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Gwen C's Experience

Experience description:   

I had acne and I used a sunlamp as part of the treatment (a ridiculous thing, looking back) a few times a week.  I always did the same thing: put the sunlamp on the toilet and turned it on, set the timer for 15 minutes, sat down on the floor before the sunlamp, covered my eyes with a rolled-up bandana, and waited for the timer to ring. So, I did this process, and when I was still I realized that I did not have one, single thought in my head. The instant I realized this, I felt myself float out of my body and I ended up somewhere in the ceiling over the shower. After I had been suspended there for a few moments, looking down at my body, a disembodied voice told me I could travel this way, and that I could go to the Colorado River (that was my favorite place) if I wanted to. I answered the voice that I did not want to do that because I didn't know what I was doing. I felt apprehension after that and I suddenly was back in my body.

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 completely awake and not altered in any way.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I was in blackness and I did not have an appearance.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was filled with wonderment and then apprehension.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I heard the voice of someone I didn't know come to me from out of nowhere.

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?           Yes     The communication was by thought and I did not see the entity. I think it was male, but I didn't know him.

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            I was not in my body, and there was no sight of where I was, and no sound except the voice.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I became afraid and didn't want to be there, and I returned to my body instantly.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No response            I smell a certain flower when someone is going to die. The stronger the smell, the closer the person is to me. The flower is somewhat like a Stargazer lily.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I am positive there is such a thing as a spirit.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has not.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     various people have various reactions.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  It was  inexplicable.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was finding out there is really a spirit. The worst was that I was afraid and did not take better advantage of it. I missed an opportunity.

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