A Second in Eternity is the true story about a
"near-death, out-of-body" experience I had
in 1977, an
experience that changed my life forever and still inspires and empowers me to this day.
I’ve always been somewhat psychic, as are all people. I first noticed
my natural ability as a child when I began having accurate premonitions,
but I had no idea what they were or why I had them. Ever-curious,
during college I began reading the works of
numerous spiritualists and psychics, and started actively developing my
own psychic abilities. By 1973,
I was giving readings. Then during
February of 1977, I had the most profound of experiences.
the course of a day or so,
I found myself becoming increasingly more
psychic, minute-by-minute and second-by-second, and I was able to
see, feel, and know things, especially the immediate future, at will and with uncanny clarity.
There was no neutral, and unable
to turn these phenomena off,
I had to find outlets for the energies and insights overtaking me, so
numerous events before they would occur. They were stunned, but also quite concerned. So was I,
as within days the intensity escalated to the point where I could no longer remember
what 'normal' life
While immersed within this tsunami of psychic
phenomena and insight, I vacillated between indescribable euphoria and fear,
spiritual understanding. By the end of that week - the most intense week of my life - everything had
become too complex, too symbolic, and too much to handle! To top it off, while
pacing down a crowded sidewalk, overwhelmed by what I was
experiencing, I was hit head-on by a
I instantly left my
body, felt amazing bliss, and witnessed the accident from above while
expanding outward in all directions, like the surface of a balloon being
instantly filled with air.
Losing all sense of a personal self, I sped through the
'tunnel of light' often described by
others, experienced ecstasy and beauty beyond
description for what seemed like an eternity, then returned to my body,
sprawled out on the chaotic street.
I opened my eyes to find the
terrified driver on his knees, hovering over me and begging me to
respond. Surrounded by a crowd of shocked witnesses, I was bewildered, but not hurt or feeling any pain.
And compared to where I'd just been and what I'd just
witnessed, this little collision was nothing!
Feeling ecstatic, I leaped to my feet and started
talking to witnesses, all of whom were amazed that I was
even alive. In no time, three police cars, an ambulance, and a tow truck arrived on the scene.
From there, I found myself in the custody of numerous "grounding
Still, I clearly realized what had happened. I was gone from my body for
only seconds of Earth time, but for what seemed like an eternity in the
highest of dimensions. Indeed, I visited the mind of God, was at one
with the Creator, and experienced the one and only Infinite, the source
of all possibilities. Since that night I've considered myself one of the luckiest
of people just for having had this
experience, especially upon it being revealed to me months later why I
had it. Prior to my voyage, I did not believe that any
human could actually "go there" and return. Now I know otherwise, as do
other people who have had a near-death experience (NDE).
A Second in Eternity
takes the reader on a vivid voyage through the mind and soul of one
becoming overwhelmed by psychic phenomena. It describes the onset and
escalation of the unfiltered perception that takes over when the wall that
usually separates the conscious and subconscious minds begins to dissipate. This story reveals the steps I went through in unknowingly going
normal everyday consciousness to dimensions and worlds beyond imagination, to
being at one with the Infinite, and to returning back to the world of
time on Earth... as a different person.
Most of the
incidents described in the book took place during 1977. I started
writing my original manuscript in 1997 after telling a short version of
this story to about a dozen waiters and bartenders at a club in Copenhagen,
Denmark, where I was about to perform on the evening of February 7,
1997. It was the twentieth anniversary of my ‘second in eternity’
and because of
the intensity of the experience, I clearly remember what I went through
during that period in 1977. In 2010, I reconnected with many of the
people in this story. They confirmed its accuracy, and a few even
reminded me of other incidents and conversations.
A Second in Eternity contains
the remaining paperwork and copies
of the original police and court reports taken from microfilm, but with all the names blocked out for