Reinee Pasarow's Near-Death Experience
May 1966, 16-year-old Reinee Pasarow of La Crescent,
California, became unconscious following an allergic
food reaction and had one of the most transcendental
NDEs ever documented. Reinee recounts her wonderful
in a video which I highly recommend
viewing. Her NDE is exceptional for many reasons. One reason
is that she instantaneously travelled back into time
to witness the entire evolution and history of the human
race. She learned how humanity is currently at a turning
point, that it must deal with all the obstacles to unity
before a new era of universal peace will come. She saw
a future of our planet as a world populated with beings
of light. Reinee has been interviewed repeatedly by
the news media including major networks, such as ABC,
CNN and NBC. Her NDE testimony has been heard by people
in 45 countries. After her NDE, Reinee went on to graduate
from the University of California with a degree in economics.
She exhibits the humanitarian aftereffects that many
NDErs have. She is a successful business woman and has
founded or directed several charitable organizations
and projects. In addition, she travels and lectures
extensively to make life on Earth more like the one
she saw in heaven. Before her NDE, as a child, Reinee
was very spiritual and became attracted to the
Bahá'í faith. Today, she continues to be a dedicated
member of that faith. For many years Reinee has suffered
from Multiple Sclerosis; but despite of her disability
she has been very active. The following are excerpts
of her NDE testimony in her own words.
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From Out-of-Body Experience To An Orb of Light
only became aware when I heard the very loud sound of
the fire engines arriving. I heard my best friend from
elementary school calling to me. She was calling, "Reinee,
don't die, don't die Reinee."
I heard this and it seemed
as if it was in a foreign language to me. I finally
computed the meaning of this and realized that my life
was in danger. I had an obligation to fight for my life
because of my mother and my friend, because she had
such terror in her voice that it cut through to my heart.
tried to fight for my life, but the battle became overwhelming.
At this point I just surrendered myself, my soul, to
the power that brings us all into existence and that
gives us all life. I knew that this was the source of
all life and the way of all things. I surrendered to
that and I entered a state of peacefulness.
just like that (clapping her hands), I became a ball
of light or energy in the midst of this crowd that was
circling a body. I became massively aware, unlike any
awareness I had had during physical existence. I was
not really aware of myself. I was aware of everyone
around me. I was aware of my mother and my neighbors,
and my friends and the firemen and what they were thinking
and what they were feeling and what they were hoping
and what they were praying. This was such a pummeling
input of emotion and information that I was all at once
overwhelmed and confused, and rather disoriented.
followed their attention to something on the sidewalk
and I looked at a body on the sidewalk. I looked at
the curve of the wrist bone and I recognized it. I remember
looking at it and thinking, "That looks so much like
my wrist bone."
And then I became aware that the thing
on the sidewalk, that thing that suddenly became a piece
of meat to me, was what I had identified as myself before,
but had no connection with it other than that I had
been with it for a very long time. But it had nothing
to do with me because suddenly, I was more of a person
than I had ever been before. I was more conscious than
I could ever be. I was free of the limitations of being
a physical being.
looked at my body and I was repulsed with the grief
and the tumult around it and with the very idea that
I had ever considered something physical to be my reality,
to be a human reality.
with that (taps the table) again like this, I was bumped
way up, up above some light wires. From that point I
could watch everyone beneath me, but I was not as closely
associated with them. I was completely feeling
everything they were feeling.
watched my mother and a boy come out of the house and
up the hill which I could not have seen physically.
I was very sad for my mother. I was very sad for my
friend who kept calling me. And I was very sad for the
child who had come out of the house. I was very sad
that he would think I was dead. So my concern was for
them. I spent my time observing them and calling to
them - calling to them that everything was as it should
be, that everything was fine, that I was free, that
it was wonderful, that I loved them and that they loved
me and that the bond, unlike physical bonds, would never
be destroyed. I tried to communicate this to them over
and over again and I realized that I had no mouth. I
had no body. They could not hear what I was saying to
them. I would have to leave them in the same hands I
had left myself in the process of dying. With that I
turned away, just sort of like a ball, just turned away."
