Ivan Rudolph
3 min readNov 18, 2021




Please seek help if you have suicidal thoughts, or just need to talk to someone.

Worldwide: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines

Regardless of what you have done or feel, HOPE is reaching out to you today.


Some pleasant NDEs have been experienced by people where mental illness led to the suicide. Where mental illness derives from a physical disorder of the brain, it ceases at death, in the same way that blind or deaf people have their brain-centred senses restored in the afterlife.

Similarly, with those who were suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions caused by a malfunctioning of the brain: their imperfect brains have been left behind on Earth, and they taste a new beginning.

We might speculate about those whose life ends through euthanasia or assisted suicide. As yet I have seen no accounts by any returnees to help me explore afterlife experiences of those who make this choice or have it made for them.

Of interest, Holland was the first country in the world in the year 2000 to legalise euthanasia and cardiologist Pim van Lommel is their most prominent NDE researcher. He originally began his investigations determined to debunk this “afterlife nonsense”. Convinced now regarding the afterlife and the survival of the consciousness, he cautions:

“The conclusion that consciousness can be experienced independently of brain function might well induce a huge change in the scientific paradigm in Western medicine, and could have practical implications in actual medical and ethical problems such as the care for comatose or dying patients, euthanasia, abortion ….”

There are still more questions than answers!

Quotes from “Living Beyond” follow:

It appears that, one way or another, many NDErs do not escape the consequences of their suicide. Dr George Ritchie describes seeing, during his NDE, the anguished Earth-bound spirits of suicide victims.

“In one house a younger man followed an older one from room to room.



Ivan Rudolph

Australian author of 13 books , see ivanrudolph.com My new book “Your Origin and Destiny” is original and ground-breaking. It answers who you REALLY are!!