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The purpose of this article is to present an initial description of a
fourth type of flashforward in the near-death experience that is very
similar to the prophetic vision described by Ring. This type of flash-
forward I have labeled the "prophetic revelation." The article will also
describe the features of the four categories of flashforwards and differ-
entiate between them.
Prophetic Revelations
Another type of flashforward, the "prophetic revelation," has yet to be
added to the literature of near-death studies. Even though this fourth
type of flashforward may be even more rare than the prophetic vision,
there is evidence that suggests it exists.
The prophetic revelation resembles the prophetic vision in that it
has a world or global focus and pertains to a knowledge of the earth's
future. Two features seem to distinguish the prophetic revelation from
the prophetic vision. First, unlike the prophetic vision, in which NDErs
are shown a vision of events in the earth's future by a guide or a being
of light, in the prophetic revelation events in the earth's future are
told or revealed to NDErs by a deceased relative or some person in
the otherworld. Second, the prophetic revelation has a less detailed
description of future events on the earth, compared to the descriptions
found in prophetic visions. Rather, it appears that the future event
or events are named without any further elaboration of the details in
prophetic revelations.
As is the case with most prophetic visions, prophetic revelations ap-
pear to occur during an NDE, to involve deep NDEs, and to involve a
relatively small number of cases.
Two Cases of Prophetic Revelations in Near-Death
To illustrate prophetic revelations, I will cite two cases. The first case
is that of the NDEr Angie Fenimore, who had a near-death experience
on January 8, 1991. She gave the following account:
I could feel the urgency in the spirits who were scurrying about to do
the work of God. I was then told that we are in the final moments
before the Savior will return to the earth.... I was not told when it
would happen, but I understood that the earth is being prepared for
the Second Coming of Christ. (Fenimore, 1995, pp. 145-146)


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