Growing up in small town Wisconsin, Ishtar had a childhood filled with mystical experiences. At age 13, he was in a car accident that took his mother’s life, and initiated an NDE that brought about a profound experience of Samadhi that stuck around for some months. After the Presence faded, he longed to return, resulting in an energetic spiritual search.
At 17 he began a regimen of meditation practices and ascetic disciplines that included waking to cold showers at 3 AM, fasting, and 6 hours of daily meditation practice. Longing to find his path, he encountered a practice known as the Ishayas’ Ascension, an effortless and deeply pleasurable form of meditation, which he quickly recognized as the ultimate path for which he’d been searching. Meditation practice brought consistent experiences of Silence, with eyes closed meditation and immersed in activity. Along with Silence, miracles, wild manifestations, witness consciousness, and extra sensory perception came as bi-products.
The vast Infinite Consciousness that many encounter in an NDE is available everywhere and every when. It hides in every nook and cranny, closer than our nose. We can know and live that place while in a body. In fact, coming to know that place does not need to be a difficult process limited to only a few people. It can be a joy filled journey of return to the Kingdom of Heaven which has been Here the whole time.