Desmond Q's Experience
I was attending a Quaker conference on Industrial Relations. During Meeting for Worship the leader, George, shared his belief that Quakers alone held a vital place in the battle against moral degeneration, arising form the dynamic tension between Corporate and Personal responsibility. I recognized this as the trigger which brought me into Social Activism, and saw it as akin to the hairspring movement of a clockwork watch. I suddenly became aware that I was looking down on the assembly from above, and my attention was drawn to one person in the assembly as being of special significance. I looked down and discovered to my amazement that it was my physical self.
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? High.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I was aware that the observer was myself.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Amazement.
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? No
Did you have any sense of altered
space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes Awareness that we have a spiritual presence in our mind which is responsible for our moral sensitivity.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts
following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Realization that reality was fundamentally spiritual, and matter was a transient phenomenon.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? The experience has separated me from all conventional beliefs.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes New understanding of the cosmic universe.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Shared with Psychiatrist. It caused to reconsider his understanding of the human mind.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Wonder.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Amazement. Nothing adverse.
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