Some Near-Death Experiencers
Correctly Foresee the Future
have received prophecies of the
future, both personal and apocalyptic. Some were told
the future is not predetermined because humans have the
power to change it by enlightening the awareness of enough
people to change current trends. In this respect, an
apocalyptic prophecy that doesn't occur is a prophecy
that was successful. An apocalyptic prophecy that occurs
is a failure. The reason that God does not intervene to
prevent them from happening, is because to do so, would
interfere directly with human spiritual and physical development.
An example of this principle can be found when environmentalists
refuse to interfere with nature so that evolution can continue
An example of the future being changed can be found
in the NDE account of Karen
Schaeffer. During her NDE, she was shown the future
of her children, as it would happen, if she decided to remain
in heaven. She was told that if she returned to life, the
future she saw would not happen. Her decision was to return
and, therefore, the future she saw did not happen.
Although God does not wish these apocalyptic prophecies
to occur, God will allow them to occur for the purpose of
instructing humanity. These apocalyptic prophecies are remarkably
consistent. In general, they describe visions of global
war and/or natural disasters of unimaginable capacity that
threaten civilization. Experiencers were revealed the reason
these catastrophes happen. It is because humanity is not
in tune with nature because of war and environmental transgressions.
For more information on prophecies yet to happen, read the
NDE prophecy page.
That Were Actually Fulfilled
In 1975, the following prophecies were given to
Dannion Brinkley during
actor will become president whose initials are
R. R. and will project the image of being a
cowboy to the rest of the world.
after his NDE in 1975, Brinkley told
Raymond Moody that
perhaps this person was Robert Redford. It turned
out to be Ronald Reagan. This demonstrates that
experiencers can receive visions of the future,
but they may not be able to interpret them.
the area of the Middle East, anger and hatred
will reach a boiling point. Religion will play
a large role in these problems, as will the
economy. Israel will become isolated from the
rest of the world. Saudi Arabia will give money
to countries, such as North Korea, and make
deals and shake hands.
One look in
today's newspaper will tell you
this has happened.
1986, a nuclear explosion of a massive cement
structure, near a river in Russia, will occur.
Hundreds of people will die. This disaster has
something to do with the word Wormwood.
The Russian word, Chernobyl, literally means
Wormwood, a type of plant. The nuclear explosion Dannion foresaw was
the Chernobyl explosion of the nuclear reactor in Russia.
Soviet Union will collapse because of economic
problems. The Russian people will lose faith
in communism. Great food shortages will happen.
The Russian mafia will gain much power. Soviet-style
communism will die. The Being of Light told
Dannion the following:
"Watch the Soviet Union.
How the Russian people go, so goes
the world. What happens to Russia
is the basis for everything that
will happen to the economy of the
The collapse of the Soviet Union occurred in 1989 due to
economic problems. There were great shortages of food and
the power of the Russian mafia became stronger.
1990, a great desert war will be fought. Armies
will race toward one another and lightning-like
explosions will occur.
The U.S. military operation called Desert Storm
occurred in 1990 where the U.S. army squashed the Iraqi
army for occupying Kuwait.
with chemical warheads will occupy the desert
of the Middle East. There will be worldwide
fear of the intentions of the Arab nations that
It is common
knowledge today that chemical weapons exist in Middle East.
One point of
great interest is that the Being of Light gave Dannion this
you follow what you have been taught and keep
living the same way you have lived the last
30 years, all of this will surely be upon you.
If you change, you can avoid the coming war.
If you follow this dogma, the world by the year
2004 will not be the same one you now know.
But it can still be changed and you can help
biological engineer from the Middle East will
find a way to alter DNA and create a biological
virus that will be used in the manufacture of
A recent technological breakthrough occurred when
two Israeli Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers,
discovered a process in which strands of DNA are incorporated
into a working electronic component.
September 1st, ten days before the New York
terrorist attacks, Dannion announced that the
world is on the verge of a:
awakening which calls for deep self-examination."
called for a global Day of Truth to occur on
September 17th where people could:
take time before this date to personally examine
our own lives and priorities as citizens of
earth in this time of transition. This is a
wake-up call. For it is only as we are willing
to see and to embrace all of our deeply human
fragmented realities that the light of grace
can shine upon us."
Something certainly awoke
Dannion to make this announcement and it is reasonable to
assume it was the September 11 terrorist
attack. Dannion isn't the only experiencer who received
a vision of this terrorist attack.
