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THE FIVE PHASES THEORY © CONCERNING A COMPLETE NDE
Intellectual property/rights 2006; copyrights 2011; by Maureen Venselaar, human scientist, scientific researcher NDE's, author, speaker.
The five phases theory is published in the USA, by the Institute Of Noetic Sciences and by the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, in 2012 and in The Netherlands by the University of Delft, 2014.
This article describes an astonishing new, complete, non-dualistic Five Phase © theory about the near-death experience (NDE), based on the dynamics of (astro)physics. It includes all features (and ten new features ; also © copyright). The theory can be confirmed by hundreds of NDE's.
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Introduction of the Near Death Experience and the traditional mainstream explanations:
The near-death experience (=NDE) is an impressive, extraordinary, life-changing event that usually happens during unconsciousness. Well-known features of the NDE are the out-of-body experience, the tunnel, and the light. In the quest to find answers about the cause of the NDE, the mainstream scientific community has so far come up with two explanations:
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However, both theories fail to consider that there is an important link between (the severity of the) trauma/sickness and the onset of a NDE and its typical characteristics. Moreover: they don't accept the idea that the NDE becomes more profound and more complete as the trauma/sickness grows more life-threatening. Such a statement is not - grosso modo - in accordance with the opinion of NDE-experts dr.M.Morse, R.A.Moody et al. Furthermore, neither theory takes into consideration that the NDE has successive phases. This is not in accordance with the opinion of, for instance, NDE-experts D.Fontana, J.Miner Holden, and K.Ring. Above all, neither theory explains all features of the NDE as we know it.
Because of the above and challenged to discover and develop a new, coherent, all-inclusive theory, Venselaar analysed hundreds of NDE's (only NDE's). And after more than ten years of study, she is convinced that there is a third possible explanation, which connects severe trauma/sickness to the appearance of a NDE (whereby consciousness is gradual in space/time) and which includes all known features.
Next to this, she consider the NDE as the first part of the final total event which happens to áll of us, after we die. NDE-people are convinced that they were physically dead and that they saw a glimpse of a life after life.
1: In general, NDE-people do not remember or experience all features and all phases.
2: Some features appear at the same time.
3: This is a summary. It does not describe all features, nor the negative NDE, nor the after-effects.
4: All (known and yet unknown new) features are affirmed in the book 'De (bijna-)dood ontrafeld' by hundreds of NDE's.
A preview of the new (astro)physical Five Phase NDE Theory:
As we approach the end of life, our sensorial observation decreases, our normal consciousness fades, and deep down in our physical body, at the (sub)atomic level, a fundamental process starts which releases a considerable amount of 'exotic energy' (i.e., light-energy/photons). Venselaar believes this special exotic energy is the foundation of another, new, pure and perfect body, as well as another kind of consciousness/awareness. With this new body (of exotic photons) we can travel through the barrier of space and time, as those who experience a NDE often report.
The NDE is without a doubt a real voyage.
Successive phases of a complete theoretical NDE:
Phase 1: the separation from the physical body;
Phase 2: a journey (through a tunnel) to a heavenly light;
Phase 3: being in the presence of the light, near a border;
Phase 4: the return (through a tunnel) to the physical body (the dead do not return, but cross over the border);
Phase 5: unification with the physical body.
Explanation of the (astro)physical Five Phases Theory
Phase 1: The separation
Summary of concrete experiences:
When people are severely traumatised (e.g., due to an accident or sickness or old age) they lose their normal consciousness. They also hear strange noises and feel vibrations and countless small explosions deep in their physical bodies. Almost instantly, NDE-people experience another kind of consciousness and a different body, often seeing their own physical bodies while, for example, standing next to it (=autoscopy). This is the beginning of the out-of-body experience and the NDE. NDE-people realise that they have a 'ghostly' body of (light)energy, which seems to be a copy of their physical body, but they don't notice any change in their personality. Sometimes they see other beings of light. These are their guides to 'heaven'. NDE-people don't feel the pain of their physical body anymore. They are happy, peaceful. They can hear and see, in a different way, but they cannot communicate with family/friends or doctors/nurses who are giving medical care. Sometimes NDE-people hear doctors pronounce a declaration of death.
