We are a nonprofit organization focused on introducing the public to individuals who have had life changing spiritual experiences. Folks return from these experiences with no fear of death, more love of others, and changed priorities. Many times they embrace spiritual or charity work. They believe they have the unction to share their experiences with others. These talks give hope, comfort and direction to the listener. Although each experience is different, there are commonalities; floating above the body, going through a tunnel, meeting loved ones who have passed on, feeling totally loved, and being greeted and embraced by a Being of Light and Wisdom. This realm is felt as being much more real than the earthly realm. It feels like "home." Although by far most experiences are positive, hellish experiences have reported. Even so, people report being rescued by the Being of Light.
We usually meet the last Saturday of the month at the James City Co. Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg, VA All are invited to attend. A donation of $10.00 is encouraged but not required. Donations are used for speaker honoraria, rental fees for meeting rooms, website expenses, etc. During our meetings we listen to the speakers, give feedback and/or share our personal experiences if we wish, and can ask questions. Occasionally the library is not available, but if not, the location will be included in the speaker information located further down this page. If you have had a Near Death Experience and would like to share or if you have any questions, please call 757-345-2460 and leave a message for Hope Dillard. I am a counselor so I may be in session. I will call you back.
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April 27th, Commonwealth Senior Living, 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, VA. at 11 AM. All are invited. Please join us.
On St. Patrick's Day 1985, Don Knickles and his wife Debbie were riding their Harley with a group of biker friends on interstate 10 in New Orleans, when a car abruptly changed lanes forcing them against the overpass railing. The impact knocked the bikes’ gas caps off and they were covered in gas, which instantly ignited
Two of the biker friends used their hands to extinguish the flames covering Don while other friends pulled the still burning bike off of Debbie. A doctor who was on the scene pronounced Don dead and covered him with a blanket. Debbie, who was conscious, suffered 3rd degree burns over 95% of her body! The doctor called an ambulance for Debbie, (she died an hour later). Don was going to the morgue! He would have, if one of the friends had not pulled the blanket off of him and insisted on trying CPR. It took the ambulance twenty minutes to arrive, as it was leaving, Don opened his eyes. They tossed him in on top of the lockers.
Don was burned over 85% of his body, 60% of the burns were 3rd degree, the other 25% were 2nd degree. He also suffered a dislocated hip and a ruptured bladder. He was rushed into the O.R. where he was cut open from his pelvis to his breastbone so that the doctors could check for other internal injuries. Thirty-six hours after surgery he was flown to Houston, Texas, then taken by ambulance to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston Texas. He would spend the next seven months in their burn unit, the pain was non-stop and beyond description. He begged the doctors to let him die! He begged Christ to let him die!
Don had studied metaphysics for many years and he discovered that through prayer and meditation he could leave his body when the pain was too great to bear. At first, he would just will his mind to outer space, in time he was able to interact with earthbound souls, or go home and lay in his bed.
After three months in the burn unit he woke-up one evening and found himself floating on the ceiling, he could see and hear everything that was going on in the room. The doctor told his mother that he would not live through the night. When everyone had left the room, Don thanked Christ for letting him die and prayed for his loved ones. Eventually a tunnel of light opened up in the ceiling and he was drawn-up into it. Three astral beings, dressed as monks, greeted him and told him that he wasn’t going to die and that he had to go back. Don refused! He said that the only way he would go back is if Christ told him to! Christ appeared and took Don back to a time and place where he had agreed this would happen. Don told Christ that he had changed his mind.
Christ said, “ That was fine but, if he would come back he could help a lot of people.” Don relented but, told Christ, “If you want me to live you’re going to have to make me live.” Christ laughed and said, “I created you I can make you live!” Don came back.