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My whole life kind of flashed in front of me

Identifier

015786

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Life after Life – Dr Raymond Moody

The whole situation developed very suddenly.  I had had a slight fever and had not felt well for about 2 weeks, but this night I rapidly became very ill and I felt much worse.  I was lying in bed and I remember trying to reach over to my wife to say that I was very sick, but I found it impossible to move.

Beyond that I found myself in a completely black void, and my whole life kind of flashed in front of me.  It started back when I was six or seven years old, and I remembered a good friend I had in grammar school.  I went from grammar school to high school to college, then to dental school and then right on into practising dentistry.

I knew I was dying and I remember thinking that I wanted to provide for my family. I was distraught that I was dying and yet that there were certain things that I had done in my life that I regretted, and other things that I regretted that I had left undone.

This flashback was in the form of mental pictures, I would say, but they were much more vivid than normal ones.  I saw only the high points, but it was so rapid it was like looking through a volume of my entire life and being able to do it within seconds.  It just flashed before me like a motion picture that goes tremendously fast, yet I was fully able to see it, and able to comprehend it.  still, the emotions didn’t come back with the pictures, because there wasn’t enough time.

I didn’t see anything else during this experience.  There was just blackness, except for the images I saw…..  It is really interesting.  When I recovered, I could tell everyone about every part of my life, in great detail, because of what I had been through.  It’s quite an experience, but it’s difficult to put into words, because it happens so rapidly, yet it’s so clear

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Perceptions

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Fever and hyperthermia

Commonsteps

References