Ned Dougherty also received
visions of the future during his NDE. One of Ned's visions
was published in his book, Fast Lane to Heaven,
six months before September 11th. It states:
major terrorist attack may befall New York City
or Washington, DC, severely impacting the way
we live in the United States."
1975, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the phone during a
thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning hit the phone line, sending
thousands of volts of electricity into his head and down
his body. His heart stopped, and he died, but in the process,
he had a NDE. When Brinkley revived in the morgue after
twenty-eight minutes of death, he had an incredible story
to tell. The following is an except from his book
Saved by the Light with Paul Perry.
The next sound I heard was like a freight train coming
into my ear at the speed of light. Jolts of electricity
coursed through my body, and every cell of my being felt
as if it were bathed in battery acid. The nails of my shoes
were welded to the nails in the floor so that when I was
thrown into the air, my feet were pulled out of them. I
saw the ceiling in front of my face, and for a moment I
couldn't imagine what power it was that could cause such
searing pain and hold me in its grip, dangling over my own
bed. What must have been a split second seemed like an hour.
From immense pain I found myself engulfed by peace and tranquility.
It was a feeling I had never known before and have not had
since. It was like bathing in a glorious calmness. I had
no idea what had happened, but even in this moment of peacefulness
I wanted to know where I was.
I began to look around, to roll over in midair. Below me
was my own body, thrown across the bed. My shoes were smoking
and the telephone was melted in my hand. I could see Sandy
run into the room. She stood over the bed and looked at
me with a dazed expression, the kind you might find on the
parent of a child found floating facedown in a swimming
Tommy showed up in less than ten minutes. He knew something
was wrong because he had heard the explosion over the telephone.
I watched as Tommy held me and cursed the slowness of the
ambulance, which we could hear approaching in the distance.
I hovered above the three of them – Sandy, Tommy, and myself
– as the medical technicians loaded me onto the stretcher
and wheeled me to the ambulance.
From where I hovered, about fifteen feet above everyone,
I could see the pouring rain hitting my face and drenching
the backs of the ambulance crew. The perspective I had was
that of a television camera. Without passion or pain, I
watched as the person on the stretcher began to twitch and
jump. I looked toward the front of the ambulance to a spot
over my dead body. A tunnel was forming, opening like the
eye of a hurricane and coming toward me. I actually didn't
move at all; the tunnel came to me.
There was the sound of chimes as the tunnel spiraled toward
and then around me. Soon there was nothing to be seen –
no crying Sandy, no ambulance attendants trying to jump-start
my dead body, no desperate chatter with the hospital over
the radio – only a tunnel that engulfed me completely and
the intensely beautiful sound of seven chimes ringing in
I looked ahead into the darkness. There was a light up there,
and I began to move toward it as quickly as possible. I
was moving without legs at a high rate of speed. Ahead the
light became brighter and brighter until it overtook the
darkness and left me standing in a paradise of brilliant
light. This was the brightest light I had ever seen, but
in spite of that, it didn't hurt my eyes in the least. Unlike
the pain one might feel when walking into sunlight from
a dark room, this light was soothing to my eyes.
I looked to my right and could see a silver form appearing
like a silhouette through mist. As it approached I began
to feel a deep sense of love that encompassed all of the
meanings of the word. It was as though I were seeing a lover,
mother, and best friend, multiplied a thousand fold. As
the Being of Light came closer, these feelings of love intensified
until they became almost too pleasurable to withstand.
The Being of Light stood directly in front of me. As I gazed
into its essence I could see prisms of color, as though
it were composed of thousands of tiny diamonds, each emitting
the colors of the rainbow.
I felt comfortable in his presence, a familiarity that made
me believe he had felt every feeling I had ever had, from
the time I took my first breath to the instant I was sizzled
by lightning. Looking at this being I had the feeling that
no one could love me better, no one could have more empathy,
sympathy, encouragement, and nonjudgmental compassion for
me than this being.
Being of Light engulfed me, and as it did I began to experience
my whole life, feeling and seeing everything that had ever
happened to me. It was as though a dam had burst and every
memory stored in my brain flowed out.
When I finished the life review, I arrived at a point of
reflection in which I was able to look back on what I had
just witnessed and come to a conclusion. I was ashamed.
