by Joyce Strom-Paikin, M.S., R.N.C.
The Negative Near-Death Experience (NDE), as we classified such at the first International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) conference in February 1984, is an experience where the person feels fear, loneliness, isolation, and separation. The negative NDErs do not see the tunnel, the light, feel or see the presence of others, and do not have a positive after-effect feeling of the experience. Rather, they fear death and its impact.
We have been working with NDErs consistently since the IANDS conference. The percentage of negative experiences seems to equate to about two to five percent of all near-death experiences. Ring and Moody have also worked with the negative experiencers in attempting to research why some have such an experience while others seem to move farther beyond.
At the IANDS conference, Raymond Moody and Ken Ring initiated discussion on both the negative NDErs along with the psychic abilities of NDErs. We looked at the research and prophecy of the future according to experiencers.