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

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Pub Date 26 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 25 Jun 2020

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Across thousands of years, people have described one of the most astonishing of all human phenomena: the near-death experience (NDE), the subjective experience of an Afterlife, a place where we apparently survive death.

The more powerful the NDE, the more profound the after effects. The ambitious reset their priorities. Atheists change their values. Doctors rethink their beliefs.

But what if the after effects of an NDE were undeniable? What if someone suddenly developed the ability to produce high quality paintings of their NDE, a new-found skill that went far beyond the artistic ability they had before? And what if that same person then suddenly acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies after their NDE? And their symphonies were then premiered at sell out orchestral concerts, even though, to this day, they are unable to read or write a single note of musical notation. Wouldn't this be proof that even a cynic would have a hard time explaining?

After his NDE, this is exactly what happened to David. And this is his story

Across thousands of years, people have described one of the most astonishing of all human phenomena: the near-death experience (NDE), the subjective experience of an Afterlife, a place where we...


A Note From the Publisher

David Ditchfield was born in Blackpool and grew up in the village of Bromsgrove in England. His father worked in a car factory and his mother was a receptionist. Growing up, David’s undiagnosed dyslexia left him struggling to read and write and he left school with only one qualification. After being sacked from his one and only ‘proper’ job, he moved to London and played guitar in various punk and pop bands. Eventually, he drifted away from playing in bands and things went on a downward spiral and he ended up surviving as a manual labourer, his life empty and directionless. In 2006 he had a freak accident in which he was dragged under the wheels of a speeding train. As the surgeons fought to save him, he had a profound near-death experience (NDE) and journeyed to what he believes was the Afterlife. When he woke up in hospital, he had been fundamentally enhanced, acquiring astonishing new abilities which to this day, he still cannot explain. He discovered he had acquired the ability to create dramatic and beautiful paintings of what he had seen in the Afterlife, paintings so vivid and real it was as though he had taken a HD camera with him to visually capture what most NDE'rs can only describe using words. This new-found skill went far beyond any artistic ability he had before. Even more surprisingly, he then discovered he could compose classical music. This is all the more astonishing as David has never received any training in classical music and never composed such music before his NDE. In fact, to this day, he cannot read or write a single note of musical notation at all. His debut symphony, The Divine Light, was inspired by his NDE and premiered at a sell-out orchestral concert to a standing ovation. Since his NDE, he has completed over 30 paintings and has been commissioned to compose further classical works, also premiered at sell-out orchestral performances. He is currently working on a new symphony entitled, I wasn’t Expecting This, and lives, paints and composes in a converted riverside mill near Cambridge, UK. Please check out his NDE-inspired art and music in the following places: Story www.shineonthestory.com

David Ditchfield was born in Blackpool and grew up in the village of Bromsgrove in England. His father worked in a car factory and his mother was a receptionist. Growing up, David’s undiagnosed...


Advance Praise

Shine on is one of the most gripping accounts of a near-death experience that I have read. And I say that having interviewed, since 1965, thousands of people who described such experiences. David's story also evokes...a primal horror of being dragged under and run over by a train. I still remember the chill that went down my spine...

Dr Raymond A Moody, Jr, Physician, psychologist and philosopher, who coined the term near-death experience in Life After Life, sold 14 million copies 

Shine on is one of the most gripping accounts of a near-death experience that I have read. And I say that having interviewed, since 1965, thousands of people who described such experiences. David's...


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