August 14th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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Join Date: May 2011
Originally Posted by Trancestate
If I'm not mistaken, it was Raymond Moody who coined the term "shared death experience". Unfortunately, he doesn't use the term to describe the type of experiences posted above by Alexander1304. Instead, he uses it to describe an experience in which one or more healthy people share a transcendent experience with a dying or dead loved one. Taken from his book, Glimpses of Eternity (chapter four), elements of Moody's shared-death experience include:
- Change of geometry (of the dying person's room)
- Mystical light (that bathes the dying person or fills the entire room)
- Music and musical sounds
- Out-of-body experience (on the part of the healthy person)
- Co-living a life review
- Encountering unworldly or "heavenly realms"
- Mist at death
Kevin Williams has posted some of these experiences on his website, near-death.com:
The Near-Death Experience of Groups of People at the Same Time
In interviews I've sometimes heard Moody refer to SDEs as "empathic death experiences". It might have been better if he'd used this term in the book, so that "shared death experiences" could be reserved for the type of experiences posted earlier by Alexander.
Another term used for experiences similar to the ones Alexander posted, but that apparently involve more than two people is "group NDEs". Here are a couple more of them from near-death.com:
Groups of people can share a single near-death experience
This Moody's book is on my list. Perhaps, then, Jeff Long misunderstood the term "Shared-Death". He just told me in his first reply to me that he is going to publish the list, and in today e-mail he provided me with the cases. Seems like his cases are not ones that Raymond Moody describes. Kind of misunderstanding between 2 prominent NDE researchers
Nevermind, sometimes it happens.
I see that Moody's "Glimpses" scores pretty well on Amazon
Last edited by Alexander1304; August 14th, 2013 at 10:11 PM.