Lilly, John - Near death meeting with helpers
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
John C Lilly – The Center of the Cyclone
Near death experience
Suddenly in the distance appear two similar points of consciousness, sources of radiance, of love, of warmth. I feel their presence I see their presence, without eyes, without a body.
I know they are there, so they are there. As they move towards me, I feel more and more of each of them, inter-penetrating my very being. They transmit comforting, reverential, awesome thoughts. I realise that they are beings far greater than I. They begin to teach me.
They tell me I can stay in this place that I have left my body, but that I can return to it if I wish. They then show me what would happen if I take my body back there – an alternative path for me to take.
They also show me where I can go if I stay in this place. They tell me that it is not yet time for me to leave my body permanently, that I still have an option to go back to it. They give me total and absolute confidence, total certitude in the truth of my being in this state. I know with absolute certainty that they exist. I have no doubts. There is no longer any need for an act of faith; it just is that way and I accept it.
Their deep powerful love overwhelms me to a certain extent, but I finally accept it. As they move closer, I find less and less of me and more and more of them in my being..........They say that I separated them into two, because that is my way of perceiving them, but that in reality they are one in the space in which I found myself....
They say that they are my guardians that they have been with me before at critical times and that in fact they are with me always, but that I am not usually in a state to perceive them. I am in a state to perceive them when I am close to the death of the body...
I stayed in this state for many hours in earth time. Then I came back to my body in hospital. I had another pain in my head and came out of the coma to find they were injecting something into my carotid arteries in the neck. I immediately perceived they were looking for a brain lesion, for bleeding into the brain, by injecting a radio-opaque substance for X-rays. Once the pain was exhausted I went back into coma....