The tunnel and the light in the NDE 01
Type of Spiritual Experience
The tunnel is actually a vortex and the reason it sometimes appears to be nothing at the beginning but a black void is that the particular tunnel down or up which we go may have a very wide mouth. Tunnels are a very common landscape feature in the spiritual world. What makes these NDE tunnels special is their length, their size and their destination – the holding area.
There is more than one tunnel on death because there is more than one holding area, but each tunnel is characterised by its length. To explain this – we go to a holding area with which we would be familiar - a sort of virtual familiar world with which we can identify and feel the most at home. Thus a person who loved nature above all things would be placed in a natural environment, a very very strong, even fanatical church goer may find themselves in a church or other religious building. These worlds are virtual – constructed according to our expectations.
Each one has its own tunnel and we even find that some tunnels have branches that lead one to different holding areas.
The tunnels are thus very very long vortices and take you quite a 'long way' cell wise.
A description of the experience
Margot Grey – Return from Death
Then gradually you realise that way, way off in the distance, an unmeasurable distance, you may be reaching the end of the tunnel, as you can see a white light, but it's so far away I can only compare it to looking up into the sky and in the distance seeing a single star, but visually you must remember that you are looking through a tunnel and this light would fill the end of the tunnel. You concentrate on this speck of light because as you are propelled forward you anticipate reaching this light.
Gradually as you travel towards it at an extreme speed it gets larger and larger. The whole process on reflection only seems to take about a minute. As you gradually draw nearer to this extremely brilliant light there is no sensation of an abrupt end of the tunnel, but rather more of a merging into the light. By now the tunnel is behind you and before you is this magnificent beautiful blue white light. The brilliance is so bright, brighter than a light that would immediately blind you, but absolutely does not hurt your eyes at all.