The Near Death Experience of David Ditchfield

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

David Ditchfield

I had the pleasure of chatting with David Ditchfield, who in 2006, had a dreadful train accident and subsequent Near Death Experience. You can read David's BIO below or watch the interview where he describes what it felt like to be run over by a train, his NDE and how after his recovery he became and artist and classical music composer.

Please visit to see more artwork and listen to David's incredible music.

David Ditchfield Bio

David Ditchfield is an artist, composer and author. In 2006, he was dragged under a speeding train in a freak accident. As the surgeons fought to save him, he had a profound Near-Death Experience. He later realised that he had acquired astonishing new abilities. The first, an ability to create dramatic paintings of what he’d seen in the Afterlife. The second, the ability to compose classical music, despite being unable to read or write any musical notation. His debut symphony premiered at a sell-out orchestral concert to a standing ovation. He has since composed further classical works, also premiered at sell out performances and continues to paint and compose in Cambridge, UK.

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David’s book

SHINE ON: The Remarkable Story of How I Fell Under a Moving Train, Journeyed to the Afterlife, and the Astonishing Proof I Brought Back with Me Buy Book (Amazon Link)

SHINE ON foreword:

SHINE ON Foreword has been written by

Dr Raymond Moody Jr, MD., Physician,

psychologist and philosopher, who

coined the term near-death experience

in Life After Life, which sold 14 million


Shine On endorsements:

“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 Moody Jr, MD.,

“Wonderful. Shine On is a fascinating account of an extraordinary experience and I recommend everyone read this book to understand the true importance and power of NDE's.” Dr Penny Satori, Author of The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences

“Amazing, amazing, beautiful book. I absolutely loved it. David’s miraculous and moving story reads like a novel that brings you to tears. He used his spiritual experience to truly look within and change the trajectory of his life...beautifully weaves together the importance of the intersection of psychology and spirituality.” Dr Amy Robbins, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Host of Life, Death and The Space Between Podcast

“An Amazing story of personal and spiritual transformation, beautifully and clearly described Steve Taylor PhD, author of The Leap and Spiritual Science

“Wow! Absolutely riveting! It’s so powerful and compelling! So impressed by the quality of the writing and the great story and how real and grounded David comes across.” Lisa Smartt, MA, Author of Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We're Nearing Death