and was replaced by a bright white consuming light. Within this was total peace. No pain, no thought, no time. It could have lasted seconds or minutes. I have no awareness of its duration.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Light
Time

Symbols

Light

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References