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What is a Near-Death Experience?
A near-death experience, or NDE, is a profound psychological event that may occur to a person close to death or who is not near death but in a situation of physical or emotional crisis. Being in a life-threatening situation does not, by itself, constitute a near-death experience. It is the pattern of perceptions, creating a recognizable overall event, that has been called “near-death experience.”

Across thousands of years and in cultures around the world, people have described powerful experiences that follow this general pattern with its common features.

At its broadest, the experiences involve perceptions of movement through space, of light and darkness, a landscape, presences, intense emotion, and a conviction of having a new understanding of the nature of the universe.

An NDE may begin with an out-of-body experience—a very clear perception of being somehow separate from one’s physical body, possibly even hovering nearby and watching events going on around the body. An NDE typically includes a sense of moving, often at great speed and usually through a dark space, into a fantastic landscape and encountering beings that may be perceived as sacred figures, deceased family members or friends, or unknown entities.

A pinpoint of indescribable light may grow to surround the person in brilliant but not painful radiance; unlike physical light, it is not merely visual but is sensed as being an all-loving presence that many people define as the Supreme Being of their religious faith.

A near-death experience may include few or several of the common features. Many accounts of experiences include only one or two of the common features, but those were so powerful they created permanent changes in people’s lives.

The emotions of an NDE are intense and most commonly include peace, love and bliss, although a substantial minority are marked by terror, anxiety, or despair. Most people come away from the experience with an unshakable belief that they have learned something of immeasurable importance about the purpose of life.

Overall, the entire experience is ineffable—that is, it is beyond describing; even art and metaphor cannot capture it. The effects of an NDE are often life-changing, and its details will typically be remembered clearly for decades.

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Awesome, very creative art

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH THEA..;)

    – Tammera

  • Tarnee
    Tarneeover 4 years ago

    wow your amazing your creativity is so open and dark i love it!

  • THANK YOU KINDLY FOR SUCH A GREAT COMPLIMENT TARNEE…;)

    – Tammera

  • Barrie Daniels
    Barrie Danielsover 4 years ago

    I dont find you dark at all Tammera, I think your a breath of fresh air for all woman artists that fell confined to certain forms of art, especially sci-fi that seems to me to be so dominated by men (generaly) Thanks for sharing this, it’s an amazing work of art, you are very talented and hope u continue to pursue this line in the future. I see a bright future for you hun. Spectacular job.
    hug

  • AWW SO VERY KIND OF YOU TO SAY THIS…I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO MAKE SUCH A NICE COMMENT..;) SO GLAD YOU ENJOY IT….;)

    – Tammera

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous creation!!! Brilliant work Tammera!!

  • THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH GRETA…;)

    – Tammera

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 4 years ago

    Intriguing!!

  • THANK YOU ARIA…;)

    – Tammera

  • Susan Ringler
    Susan Ringlerover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful Tammera…I love the depth of color!

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH SUSAN…;)

    – Tammera

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 4 years ago

    Very intriguing, the directionality, the portal the use of modern building with the old spiral staircase. The opportunity to get off before you spiral down further with the spirit seeming to be there to choose..

  • THANK YOU EVER SO MICHAEL FOR YOUR INSIGHTFUL COMMENT..;)

    – Tammera

  • Evgeniya Sharp
    Evgeniya Sharpover 4 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • THANK YOU KINDLY EVGENIYA..;)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN DEAR FRANCIS…;)

    – Tammera

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 4 years ago

    Dear Tammera…
    Some say is an ascending….
    others a descending passage.
    Others see it as a door…
    and I…really do not know what to think of it…just wonder and see that everything will be ok when the moment will come…that it will..Time deleted from our recognition…objects propelled against the unfathomable vacuum of the Universe…a truly Conscious Wisdom…your words, bring me a soothing desire.
    Rosa (it is a really splendid passage..with mystery and intensity)

  • THANK YOU DEAR ROSA FOR YOU THOUGHTS AND COMMENTING ON THIS PIECE..I AM SO GLAD YOU HAVE ENJOYED IT…;)

    – Tammera

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