Have You Ever Seen A Living Ghost?
You’ve heard of those who were deemed clinically dead but were able to come back. Once many of these poor souls (pardon my pun) have returned to their bodies, they testify to many similar experiences. Collectively, these experiences have come to be known as the Near-Death Experience or NDE.
Although the features of NDEs vary from one case to the next, common traits that have been reported by near-death experiencers (NDErs) are as follows:
1. A sense/awareness of being dead.
2. A sense of peace, well-being and painlessness. Positive emotions. A sense of removal from the world.
3. An out-of-body experience or OBE. A perception of one's body from an outside position. Sometimes observing medical professionals performing resuscitation efforts.
5. A rapid movement toward and/or sudden immersion in a powerful light (or "Being of Light") which communicates with the person.
6. An intense feeling of unconditional love and acceptance.
7. Encountering "Beings of Light", "Beings dressed in white", or similar. Also, the possibility of being reunited with deceased loved ones.
8. Receiving a life review, commonly referred to as "seeing one's life flash before one's eyes".
9. Receiving knowledge about one's life and the nature of the universe.
10. Approaching a border, or a decision by oneself or others to return to one's body, often accompanied by a reluctance to return.
11. Suddenly finding oneself back inside one's body.
In a study of fourteen lucid dreamers performed in 1991, people who perform wake-initiated lucid dreams (WILD) reported experiences consistent with aspects of out-of-body experiences (OBE) such as floating above their beds and the feeling of leaving their bodies. Due to the overlap between lucid dreams, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences, researchers say they believe a protocol could eventually be developed to induce a lucid dream similar to a near-death experience in the laboratory.