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A Unified Macroscopic and Microscopic View of the World
attention turned away lovingly but knowing that there
was nothing I could do. I turned away from them and
began to pull up. I became aware, as if I were a camera
on a space ship or something, of our place - my particular
little street and then my particular little town. I
kept pulling up and up and up to a point where I could
observe the whole Earth. This was wonderful!
Earth was alive and the Earth was singing. It was singing
a single song and in that song everyone had a voice.
Every human being had a very important note to add to
this precious song of the Earth. It was a song of love
and every living being had something to add to the song
of Earth. Every one of these essences was very much
connected. I was seeing it not like we see normally.
I was seeing it both from a macroscopic - from the point
of view of the spaceship - and from a microscopic vantage
point. Microscopic in that I could see an amoeba in
the ocean was connected to the song of the heart of
all humanity; and that this world was responding to
the song in our hearts in a miraculous, unified, and
beautiful way. I too began too sing. I was so overcome
with joy. It wasn't a song obviously with the mouth.
I had no mouth. I had no body. I simply was. I became
a part of that song and very full of joy that I could
have something to contribute to this sacred beauty of
our Earth and of all people.
became very aware that we as people have a unique influence
on the world even if we are not actively doing something.
We influence this planet by our state of being. We influence
this planet very positively if we are filled with love
and respect for others or negatively if our hearts are
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Meeting Her Deceased Uncle at the End of the Tunnel
this point I became aware that there was a light calling
me from somewhere else and I entered what people speak
of as the tunnel. I will speak of it as that although
I did not quite perceive it as a tunnel. It was a transition
place where I became aware of other beings who seemed
to be rather disoriented, rather confused and lost and
some of these beings were moving through to their home.
I simply wanted to go home. I moved through this place
and I became aware that I was not moving like we move
physically. When we move physically we have an intent,
we have a goal, and we move step by step to that goal.
But what moved me through this place was love. It was
the love of God and the love all things sacred and all
things beautiful and all things just. I could go on
and on and on but this was what propelled me on. It
was my connection and my affection for God.
I came to the end of this place, I wondered if I would
be alone, and just like that I was with my uncle. It
was like we were two lights that were put together -
one red and one blue that made purple light. I was aware
of things about him that I had never been aware of in
life. I didn't spend much time with him and I didn't
know him well. He lived in the south and I lived in
California. But it was a very joyful reunion and I became
aware that he was concerned that I was there because
he communicated to me instantaneously that my mother
could not stand the loss of a child. He was confused,
yet he knew that everything was as it should be.
that point I became very attracted to the light and
this attraction was like an irresistible magnet. I loved
that light. I loved what was pulling me home.
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Diving Into the Sea of the Light of Love
moved past my uncle into what I can best define as a
sea of light. It was as if every atom in the universe
had been electrified with color and light and sound,
but more than that, with totally unconditional love.
It was a welcoming to me. I dove into this ocean and
with each moment, I felt more rapture and more joy and
more just absolutely unspeakable love. As I moved through
this sea, I became aware that I was moving to the center
of the sea of light which I perceived, how can I say
this, as a gnat flying into the sun. That is the perspective
that I had for this sea of light.
in a instant, again like a clap, I entered into this
light and I became one with this light. In this light,
I was no longer an individual, no longer a person, but
simply a part of this light. I became like the phoenix.
I was destroyed. It was the most blissful, the most
excruciatingly beautiful moment that I could imagine.
It seemed to me to be the apex of all existence. It
was the point where one was no more. One was simply
a part of this light.
being in this state for what seemed to be a time beyond
time, I was gathered again together like sands from
the shore as an individual and I was called to account
for my deeds.
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Having a Life Review With the Being of Light
then described an encounter with a "Being of
Light" who showed her various elements of her
past life and reviewed them with her. She talked
in general terms about how little acts of kindness
were far and away more important than the activities
we usually give so much value to in normal life.
She described how the most positive thing she
did was to give special attention to a not so
lovable boy at a summer camp so that he would
know he was loved. During the review, she said
this act of kindness was more important from
her viewpoint of expanded awareness than if
she had been president of the United States
or the queen of England.
