This is almost how my DMT trip was except it wasn't a figure not allowing me through it was light not allowing me through. I was being blinded so not to see what was beyond the light until I persisted and it finally allowed me inside to this other realm of existance. If you haven't read it I made a post abiut this experience. Here is the link about my first experience. I haven't made one about my 2nd one yet but it seemed significantly easier to access this dimension the second time.
Yes I remember that particular thread. Was there anything else there? Other DMT trip reports will often describe bizarre alien landscapes. Or some manner of scenery? Some people are so astonished by what they see, that they have to be told by whoever is there, to focus.
The actual death experiences, seem to be a lot more tame than DMT. I've done a lot of reading and just general research on NDE's. Primarily the ones where all brain activity stopped. That way, no one can say that it was just a hallucination generated by their brain. With zero brain activity, you are not capable of having a hallucination or dream of sorts, that is generated by the brain. It would be like asking a computer that is unplugged to start up Firefox and let you browse the web. Yet the people still had these experiences with a dead brain with no measureable activity.
There are even some that completely defy any medical explanation. Where as far as we can tell, a miracle happened and they came back to life. Where the brain had completely stopped functioning for way longer than it should be able to and still be started back up again. Something like 4 minutes without oxygen and its over. But there was one guy that was dead for 42 minutes and he miraculously recovered. And came back talking about this experience that he had while he was dead. Lots more people who were down for less time than that, but still had an unexplainable recovery. 15 minutes, 20 minutes, the numbers vary. And they'd report similar experiences.
So to get to the point, their experiences all seem a lot more tame than DMT to me. They'd report going to some lush landscape or perhaps a forrest, where all their friends and family were there. Mainly deceased relatives, who appeared young. If they were expecting a deity, it would be there. Depending on their religion. But there wasn't this wacked out, extremely strange and astonishing experience. Then again maybe that is what happens after they've been there awhile, and they're ready for it.
Sorry its taken me so long to respond to this. I honestly forgot about it until scrolling through the forums tonight. I would kind of relate it to what you were just talking about though, like a NDE. I can't say for sure because I haven't had a NDE but both of my DMT trips where I "broke through" as they say weren't these amazingly extravagant experiences with awesome geometrical patterns that everyone talks about and tiny little machine elves that run the world that Terrence Mckenna talked about. I saw geometrical patterns that no explanation I could ever give would do justice too yes but it wasn't until I came back from my breakthrough that I saw these patterns.
While I was with this other entity I was speaking with I was somewhere that resembled space like I said in my experiences thread. I was in that same place both times although the second time everything seemed brighter and I was there longer. I still didn't see the entity that I was speaking with though which I actually think I have the answer to now. I say have the answer too but it is simply an answer that helps me come to terms with what I met. It's nothing more than my theory on what I encountered.
From what you're describing as a NDE, I would say that when I had broken through to the other side it was even more tame than what those people who had NDE's encountered are describing, but when I came back it was much less tame. Geometrical patterns everywhere, noises that sounded like a CD skipping extremely fast for at least a few minutes but felt like forever and then when it did calm down enough that the noises went away I still found it hard to focus on anything and understand it or even say something coherently for the next 5 minutes while coming down.
On a time scale according to my babysitter at the time, my 2nd visit went,
30 Seconds in starting to travel to space
1 minute in he said my eyes were completely shut and he thought I was sleeping. I assumed that was when I arrived at the entities doorstep
He told me my eyes were shut until around 8 minutes and I'm assuming this is when I was talking to the entity
I started making noises again shortly there after 8 minutes which is when I assume I was coming back to my body
I gave a thumbs up that the CD skipping had stopped after opening my eyes around 9 minutes and that was when tried to start writing down the experience. Had to make corrections after coming back to baseline.
At 14 minutes I was able to actually speak coherently
I was completely done hallucinating and back to baseline at 21 minutes.
This was the longest I had ever tripped on DMT before.
I think after writing this down I will make that trip report I was talking about. Use this timescale as an outline. I understand the connection between your NDE talk because a lot of people think that DMT is released in the brain after death and that makes sense as to why you focus on the ones where brain activity ceased completely but all I can really do is talk about my side of the experiences and can't compare it to any NDE's because I have never had one. I sure hope I never have the experiences to make any comparisons between the 2 either!
Thanks for the great conversation and enticing me to make my 2nd DMT trip report.