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The 10 Most Common Elements of a Near-Death Experience

By July 28, 2013

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nullWe're all familiar with the "typical" near-death experience (NDE): the tunnel of light, the mysterious beings, and the life review. But no two NDEs are exactly alike. However there are characteristics that are common to many of them, including those mentioned above. And there are others as well. Here are 10 of the most common elements of the NDE as reported by 50 people who have had that remarkable experience.


July 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm
(1) Scott says:

This is really a fantastic article and thanks for posting it. It summarizes over 3000 NDEs. I think it’s a start but there really needs to be a lot more to make a more conclusive decision. If this experience was merely a dream of the mind why would atheists even have any visions of dieties? I think she needs to include a category that tells us whether a person thought they were going to die or not. I”m sure a lot of these experiences happened whether they think death is a possiblity. It makes sense that NDEs would be catered to a person rather than a general experience. People are just not all the same. .

“A divine being was seen by (75%) of those in the atheist category. This high percentage may reflect the possibility that these atheists, in general, are “getting what they need.” “

August 1, 2013 at 5:42 am
(2) shirley says:

Going through the tunnel fascinates me. The tremendous speed being drawn into it over which you have no control. But something does have control over us theres no doubt about it.

August 1, 2013 at 9:53 am
(3) 5 Hour Energy Crash says:

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August 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm
(4) Scott says:

The common factor of NDEs is from 2007 but still very interesting since I haven’t been following it too closely. I know there’s been a lot of good books on this recently but I like to see summaries like this, sort of wrap things up in a nut shell and is probably more important than individual experiences.

August 26, 2013 at 12:10 am
(5) Teri says:

I often think about the NDE scenarios and have to wonder if they’re really an after death experience. As much as I’d love to believe they are real, I had a strange experience when I was in my early 20s that was very similar except that I fell into a deep faint instead of nearly dying. There was no tunnel, no other beings around, no life review and no one telling me telepathically or otherwise that I needed to ‘go back.’ What I did experience was being somewhere in the middle of a field of lush grasses and lovely flowers, all pastel colors. The temperature was perfect. Not too cold, not too warm and I had the most sensational feeling of happiness. Total bliss. I had fainted in an auto parts store and when I was aroused back to consciousness, I was pretty angry. Angry that I had to ‘come back’ to harsh reality. Was it a dream? It sure seemed real. But I’m pretty sure I didn’t even come close to dying. No one had to perform CPR or anything to revive me. Any thoughts on this?

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