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How I Fell Under a speeding train, Journeyed to the afterlife, and what I saw!

david ditchfield

may 7, 2024
3 pm HST / 6 pm PdT / 9 pm EdT
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In 2006 David Ditchfield was dragged under a speeding train in a freak accident. As the surgeons fought to save him, he had a profound near-death experience (NDE). 


When he woke up in the hospital, David had acquired astonishing new abilities. He found he could paint dramatic paintings of what he had seen in the Afterlife, far beyond any artistic ability he had before. He then discovered he could compose classical music, having never received any training. He has composed two symphonies and a rhapsody, all premiering at sold-out concerts. This included being commissioned by The Cambridge Clarinet Choir to write a piece based on his spiritual awakening


Join us Tuesday, May 7th as we welcome David Ditchfield, author of Shine On: The Remarkable Story Of How I Fell Under A Speeding Train, Journeyed To The Afterlife, And The Astonishing Proof I Brought Back With Me. who will talk about the emotional impact of his horrific accident: What it was like to stare death in the face, what it was like to be dragged under the wheels of a speeding train, and his Near-Death Experience (NDE), what it was like to visit the Afterlife and what did he saw.


David will describe what was it like to discover that he had acquired the sudden ability to produce high-quality paintings. He has now produced over 40 paintings and commissioned artworks including several dramatic depictions of what he saw in the Afterlife.  


He will also talk about what it was like to discover he could compose classical music despite having no training in such music and no idea how to read or write musical notation (which he still can’t do to this day). And he will share how he continues to channel his creative inspiration and how he believes that NDE’s can benefit others, especially in these challenging times.


David continues to create classical works, currently working on a new symphony. David's artistic endeavors are no less remarkable, with one of his inspirational NDE paintings recently on display as part of a year-long exhibition in the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. A few months ago, his extraordinary story reached a global audience when the BBC World Service aired a documentary about his journey titled 'My Journey Beyond Death.' David’s journey symbolizes the resilience of the human spirit and the boundless potential within us all.  He continues to paint and compose in Cambridge, UK.

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May 7 2024

 3 PM HST / 6 Pm PDT / 9 pm EDT

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