What Near-Death Experiences Teach Us – v1.1
By David Sunfellow


v1.1 Additions/Corrections

Near-death experiencer Anne Horn was added to the purpose of life section, a link to “NDEs & The Purpose of Life” resource page was included, the introduction graphics have been re-edited, the map of Germany was updated, one typo was corrected.


Major Links Referred To In This Video

• The Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)
• How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World
• Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences
• Near-Death Experiences & The Purpose of Life
• Heavenly Humor
• Angels
• Dreams
• The Power of Prayer
• NDEs & Hell
• Groundhog Day
• The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth


This groundbreaking presentation weaves together life-changing insights from many NDErs and NDE researchers, including Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr. Jan Holden, Amy Call, Ryan Rampton, Anita Moorjani, Rachel E., Mellen-Thomas Benedict, Anne Horn, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Reinee Pasarow, Lorna Byrne, Cami Renfrow, Wesley Ray Wyatt, Amphianda Baskett, Howard Storm, Barbara Harris Whitfield, and Alon Anava. Based on over four decades of research, this one-hour presentation:

• Illustrates how many people, worldwide, are reporting NDEs

• Summarizes the work of Dr. Jeffrey Long and Dr. Jan Holden

• Discusses the ineffable and contradictory nature of NDEs

• Explains the purpose of life according to near-death experiences

• Describes how encounters with The Light and The Life Review represent two different, critically important perspectives that need to be incorporated into our lives

• Emphasizes the transformative power of humor, angelic encounters, and prayer

• Provides an overview of the core NDE truths presented in NDEs

• Includes 10 NDE-based suggestions for connecting with God

• Discusses shadow issues, and hellish and distressing near-death experiences, and provides practical suggestions for how to deal with both

• Illuminates the terrible challenges that many near-death experiencers face and describes how these crippling issues can be handled

This sweeping presentation also includes a transcript so those who are interested can study it in depth.

Download the Transcript (pdf)



Download a copy of How To Love Ourselves by David Sunfellow (pdf)


Universal Truths” consists of 88 statements that are based on the core truths found in near-death experiences from around the world.


Viewer Comments


“Absolutely the best video on NDEs! Thank you David. I will be recommending this great video on my website, to my IANDS group, to the audiences who hear my talks, and to everyone I can think of. Truly a gift to the world.”

— NDEr Nancy Clark


— NDEr Barbara Harris Whitfield

“David, what a gift this is. Beautiful, perfect! Brilliant, on many, many levels. Will post on all my sites. Thank you!”

— NDEr Carol Lynn Vengroff

“This was a really great presentation by David Sunfellow incorporating many of my favorite NDE stories — and some new ones, too. Wonderful for people who are new to NDE’s and for those who have been studying them for years.”


“A fantastic presentation created by my friend David Sunfellow. In it he explains what NDE’s mean for ALL OF US. There are many wonderful quotes from NDE’s included here, and some of my own thoughts and words are also in this presentation, as well. Fantastic work David Sunfellow! And thank you for including me in this groundbreaking, heartwarming and inspiring labor of LOVE.”

— NDEr Amphianda Etta-louise Baskett

“Congratulations, David. It’s a lovely piece of work!”

— NDEr Robert Kopecky

“Truly a labour of love there our David. Well done.”

— NDEr Dave Thaler

“Beautifully done, David! The images, the music, your voice is perfect and the message is absolutely inspiring. Thank you!”

— Shara Wyatt

“What a great gift you give us all with this wonderful work you did. I am sending it on to as many other as I can.”

— NDEr Marie Rhodes

“I have watched it and became very happy because I have been there and everything so lines up. Thank you for sharing. I even chuckled at the part where they send us back even though we don’t really want to come back — next thing you know you’re back in your body, while… saying but no, I want to stay… lol.”

— NDEr Sandra Del Castillo

“This was fantastic! Thank you for the tremendous insights!”

— @littlekelly1000 via YouTube




Resources & References
listed in the order of their appearance


Near-Death Experience Survey Information:

The Epoch Times: How Common Are Near-Death Experiences? NDEs by the Numbers
NDERF Survey Page
Wikipedia on Variance in NDE studies
IANDS: Prevalence of NDEs
A Report on a Survey of Near-Death Experiences in Germany


Near-Death Experiencers, Researchers and Authors:

David Sunfellow (NDE Researcher)

David Sunfellow Bio
What Near-Death Experiences Teach Us
How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World
The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth
The Light & The Life Review (v4.4, pdf)
Rethinking Buddhism: A New Way To View Suffering
Jesus, Christians, and NDEs
The Three Faces of God
The Purpose of Life, Jesus & NDEs
Dream Basics

