Although it has been called a near-death experience, Neale Donald Walsch was not – apparently – anywhere near close to dying when it happened. Rather, he was in a state of despair.
What then happened when he closed his eyes and let go is one the most visually dramatic, inspiring and moving experiences I have ever heard of.
(It has similar features to the near-death experience of William Douglas Horden – see The Sphere of Universal Communion – insights from William’s journey into light.)
Neale, of course, is the author (or should that be “co-author”?) of the popular Conversations With God book series – well worth a look if you haven’t read any of them yet. I am not sure if I was aware of him having had this experience when I read the books, but I recognise some of the knowledge he says he was given into the nature of death (the three changes in identification).
Below are the two videos on YouTube in which Neale tells of his experience. Enjoy.
Neale Donald Walsch’s Near Death Experience – Part 1
Neale Donald Walsch’s Near Death Experience – Part 2
- Early video of NDE interviews released. Links to a 20 minute interview of four extraordinary (but typical) near-death experiencers that was put together by Kenneth Ring in the early days of the research. Only recently has it been made available on the internet. [16.4.2010]
- Boy of 3 has near-death experience and meets his [great?] grandmother. While clinically dead for three hours, a little boy spoke with “grandma Emmi” in the afterlife. [5.6.2010]
- The story of a child’s visit to heaven is a best-seller in the U.S. The New York Times bestseller Heaven Is For Real tells the story of Colton Burpo’s near-death experience at the age of three. [21.2.2011]
- The Sphere of Universal Communion – insights from William’s journey into light. By way of contrast to the recently reported NDEs of small children (see my posts about Paul Eicke and Colton Burpo), here is an account from a very mature, insightful and articulate man. [22.2.2011]