Some of those thoughts and sensations are even suggestive of popular models for what happens after death. Many people have survived these kinds of experience over the ages so these popular reports are actually what one would expect.
I see no evidence suggesting there is an afterlife so I take it there will be no reunion with loved ones either physical or mental.........but
at death I think it likely we will be thinking about someone we lost. That would be a reunion.
It may sound trivial to you, but it was the death of Ferne, my parrot. I saw him conceived. I still have the egg he hatched from. I raised him. I have feathers he molted throughout his life. He was (is) my baby as much as any human baby could have been. Possibly more. And he died unexpectedly on New Year's Eve. That pain was (is) indescribable
Someone expressed to me, when I joined ST, that everyone liked you, Crimpie, because of your propriety, kindness and good will.
I think he must have included sincerity , in that too.
Re-reading my post it occurred to me probably not everyone understands my "I see you" comment to Crimpers. That's taken from Na' vi (the film, Avatar, all the rage a couple of years ago) more or less meaning, I get it, I get you.
Great testimonials, by Tom and others. Wish it were all under one thread that's spelled correctly, though.
Tom, that's such a worthy, meaningful post you might add it to the other thread, too!
Crimpers, too, of course.
On the other hand, atheist climbers are so increasing in numbers nowadays that eventually we might need two threads, lol - one for those who "love" atheist life or lifestyle, the other for those who merely "like" it. :)