To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story
Mary Neal’s life was saved by a miracle during her Near Death Experience. In her book, To Heaven and Back, Mary tells how the miracles were not limited to just her. A number of other people who were trying to save her also experienced miracles. Mary was running some river rapids, when while cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was completely submerged under a strong river current. Her companions “could see her helmet, but there was about four feet of deep, strong current between the ledge upon which they were standing and her. The water was too deep and fast moving for anyone to stand in it, and the gap was too wide to step across or span.” “Again and again they were unsuccessful in their attempts to reach her…” Then “They looked down and a dry rock suddenly appeared in the middle of the water flow that separated them from her. They were able to step onto this rock and use it as a platform from which they could reach her boat.” Much later after they had retrieved Mary, her companions returned to the scene of the accident and “tried to recover the two kayaks that were still trapped at the bottom of the waterfall. The rock upon which they had been standing when they fished her out of the water was gone.
This is only one example of some of Mary’s miracles that happened during her Near Death Experience.
Mary not only had an encounter with a divine being when she died but continued to have further encounters during her recovery.
Mary wrote this book many years after the events, and she has been able to give us many examples of how her new faith was tested in the years after the NDE, and this makes for a very compelling story. I was drawn into the book and really felt for the challenges that life has given Mary.
I thoroughly recommend this book as a great read, another example of modern miracles, and an extremely powerful story about the Afterlife.
My journey from cancer, to near death, to true healing.
In this, I now realise, second reading of Dying to be me, I have discovered another Key book. This is a profoundly important book, the messages from Anita around healing and a deeper understanding of why we are here on the planet are very powerful.
Here is a really interesting article on Death from an author of the Ageless Wisdom compilation book “Death: The Great Adventure”. A compilation from the Alice Baily books. Below is the 1st of 3 videos exploring the same subject.
The Author of this book, Nancy Clark, had a NDE early in life. Then later in life she had a more in-depth experience she called the Unitive Experience. In this book she explores and shares what she learnt from her Unitive experience. She shares valuable lessons for living a live closer to God.
If you, like me, read lots about Near Death Experiences, you could easily come to the conclusion that this is a new modern phenomenon, since the publication of Raymond Moody’s book Life after Life in 1975. In this great anthology “In Times of War: Messages of Wisdom from Soldiers in the Afterlife’ we hear from a number of ordinary soldiers who have experienced or who are in the afterlife and communicate with us that after death on the battle field, they are still very much alive. Stories from one of the earliest near-death experiencers, Er written in 360 BC, through stories from WW I & II and Vietnam.
I just finished re-reading this fascinating book which I originally read many years ago. I can’t remember if it was this book which saved me from being a “Vegetarian”. My recollection of when I did my 18 months as a vegetarian is that it was before this book was published in 2009. My motivation to be a vegetarian was spiritual. I kept reading in lots of different places that to be spiritual and to be treading the spiritual paths one needed to be a vegetarian, (and a vegan was even better). My excursion into vegetarianism only lasted 18 months as my health slowly deteriorated, and my wife encouraged me to start eating meat again. She had been doing lots of reading and found that my body and blood type were not ideally suited to being a vegetarian, and that the symptoms I was having (constant tiredness, and not being able to get warm (which I still suffer from occasionally)) were all detailed as side effects of a vegetarian diet.
Jeff Olsen was in a car crash in which he lost his wife and youngest son. At the time of the accident, he died, had a NDE and saw his dead wife’s soul. His wife encouraged him to go back for his older son. This book is part autobiographical, so you need to get through those details before you get to the NDE part of the story, it is good setup information.
In this book a 6 year old boy is in a terrible car wreck, with his father. He has a NDE, and stays connected with the after life whilst in Hospital, seeing angles and having miraculous healing. I did enjoy this book, but was disappointed to find on the internet that the boy, now grown up, has recanted his side of the story, claiming he made it all up. So does this mean this whole book should now be thrown away? I don’t know, but maybe if we read it as a piece of fiction it can still be a useful book.