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Carlos G's Experience

Experience description:   

My first out of body experience happened while I was hanging out with my friend in his garage. He was on his computer creating music while I had been sitting in an office chair beside him. I was extremely bored because there was nothing for me to do. Then it happened, while sitting down I noticed a head falling forward and when I realized that that was my head I immediately snapped awake with my upper body hanging over my thighs in the chair. So basically I came out of the experience as the 'head' I saw falling. I told my friend what had just happened and for the most part finished the rest of my 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?          No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I was not alert at all. The whole experience was a surprise.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not at all. Though I might have had feeling of what I would call 'Whole Transparency' meaning I felt the part of me that was doing the watching had everything eyes, ears, mouth, nose but it was transparent. Not invisible

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     see #5

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            The experience was very brief so I but before noticing that I was starring at myself I was curios towards what I was staring at.

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?           No      

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?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain            Everything seemed normal it took see my body falling in front me for me to notice something was going on.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     kind of. I've only had 2 experiences but I've noticed I have never been able to fully separate from my body.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Uncertain            The realization of my body being in front of me seemed to be the trigger for me to get back to my body.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I've always been curious of things of the paranormal nature but this experience put belief behind it.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Somewhat not at all. I would like to get into holistic but it seems if I were to try I'd most likely end up learning from a fake or a crazy person.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I tell my stories when it's relevant. The reaction I get is a little amazement or somebody else's experience which can be disappointing at times because they usually involve drugs.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Curiosity as to whether I could do it again or do it at will.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was that it happened. Worst was that it was so short and I didn't get to experience much.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Yes, at the time of this incident I had been doing yoga not voluntarily. Also I have had other supernatural experiences since I was child that I think are very closely related. The most extreme being dreaming the future and constant déjà vu.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     March 2011 I had tried mushrooms with ecstasy and ''traveled' to a different place for a long time with in a few seconds. The place I went to seemed unreal but the experience seemed to hold something similar to my out of body experience.

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.    I think there should be questions about drug use and personal past like things that might give an idea of what could have led to the out of body experience.