Many experiences people have, especially the young, are brief and involve darkness instead of light. Some are difficult to classify, and may be near-death-like experiences instead. Regardless of "labels," such brief episodes can be not only memorable but life changing. Dixie shares what happened to her when she was in her late teens.
Experiencers of near-death states invariably are changed by what happened to them, some more than others. Dan's case, although briefly stated, is unusually powerful in the difference it made in his addiction to drugs - nullified the addiction completely. I have run across the same response repeatedly, and with other addictions as well. Near-death states can indeed be life changing. He wants to write a book about his experience but doesn't know how. Most do. It's not so much selling a lot of books and becoming famous that drives these people. Rather, it is the desire to reach out and help others. If writing a book and having it published does that, fine. If such a project never occurs, there is no disappointment as they are guided to find other ways to serve others and make a difference for the better in the world. --Thank you, PMH