Facilitator: Kathy McDaniel
NDE researcher and author, Bruce Grayson, documented three types of “distressing NDEs”: inverse, void, and hellish
~ Psychiatry. 1992 Feb; 55(1):95-110.
Have you (or someone you know) had what is sometimes classified as a distressing NDE?
The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. It is a safe place to share and listen. In this group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our earthly lives and beyond.
About the facilitator
Kathy McDaniel is the author of “Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat” (Lessons from a Dark Near-Death Experience and How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife)
Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, M.K. McDaniel fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat is a memoir of M.K.’s experiences before, during, and after a Dark Near-Death Experience. Her family waited and prayed, totally unaware of the horrors M.K. was bravely facing and miserably enduring in a seemingly eternal hell, culminating in her eventual glimpse of heaven and chat with her deceased fiancé. But M.K. still had work to do on Earth. During her lengthy recovery, as M.K. reflected on the purpose of her experiences in the Afterlife, she recalled the tribulations of her family ancestors and their courage to survive. If they could overcome their overwhelming obstacles, then so could she. As memories of former earthly hellish traumas surfaced and seemed to parallel her actual hell experiences, M.K. sought out others with the same story. She eventually found solace, hope, and understanding at the International Association of Near-Death Studies meetings in Seattle. IANDS offered insights, camaraderie, and joy she had nearly forgotten to be possible in this life. Uplifting, humorous, chilling, and engrossing, Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat takes the reader by the hand to safely explore our human and otherworldly selves. Its gentle message will help the reader find their way along the bumpy, earthly road to eternity.