3. The International Association for Near-Death Studies says: “Every day in the U.S. 774 near-death experiences occur.” We can’t decide if that’s reassuring or scary.

4. People’s NDEs fall into two categories: “pleasurable” or “distressing.” Most near-death experiences are actually pleasurable experiences that lead to a heightened awareness of the beauty of life. We’re not dying to know how the distressing ones play out.

5. There are four phases in a pleasurable near-death experiences.