Near-Death Experiences or events like them can happen in the dreamstate, especially to children. Here is the case of an adult woman who had one that way, one that radically changed how she acts, feels, and views things. Her name is Karen. She is an artist, and travels the circuit of Native American Pow Wows, selling her goods. Her story is being carried "as is," so you will have the full flavor of her response to the event. I have recommended that she pursue taking classes on spiritual and psychic development, so she will have a better idea of how to handle the aftereffects in a positive, constructive way. I have seen this consistently, that those who seek to understand and refine their state of consciousness and their abilities afterwards, are the ones who are able to integrate their experience in a beneficial fashion..
--Dr. P.M.H. Atwater