A cautious conclusion:
If one's physical body (which is formed by condensed frozen light in accordance with the ideas of physicist Bohm) is severely traumatised, deep down in the physical body, at the (sub)atomic level, a fundamental process starts which releases a considerable amount of 'exotic energy (i.e. light-energy/photons). NDE people feel vibrations, buzzing sensations, waves of energy going through their physical bodies. (it is the realization of the law of conservation of energy). And due to this process, the have a sense of leaving their physical bodies with a body of 'exotic'light and another kind of consciousness. An out-of-body experience will occur. They will have an autoscopy. This is the beginning of life after life, as beings of light-energy formed by exotic photons (our life after life body is just another manifestation/state of light).
At such transitional moments, daily consciousness, connected to the brain under normal circumstances, transforms into a broader, transcendent consciousness. However, this 'new' consciousness is still quite personal.
Because it is probable that the photons that form the new body are indestructible and can travel in space/time, the next life can be 'for ever'.
Finally, the photons of the exotic body are probably quite capable of carrying information about who we were and are. Thus the new exotic photon body can be roughly the same as the physical body (N.B.: hindu teaching tells the same thing: our life-after-life body is an exact counterpart of our physical body. We will have the same appearance which we possessed in our youth).
Therefor, life after life is just another representation of ourselves as beings of light-energy (in time and eternity).
Phase 2: The journey through a tunnel
Summary of concrete experiences:
As a trauma grows more severe, NDE-people (as beings of pure exotic light) travel further from their physical bodies. They see, for example, the roof of the hospital from above. After a while they are surrounded by a dark space and they sometimes see grey/dark beings. Almost concurrently, they see the earth as astronauts do. And even more, they travel beyond planets, stars and our Milky Way (i.e., relativity of space). But they also realise that (as bodies of light) they are becoming as small as dust or grains of sand. A hole opens in space (NDE people say they spiral toward this hole). But there is also a tunnel (which feels narrow but endless, and seems to float in space). NDE-people travel through this tunnel at or faster than the speed of light (i.e., relativity of time). Besides this, they experience the attraction of a huge 'magnet', a beautiful heavenly light that grows larger and larger. All the while, they experience beautiful sounds and colors. Again, these descriptions are drawn from the research of Venselaar.
1) If a star has little mass, the dust, energy, matter form a nebula;
2) If a star has more mass, the dust, energy, matter form a compact, round nebula;
3) If a star has a very great mass, the dust, energy, matter ultimately collapse and form a black hole. In other words, the strong contraction of a substance can result in a black hole;
A cautious conclusion:
As one gets closer to the end of their life (due to trauma/sickness/old age), the unstable or dying atoms/cells of the declining physical body release an increasing number of photons. The more photons that are released, the more compact the new/other body becomes (due to magnetism, quantumgravity and in the end: gravity collapse). The more compact it becomes, the more complete and profound the NDE.
(NB: dr.R.Dijkgraaf, director and Leon Levy professor of Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, is convinced that if our physical body could transform into energy, there would be enough energy for the USA, for one year).
Venselaar suggest (in accordance with the Principle of Correspondence, one of the seven Hermetic Principles) that three things can gradually happen after the release of different amounts of exotic photons (depending on the progress and severity of the trauma): 1) the creation of a ghostly body (i.e., a nebula) when a relatively small amount of photons are released; 2) the creation of a 'body' in the form of a ball/a dot/a grain of sand (i.e., a compact nebula) if the release of photons increases, due to a more severe trauma and more unstable atoms/dying cells; 3) the creation and opening of a blackhole (i.e., the opening of a tunnel, the spinning into it, and travelling through this tunnel) when a great mass of photons is released, due to an accelerated pace of unstable atoms/dying cells and the approach of the end of the physical life.
As beings of light our 'ghostly body of light' can thus be reduced to a tiny dot. This seems strange but, related to the endlessness of our universe, it is not important whether we are 1.75 m tall or as small as a grain of sand.
A small blackhole opens and a tiny wormhole comes into existence. NDE-people speak about "narrow tunnels' and 'endless strings of very elastic energy'. Such a string/tunnel forms a connection between the dying physical body and the new body of exotic light. (NB.: the Jewish/Christian teaching seems to describe this as the silver cord).
As the trauma gets more life-threatening, one gains more distance from his/her physical body and our blue planet and begins to see the moon and stars (relativity of space). They travel (as dots of lights) further and further, faster and faster, through this unique tunnel (a tiny intra-universe wormhole) and, in the end, faster than the speed of light (relativity of time). After a while, and somewhere near the edge of our universe, they reach that most beautiful light - the magnet - at the end.
(N.B.: again: Hindu teaching reveals the same thing. Krishna has told: "Now I travel faster than the speed of light, from planet to planet". Additional remark:
Cosmology of the Ancient World described just a few planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter). It was not until ±1900 that cosmology started to describe the Milkyway, prof.dr.R.Dijkgraaf).
