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End of Life Experiences (ELE)/Deathbed Phenomena and

Shared Death Experiences (SDE)

These experiences occur in people near the time of death and includes End of Life Dreams and Visions (ELDV) and Shared Death Experiences (SDE). The experiences include:

 

SDEs happen to people who are physically close to the individual who is at or near the time of death. They spontaneously share the ELE experiences of the dying. These are people who are generally not sick and do not expect to have an experience. There are seven main elements that Raymond Moody has identified:

 

Other SDE experiences that are interesting include learning information that was unknown (veridical) at the time, sensing a force/electrical surge leaving the body, telepathic communication and only able to share the experience to a certain point of which the living cannot cross.

 

For additional information:

 

Moody (2010). Glimpses of Eternity. Guideposts. New York, NY.