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

January/February 2016 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."

You might have noticed New Year's Day tends to fall at different times in different cultures. For example, Chinese New Year falls in late January or February (at the new moon of their first lunar month). The Jewish New Year (aka Rosh Hashanah, or "Head of the Year") occurs in the fall, at the beginning of the seventh month of their ecclesiastical... read this article
Altar Design: Drafting the Plans for Manifestation
Fall in Love with Yourself This Valentine’s Day: Uncovering Your Amazing Gifts through the Five Elements
Surviving Venus and Mars Retrogrades
How to Use Affirmations That Work
The Moon as Calendar and Timepiece

Most recent posts:
The Lovers
It seems fitting that around Valentine’s Day we look at the Lovers card. This one is from the Steampunk Tarot. I remember when we were working on...

Deciphering the Nature of Purifying Ritual Space
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Michael Furie, author of Supermarket Magic, Spellcasting for Beginners, and the new Spellcasting:...

Tarot Journaling and the Star
At the beginning of a new year, people often make a resolution to keep a journal. Keeping a journal has many benefits and can be done any number of...




The Abyss Surrounds Us The Abyss Surrounds Us
By: Emily Skrutskie
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
Llewellyn's Witch's Coloring Book Llewellyn's Witch's Coloring Book
By: Llewellyn
Price: $12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN
Wheels of Life Wheels of Life
A User's Guide to the Chakra System

By: Anodea Judith
Price: $21.95 US,  $25.50 CAN
Llewellyn's Shadowscapes Coloring Book Llewellyn's Shadowscapes Coloring Book
By: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Price: $12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Calendar Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Calendar
By: Llewellyn
Price: $13.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
$11.19 US,  $13.59 CAN On Sale!