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I truly believe that spirit scientists inspire many inventions - even some of the music we hear today. John Lennon swore that the song "Imagine" was "in my head when I woke up" as he put it.
Similar inspiration, but in other fields of expression, may be occurring all the time. Similar situations may exist around great musical composers, artists or whoever. Or those individuals may have brought with them into this world creative attributes relating only to themselves. We just don't know.....
Although some NDE's came to a traumatized experiencer, not all were the result of trauma,
Near death experiences generally take place when the experiencer appears to be close-to-death. The trauma I was referring to was physical trauma due to injury and not emotional/psychological traumatisation.
When I said it seemed "staged," I didn't mean that it was a lie. It's just that many seemed to play out some kind of drama for the experiencer.
I consider that an experience when one's body appears to clinicians and specialists as 'near-death' is very much a drama. But 'staging' and 'drama' suggest entertainment. I can't speak of those you've read about but member kim was seriously injured and her life turned upside down in many ways. I don't think she would see it as some kind of drama playing out - she lived the whole event and was severely injured, the effects of the physical - and emotional - trauma still greatly affecting her life.
Almost no one "elects" to have one of these.
Of course they don't but it's implied in how you wrote your earlier piece.
Years ago, the majority of people didn't even know what an NDE was, but they had them anyway.
One could reasonably assume near-death events have always occurred but modern-day life-support and other interventions may be keeping alive far more bodies than used to be the case, hence the perceived increase in reports of NDEs happening.
I used the laptop computer example because laptops were 30 + years in the future at the time of this particular NDE, so my point was that the laptop was a future invention, so I was understandably impressed, just like the lady this happened to (unless of course there are laptop devices up there that are actually being used. Nothing surprises me any more)..
Had that woman gone on to somehow used her 'inside knowledge' to work on computer development I'd likely be persuaded her exposure to that concept was deliberately brought about. But it didn't and apart from being an eye-opener of a glimpse into what was then our future I don't ascribe any particular importance to her experience. Shows how this feet-of-clay Taurean isn't easily impressed, I guess.
"The individual tells what's happened because it's been so dramatic although there may be some spirit orchestration of events to achieve a general or specific outcome - that's my conjecture though."
"Yes, that's what I meant by "staged." I guess orchestrated would have been a better word.
Yes words can convey meanings very different from the ones intended.