Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
ENCYCLOPEDIA
Glossary
What's New
Most Popular
List of Articles

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

May/June 2015 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Encyclopedia
Print this Term Print this Article

Near Death Visions of Tomorrow

This article was written by Llewellyn on August 26, 2004
posted under Astral Projection

A strange
new aspect of the NDE phenomenon has come to light through the investigation of
University of Connecticut psychologist Kenneth Ring. He has found that during
the out-of-body phase of the event people sometimes are given information about
the future—either their personal futures or the future of the human race.

At times the
information is given to the percipient during the "life review," except that
the review does not end at the present (as usually happens) but goes forward to
reveal things that are yet to be.

One woman
told Ring that during a death crisis that occurred when she was giving birth to
her youngest child in 1959, she left her body and encountered astral beings who
showed her where she would be living and what she would be doing at a certain
time in her distant future.

Concerning the
latter, she was shown a scene so vivid that she could see, hear and smell it.
She saw herself as an older woman standing in the kitchen talking and laughing
with her oldest daughter while the younger one (to whom in real time she had
just given birth) was off playing with friends. There were small children in
the picture as well as her husband.

The picture
proved to be an exact representation of the circumstances she found herself in
when she related the incident to Ring almost 20 years later. All the people she
had "seen" looked now as they had in that preview; her older daughter had
divorced her husband, and her parents were helping her to raise her small
children. And the kitchen she saw then was the one in her house now. Moreover,
she was living in the town the astral guides had predicted she would be living
in.

Ring also
learned that some participants in NDEs were given previews of what lies ahead
for the human race. (We have already seen an example of this in Reinee Pasarow’s
story.) These persons speak of troubled times—war, cataclysms and economic
woes—followed by "a new era of peace and brotherhood which will emerge from
these disasters," Ring says. "In fact, my correspondents usually interpret
these disasters as a purging process which will prepare the human race for this
new age."

When I ask people about their dreams, many times they will recount experiences of crazy landscapes where anything can happen (and probably will). But more often than not, what I hear about is the regularly recurring, repetitive dream that has haunted the dreamer their entire life; I hear over and over again from people that they "always dream of... read this article
5 Ways to Heal with the Wheel of the Year
5 Simple and Instant Creativity Boosts
Reading Tarot Cards: Divining Our Life Path
Ghost-Hunting at the Old Charleston Jail
Visualization for People Who Have Trouble Visualizing

Most recent posts:
The Soul Needs Time
Nancy Antenucci’s book Psychic Tarot is filled with great ways to enhance your connection to the cards and to spirit. It is also filled with...

The Art of Changing
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tiffany Lazic, author of the new The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the...

Using Imagery for Manifestation
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melissa Harris, author of the new 99 Keys to a Creative Life. I hope this writing finds you in a...




Where You End Where You End
By: Anna Pellicioli
Price: $9.99 US,  $11.50 CAN
The Natural Psychic The Natural Psychic
Ellen Dugan's Personal Guide to the Psychic Realm

By: Ellen Dugan
Price: $16.99 US,  $19.50 CAN
Easy Tarot Easy Tarot
Learn to Read the Cards Once and For All!

By: Josephine Ellershaw, Ciro Marchetti
Price: $19.95 US,  $21.95 CAN
Secret of the Sevens Secret of the Sevens
By: Lynn Lindquist
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
Lughnasadh Lughnasadh
Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Lammas

By: Llewellyn, Melanie Marquis
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN