I cannot wait to recommend this product to all the clients and people I care about in my life.  ~ Lauren Kehoe

The Near Death Experience: Waking Up To Life

A Profound and Transformative Guided Journey with Consciousness-Altering Sound Technology

What would happen if you died 8 minutes from now? Would you be ready? Would you feel you had accomplished what you were meant to do, loved well, been awake to our world? Or would you feel you have squandered your time? The Near Death Experience  takes you on a profound guided journey, infused with iAwake’s consciousness-altering sound technology, to discover what truly matters – now.

It seems like a good idea to practice dying safely before you die actually.  ~Scott

Listen to the 3-Minute Sample Now

Use of headphones will provide the most optimal experience.
To fully experience the potential of this program, please get comfortable, close your eyes, and relax for the next 3 minutes.
Allow the guidance and soundtrack to immerse you in this powerful experience.

Don’t be fooled – this is not just beautiful music – it is the design and technology infused in the soundtrack
that evokes the deep relaxation response, along with Jonathan Robinson’s kind and experienced guidance.

The Near Death Experience  can guide you to:

  • Live your life’s deepest priorities
  • Tap into the joy of being alive
  • Feel deep love and gratitude for the people in your life
  • Reboot your nervous system
  • Enjoy a broader, more peaceful perspective
  • Access your deeper wisdom and love
  • Overcome blocks to greater happiness
  • Release long-held resentments and grudges
  • Gain a clear sense of purpose

Despite the fact that near-death experiences are often portrayed as mysterious and mystical, working with these tracks is totally straightforward and easy to follow. Using these tracks was a lot like a session with a life coach – proactive and actionable exercises to clarify priorities and goals.  ~ Abigail

If We Didn't Hide from Death: The Story Behind The Near Death Experience [02:19]

Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation
Most effective with headphones
Most effective with headphones
Can be used with speakers
Can be used with speakers
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural •  psychacoustic • panning, etc.
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural • psychacoustic • panning, etc.
The artist's brainwaves (8 to 13 Hz). Associated with creative flow • relaxed focus • stress release • presence • enhanced problem solving
The artist's brainwaves (8 to 13 Hz). Associated with creative flow • relaxed focus • stress release • presence • enhanced problem solving
For the Inner Journey (3 to 7 Hz). Associated with: insight • visualization • inner journeying • dreamwork • intuition • deep states of meditation • healing
For the Inner Journey (3 to 7 Hz). Associated with: insight • visualization • inner journeying • dreamwork • intuition • deep states of meditation • healing

Additional Info


Track Details

Three guided meditation tracks (for a total of 45 minutes)

01   Near Death Meditation Instructions (08:58)
02   Near Death Meditation (19:51)
03   Near Death Integration (16:59)

The Near Death Experience  Workbook in PDF and .docx formats

Exclusive Facebook Group for The Near Death Experience  practitioners

Full package includes:

  • 3 guided-meditation tracks (for a total of 45 minutes)
  • Tracks accessible on the free iAwake Technologies app for iOS and Android
  • Downloadable audio files available in MP3 and WAV formats
  • User Guide (downloadable PDF)
  • Printable Workbook (downloadable PDF)
  • Ongoing support (responsive email, active Facebook forum, FAQs, videos, audios)
  • 1 optional CD*

* CD orders are handled by a CD fulfillment company and shipped from fulfillment centers located in the United States. Orders outside of the United States have an estimated delivery time of 6-8 weeks.

We know we could die at any moment…but do we really? Do we live awake to that knowledge and guide our decisions from that place – not out of fear but from this truth?

Research shows that the single most powerful way to transform a person’s life quickly is for them to have a near-death experience. Unfortunately, being close to death is not an easy thing to experience, and if you miscalculate, you end up dead.

The Near Death Experience  was developed by Jonathan Robinson after his own near-death experience completely changed his life. After many years of leading personal growth workshops, he wondered if he could create “artificial” near-death experiences for his participants. After years of trying different approaches, he stumbled upon the key ingredients, resulting in powerful meditations experienced by employees in Fortune 500 companies like Coca-Cola and Google.

Go on this journey with Jonathan to discover or rediscover what really matters in your life, get clear about next steps, release old thoughts, energies, and … wake up!


I entered a state much like I have occasionally felt in the rare deepest meditations that I have had over the past 21 years. An amazing ‘letting go’ of feelings happened, and something akin to wonder and anticipation of what’s to come happened each time.  ~ C.G.

The Story of the Development of The Near Death Experience  from the creator, Jonathan Robinson

Many years ago, after a serious car accident, I had what has commonly been called a “near-death experience.”  It changed my life. It gave me a perspective and gratitude for life and our purpose here that I did not have before.  It set the course of my life in a positive direction. In fact, researchers have discovered that the single most positive and transformative experience a person can have is a near-death experience.  Unfortunately, almost dying is not easy and not fun.

As a leader of personal growth workshops, I wondered if I could create an “artificial” near-death experience in my workshop participants.  After years of trying different approaches, I stumbled upon the key ingredients that seemed to work amazingly well. The resulting guided meditation was so powerful that companies ranging from Coca-Cola to Google hired me to lead their employees through this experience.

When the people at iAwake heard about what I was doing, they asked if I would like to record the experience with their special brainwave technology. I enthusiastically said “yes.”

I’m very excited to finally have this experience easily available to whoever wants to know its transformative power.

~ Jonathan Robinson

How to Use

Download the iAwake App

First, download the FREE iAwake App, login with your email, and all your tracks will be right there. You can stream them, but we’d advise downloading them (from within the app) to ensure an interruption-free experience, and to be able to listen offline.



From the creator, Jonathan Robinson:

You will find three different tracks as part of The Near Death Experience.

On Track 1, I explain how this guided meditation came about, and how to prepare for it in order to get maximum value.

Track 2 is the actual guided Near Death Experience. This track is 21 minutes long, but give yourself plenty of time afterwards because it can be somewhat intense.

Finally, Track 3 is focused on how to integrate the insights you received from the meditation into your daily life.

You’re welcome to listen to all three tracks on the same day, or they can be listened to on different days.

In general, Tracks 1 and 3 need only be listened to once, whereas you can listen to the main track, Track 2, whenever it feels right for you to re-experience The Near Death Experience.


From the creators, Jonathan Robinson and Douglas Prater:

The brainwave frequencies used in this program were carefully chosen to support the various mental/psychological/spiritual states that best complement each track and section, to create a holistic and potential life-altering experience. At different stages of the meditation, as well as the introductory and follow-up tracks, frequencies of 10 Hz (alpha), 5 Hz (deep theta), and 7.84 (alpha-theta border, Schumann resonance) are targeted to facilitate your journey and the integration of its lessons into your life.

Creating a transformative guided meditation experience is a long and multi-layered process.  Like a mad scientist, for years I played with various ways to give workshop participants a taste of what it would be like to “die”–and then come back. I found that certain hypnotic induction techniques, along with a “ticking clock” and special sound effects helped create a sense of intensity.  Finally, I found that a song called “Love, Serve, Remember” was unsurpassed in creating both an emotional release and a sense of “bigness” that was part of my own near-death experience.

When I initially talked to Doug about what kind of music I wanted in the background of the meditation, I could tell he truly “got” what I was looking for.  By giving each other back and forth feedback on the tracks, we were able to create a full experience that everyone was pleased with…

The soundtrack for The Near Death Experience was composed to and engineered to support, enrich, and deepen the meditation by guiding the listener’s brainwaves and physiological responses into a series of consciousness-altering states supporting transformative experience.

Using a powerful combination of brainwave entrainment modalities and psychoacoustic techniques, the soundscape facilitates states of profound states of inner peace, clarity, self-compassion, forgiveness, love, release, and spontaneous insight.


Jonathan Robinson

Jonathan Robinson, creator of Morning Ritual, Shortcuts to Awakening, and The Near Death Experience: Waking Up to Life, is a psychotherapist, peak performance coach, best-selling author of 14 books, and a professional speaker. Jonathan has made numerous appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as many other national TV talk shows, and articles about him have appeared in USA TodayNewsweek, and the Los Angeles Times. He is also the co-host of the popular podcast Awareness Explorers (iTunes and Google Play).

Jonathan is known for providing people with immediately useful information presented in a fun and entertaining manner. His website is FindingHappiness.com.


Douglas Prater

Douglas Prater is an author, meditator, fitness enthusiast, and musician who holds a degree in Music: Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University. Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Doug also spent significant periods of his life in Austin, TX, and Atlanta, GA. Always longing to return to the mountains, he now lives in the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina.

Doug has composed and engineered brainwave entrainment audio tracks since 2010 for meditation, creative pursuits, and the attainment of peak performance flow states. He is the developer of Rainstorm SleepwaveInfinity, Stealing Flow+, Stealing Flow – Power Nap, the technology and soundtrack for The Near Death Experience: Waking Up to Life, and the technology for The Freedom of ForgivenessHe is also the producer, webmaster, and project manager of the Journey of Integral Recovery podcast. Doug is the author of the forthcoming book The Dharma of Harry Potter: A Muggle’s Guide to Buddhism (and a large catalog of fiction written under a handful of pseudonyms that he won’t tell us… we suspect he writes romance novels).

I became aware of what direction I want to go in my life. I also became more aware of things that really don’t matter in this life.  ~ Roberto

After listening, I felt like I had taken a sword to all the B.S. and ‘fluff’ in my life and felt refocused on what is truly most important to me.  ~ Scott Lillich