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“I’m not the same person I was before I died” - Crisdon Chaisson shares her remarkable 2003 NDE for the first time

May 9, 2021

I'm thrilled to present the first of a two-part interview with Crisdon Chaisson, who lives in Canada and, I’m very honoured to say, is sharing her near-death experience publicly for the first time.  

Crisdon’s NDE took place in 2003, when she was receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer in the jaw. As you’re about to hear, Crisdon describes her NDE in exquisite detail, and in this conversation, she shares about peeling away from her body “like cheese from a pizza,” travelling to a realm of indescribable colour, being at one with The Collective, as Crisdon calls the state of consciousness she experienced, her life review, and much much more.

Today, Crisdon is training to become a death doula, so that she can apply her unique skills and understanding in the field of end-of-life care. There’s much more to this warm, wise and feisty woman, and when I asked her to share a short bio, she cleverly asked her friends to chime in. It turned out to be such a valuable exercise, she suggests we all do it.

Here are all their responses.

“Crisdon is a tattooed, potion making, nature loving, spell casting, matrix glitching, animal communicating, spirit guiding, joke telling, barefoot walking, reiki giving, vegan kitchen witch.”

“Crisdon is a spiritual gangStar. Warrior goddess. astral traveler, metaphysical explorer and lover of all.”

“An effervescent soul with a smile to match.”



“A miracle”

“Beautiful,magnificent,courageous,brave, adventurous, magickal, hippy, LOVING star soul sister”

A strong, independent woman with a fire spirit!”

“Always in flux like an animated fractal unfoldment”

“A strong, beautiful, courageous, generous survivor!”

“A soul-fuelled endless dungeon, draped with insatiable cloaks of wildflowers, edges trimmed with shards of everlasting crystals, with a sea-filled charismatic aura


“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (3 friends said that about their friendship with Crisdon)

"Intelligent, compassionate, humble, and actual good person, completely trustworthy, organized, and absolutely hilarious!!”

Sums up Crisdon: “As I said, every person should create a bio written by people who love them.”



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