Phase 3: Final destination (for the time being): the light.
Summary of concrete experiences:
NDE-people report slowing down as they reach the beautiful light at the edge of a 'heavenly world'. However, they also experience a border that they realize cannot be crossed. Only the truly 'dead' cross that border (after their privat tunnel through space has closed/ the silver cord has broken) and enter the eternal world of (warm) light. It reflects the divine. And besides this, the light is the source of everything that is.
Near the light there is also no clear distinction between the past, present and future. NDE-people will have a life review and sometimes a life prospect (how their future might unfold). They will see other beings of light (in most cases their 'deceased' family members) and a higher, spiritual being of light. Communication is instant. There is also a moment of judgment, but that moment is full of grace and love. According to NDE-people, light = love = knowledge/ information. In addition, NDE-people report an experience of receiving answers to all the questions of humankind.
Moreover, NDE-people see two huge tornadoes appearing as an immense 'hourglass': the upper tornado is spinning clockwise and outward, the lower tornado is spinning counter-clockwise and inward. One seems also to be a lot bigger than the other. In the heart of the 'hourglass' is all energy of the cosmos.
N.B.: NDE-people describe this 'hourglass' sometimes as two vortices, as a 'diabolo', or as a 'butterfly'. Eben Alexander (former neurosurgeon) during (induced) coma (physician L.Potter: delirious but conscious), as a result of a bacterial assault: "At that point I was floating/flying on the wings of a butterfly.."
A cautious conclusion:
During a NDE, people travel in space-time through a small elastic and almost endless private tunnel (i.e. intra-universe wormhole) to the edge of our universe. However, this narrow tunnel stays connected to the traumatised/dying physical body and is held open by a special exotic energy, in part by one's own energy. The tunnel ('silver cord') is an open connection as long as the physical body has (remote) signs of life.
The image one sees of an 'hourglass' is formed by two tornadoes, which spin in opposite directions. Venselaars supposition is that these tornadoes are two different universes; one of them is our own and the other is an astral universe whose essence is a variety of subtle vibrations of light.
The 'heavenly' universe is huge, lightweight, warm, light and mainly intended for immaterialisation. Our universe - as the opponent - is small, heavy, cold, dark and mainly intended for materialisation. This is according to the Principle of Polarity). As mentioned before, superstring theory allows for two universes of differing sizes.
(N.B.: Hindu teaching: there are two universes. The entire physical creation hangs like a little solid basket under a huge luminous balloon of the astral universe. This universe is made of various subtle vibrations of ight and color).
In the center, at the edges where both universes meet, there is another wormhole (formed by a black hole and white hole, vice versa) that is different than our private black hole and intra-universe wormhole/tunnel through space-time: it is the beginning of a huge inter-universe wormhole or 'door' to another astral universe. The entrance is very likely not private but common.
On the event-horizon at the border of the inter-universe wormhole, NDE-people are stopped; they don't cross the border and enter the (common) inter-universe wormhole to 'heaven'/ the astral universe. Dead people do - after the tunnel has been closed - and experience eternal life.
However, NDE-people are still stuck to their physical body by this endless tunnel or string of very elastic energy, as NDE-people report (as Venselaar speculated earlier, this is probably a tiny intra-universe wormhole through space-time). The event-horizon of the big inter-universe wormhole is surrounded by light, a genuine, concrete magnetic force.
One sees the 'ghostly reflection' of deceased loved ones, likely also composed of indestructible photon bodies. The communication is immediate and seems to be telepathic as informed (non-local) photons are exchanged. The life-review (or life-prospect) is made possible by the relationship between photons and the information they carry and by holographic phenomena, whereby the past, the present and the future comes together. According to NDE-people one day is like thousands of years, v.v. (NB.: it is interesting to compare this to the Jewish/Christian teaching). Time is relative.
And the fact that light = information may explain why one becomes aware of the answers to all questions of humankind. All information is available here, due to the fact that light is information, likely including the information about everything that disappears behind the mist/fog/stardust/light near the blackhole and wormhole to this other heavenly universe. (NB.: world views like for instance Jdaism, Christianity, Islam, consider God as omniscent).
Phase 4: the return
Summary of concrete experiences:
NDE-people report seeing a blue/green or red/pink beam of light that they can (sometimes) choose between. They know for sure that the blue/green beam means continuing their life on earth; the red/pink beam means the end of life on earth, but the beginning of eternal life behind 'the door to heaven'. Their thoughts (and the thoughts of the higher spiritual being) seem to be rather crucial to this choosing process. NDE-people return, often against their will, through a still-open private tunnel/connection, back into their physical bodies. And for the second time they see stars and planets during their return.
