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Subject: In 1982 I died..... an amazing story
Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience in 1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half and during that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the Light.
Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic Void of Nothingness behind the Big Bang. Concerning his near-death experience,
Dr. Kenneth Ring has said,
"His story is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences."
The road to death.
In 1982 I died from terminal cancer. The condition I had was inoperable, and any kind of chemotherapy they could give me would just have made me more of a vegetable. I was given six to eight months to live. I had been an information freak in the 1970's, and I had become increasingly despondent over the nuclear crisis, the ecology crisis, and so forth.
So, since I did not have a spiritual basis, I began to believe that nature had made a mistake, and that we were probably a cancerous organism on the planet. I saw no way that we could get out from all the problems we had created for ourselves and the planet. I perceived all humans as cancer, and that is what I got. That is what killed me. Be careful what your world view is. It can feed back on you, especially if it is a negative world view. I had a seriously negative one. That is what led me into my death.
edit on 17-3-2013 by UnlimitedSky because: (no reason given)edit on 5-5-2015 by Springer because: Removed huge quote of external content and incorrect name
"Remember this and never forget; you save, redeem and heal yourself. You always have. You always will. You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of the world."
"People are so busy trying to become God that they ought to realize that we are already God and God is becoming us"
"The Light explained to me that there is no death; we are immortal beings"
"We are each both male and female"
"Just as God is not "there". God is here. Don't look "out there" for God. Look here for God. Look through your Self. Start having the greatest love affair you ever had ... with your Self"
Originally posted by winofiend
reply to post by UnlimitedSky
Before I invest any thoughts into the insanely lengthy post here, a simple google for "Gary Sycalik" reveals very little to corroborate the authenticity of this.
A quick scan revealed a lot of god bonus points for those who did read it.
I very much doubt someone died ot terminal cancer for an hour and a half, complete with rigor mortis, only to come back and say "Oh goodness, that was a close one!", shake their legs out and reevaluate their relationship with god...
It's funny that there is a big empty room in our minds when it comes to the perception of how futile everything is.. such a vast empty space that we allow ourselves to imagine any old stuff in there. To establish some sort of comprehension of it.. aliens that stare at us personally as they control our bodies, to giving yourself entirely to jesus.. both the same personal experience that says you are special. it's just an inability to grasp the nothingness, really...
Originally posted by JesuitGarlic
reply to post by UnlimitedSky
So why is it you believe this story is actually true ....The vision to me is clearly completely Luciferian in nature...but I have a discerning eye for detecting religious BS and the agenda/philosophy behind the message.
You do realize that if the 'Light' was actually Jesus in one of its earthly iterations that the Light would be a complete liar then? (based on the Biblical positions on the state of the dead, immortality of the soul, commandment to only worship Him ect ect.)
Firstly the visions puts Jesus on the same level as all these other 'gods'...then when your mind has been acclimatized to this thought it presents a series of information that contradicts clear passages in the Bible...then after people are feeling that the Bible should now be turfed out we hear that the Egyptian version of Heaven is better than the Christian Heaven.
So what are the conclusions if we take the vision at face value and read into its implications...Christianity is true to an extent but it is a complete contradiction so don't ever read the Bible and all the other religions have a better afterlife anyway so you might as well just turn to those instead.
Unfortunately I know too much about Jesus (working through Moses) to show the worth of the Egyptian religion and its pretend gods by actual archaeological evidence.
I know too much about esoteric secret societies that uphold Horus/Osiris, the main god of the Egyptians and that insiders know this is just disguised Satan so for anyone who knows insider teaching of some secret societies like freemasonry and mysteries schools or have researched archeological findings of the Hebrew Exodus and Thutmose III tomb know the vision is BS in its conclusions.
A more discerning understanding is needed in knowing what info from a supposed NDE is true or deceiptionedit on 17-3-2013 by JesuitGarlic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by yourmaker
When I died it was nothing like that.. I feel like the story is 'beefed' up a bit for glamour effect.
"Light of God" stands out for one.
Seriously, if this world is so full of god and whatever then why is it avoiding me,
I EVEN DIED DAMMIT, SHOW YOURSELF YOU WEAK FOOL.
Originally posted by coldlikecustard
Great thread OP a very thought provoking story indeeed!
Normally i would not put much stock into these types of stories but i cant shake the feeling that this one whether a hoax or not has hit on some very important truths of what we are my mind is blown!
Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
As for your closing line in you your post, (I am not sure who you are addressing, me or the author) but there is a mirror in front of you every time you respond verbally, written or even in thought to anyone. It reflects back to you.