A riveting account of a near death experience is given in a book called Secrets of the Light. Dannion Brinkley describes his shocking experience of death and of his consciousness or soul passing out of his body -more than once- and exploring the mysteries just beyond our daily level of reality.
Dannion saw the crystalline or etheric cities or the “heaven world”. He experienced the power of prayer and meditation to set one ‘s self free as well as setting others free from the downward pull of sadness, regret, violence and war. He was also shown a spiritual gift rather unknown to many spiritual seekers, that of the violet light or violet flame.
It is like the alchemical elixir of ancient times that was said to restore youth and well being. Taken in a spiritual context, this violet flame restores the spirit and transmutes the lead of mistakes, wrong doing and pain into the gold of opportunity, mercy and forgiveness.