Near-Death Newsletter - Vol. 1, No. 5
Near-Death Newsletter Vol. 1, No.
5 May 01, 2002
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* NDEs in the news
* The Forum
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* From the webmaster
* Upcoming events
* New NDE tv listings
* New NDE books
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* Odds and ends
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NDEs in the News
*** Sharon Stone talks about her near-death experience
*** Supporting your patient after a near-death experience
*** How my "death" changed my life
*** Paramount Pictures is creating a remake of the 1966 romantic
comedy "Alfie." It is about a womanizer whose near-death
experience prompts him to rethink his superficial, empty life.
For the full story, go to:
*** Karen Floyd - heavenly snow
*** Post your NDE on the bulletin board
*** Major changes or additions to the near-death.com website:
(Due to family crisis and health problems, I have been unable to
make any additions to the website last month).
*** QUESTION: Is it your understanding that in order to reach the
highest level of spiritual vibration, we must cleanse ourselves of
the bad karma that has followed us from past lives and this life
KEVIN'S REPLY: I have never come across a near-death experience
that fully explains it all. However, I have found several that
seems to shed some light on this subject that seems to suggest
that what you say is true. For example, here is some info from
Thomas Sawyer's NDE in which he explains the process:
"If a person dies and goes totally homogenous back into the Light
it is reasonably improbable that there will be another
reincarnation. It is improbable. However, it is more usual for
people to die and go partially back into the Light while remaining
partially in the realm of the earth plane. That means remaining
partially within the earthly confines of the human condition with
an attachment of sorts to the human condition.
"Once you go into the spirit realm, you may realize that you
haven't learned everything you should, so you find another
personality, another body and your soul is maintained throughout.
As you transform into another personality, your soul does not get
bigger or smaller. You carry with you characteristics of your
former personalities. The simplest example is to say that the
phrase "burning off bad karma" means that you have characteristics
that you have to deal with."
More on this can be found
Edgar Cayce, who had tens of thousands of out-of-body experiences
in which he brought back information that later proved to be true,
agrees with Sawyer's information, except Cayce stated that it is
the spirit (the Higher Self) that never changes. When the spirit
decides to reincarnate in order to deal with more karma, it
assumes another soul and body. Here is more info from John Van
Auken, a well-known Cayce scholar.
"Karma has been described as memory. Karma is memory coming to
consciousness again. What has occurred in the past is recalled
and has an effect on the present. Now, the recollection may not
surface to the conscious level; the personality may have no
awareness of the memory, in fact. Yet, it exists at the deeper,
soul level. Nevertheless, the soul sees through the same eyes
as the personality and is reminded of its past use of free will
and consciousness. Naturally, some of these memories will be
compatible with the Universal and some will not. Memory is an
important concept in understanding how the law of karma works.
"As a soul draws closer to the Universal Mind, it becomes aware
that some of its memories are not compatible with the Creator,
and since its ultimate purpose for being is companionship with
the Creator, it seeks out opportunities to resolve these
"Suppose a soul criticizes another soul among its peers and
behind its back. As it becomes more aware of its true nature,
it will recall this wrong and, because of its incompatibility
with the Creator, will seek to correct it. Now, the resolution
could take many forms. The soul might seek out an opportunity to
work closely with the injured soul as a supporter, assistant,
publicist, agent, or the like. Or perhaps it would seek to
re-create the original scene putting itself in a position to
criticize the other soul again in front of the same peers. The
test would be to see if the soul would choose not to criticize
this time, even if it meant a certain loss of position for
itself. Throughout all this the soul grows wiser and more
compatible with the Creator.
"One must meet every bit of ones karma. However, there is a
way that it can be modified, softened, even ameliorated. If a
soul, knowing another soul has wronged it, forgives that soul
and holds no lingering resentment perhaps has even forgotten
the wrong in the depths of its forgiveness and understanding
then it begins to take hold of the power of forgiveness. The
more it forgives, the more it perceives and understands
forgiveness. Then, when it approaches the Universal Consciousness
and realizes it possesses memories that are incompatible with
It, forgiveness is much more viable, removing the barrier of
separation. The law is so precise (what one gives one receives;
no exceptions) that if one begins having mercy on and
forgiveness of others, one begins to receive mercy and
forgiveness upon oneself. Unless, of course, one refuses to
"All has to be met. And yet, no soul is given more than it
can bear to carry this is the paradoxical blessing hidden in
the limitations of time and space. A soul is given the time it
needs to turn away from its selfish ways and, like the prodigal
son, return home to a feast of joy and welcome from our Creator.
Reincarnation is not a way to avoid judgment and responsibility;
it is a way to allow the soul enough time to correct its
mistakes and develop itself."
You can read more about this here: http://www.near-death.com/secrets.html
More on Cayce can be read here: http://www.near-death.com/cayce.html
One particular NDE, by Dr. Dianne Morrissey, revealed that
humans actually have three bodies, which can be called the
physical body,the soul body and the spirit body. Her NDE is
the only NDE I have encountered that involved all three bodies
of the NDEr. This agrees with the Cayce material.
