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Physicist Uses NDEs To Clarify The Nature Of Time

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And some NDErs who’ve read Dr. Saniga’s work find a strong resonance in it to their own experiences. For example, a

Dr. Saniga (kneeling in center, hand on lawn) with international research colleagues

retired Air Force colonel from Texas wrote to Dr. Saniga:

I was most interested in your work on ‘dimensionality of space’ . ...In 1957 when I was 13 years old, I was electrocuted with 7,200 volts and had the classic NDE experience. From that accident, and to this day, I am convinced ... our world is not [just] a 3-dimensional one. ...The conventional distortion is the construct of a “past”, a “now”, and a “future”... At the earliest level of my NDE journey...that human construct fell away, that ‘arrow of time’. ...Then followed a series of increasing levels of consciousness. I clearly recall the joy of additional dimensionality, of wanting to pause and celebrate the arrival of each [additional dimension], ...the blooming and opening up of another one....

At around the eighth level...I was beyond any joy I have ever known....But I was becoming distracted by the approach of the Light....The engulfing of the Light around me, the Being, and my Exchange with this Being, I strongly sense took place at a 10th or perhaps higher level of dimensionality.11

Back in [our daily] three-dimensional existence, I see those [other] levels reduced to something like the presence of multiple panes of glass you view through, to see your sweetheart approach in her car outside your office. You see your sweetheart and her smile, oblivious of the 12 panes of glass you are viewing her through. It is not germane to the human experience, but we coexist in this multidimensional world just as a cube drawn on a blackboard exists in ours....

I sense, Dr. Saniga, that you are perhaps far more courageous to present this to your peers than I was when I came forward finally in 1981 to discuss my 1957 NDE. What excites me is your apparent suspicion that science in its present structure and approach is wholly ill-prepared to address this domain....Your discipline in the sciences combined with your tolerance and appreciation of this material is very powerful.

Because Dr. Saniga continues to gather NDEs for his research, you may email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to tell him about the role of time in your own particular near-death experience.


11 This might recall to some readers the 11 dimensions reported by modern physicists as potentially the essential structure of our universe. (See, for example, chapters 8 & 12 in Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, Vintage Books, New York, 1999).


Dr. Metod Saniga conducts his research at the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia.He also has worked at scientific institutions in Belgium, Italy, France,Germany, Hungary, Japan, Britain, and the USA.


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