After her life review,
Reinee wondered about the destiny of the human
race. With that thought, she was shown the evolution
and history of humanity as well as its probable
future. (This will
be discussed later in this article.)
After this, the level
of love Reinee was receiving from the Being
of Light had reached its pinnacle and she found
herself on the other side of the light. She
could then sense, in a more physical manner,
a Kingdom of Light filled with people whom she
knew and loved dearly. They were waiting for
her and welcoming her as in a homecoming. These
people were very much involved with humanity
on Earth from this Kingdom of Light. Reinee
saw man at the edge of this Kingdom holding
out his hand and welcoming her home. She again
became very rapturous at this and began to move
toward him. But then the Light spoke and told
her, "It is not time" which prevented her from
moving further forward. She then found herself
returning to the physical world.
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Returning To the Physical World of Suffering and
was catapulted back down what I perceived to be a tunnel.
This time it was down a rainbow tunnel of light, sound
and vibrational frequency of love. With a terribly hard
crash, I became aware of the scene I had left earlier
- the fire trucks, and now an ambulance. There were
men who were picking up my body and loading it into
the ambulance. I was in a state of complete grief. I
felt that I had become Eve and was cast out of the garden
I was descending down this tunnel, my heart was already
attached to my home beyond. I was begging not to leave.
I crashed down into this realm of existence and was
suddenly confused by time and space. It was as if I
had never existed physically. I was suddenly disoriented.
My concern was for my mother, because she was by herself
and she was losing a sixteen year old daughter. She
knew that this was happening because the ambulance attendant
looked at the driver in front and said, "DOA. DOA," which means of course dead on arrival. The driver turned
off the siren and slowed down the ambulance. Before,
he had been driving in a very reckless manner.
were coming out of the mountains. As we did that, my
concern was for the pain of my mother. I simple wanted
to comfort her and to wrap my soul around her. To assuage
the loss of a daughter, the loss of a child, I found
myself simply praying for her.
followed the ambulance to the hospital and I watched
as my body was unloaded. My mother followed the gurney
into the emergency room. I watched as the first doctor
went to work on me. I wasn't particularly interested
in the first doctor because the first doctor had, that
day, been through motorcycle accidents coming out of
the mountains. He had been through a very long day and
he was not concerned with someone who had been brought
in dead on arrival. He had no connection with me. He
didn't care and had no affection. So I had no interest
in watching what he did because my interest was based
on affection and love.
then left the emergency room and was above my mother
and some friends who had followed her into the other
room. I again tried to communicate with them. I tried
to let them know that, "This is a very joyous occasion.
I am dead on arrival. Hopefully all would go well. They
are never going to be able to revive me. I was going
to be dead now. Death had become life to me. Death was
not something to be frightened of, but something to
look forward to."
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Reinee's Verified Perception In the Emergency Room
happened then was the first doctor pronounced me dead
and was sending my body off to the morgue. My own personal
physician, who was a country doctor and a very gruff
man, stormed into the emergency room in a tuxedo with
his black bag. He looked at the nurse on the phone who
was calling the morgue, and looked at the doctor who
was washing his hands, and looked at my covered body
and said, "What the hell happened here? Where is the
said, "She was dead on arrival."
said, "The hell she was."
proceeded to scream at the other nurse who was sort
of standing off in the corner, "I want injections of
adrenaline. Bring them to me immediately and come over
here and assist me."
began to go to work on my body. He began to beat on
the chest and began to shock. I was simply terrified
by this turn of events and disgusted that they would
treat a body so brutally.
of a sudden I sort of became protective towards my body,
even though I wanted nothing to do with it. I began
to be protective. They could at least be nice about
it. But they were beating on my chest and shocking my
body, but I was up in the corner of the emergency room
accompanied by other essences who were keeping me contained
in that emergency room."
Reinee goes on to describe
how she finally return to her body as a result
of her doctor's last effort to revive her. When
she was revived, she couldn't understand or
accept that she had returned to the physical
world which was so horrible compared to the
light and love she experienced in heaven. She
cried about this and immediately began thinking
The next day, her doctor
burst into Reinee's hospital room swearing at
her and asked her, "What the hell did you do
In tears, Reinee angrily
told her doctor that she was dead and that he
had no right to bring her back.
