Occasionally I come across a case that is truly different, yet credible. We must all realize that not all near-death episodes follow the so-called "classical model." Some deviate markedly, introducing individuals and those who learn about the episode, to the realization that there are lifestyles, ways to live, ways to experience "self" and "others," that run counter to what we are taught is normal or even real. My own childhood was filled with odd and unique "beings" that physically manifested when appropriate, taught me how to survive and thrive while opening up new worlds for me, new truths. Because of this early training (and much more since), I have a sense about things and am able to "look and see."
Roxane had a near-death experience that impacted her greatly. During her episode, she melded (joined with) another soul. This melding, or joining with, enabled her to survive. I cannot comment on any psychological profile here, but I can say that, to the best of my knowledge, this is not a case of mediumship or that of an altered or multiple personality, or even of a so-called "walk-in." It is a melding of minds that occurs when occasions arise. (Yes, this "melding" is somewhat like what Spock was able to do on "Star Trek" when he sought to gain specific information from someone who either could not or would not access needed thoughts/memories.) The melding was with a soul named Wolf (in the Native American Tradition). Wolf functions a lot like a guide.
There are many cultures that address deep transformational changes like what Roxane went through, and in that recognition encourage the individual to take on a new name. The new name represents a new level of knowing and living. After her experience, Roxane then became Tacheene. Like the majority of near-death experiencers throughout the world, you will notice how she connects with a greater mission for this time in our earth's history, a time when so many people are talking about the Mayan Calendar and a "blizzard" of prophecies that take on "life" on a regular basis. For all of these factors and more, I think you will find Roxane/Tacheene's story most fascinating.
It is of upmost importance, at least of my way of thinking, that we become more knowledgeable about other ways of regarding near-death experiences and other cultural traditions which may undergird them. Consider this case of a Native American elder, highly respected and honored throughout the Navajo Nation, and, in fact, the world: Grandfather Leon Secatero and his “Journey among the Wind Walkers,” as told by Steven McFadden in his “Chiron Communications Newsletter.” I’ve known Steven for many years and feel a deep sense of gratitude that he has given me permission to carry Grandfather Leon’s entire story on my website (Grandfather Leon has also agreed to this posting). Notice how fully Grandfather has embraced his experience, what it means to him, and what he is doing about it to help others. Also note that his responses are in accord with “the way of his people.”
--Dr. P.M.H. Atwater