A cautious Conclusion:
NDE-people return through a narrow, but almost endless, private intra-universe wormhole/tunnel through space. This is still the connection with their physical body.
The red/pink and blue/green colors are most likely explained, amongst other phenomena, by the Doppler-effect. When NDE-people approach that beautiful lovely light (this whirlpool of energy and matter, the everlasting 'big bang' where two universes meet) they see that matter is coming toward them out of the causal source that creates everything we know in this universe (the process of materialisation). Therefore, this energy/matter looks blue/green. They also see the color red/pink. This is created by energy/matter (and so on) moving away from them and toward the black hole 'door' to that other universe, travelling farther and farther away from the galaxy/earth and the physical body.
These colorful beams of light, in combination with the thoughts of NDE-people (and/or the thoughts of the higher spiritual being of light), seem to determine the destiny. Thoughts are crucial, not only during the life-review but also in (re)setting one's goal (destiny/life-prospect). But in the end, the severity of the trauma of the physical body is also a determining factor.
Finally, one travels back as a 'dot' (due to gravity collapse in combination with the assumption that the energy of our exotic body comes together with the energy which has held our private tunnel open) through the tunnel/intra-universe wormhole through space-time.
Phase 5: Unification
Summary of concrete experiences:
NDE-people approach/re-enter the physical body as a ball/a dot, and then experience a sensation of expansion, while regaining full connection. They again feel a kind of vibration during the process of reconnection as well as the pain of the physical body (if they regain daily consciousness).
They have usually forgotten the wisdom and information they received when they were near the heavenly light. This feature of forgetting also applies to those who don't recall the NDE or any kind of out-of-body experience or journey. Some NDE-people wish to return to the heavenly light.
A cautious conclusion:
When NDE-people return from the light back to earth, they return with a compact body. This is maintained during their journey through the tunnel/the private intra-universe wormhole (due to the fact that the force of gravity is very extreme in a blackhole and wormhole).
But after this journey they 'unfold' into their physical body and connect with it. All the light-energy (c.q. the life-energy) flows back into the cells/atoms of the physical body. Electromagnetic values probably change again. As the trauma stabilises or decreases, one regain daily consciousness, and sometimes they remember (parts of) a NDE (compare this to the myth of soldier Er, a legendthat concludes Plato's Republic. Er suffers a near fatal war injury, and was already burning at the stake. During his NDE he experiences peace and joy, a journey from darkness to light, seeing several whirls, and visions of extraordinary beauty. But he was also strongly told nót to forget anything of this).
Eventually NDE-people feel the pain of the physical body again and have to deal with all kinds of after-effects of the NDE.
FINAL CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH
All features of the near-death experience can be explained by a coherent consistent non-dualistic (astro)physical theory, whereby the border, between the material world and the immaterial world, the physical and the light-body, is gradual.
Moreover: the NDE is a journey through the barrier of space and time, in five phases (concerning a theoretical complete NDE).
It appears due to severe trauma/sickness whereby deep down in the physical body, at the (sub)atomic level, a fundamental process starts, which releases a great amount of exotic light-energy (photons) which forms the new afterlife light-body and the new broader consciousness.
The NDE becomes more profound and more complete (with all features) as the trauma/sickness grows more life-threatening.
The total (astro)physical event causes progressively more distance from the earth (and one's physical body).The first three phases of the NDE form the first part of 'eternal life'. Life after life is - in general - the same for everyone, all over the world, regardless one's view of life, culture, race, gender, social class, etc. We are part of the universe in life and afterlife, in time and eternity.
Maureen Venselaar © 2011, The Netherlands
Naast positieve ervaringen van licht, komen soms ook negatieve ervaringen voor, die volgens BDE'ers o.a. worden gekenmerkt door eindeloze leegte en zwarte mist en door het gevoel ergens in het heelal te zweven waarin het licht van geen enkele ster doordringt. Coppes, voorzitter van Netwerk NDE/Stichting Merkawah schrijft:
Om helachtige toestanden te vermijden, lijkt zelfmoord een van de dingen waar wij erg voorzichtig mee moeten zijn. Het is beslist niet het beste wat we kunnen doen. (aldus Coppes B., in: Bijna-doodervaringen en de zoektocht naar het licht. Hij spreekt hier in de lijn van Moody, Grey, Ring en Franklin).