Brinkley's Near-Death Experience
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 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 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 Occurred
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.
after his NDE in 1975, Brinkley
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
In 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. (Dannion
The following clip from a newspaper article
verifies that Brinkley's NDE prophecy of the future
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 Wormwood.
The Russian word, Chernobyl,
Wormwood, a type of plant. The nuclear explosion
Brinkley foresaw was the
Chernobyl explosion of the nuclear reactor in
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 following:
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
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 Kuwait.
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
It is common knowledge today
chemical weapons exist in Middle East. One point
of great interest is the Being of Light's warning
given to Brinkley:
|"If 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
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
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 electronic
On September 1st, ten days before the New
York terrorist attacks, Brinkley announced
that the world is on the verge of a:
awakening which calls for deep self-examination."
Brinkley called for a global
Day of Truth to occur on September 17th where people
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
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
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
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 book
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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 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
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 the screen.
[Dannion Brinkley is then
given prophetic visions, then returns to his body
in the morgue.]