I realized I had led a very selfish life, rarely reaching
out to help anyone. Almost never had I smiled as an act
of brotherly love or just handed somebody a dollar because
he was down and needed a boost. No, my life had been for
me and me alone. I hadn't given a damn about my fellow humans.
I looked at the Being of Light and felt a deep sense of
sorrow and shame. I expected a rebuke, some kind of cosmic
shaking of my soul. I had reviewed my life and what I had
seen was a truly worthless person. What did I deserve if
not a rebuke?
As I gazed at the Being of Light I felt as though he was
touching me. From that contact I felt a love and joy that
could only be compared to the nonjudgmental compassion that
a grandfather has for a grandchild.
you are is the difference that God makes," said
the Being. "And that difference is love."
There were no actual words spoken, but this thought
was communicated to me through some form of telepathy. To
this day, I am not sure of the exact meaning of this cryptic
phrase. That is what was said, however.
Again I was allowed a period of reflection. How much love
had I given people? How much love had I taken from them?
From the review I had just had, I could see that for every
good event in my life, there were twenty bad ones to weigh
against it. If guilt were fat, I would have weighed five
As the Being of Light moved away, I felt the burden of this
guilt being removed. I had felt the pain and anguish of
reflection, but from that I had gained the knowledge that
I could use to correct my life. I could hear the Being's
message in my head, again as if through telepathy:
are powerful spiritual beings meant to create
good on the earth. This good isn't usually accomplished
in bold actions, but in singular acts of kindness
between people. It's the little things that
count, because they are more spontaneous and
show who you truly are."
I was elated. I now knew the simple secret to improving
humanity. The amount of love and good feelings you have
at the end of your life is equal to the love and good feelings
you put out during your life. It was just that simple.
"My life will be better now that I have the secret," I said
to the Being of Light.
It was then that I realized that I wouldn't be going back.
I had no more life to live. I had been struck by lightning.
I was dead.
Like wingless birds, we swept into a city of cathedrals.
These cathedrals were made entirely of a crystalline substance
that glowed with a light that shone powerfully from within.
I was awestruck. This place had a power that seemed to pulsate
through the air. I knew that I was in a place of learning.
I wasn't there to witness my life or to see what value it
had had, I was there to be instructed.
When we entered the structure, the Being of Light was with
me no more. I looked around for him and saw no one. Rows
of benches were lined up across the room, and that radiant
light made everything glow and feel like love. I sat on
one of the benches and looked around the room for my spiritual
In the next moment the space behind the podium was filled
with Beings of Light. They faced the benches where I was
sitting and radiated a glow that was both kindly and wise.
I sat back on the bench and waited. What happened next was
the most amazing part of my spiritual journey.
I was able to count the beings as they stood behind the
podium. There were thirteen of them, standing shoulder to
shoulder and stretched across the stage. I was aware of
other things about them, too, probably through some form
of telepathy. Each one of them represented a different emotional
and psychological characteristic that all humans have. For
example, one of these beings was intense and passionate,
while another was artistic and emotional. One was bold and
energetic, yet another possessive and loyal. In human terms,
it was as though each one represented a different sign
of the zodiac. In spiritual terms, these beings went
far beyond the signs of the zodiac. They emanated these
emotions in such a way that I could feel them.
Now more than ever I knew that this was a place of learning.
I would be steeped in knowledge, taught in a way that I
had never been taught before. There would be no books and
no memorization. In the presence of these Beings of Light,
I would become knowledge and know everything that was important
to know. I could ask any question and know the answer. It
was like being a drop of water bathed in the knowledge of
the ocean, or a beam of light knowing what all light knows.
The Beings came at me one at a time. As each one approached,
a box the size of a videotape came from its chest and zoomed
right at my face.
The first time this happened I flinched, thinking I was
going to be hit. But a moment before impact, the box opened
to reveal what appeared to be a tiny television picture
of a world event that was yet to happen. As I watched, I
felt myself drawn right into the picture, where I was able
to live the event. This happened twelve times, and twelve
times I stood in the midst of many events that would shake
the world in the future.
At the time I didn't know these were future events. All
I knew was that I was seeing things of great significance
and that they were coming to me as clearly as the nightly
news, with one great difference: I was being pulled into
[Dannion is then given prophetic visions, then returns
to his body in the morgue.]
is no more than turning us over from time
to eternity." – William
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