In my opinion, taken all together, the above reveals that we
are currently traveling through different levels of
consciousness at the same time. When we die and want to enter
into the pure conscious level of the spirit, we will not want
to bring with us any karmic debt left unpaid. As David Oakford,
an NDEr, states:
"The physical pain, war, poverty, pestilence, horror, rape,
murder, abandonment etc, etc, etc.! that is here on this
planet is the result of humans coming here and making their
free choices in order to learn and evolve. Unfortunately
learning does tend to create a mess at times and the physical
pain etc. is a part of that mess. It makes sense to me that
the same free choice concept is instrumental in cleaning up
"I liken it to camping and choosing to clean up or not clean
up the mess one makes. If you choose to clean up your mess,
this helps the planet to stay as is because one does not
contribute to the mess. If one does not clean up it adds to
the mess. If one cleans up their own mess and then some it
contributes to healing the planet."
You can read more about David Oakford's NDE here:
From the webmaster
*** QUESTION: According to the recent Dutch study, only 18% of
those who were clinically dead had an NDE. This mean 82% of those
who experienced clinically death, experienced absolutely nothing.
Why doesn't everyone have an NDE?
ANSWER: I believe everyone experiencing clinical death has an NDE.
It may only be a matter of not being able to remember it. Most
people cannot remember their dreams. This is because dreams involve
the subconscious mind and not the conscious mind. I believe the
NDE also involves the subconscious mind. Information from the
subconsciousness is not easy to consciously obtain. This is
probably why most people cannot remember their dreams or NDE.
There is evidence from Dr. Maurice Rawlings' research that
people can have an NDE but have absolutely no memory of it when
revived. In his book "Beyond Death's Door," Rawlings, a specialist
in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, describes
reviving a man from cardiac arrest. Here is what Rawlings
experienced in his own words:
"Each time he regained heartbeat and respiration, the patient
screamed, "I am in hell!" He was terrified and pleaded with me
to help him. I was scared to death...Then I noticed a genuinely
alarmed look on his face. He had a terrified look worse than
the expression seen in death! This patient had a grotesque grimace
expressing sheer horror! His pupils were dilated, and he was
perspiring and trembling - he looked as if his hair was "on end."
Then still another strange thing happened. He said,"Don't you
understand? I am in hell...Don't let me go back to hell!" ...
the man was serious, and it finally occurred to me that he was
indeed in trouble. He was in a panic like I had never seen before."
(Rawlings, 1979). Rawlings said, no one, who could have heard his
screams and saw the look of terror on his face could doubt for a
single minute that he was actually in hell!"
The man obviously had a hellish NDE, yet when the man was fully
revived and stabilized, he had absolutely no memory of what
happened including his experience with hell.
Many people who have an NDE are told by light beings that they
will not be able to remember completely what they experienced.
Betty Eadie was not allowed to remember her mission. Jayne Smith
was not allowed to remember her knowledge about "what everything
is all about." I remember reading about one particular person who
could only remember his NDE while dreaming. Indeed, I believe most
NDErs have trouble remembering their experience completely.
It may be that some people are being allowed to remember their
NDEs for the purpose of world enlightenment.
There are probably advantages for not being able to remember
an NDE, particularly a hellish one. Such horrible memories can
often lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. In general, we cannot
consciously remember our past lives either. And this is probably
a blessing. Imagine having a conscious memory of being Adolf
Hitler in a past life. Perhaps amnesia is nature's way of helping
us focus on the here and now. If everyone who was revived
remembered an NDE, there would probably be a lot of heavenly
minded people who are no earthly good. The same principle applies
to past life memory in my opinion.
Many NDErs have difficulty adjusting to life after an NDE. Four
percent of NDErs commit suicide. Many resent having been sent
back against their will. Not being able to remember such an
experience in this instance may be a blessing.
According to PMH Atwater, approximately 15 million people in the
US have had an NDE. This is a tremendous number of people.
Perhaps the forces that be are allowing only a relatively small
number of people remember their NDE. Perhaps the other side
believes too many glimpses into the afterlife might destroy the
free will of humanity. They probably don't want to force
humanity to believe. Perhaps God wants people to freely
choose heaven over hell rather than force them. Nobody loves
*** May, 2002 - 3rd International Congress of Projectiology and
Conscientiology will be held in New York. This event will focus on
the scientific exploration of the consciousness and its manifestation
outside the human body. One of the distinguished speakers will the
esteemed NDE researcher and experiencer, P.M.H. Atwater.
For more info, visit: http://www.iipc.org/congress/English/Index.htm
*** May 24-27, 2002 - 2nd Annual Northwest UFO/Paranormal
Conference, Seattle, Washington - Researchers, authors and
investigators who have brought to the public some of the world's
most intriguing information on sightings, ancient mysteries and the
paranormal will speak including Janet Colli on "Studies of
Near-Death and ET Encounters"
New NDE tv listings
*** May 3 - Crossing Over with John Edward - KMAX Channel
Edward alludes to a person's death on a holiday, leading to a
woman's story of her brother, who died on Easter of a massive
*** Search cable listings for "near-death"
New NDE books
*** Earth Angels: A Pocket Guide for Incarnated Angels, Elementals,
Starpeople, Walk-Ins, and Wizards
by Doreen Virtue
Hardcover - (September 2002)
Hay House; ISBN: 1401900488
New NDE web links
*** Pam Reynold's NDE website
*** Institute for Afterlife Research
*** Heavenly Quotes About Heaven
Odds and ends
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