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Angela S's Experience

Experience description:   

I was 4 years old. My grand mother was burning leaves in the yard, we lived in the country. I was running around picking stuff up and throwing it into the fire. I went to the area where the barrel is that we burn trash in. There was an aerosol can that had fallen out of the barrel. I picked it up and threw it into the fire. A few seconds later the can exploded. The shrapnel went flying and some of it hit me. The pain was amazing and the sound of the explosion was deafening. The next thing I know, I'm standing next to a tree watching a little girl run past me screaming. My grandmother said I was running and screaming. During the oobe I didn't feel the pain of the burns, and I didn't feel scared. After I came back to myself, the pain was incredible. I still have scars on my arm today to remind me of that day.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain      I suppose I could have been killed, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Total

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     My astral self was calm and observant, my actual self was screaming and running.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was calm and curious.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No           

Did you see a light?           Yes    

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     My family witnessed me running and screaming.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   Yes     Once when I was in the hospital, I had an oobe and walked down the hall. In the rooms where people were terminally ill I saw people standing at the foot of the beds waiting for their loved ones to pass.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No      

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I don't fear my own death, and I know that something is waiting for me after this life is finished.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I believe that the experience allowed me to explore a different conscience.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some people are amazed, some are curious and some are disbelieving.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  It was a traumatic event, I was in so much pain afterward that I didn't put together what had happened until I was older.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part is that it unlocked a part of my brain that allows me to astral travel to this day. The worst part? Not sure there is one.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     Pain medication during a hospital stay, I was receiving a high does of morphine. I had many oobes before this but I feel like the drug helped me travel during this time.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     I think it was helpful in guiding me to what you are looking for concerning astral projection.