There Are No Words for This

Something similar (to initiation) also occurs in a near-death experience. The parallel lies in the fact that a person who has consciously reached the boundary of death cannot actually express in words what they have experienced.


They experience a reality that is more real than anything we know here on Earth, but there are no words to describe it. The impression of an unclouded near-death experience is so deep, so incisive, that it will accompany this person for the rest of their life. It is indelible. When someone returns from such a spontaneous experience, in many cases, they have become a different person. There are now countless reports of these kinds of experiences available. From this point onward, the individual looks at the reality around them in a different way, but, at the same time, they must admit: “There are no words for this.”


From Bastiaan Baan, Old and New Mysteries: From Trials to Initiation (Floris 2014).

Translation Joshua Kelberman
Graphic Sofia Lismont

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