By Jace Chong
A near-death experience (NDE) is a personal experience associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light.
Coming back to the physical body completes the process of NDE. He/she remembers what happen without the presence of the physical body. Cases happened to people that were clinically death, or near death.
There are many common NDE characteristics including seeing oneself from top or different angles, walking through a tunnel of light, overwhelming with love, meeting with deceased family members some even see God, or deities, some were told “not ready” or “it’s not your time” yet and wake up in physical body again.
This global phenomenon attracts many science researchers, physiology and phychology doctors to search for logical explanations since many decades ago.
Dr. Rick Strassman (born February 8, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research. After twenty years of intermission, Dr. Strassman was the first person in the United States to undertake human research with psychedelic, hallucinogenic, or entheogenic substances.
Dr. Strassman’s studies, taking place between 1990 and 1995 in the General Clinical Research Center of the University of New Mexico Hospital, aimed to investigate the effects of N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT).
According to Dr. Strassman, “After death, decomposing pineal tissue might empty DMT directly into the spinal fluid, allowing it to reach the brain’s sensory and emotional centers and causing residual awareness.”
DMT is released by a pinecone shaped gland on the back portion of the third cerebral ventricle of the brain, it’s called Pineal Gland which also lies in-between the two halves of the brain. Pineal Gland is located in between the 2 eyes, so it’s often known as the third eye.
There are seven Chakras in our bodies and the pineal gland is the 6th one. All of the chakras should be balanced for the optimal performance of the body and the mind. The activation of the 6th Chakra reaches its potential, which includes clairvoyance, psychic abilities, imagination, and dreaming.
On the other hand, Dr. Strassman refers to DMT as the “spirit molecule” because its effects include many features of religious experience, such as visions, voices, disembodied consciousness, powerful emotions, novel insights, and feelings of overwhelming significance. During the project’s five years, he administered approximately 400 doses of DMT to nearly five dozen human volunteers.
More than half of Dr. Strassman’s volunteers reported profound encounters/interaction with non-human beings while in a dissociated state. Dr. Strassman has conjectured that when a person is approaching death or possibly when in a dream state, the body releases DMT in a relatively large amount, mediating some of the imagery reported by survivors of near-death experiences.
Besides that, in Dr. Strassman’s research, he discovered that the figure ‘49’ might tell the relationship between spiritual practices and human biology, where pineal gland releases its first burst of DMT 49 days after conception. This is also the exact moment when an embryo becomes a fetus and the gender of the baby is determined.
Chinese funerals traditionally lasts for at least 49 days. The Tibetan Book of the Dead states that it takes 49 days for a recently deceased mind to travel from one physical body into the next. It also contains 49 days worth of specific passages for friends and family to read aloud to assist the deceased in their transition. 49 days after Easter is Pentecost, the day when “tongues of fire” came into the temple and rested upon the heads of the elders.
Recently, there have been more scientific researches that are able to prove some of the unexplainable phenomenons in the past which were stated by the enlightened beings such as Buddha Himself.
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About Jace Chong
A TV producer whose runway was changed after meeting H.E. Tsem Rinpoche back in 2008. Besides from producing videos and sending good vibes to the world through Kechara InMotion, she is also active in animal rescue and care work. She is young, energetic, spiritual, hardworking and very loving towards animals.
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