Out of body in dentist
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Life after Life – Dr Raymond Moody
It was some time in my early teenage years. I was in the dentist’s office for a filling and was given nitrous oxide. I was kind of nervous about taking it, because I was afraid I wouldn’t wake up again. As the anaesthesia began to take effect, I felt myself going around in a spiral. It wasn’t like I was turning around, but like the dentist’s chair was moving in a spiral upward and it was going up and up and up.
Everything was very bright and white and as I got to the top of the spiral, angels came down to meet me and take me to heaven. I use the plural ‘angels’, because it’s very vague but I’m sure that there were more than one. Yet I can’t say how many.
At one point the dentist and nurse were talking to each other about another person, and I heard them, but by the time they finished a sentence I couldn’t even remember what the first of the sentences had been. But I knew they were talking and as they did their words would echo around and around. It was an echo that seemed to get further and further away, like in the mountains. I do remember that I seemed to hear them from above, because I felt as though I was up high, going to heaven.
That’s all I remember except that I hadn’t been afraid or panicked at the thought of dying. At that time in my life, I was afraid of going to hell, but when this happened there was no question in my mind but that I was going to heaven. I was very surprised later that the thought of death hadn’t bothered me, but finally it dawned on me that in my anaesthetised state nothing bothered me.
The whole thing was just happy because I’m sure the gas made me completely carefree. I blamed it on that. It was such a vague thing. I didn’t dwell on it afterwards