old dead wood wrote: Would mindfulness practiced pre-death change / negate / bypass any of these experiences, in your opinion ?
When you are confronted with these after-death, how would you practice, whether they be heavenly or hellish ?
With mindfulness and equanimity. If you understand (and, better yet, experience) the cessation of all formations, then you should understand how this would apply.
Better questions to ask in light of the phenomena of NDE might be: Who is trying to influence my thinking? And for what purpose?
The answers to these one might find to be quite intriguing, to say the least.
"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV