Jeanne Ciampa is well known and loved by
audiences throughout New England as a singer/songwriter. Her amazing
voice and powerful songs are a unique blend of folk, rock, country
and urban music and if you visit her website at
will be welcomed by one of her beautiful songs. She has performed
with Bonnie Raitt and performed the theme song for the movie
starring Jacquelin Bisset entitled "End
of Summer." Her music CD was released in 2002 and is entitled
of Falling. It showcases her sensual voice and songwriting
abilities. At the age of twenty-four she was involved in a bicycle
accident which resulted in a near-death experience. The following is
her NDE testimony reprinted by permission.
truth shall set you free. Those words are much easier to say quietly to
oneself than to portray to another.
It was a warm summer day in 1993. I was in Nashville pursuing my dream of
getting a record deal and writing songs for a living. I had also been
accepted to Vanderbilt University to their graduate Divinity program. Born a
Catholic but never really understanding what that meant, I was really
searching for "God" but came short on any answers. In fact I was turning
more toward agnostic beliefs at that point.
Life was tough. Money was tight. I had two jobs, both which I hated but it
helped defray the cost of living. I went to school full time and worked at
Compton's Foodland and an ice cream shop while trying to write music and
play out as well.
It was a warm day and a boy I knew wanted to go bike riding. I felt as
though he was trying to tempt me to "cheat " on my then boyfriend but I
convinced myself it was just platonic. I have since changed my views about
love and partnership in general but at that point I was a VERY naive girl of
That day I went to school, went to work and got the call from Porter to go
bike riding. I liked him and wanted to go. On my way down the hill of a main
road in Nashville something went terribly wrong. My bike hit a sewer grate.
The lines of metal were about two inches across, wide open and my bike tire
went in and halted the bike. I went flying over the handlebars head first no
helmet on to the concrete at about 35 MPH.
This is what I remember: I stopped breathing, blood everywhere, pain
horrible pain, not being able to move, wondering if I had broken my neck and
then Oh my god, I can't breath. I am not breathing and then silence ... I am
dying. I knew I was dying. My brain said, "What!!! This is my death? I AM
Then a huge wave of peace flew over me like right now as I write this. I
feel the presence of angels as I felt it then. Peace, no wanting, no pain,
no longing just bliss. Then I saw my past present and future like a
continuous roll of film and then ... I saw Jesus on the cross taking his
last breath. I saw my body in a heap on the ground. I was above.
There seemed to be no differentiation of time. It was all one.
And then I felt his pain and loneliness as he took his last breath and he
said without using words: "It is not your time to go" and BAM I was back in
my body wrenching in pain strapped to a board bleeding all over.
They rushed me to the hospital and checked to see if I had broken my neck. I
needed stitches and I bruised my whole body, sprained my arm, but not one
Several miracles happened following the accident. For one, I had the faith
of ten men after the accident. I also became psychic, clairvoyant, and able
to see auras around things, people and animals.
It has been an amazing journey back to God. I am so grateful that Jesus
cared enough for me to reveal this other dimension to me.
Over the years it has been challenged in many forms of death,
disappointment, failure, accidents and it holds fast due to this one
experience. I only wish I could make people who are so dismally lost and
have no faith in the Divine presence, see and feel the magic that God's love
and spirit can bring to everyone.
I feel like I have endured a lot of rejection in life and I know God uses me
to plant seeds of those with a shut mind.
I only discovered NDEs years after the accident. I was shocked to find out
many have had this experience. No two are alike just like every living thing
on our planet.
God gave me a truth that day. But what I do with it is solely up to me. It
is only my truth and can only set me free. As only your knocking will allow
God in your life.
"And then I heard the MUSIC. It was a tone so sublimely perfect
that remembering it still brings me to tears. I knew then, and
know now, that I was hearing the symphony of angels, the song of
the universe, what some have called the Music of the Spheres."
- Lynnclaire Dennis, near-death experiencer
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