Dr. Jeffrey Long (NDE Researcher)

Book: Evidence of the Afterlife
3-Page Handout: Evidence of the Afterlife (pdf)
The Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)


Dr. Jan Holden (NDE Researcher)

Book: The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation
Dr. Jan Holden: 30 Years of NDE Research
Dr. Jan Holden Faculty Page


Amy Call (Experiencer)

NDE Stories on Amy Call
Amy Call on YouTube

Ryan Rampton (Experiencer)

Ryan Rampton’s Near-Death Experience
Ryan Rampton on YouTube

Anita Moorjani (Experiencer)

Book: Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
Anita Moorjani’s Website
NDE Stories on Anita Moorjani
Anita Moorjani on NDERF
Facebook Page
Twitter Page
Anita Moorjani in Sedona


Rachel E. (Experiencer)

Rachel E. on NDERF

Mellen-Thomas Benedict (Experiencer)

Mellen-Thomas Benedict Website
NDE Stories on Mellen-Thomas Benedict
Mellen-Thomas Benedict on NDERF

Anne Horn (Experiencer)

Anne Horn Describes Her Experience on YouTube
Near-Death.com on Anne Horn
Shadows: Perceptions of Near-Death Experiencers

Kenneth Ring (NDE Researcher)

Book: Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience
Book: Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind
Book: Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience
Book: Life at Death
Near-Death.com on Kenneth Ring
Jeffrey Mishlove Interviews Kenneth Ring
Kenneth Ring: The Golden Rule Dramatically Illustrated


Reinee Pasarow (Experiencer)

Near-Death.com on Reinee Pasarow
Reinee Pasarow on YouTube
Reinee Pasarow: “The Greatest of All Actions”

Lorna Byrne (Experiencer)

Book: Angels in My Hair
Book: A Message of Hope from the Angels
Book: Stairways to Heaven
Lorna Byrne Website
NHNE on Lorna Byrne (includes the video featured in this report)
Angels (includes the video featured in this report)
Lorna Byrne on Facebook
Lorna Byrne on Twitter


U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (Experiencer)

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Describes Encounter With Three Angels
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Website

Howard Storm (Experiencer)

Book: My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life
Howard Storm’s Website
NDE Stories on Howard Storm
Howard Storm on Facebook


Cami Renfrow (Experiencer)

Book: Dance Through It: Gleanings from a Near-Death Experience
Cami Renfrow’s Website
NDE Stories on Cami Renfrow
Cami Renfrow on NDERF

Wesley Ray Wyatt (Dream Researcher)

Book: The Alchemy of Dreams I: Transform Your Life – Develop a Friendship with Your Dreams
Book: The Alchemy of Dreams – Volume II: The Universal Law Governing Dreaming, Consciousness and Relationships
Dream Alchemy Website
Dream Alchemy on Facebook
Dream Alchemy on NHNE Pulse


Amphianda Baskett (Experiencer)

Amphianda Baskett on Facebook
NHNE NDE Community Discussion One
NHNE NDE Community Discussion Two

Barbara Harris Whitfield (Experiencer)

Book: The Natural Soul
Book: Spiritual Awakenings: Insights of the Near-Death Experience and Other Doorways to Our Soul
Book: Final Passage: Sharing the Journey as This Life Ends
Book: Full Circle: The Near-Death Experience and Beyond
Book: AFGEs: A Guide for Self-awareness and Change
Book: The Power of Humility: Choosing Peace over Conflict in Relationships
Barbara Harris Whitfield Website
Barbara Harris Whitfield Blog
Barbara Harris Whitfield on Facebook
NDE Stories on Barbara Harris Whitfield


Alon Anava (Experiencer)

Alon Anava Website
NDE Stories on Alon Anava
Alon Anava on Facebook
Alon Anava on Twitter
Alon Anava on YouTube


Photos & Art Work

Cover Image by David Sunfellow

Upper Antelope Canyon (the background photo used in the cover image)
By Binh Pham

“Veiling of the Soul” by Freydoon Rassouli

“Contact” by Ira Ratry

“Hope” by J. Kirk Richards

Fall Tree on Beautiful Nature Images HD Background Wallpaper

Oriental Village on Full Screen HD Wallpapers

“Goddess of Earth” by guruakki

“Healing of the Blind Man” by Brian Jekel

“Missing You” by Pam Barry (coyotepam)

HBO: “Angels in America”

“Save Me – the Hand of God” by Yongsung Kim

Axe Deodorant Commercial: “Fallen Angels”

“Magic Mountain” by HP Kolb

“Fountain of Grace” by Freydoon Rassouli