Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Near-Death-Experiences Of The Ancients

I bring this up because I had seen no such report before.  Of course these were very rare in the past, but are now common enough because medical intervention makes it possible.

quite a tale and reflects then expectations. recall hades was an actual physical construct near Etna long after all this.  We have also had reports without the death aspect.  Swedenborg in particular experienced a cityscape like what he lived in and met former contemporaries there.  It is clear that we take our visual expectations with us which are then modified with contact with our spirit guides.

It helps to know that the other side is physical and without death.  We come into our present to experience. and all of a sudden it matters little except to learn from experience.  This means we deeply influence the other side. it is not a one way street.  .  

Near-Death-Experiences Of The Ancients

MAY 2023

By jim willis 

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle formed a trio toward the middle of the fourth century BC in ancient Greece to become the most well-known philosophers who ever lived. They were the founders of the present-day discipline. Any philosophers who lived before them are called “pre-Socratics.” Most people, even if they know nothing about the field of philosophy, recognize the names of Socrates, his pupil Plato, and Plato’s pupil, Aristotle, who went on to become the private tutor of Alexander the Great.

Er the Pamphylian

In Plato’s Republic, he mentions a speech by Socrates, in which Socrates remembers the near-death experience of a “warrior bold” who went by the name of Er the Pamphylian.  According to Socrates, Er was killed in battle. Tradition has it that his body was placed on a funeral pyre after a period of some 12 days. Before the fires were lit, however, Er came to life with quite a story to tell. His “soul went forth from his body” and “journeyed with a great company” to ‘‘a mysterious region where there were two openings side by side in the earth.” He observed disembodied people traveling up and down in space, depending on the kinds of lives they had lived. After seven days they were told they must journey on, and after another four days they saw “a straight light like a pillar, most nearly resembling the rainbow, but brighter and purer.”

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