I had an out of body experience two times in my life. I'll write about the early one first.
I was living in Taos Ski Valley, the year was about 1980 and I was 28 years old. I was working as a mail clerk and a live in child care person.
I shared a house with a ski instructor. The bedrooms were kind of strange in that you had to walk through one bedroom to get to another. My roommate had to walk through mine to get to his.
Late one night I was in my room and it was dark. I was standing by my bookcase looking for a particular book, actually, I was looking for a particular piece of information that I knew was in one of my books. I was scanning the books trying to determine which book the information was in. Suddenly my roommates bedroom door opened.
Before I knew it I was in the air. It was in a split second that I was in the air and I saw my body laying on my bed. I was out of my body. I quickly went down into my body but it was wrong!
I was trying to get into my body the wrong way. I bolted up into the air again and spun around and went down into my body, this time perfectly aligned. I remember seeing what seemed like a cord of light from my body to my spirit body. It was as though that cord had something to do with reeling me in.
All of this happened in a split second. By the time the door was opened and my roommate stepped into my room it was done, I was awake and I saw him pass through to the stairs.
I had also
noted that while I lived in this house I experienced loud thunderclaps that
seemed to be in my head during sleep at night. These claps would wake me up. It
was something from the dream state. The weather outside would always be fine.
Usually just lots of powdery snow. These thunder claps happen periodically
throughout my life.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No This level of education post high school is an unfair question. I have studied and read beyond most masters requirements in alternative medicine and religious studies. Why do you not account for independent study?
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? My body was asleep. My astral body was outside of my body in my room
Was the experience dream like in any way? No. I thought I was awake as I was looking through the bookcase. I didn't realize that there was something odd going on until I tried to return to my body. I think that if I had not had difficulty getting back into my body I may not have become aware of the experience at all.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No response I do not recall my appearance of my astral body. I was my astral body. I recall the appearance of my physical body in my bed. I also recall the appearance of a cord between my body and my astral. It came from the navel area on my physical body and I think it may have been connected to navel area on my astral but I am not sure. Sometimes when I think about it I think the cord may have been attached to my astral head but I am not sure. The attachment to my astral navel is a stronger image.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was startled when my roommate entered my room. I felt startled. Then I just flew. WOW! Astounded.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? NO. But during this period of my life I did experience loud thunder claps in my head during sleep as explained previously.
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? I did not see a light but there was enough light to see my books in a room that was essentially a basement room that was very dark and normally was very difficult to see in especially at night.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
I had pulled one, maybe more books from the bookcase but they were all in proper place in the morning.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No My senses seemed normal. I didn't realize that I was astral traveling as I was doing it.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? I could sense the limitations of any ordinary physical room. It seems the bookcase and books had mass. I did not perceive anything unusual while out of body
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Before I knew it I was in the air. It was in a split second that I was in the air and I saw my body laying on my bed. I was out of my body. I quickly went down into my body but it was wrong!
I realized was trying to get into my body the wrong way. I bolted up into the air again and spun around and went down into my body, this time perfectly aligned. I remember seeing what seemed like a cord of light from my body to my spirit body. It was as though that cord had something to do with reeling me in.
this happened in a split second. By the time the door was opened and my roommate
stepped into my room it was done, I was awake and I saw him pass through to the
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? at this time in my life I was creating experience though prayer and intention more so than ever before or since. If I wanted something to happen I just had to want it to happen, create a thought form and soon it would occur. I felt like I was under guidance of some sort. Like I was being lead to a destiny and I was co creating that destiny.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? I was more certain about life after death and the actuality of my soul and that my physical body was just a vehicle for this physical reality journey
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Well, it was only one small experience in a life filled with wonderful realizations and experience. In the sum total of it all so far it only played a minor part yet significant to some degree
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? I would say yes, but reread number 26. It has been just a piece in the puzzle.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Mostly people are polite. Some people were WOWed by it. I don't talk of it much any more
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Astound-ment.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? No bad aspects. It affirmed my belief that there is more to reality than a physical body. But it was not the only experience I have had that has done this. Experience has been accumulating over the years to satisfy my need to know, not just believe about the existence of the soul and continuation of the journey after death of the body.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? This experience was only a small experience in a larger field of reality. I've had some things occur to me that were way beyond this. I have a knowledge that reality is over layered and you choose or call in which layer you wish to work in while here in the physical plant earth. The ability to understand and work his knowledge did not start coming to me until around 1983 or 84
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. Sorry, I could not get the form to function correctly on first try so I sent by email but them I went back and tried again. This form is the one that has the most complete answers.