At this, her doctor
was shocked and stood back to give her a long
discerning look. He told her, "You were not
dead because you're not dead now."
Reinee continued crying
and told him about some of what she experienced
while in heaven. But this only made her doctor
became concerned about her mental state and
had a psychiatrist come and talk to her.
When the psychiatrist came to visit Reinee,
the psychiatrist sat down and told Reinee she
was not leaving until Reinee convinced her she
was not crazy for not wanting to live. Reinee
explained to her there were no words to describe
what she had experienced. But then it occurred
to Reinee that her doctor would probably have
her committed to a psych ward unless she could
convince the psychiatrist she wasn't crazy.
So she told the psychiatrist about her NDE and
about heaven and love she experienced. However,
the psychiatrist wanted to know details about
what she claimed transpired in the emergency
room. So Reinee told her everything that happened
there. The psychiatrist then said to Reinee
she was going to investigate to see if what
Reinee had told her was true.
or three hours later, the psychiatrist returned.
Reinee noticed how the psychiatrist appeared
to be "white as a sheet." The psychiatrist looked
at her and told her she was right: she was dead.
Everything Reinee explained to her about what
happened in the E.R. did indeed occur. There
was a blond nurse. There was a dark-haired nurse
about forty-years old. There was a young doctor
who was exhausted from treating people involved
in a motorcycle accident. There was no cardiologist
on duty. And her doctor did want to inject adrenaline
directly into her heart but decided not to.
The psychiatrist told Reinee, "You're right.
You're not crazy."
Reinee then asked her if
there was anything she could do to help her.
Her psychiatrist replied that psychiatry had
nothing to offer to help her and she recommended
that Reinee see her clergy about it. Reinee
replied that she just couldn't do that. The
psychiatrist then advised that Reinee never
talk about her experience again to anyone -
even to those people she knows.
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8. Humanity's Future - From
Catastrophe to Heaven on Earth
her life review, Reinee wondered about the destiny of
the human race; and with that thought, she was shown
the evolution and history of humanity as well as its
She felt the brutish and self-centered
level of existence of the
Neanderthals, to the conniving politicality of the
Romans who thought they were all powerful, and the
great surge of hope surrounding the scientific revolution
Renaissance. She saw that humanity is now on the
precipice of the greatest choice and greatest step of
our development and evolution that has ever occurred
in human history. Every individual must make the choice
to establish unity, peace and harmony.
was also shown catastrophic Earth changes which were
the result of human conflict on this planet suggesting
the Earth and everything in it is a single giant organism.
She described these Earth changes as follows:
this wonderful process there was great chaos
and destruction going on in the world. There
was a great breakdown in all of our institutions
and systems: governmental, educational, religious,
intellectual and scientific. The breakdown was
such that society was reduced to bands of people
acting like wolves who were filled with hatred,
selfishness and darkness."
Reinee also saw there was a
small group of people who were identified as "The Just"
who were striving to bring about a new civilization
and a new creation of peace and bring about the great
spiritual development humanity needs at this time. These
people were not powerful or wealthy and were not involved
in tremendous institutions. They were young and struggling.
And in the process of their struggling, they were trying
to bring about this spiritual development and a new
civilization during the time of these Earth changes:
"There was a great sense
of polarization of the people along racial and
religious lines. It came to the point where
every religion was fighting every other religion
except for the religion of 'The Just.'"
was also shown "the seat" of the "Universal
House of Justice" which had not yet been built.
She saw this building exactly as it was built later
and was shown its location. She saw this magnificent
building in a land she recognized as "old yet new" on
the coast of the Mediterranean sea. Reinee later discovered
a distinguished Jewish author named
Theodor Herzl who in 1902 wrote a novel about Israel
Old New Land." In the 1980's, Reinee travelled there
and saw the building on the Mediterranean coast built
Mount Carmel, in Israel, on the Mediterranean
coast exactly as she saw in her vision. The white
marble building in Israel on Mount Carmel. it is called "The
Universal House of
Justice." According to Reinee, The Just are receiving
teachings and guidance there that is the hope for humanity.
