The Trigger of Brain Seizures: Lisa's Near-Death
researching the brain have examined the experiences of people
Lobe Epilepsy. Apparently the increased electrical activity
in the brain resulting from seizure activity (abnormal electrical
activity in the brain), makes sufferers more susceptible
to having near-death experiences. This gives cause for researchers
to examine the temporal
area of the brain, the portion of the brain that researchers
refer to as the God Spot.
The following near-death experience happened
three years ago to a woman named Lisa and was triggered
by seizure. After months of depression and physical pain
from systemic lupus, one day she took too many painkillers.
Her twin sister found her in the morning in a seizure, half-flopped
off of her bed. By the time she called 911, she had fallen
on the floor and was in a full convulsive state, curling
up her hands in a fetal position. Here is what she experienced
in her own words:
There was no tunnel or light. I awoke
standing upright in the back of what looked like a large
auditorium-type place, without the chairs. The wall were
gold and had jewels embedded in them. I was far in the back
at first and couldn't figure out where I was. There were
horns playing loud classical-type music and it was a very
formal-type ceremony. There were dancers with beautifully
colored flags dancing in a supernatural sort of way. I felt
my presence coming in closer, but I didn't feel legs moving
There was a long, wide aisle with
10-15 men seated on each side of the aisle. They were across
the aisle from each other, facing each other. They had on
robes and gold crowns, like they were kings or judges. The
seats were tall, gold chairs and at the end of the aisle
was an empty chair. My presence came in very close and then
to the left side came a man in a long, white, toga-type
robe. He had short brown hair and on his head was a wreath
of holly leaves woven together with baby's breath. He smiled
and approached me with his right hand extended.
He took my hand gently and said, "Hi,
Lisa. I'm Peter, welcome to the festival."
With that, he opened a large door and
I entered a large place that was mostly white space. There
were large white cloth-covered tables with beautiful, succulent
fruit and a large fountain of red wine. There were just
a few people there, and they were dressed in normal clothing
Just then I flashed into a complete space
of whiteness, but it was not disconcerting like a haze of
fog would be. I was seated on the right leg of a very large,
strong presence with huge, loving arms around me.
A man's low voice said in my right ear,
"Lisa, they're working on your body, you have to hurry.
Do you want to go back? Your son needs you."
I remember feeling confused like I was
not aware of what I had left behind.
I didn't say anything and then the voice
said louder, directly in my ear, "Lisa, you have to hurry,
they're working on your body. Do you want to go back?"
And even louder he added, "Ryan needs
He put great stress on my son's name.
I immediately realized I had left my 9-year-old son behind
and then I woke up in the ambulance. They later told me
that I said, "I wanted to be in paradise with Jesus".
That's my experience. I'd love to hear your comments.
I've not read anything like this before. It was like a movie,
almost sounds cliche, I know.
Dr. Sam Parnia's Research
Sam Parnia, studying heart attack patients says he is
finding evidence that suggests that consciousness may continue
after the brain has stopped functioning and a patient is
clinically dead. The research, presented to scientists last
week at the California
Institute of Technology, resurrects the debate over
whether there is life after death and whether there is such
a thing as the human soul.
Since the initial experiment, Parnia
and his colleagues have found more than 3,500 people with
lucid memories that apparently occurred at times they were
thought to be clinically dead. Many of the patients, he
said, were reluctant to share their experiences fearing
they would be thought crazy.
One patient was 2 years
old when he had a seizure and his heart stopped. His parents
contacted Parnia after the boy drew a picture of himself
as if out of his body looking down at himself.
was drawn like there was a balloon stuck to him. When they
asked what the balloon was he said:
"When you die you see
a bright light and you are connected to a cord."
He wasn't even 3 when had the experience.
What his parents noticed was that after he had been
discharged from hospital, six months after the incident,
he kept drawing the same scene.
The brain function
these patients were found to have while unconscious is commonly
believed to be incapable of sustaining lucid thought processes
or allowing lasting memories to form, Parnia said - pointing
to the fact that nobody fully grasps how the brain generates
"Real science can
be far stranger than science fiction and
much more satisfying." Stephen Hawking
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