Gary F's Experience

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Experience description:   

Lying in bed, early morning, alert, awake - then found myself in a spiral tunnel, walls resembled oil on water, sort of mottled purple, bright light ahead, aware of other people somehow - relatives, others and my mother I think - after some time of travel in the tunnel ( unable to say how long), I was able to reach a point where I could decide to go on or go back - I decided to go back quite calmly and deliberately in the clear knowledge and understanding that "I could go back (into the tunnel and complete my journey, or what ever it was) any time I wished". I seemed to be saying this to-myself. I was then "back" in bed, awake, alert and quite calm and not the least bit bothered by the experience. It was not until some time after that the event or experience seemed "strange" or unusual to me and I started to get it some thought.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes

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?           Alert, awake, conscious, thinking (my state of mind seemed to be my normal self)

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I don't think so

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Yes

            Describe:      see 4 above

Did you see a light?           No, see 4 above

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           Yes, The "tunnel" was pleasant

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? No

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes, see 4 above - able to decide to return to the tunnel at any future time

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

see 4 above

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?   No

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       no particular effects, made me think about another "world,  place"

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, Accepting, not unbelieving

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Calmness

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      A pleasant experience

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No - but thanks for this opportunity to tell of my experience - I don't too much knowing what the reaction could be

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.    Seemed to cover my experience well