You don’t need to be near-death in the physical sense to experience the phenomenon commonly associated with the near-death experience – or to be transformed. Rather, the phenomenon is far broader in scope than is generally understood and affects millions of people around the world.
The phenomenon goes by many names, however, similarly refers to a collective expansion of spiritual consciousness on this planet. Experiencers may have experienced one, some, or all of the following features of the phenomenon best described as the spiritually transformative experience.
Communities of experiencers & researchers—
American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences ACISTE
International Association for Near-Death Studies IANDS
Near-Death Experience Research Foundation NDERF