Continued from “Still tormented by LSD overdose and near-death experience in Hell” – Part 2
Daniel continues, “Later when the NDE’s got more popular in society, I started reading books about them and people were talking about similar experiences. The visions still haunt me and I have ‘given my heart to Jesus’ because I don’t ever want to go to hell.” Daniel said intently,” The memories are still there and I am convinced that something happened to me besides just some drug overdose. Other people have these experiences – some good, some bad. Why is that? Are we all (NDErs) having the same sort of mass hallucination all over the world, from generation to generation, throughout the centuries? I don’t think so. There is something to it; Heaven and Hell are real places!” Finally, Daniel is determined that “Anyway, now no matter how bad my life may seem I know I won’t ever try suicide again. I’ve been there and the thought of ending up in hell forever with no way out is frightening.”
Did Daniel just have a bad “trip” or was some part of that experience an NDE and spiritual warning – or was it both? When you compare the normal NDE experience, Daniel had many signs of a near-death experience – difficulty in explaining the event, was most probably dying of an overdose, separating from his body, experiencing intense emotions, confusion, hearing distinctive sounds, passing through a tunnel, meeting others, reaching a boundary, returning to the body and a temporary change in his belief in God. However, it is very rare for those who have distressing near-death experiences to return frightened, with only temporary peace and faith in God.
Whether Daniel’s experience was a true NDE, in that, he slipped over the line between life and death briefly and then returned, or more in the nature of a Threshold-of-Death Experience where he came close to death but did not die, it had the kind of life-enhancing impact usually associated with these powerful events.
As quoted by friends, colleagues and researchers such as Dennis Arbour , with Near-Death Studies at Being the Phoenix “An NDE is often THAT: an experience on the border and door to what we call death. I know of one that had an out of body experiences while in a horrendous car accident and watching from distance as their vehicle flipped end over end while their physical self was inside. ‘Translation of form’ does not negate the effect of the lower state of mind by poisoning (LSD) which is a frequency variation of normal existence, as consciousness still is seated in the lower mind effect and poised to advance but not ‘translated’ in that moment. there are lower level frequency existences that are called the nether worlds, spoken of even in the scriptures. Existence is a ‘multi-verse’. “
Joseph Vaughan, MBA, BSEE, CQE, PMP “While I believe a core purpose is to do good by improving the world (ameliorating pain and promoting the best we can be), we do so through a series of input based learning experiences. With electrochemically based memory structures, I don’t see how else, other than divine intervention, to advance. My point is ‘does it matter what we think the nature of his experience was? If we are to look into the distance and say what we see, I’d say that his experiences are at least influenced by the divine, the spiritual, or the unknown (depending on perspective and belief). It is not uncommon for people to use drugs to heighten senses.
In addition, William Mayor , researcher, author and scholar of biblical studies, energetics, the metaphysical and states-of-being explains, “It would be hard to say for certain if it was a bad “trip” or a bad NDE. However, since there was another who seems to verify the experience, I would lean towards a bad NDE. As such, it would not necessarily produce the same lack of fear of death that comes from a good NDE. From my research, the effects of a bad NDE can last and are not always beneficial.
Daniel’s torment with bad NDE’s continues. While in a mental hospital and the nurse gave him an overdose of Thorazine, a powerful sedative. The hospital staff could not get a pulse or heartbeat reading on Daniel for several minutes. Again, he saw a lake of fire and was about to be thrown into it when he screamed for mercy. Awakening in the hospital bed, the nurse told him that he had really given them a scare. He thought to himself “You think that you were scared?”
Despite his claim to never try suicide again, years later, Daniel did try to commit suicide after the Korean experience. The demons came back to him and demanded that he slash his wrists. Too weak to fight these demons, he relented to their pressure, but did not cut his wrists deep enough to die. His sister found him in the bathroom bleeding and rushed him to the hospital. Psychiatrists there told him that he was to stop reading the Bible for a long while, as it triggered his depression and his past strict religious teachings were to blame.
Daniel was fine and mentally stable until his LSD-induced distressing near-death experience. To this day, he is tormented by suicidal tendencies and potential near-death occurrences. Whether it was a bad LSD trip, a distressing near-death experience of Hell or in all probability, both – Daniel’s life on earth was and is unfortunately changed.
Leading NDE researchers were part of a panel at the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) 2014 Conference on Aug. 29. The panel discussed future steps for investigating this phenomenon. One member of the panel, Mitch Liester, a psychiatrist and medical doctor in Colorado, says it best, “There’s a lot of debate on what causes NDEs … [but] it doesn’t change the fact that people are affected by near-death experiences. You can debate all day about causes … but there’s less debate about what are the effects and how do they profoundly affect people’s lives.”
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