Near death blind woman sees
Type of Spiritual Experience
This observation is from an American woman who was a premature baby. At the age of three months, she was blinded by excess oxygen in her incubator.
At the time of the observation that follows she was 22 and had been in a road accident and lay in hospital in a coma for three days – we don’t know the damage caused. She related the description when she was 42…………
Five people came to meet this lady; two close school friends who had died, an old couple who had once been neighbours and her grandmother. ‘Jesus’ forbade her to touch any of them, telling her it was not her time yet, she had to go back and live and have children. In the light there were birds, trees and flowers. After a life review she felt a violent jolt and started to go backwards then she felt a thud and she was back in her body with a lot of pain.
Until this time, this lady had only been able to ‘see’ through touch. She had probably been told what Jesus looked like, as she was a member of a church. Whatever it was that this lady saw, it made sense to her, whereas blind people whose sight is restored often find it takes some time to make any sense of the images they receive via their eyes.
A description of the experience
The Truth in the Light – Dr Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick
The first thing I clearly remember was being on the ceiling, looking down and seeing this body. I was really terrified by this ability to see.
At first, I couldn’t relate to that body, and then I realised it was me. I could hear the doctor telling the others
‘There’s blood on her eardrum. Now she’s probably going to be deaf as well as blind’.
I was screaming at him, ‘But I can hear! I can hear!’ and I felt this terrible desolation because I couldn’t get through to him. Then the nurse said that I’d be in a vegetative state. I tried to talk to her, but she couldn’t hear me either.
Then I was pulled up through the roof and I had this glorious sense of freedom. I could move wherever I wanted to. I was above the street, above the hospital, and I was ecstatic about being able to move wherever I wanted to. Then that ended suddenly. I was sucked into a tunnel, and heard a sound like monstrous fans. It was not actually that, but it’s the closest way I can describe it. It was a beautiful sound. The tunnel was dark, with regular open paces in the side, through which I could see other people travelling in other tunnels. There was one area I passed by where there was a group of drab, dull, unhappy people who were unable to move. Then I saw the distant light and I heard these hymns.
The light got brighter and I saw Him.
I saw Christ!
He was incredibly beautiful. His feet were bare. He was wearing a bright garment. The bosom was open and you could see his chest. He had hair down to his shoulders and a beard. There was light in and around his head, and coming out of his head like a star
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsBeing in a car accident
SuppressionsBeing in a coma
Blindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment