The professional guitarist, the car accident and the golden wall
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Near death experiences - Ornella Corazza
Mr C. was a 4l-year-old musician. He studied classical music and became a professional guitarist. He reported an NDE in December 1981 as a consequence of a terrible car accident. He said:
My friend was driving a car and I was sitting in the passenger seat. The car smashed into a bus and I got a hard blow on my head. I was taken to a hospital. In hospital, I was aware of being examined but immediately afterwards I became unconscious and entered a state of 'suspended animation' with dilated pupils for a day (24 hours). Doctors told my parents there was no guarantee of my survival.
Mr C. had a vision of an empty and strange place. He said:
'No one was there. No living things were around me. I remember that I felt serene but lonely. I was amazed at how vast the space was! It was neither too bright nor too dark. It was just there was no living thing there.'
He wandered around and reached a wall of bright and magnificent Light in his path. He said:
I saw something glittering in the distance and went to it. Next thing I knew there was a bright huge wall standing in my way. It was made of golden light. There was something I had to go across between the wall and me. I believe there was no river, no bridge or nothing specifically.
The wall, which shone gold softly, was made of pure glory and I was sure that there existed whole in it. I moved towards it, being gravitated to it. I have a feeling that I saw many things in this something. Everything happened very quickly. I remember that I saw everything I had experienced.
Then I asked him to tell me a little bit more about the sense of gravitation that he felt around the golden wall. He said:
The sense of gravitation toward the light was so strong that I gradually began to lose the sense of distinguishing myself from the light. I was filled with everything. Then I thought something like: 'Would I be dead if the trend continues?', but 'I have achieved nothing in this life!' Then I realized that I had developed a strong feeling of resistance towards this gravitation and the melting into the light. I remember nothing else. The next thing I knew was that I was lying in a hospital bed, and that I was in pain and suffering.