Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Book Recommendation: Life after near Death


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I don’t know much German so Google translated the phrase out of curiosity. It translates literally as “Quick flees the time was ready” which I think may be better stated as “our time goes too quickly” or perhaps “Times flies before we are ready”. Sorry for the poor translation.

As a NDE (near death experiencer) this book is invaluable. I finally feel like there are answers to the questions I have had ever since my NDE in late 2000. The author has had her own NDE and interviews others including their experiences in her book. She comes from a research background so it’s not a book filled with ‘New Age’ concepts as much as personal stories and evidence based research (but don’t worry it is far from dry or tedious).

The book came out earlier this year and I just found it at my local library. It has given me a sense of peace knowing I am not alone in what I experienced and the after effects of the NDE. I even found myself thinking “aha! so that’s WHY I do/feel like that” and just generally feeling less crazy. Best of all is finding out about how all people who’ve had a NDE have muddy brown/black and white in their aura representing the trauma and shift in consciousness following the NDE. A friend able to see/read auras told me (before I found this book) I had a the black and white colours in my aura as described in the book. It really helped me feel better knowing everyone has that aura if they’ve had a NDE.

If you have had a Near Death Experience or know someone who has you should read this book! I’m not getting paid to promote or endorse or anything-I just want people to have something they can go to and find comfort/answers to some of their questions about the near death experience. You might find it in your local library or book store or you can order it on Amazon.

©Natalya for Reflections on Life Thus Far, 2016.


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

6 thoughts on “Book Recommendation: Life after near Death

  1. It’s nice to come across someone on WordPress who has also had an NDE. A lot of people tend to scoff so I rarely mention it. Have you ever read any books by Dr Penny Sartori?

    • I never mention my NDE to people (IRL) and only came across that book I posted about this month. Prior to that I was aware of NDEs as a concept but hadn’t looked into them much. So I haven’t read anything by Dr Penny Sartori but I will definitely look now I am more clued in. Thank you. People do tend to think it’s weird to bring up the after effects of NDE so I just buried mine and tried to “act normal”. Maybe I will try to research more into the experience now. It’s been 16 years since it happened.

  2. I don’t know whether I had an NDE or not. When I was two, I fell into a duckpond and I seemed to have been able to get myself out otherwise I wouldn’t be here to tell. I still remember the taste of the dirty water …
    Perhaps because of this, I’ve been interested in NDE since I was 10 years old, and read the works of E. Kuebler-Ross around that age. In the beginning of this century, mt attention went to nderf (dot) org a site which is still alive and kicking today (to my surprise) with thousands of accounts …
    The less detail in the accounts, the less the mind has interfered with the experience.

    • Thanks for sharing Bert. Only you know your experience so I can’t speak to anyone else’s own NDE. From my memory of what I went through 16 years ago there is little to tell. I wish that there was more for me to recall but mostly I was unconscious and I just recall bits and pieces. Also I was hooked up to medical devices and in the I.C.U. so it is frustrating not being able to say I experienced some of the things others report. The reason for my state was a suicide attempt through overdosing on a large quantity of Aspirin and delaying seeking medical treatment.

  3. Although I’ve never had a NDE, I became obsessed with this topic after my spiritual awakening began in 2014. I received about 7 books on this topic for Christmas from my boyfriend because he knows how much I enjoy learning about what people saw on “the other side.” One of the books I’m excited to read is P.M.H. Atwater’s “Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience.” Maybe you would find it helpful and relatable? Here’s a presentation she did about it:

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