Recently an acquaintance forwarded me an email message about a particularly amazing near-death experience. All near-death experiences are amazing, of course, because death is such: amazing, the mother of all mysteries. I've always been interesed in NDE's since I have a bit of a personal interest, as do we all, in what happens after we take our last breath. Death has a way of capturing your attention, thats for sure. But most NDE's bear a distressingly close resemblance to the nature of the person having the experience. Christians tend to see Jesus, New Agers a soul guide, and so on. Also, I've never heard of a NDE where the almost-dead person came back with truly convincing information that could only have come from the Other Side.
This NDE in question shares some of these same skepticism-inducing characteristics. I get the impression that the author of the tale experienced things that he had thought a lot about before his NDE. I also am sorry that when he was given the chance to ask questions of the being on the Other Side, he didn't ask some presently unanswered scientific question, such as whether superstring theory is true, that could have been tested to assess its validity. Still, its quite a story, and I offer it for your entertainment and consideration. Having just finished a rewrite of my first book, "God's Whisper, Creation's Thunder," I was particularly interested in his comments about the nothingness that preceded the Big Bang. Here's a few pages from my book about the mysteries of the quantum vacuum that covers some of the same ground as the author of the NDE does in his description of higher realities.