Some People Received Visions of the Future Which Later
experiencers have received
visions 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
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 unabated.
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.
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,
NDEs and the Future web page.
Important NDE Visions of the Future Which Have
In 1975, the following
prophecies were given to
Dannion Brinkley during his NDE.
An actor will become president whose
initials are R. R. and will project
the image of being a cowboy to the
rest of the world.
Shortly after his NDE in
1975, Brinkley told
Dr. 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.
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. (Dannion
The following clip from a newspaper article
verifies that Brinkley's NDE prophecy of the
future has occurred.
In 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
The Russian word, Chernobyl,
Wormwood, a type of plant. The nuclear explosion
Brinkley foresaw was the
Chernobyl explosion of the nuclear reactor
The 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 Brinkley
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 free
collapse of the Soviet Union occurred in
1989 due to economic problems which created
great food shortages of food and a stronger
influence of the Russian mafia.
In 1990, a great desert war will
be fought. Armies will race toward
one another and lightning-like explosions
The U.S. military operation
Desert Storm occurred in 1990 where the
U.S. army squashed the Iraqi army for occupying
Missiles with chemical warheads
will occupy the desert of the Middle
East. There will be worldwide fear
of the intentions of the Arab nations
that have them.
It is common knowledge
chemical weapons exist in Middle East. One
point of great interest is the Being of Light's
warning given to Brinkley:
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 change it." - The
Being of Light to Dannion Brinkley
A 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 computer chips."
A technological breakthrough
occurred in 1998 when
two Israeli researchers at the Israel Institute
of Technology discovered a process in which
strands of DNA are incorporated into a working
On September 1st, ten days before the
New York terrorist attacks, Brinkley
announced that the world is on the verge
awakening which calls for deep
Brinkley 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
awoke Brinkley to make this announcement and
it is reasonable to assume it was the
September 11 terrorist attack. Brinkley
isn't the only experiencers who received
a vision of this terrorist attack.
Another near-death experiencer,
Ned Dougherty, received similar 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 which states:
major terrorist attack may befall
New York City or Washington, DC,
severely impacting the way we live
in the United States."
Dannion Brinkley's Near-Death Experience
In 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 an 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
Saved by the Light with Paul Perry.
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 pool.
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
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 rhythmic succession.
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 hundred pounds.
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.
will be better now that I have the secret,"
I said to the Being of Light.
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.
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 guide.
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
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.
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 the screen.
Brinkley is then given prophetic visions, then
returns to his body in the morgue.]