Reinee explains why these Earth changes will take
"The vision of the future
I received during my near death experience was
one of tremendous upheaval in the world as a
result of our general ignorance of 'true' reality.
I was informed that humanity was breaking the
laws of the universe, and as a result of this
would suffer. This suffering was not due to
the vengeance of an indignant God, but rather
like the pain one might suffer as a result of
arrogantly defying the law of gravity. It was
to be an inevitable educational cleansing of
the Earth that would creep up upon its inhabitants,
who would try to hide blindly in the institutions
of law, science, and religion. Humanity, I was
told, was being consumed by the cancers of arrogance,
materialism, racism, chauvinism, and separatist
thinking. I saw sense turning to nonsense, and
calamity, in the end, turning to providence."
Reinee saw that these Earth
changes would ultimately lead to the establishment of
God's Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. She states:
"At the end of this
general period of transition, humanity was to
be 'born anew,' with a new sense of his place
in the universe. The birth process, however,
as in all the kingdoms, was exquisitely painful.
Humanity would emerge humbled yet educated,
peaceful, and, at last, unified."
Since her NDE, Reinee has never
been the same again. The events she participated in
there and the things she saw and sensed have all been
reported by other NDErs -- something she did not know
at the time and would learn only in her adult reading.
"Every particle of my
being had been shaken. Every belief, every value
and every goal had to be re-evaluated after
my luminous journey. The near-death experience
was for me a great liberation - a rebirth -
and its effects still can be felt in my daily
life. Most of all, as a result of the experience,
never again could I fear death. Never again
could I look upon life as being anything less
than a divine gift that transcends the limits
of this physical realm."
her NDE, Reinee insisted that her mother allow her to
become a Bahá'í. Up until this time, her mother (a Christian)
forbid her to be a Bahá'í. Reinee's request to become
a Bahá'í met her mother's approval. Later, Reinee's
mother also became a Bahá'í.
to Reinee, the identity of "The Just" were those of
the Bahá'í faith. "Bahá'í" means "follower of Baha",
"follower of the light," "follower of the glory of justice."
Bahá'u'lláh taught frequently of justice.
says the purpose of the Bahá'í revelation is to establish
unity. Every manifestation from God comes for a purpose
to fulfill and teach humanity for spiritual development.
The essence of all revelations from God to humanity
is love. The theme of the Bahá'í revelation is justice.
The Just were working towards the unity of mankind instead
of focusing on the divisions like many countries and
religions do. She described seeing groups of individuals
that she "knew as well as her own parents" who were
living and working in other non-physical worlds.
Bahá'ís' view of life after death corresponds with NDE
testimonies. This world is really a transitory phase
- like a period of gestation. The challenge for us is
to make spiritual choices in a physical life. Death
is really a messenger of joy for human beings to enter
into the light. Love is the secret of God's holy dispensation,
the manifestation of the "All Merciful", the fountain
of all spiritual outpourings. Love is heaven's kindly
light. The Holy Spirit's eternal breath vivifies the
human soul. Love is the cause of God's revelation to
man - the vital bond inherent in accordance with the
divine creation in the reality of things. Love is the
one means that ensures true felicity (i.e., intense
happiness) both in this world and in the next. Love
is the light that guides in the darkness. Love is the
living link that unites God with man to ensure the progress
of every illuminated soul. Love is the most great law
that rules mighty in heaven - the unique power that
binds together the diverse elements of this material
world - the supreme magnetic force that directed the
movements of the spheres in the celestial realms. Love
reveals with unfailing and limitless power the mysteries
latent in the universe. Love is the spirit of life unto
the adoring spirit of mankind - the establisher of true
civilization in the mortal world and the shedder of
imperishable glory upon every high aiming race and nation.
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Reinee Pasarow Links of Interest
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"God’s not particularly
interested in our material success in this world,
but He’s interested in our relationships --
how much we love one another -- that’s what
God cares about. And if you are doing you’re
very best, no matter how humble it is, to love
one another, God is
pleased with what you are doing."
Reverend Howard Storm, near-death experiencer
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