In a near death experience, a person faces some physically life-threatening event, be it an illness, accident, etc. From this point, all the agony and limitations of being mortal seem to cease and the individual experiences a related phenomenon to the NDE, something called the "out of body experience". The experiencer usually reports leaving his or her form in what is often defined as his or her "true form," which may actually be shapeless. The individual is sometimes confused since he or she has not yet adjusted to being in such a state. One often notes feeling as though his or her senses are enhanced as reports claim the experiencer seems to be able to see over vast distances and can hear even the slightest sound. Before the individual has too much of a chance to get used to the state, a dark tunnel is often reported to close about the form of the individual. He or she then travels at what is described as remarkable speeds through the tunnel towards a bright light at what appears to be the tunnel's end. This light is often described as being extremely bright, but since one lacks physical optical sensors in this state, there is no discomfort to look; in fact,... [continues]
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