Thanks Kurt, for the video. It's always a good time to hear the Beatles. I have had 2 NDE's in my life. Neither one was spectacular, like some of the ones I've read about. But that's probably because I was not completely dead, just temporarily knocked out. I left my body in each and floated above myself, and had to decide whether I should live or die. Both times I (obviously) chose to live... though sometimes during my worst CFS crashes, I wondered if that was the right decision. What had a more profound effect on me was a hypnosis trance session I did during my MA program, to get a firsthand experience of how hypnosis worked, and how to use hypnosis with others. As it turned out, I went into a deep 2 hour long trance, during which my body shook uncontrollably for about 40 minutes, and during which I entered what I can only describe as a very deep waking dream. The images are very special to me, so I don't feel comfortable posting about them on a public forum. But suffice it to say, I had an experience of a very archetypal nature, during which things regarding my spirit self and its connection to universal energy were confirmed for me. The woman who led me through this was quite stunned. She said she had never seen anyone go into as deep a trance as I had. It was apparently a talent I didn't know I had. :Retro smile::Retro smile: I had a few other hypnosis sessions, later on down the road, to see if I could tap into the same kind of experience. These also gave me some valuable insights, in the same way my dreams often do, but I never went quite as deep as that first time... probably because I didn't need to. Our psyche knows better than we think it does.