March 25

Ray Kinman

Ray Kinman

Tuesday March 25, 2014 – Ray Kinman

Ray Kinman will be back for his second time to South Bay IANDS for our March 2014 meeting. A dangerous and unsuccessful judo throw landed 4th grader Ray Kinman right on the top of his head – on concrete. The resulting edema of his brain was a secondary concern because his tongue retracted, suffocating Ray. “I became pain,” he recalls. “It was an explosion.”

The boy found himself in a place with “No gravity, no color, no darkness, and no light.”  Says Ray, “I didn’t know where I was or how I had gotten there.  I was absolutely terrified.” But when he let go of the fear, he felt better.  And then he saw a pinpoint of light “10 million times brighter than the sun.”  He traveled through a tunnel and met a kindly being who knew him… and who introduced him to God. “Beautiful, blissful pure love” is how he describes the encounter.  But against his desires, he was told he must return.

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When he recovered, he told his mother what had happened.  A devout Catholic, she took him to a priest, who told him that since he didn’t see Jesus in the experience, it was probably a trick of Satan.  “I was crushed,” says Ray.

Like most near-death experiencers, he tried to bury his experience, but it wouldn’t go away.  It wasn’t until years later – when the term “near-death experience” was created – that he realized he wasn’t alone.

Please come and hear Ray’s fascinating story. See the post here.


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