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Experience description:   

was just hired by an employer in Iran as a civil inspector for its $400 dollar copper smelter project. My wife was in Bangkok on a trip to pick up our son, and I found myself sitting in a small office talking to a personnel representative about benefits and what family status means for an employee.

As we talked, without any warning or premonition at all, most of my consciousness gravitated to an observer position somewhere over us. I could hear and see myself sitting in the chair talking, simultaneously wondering just how this could all take place. It was then that I began to become alarmed that should my body below lose track, the situation might become unmanageable. As I was thinking this,  the consciousness that was above quickly and without any interruption to my body’s speaking during the interview merged back into 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?           Dual and parallel - my consciousness was full while being able to see and listen to myself talk below.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     No form, really. Perhaps a sensation or consciousness that I did have a physical form, but that it did not necessarily have to exist simultaneous with my consciousness.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            A bit of fear that I might lose control of my body.

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 observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     I was listening to myself and the interviewer relate terms of the contract.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     My body's ability to speak was clearly intact, as was my ability to think. I could also see and/or sense the two bodies below, mine in particular.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Space, perhaps. While my consciousness was 'up there,' I felt that gravity had no effect on it.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     As described above, I became concerned that my body would cease functioning normally without my consciousness, and an urge to return led to the remerge.

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?       I have become more circumspect of others when they relate any such experiences.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some close friends and relatives. Generally they were polite and not overly negative.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  None

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best - being able to be outside observing. Worst - fear of losing control.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No.

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?               Uncertain     

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Some of the questions might induce false answers, or reinforce misperceptions. For example, about seeing white, or creatures, etc., may need rewording. For example, did you see anything during the experience? What?