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What is a Near-Death Experience (NDE)?

A real Near-Death Experience (NDE) is a profound perceptual experience occurring to a person very close to death or while declared clinically dead. An NDE-like experience may occur in a situation where there is no real threat to an individuals’ life. Dr. Raymond Moody coined the term “Near-Death Experience” in 1975 his book titled “Life After Life”. Some components of NDE that are frequently reported by those undergoing Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) include: feelings of peace and calmness, out-of-body experiences (OBEs), moving through a dark tunnel, sight of a brilliant light, encounter with deceased relatives, meeting spirits and mystical beings, sensing a border, experience of a life review, etc. Although most of the Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) are reported to be pleasurable, some are distressing and terrifying.

Are Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) mystical in nature?

Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) are considered mystical or mysterious as they are unexplained by science. During a real Near-Death Experiences (NDE), the heartbeat and breathing of the person undergoing NDE are temporarily suspended, the electroencephalogram (EEG) shows flattened brain waves, and there is absence of the auditory evoked potentials from the person’s brainstem region of the central nervous system (CNS). Yet, the person perceives a deep psychological phenomenon