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Jake M's Experience

Experience description:   

I was laying in my bed about mid-day.  I was feeling really irritable all down my spine and couldn't quite work out what was going on.  So, I decided to see if I could calm myself and try to relax.  After about an hour of seeing whether I could pin-point the area in my back that was causing the irritation, I was starting to feel the muscles next to the spine that run all the way up.  To do, this I had to take really slow, shallow breaths, until it almost felt like I wasn't breathing at all.

After another 10 minutes of this, I tried to see if I could locate other parts in my body.  The area I focused on was my brain. When I found it , it felt like a rush traveled all through my body almost as if it were pulsating. Then it started to get strange.  I was able to see my body even though my eyes were closed.  Then I could see the room I was in, then the house, and then the earth.  The further I traveled, the faster I went until everything went pitch black.  Then there was nothing until I saw a tiny pin-prick of light in the distance.  So I headed towards it, travelling even faster. It was then right in front of me.  I saw a giant, golden triangle with strange carvings or inscriptions inside the borders of the triangle.  In the middle of the triangle was what looked like a hill with a single tree standing on top of it, and the sun shining brightly behind it.

I didn't know what it was and after a few seconds it started to scare me. The thought which popped in my head was, 'Am I dead?' The second this thought entered my mind, I was slammed all the way back to my body, and I mean slammed. I was gasping and panicking when I returned.  I felt a sense of peace, but also a sense of fear. This is the first time I've shared this, and I'm curious to know if anyone else has seen this triangle, or knows what it is.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?           Yes     I don't know how to describe some of what I saw, there were inscriptions inside the borders of a triangle that I couldn't properly make out

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?          extremely alert

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?  no it didn't feel like a dream, I didn't feel drowsy or fatigued after the experienced, it was almost as if I closed my eyes and then opened them again, if that makes sense

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I couldn't see my own form, however I could see my body laying there on the bed

What emotions did you feel during the experience?           none until the end, when I felt fear, then it ended

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?         no there was no noise

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?    Yes     I saw what I imagine is the universe and further beyond it

Did you see a light?          Yes     the light started off small but the further I approached it the larger it became, until it took up most of my vision, however I could still see darkness behind it

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?         Yes            its almost as if they weren't working at all, or were so dull I couldn't notice/feel them

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes     I felt like I left the universe

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     there was a large golden triangle with strange carvings or inscriptions in the border of the triangle

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?  No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes     at the time, I was an atheist, however after the experience, I believe something is out there. I'm just not sure what

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       the only real thing it affected was my belief of the afterlife, or possibility of one

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         No      

What emotions did you experience following your experience?        calmness but also fear, it was a strange mix

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     the best part was seeing this triangle, it was possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, the worst part was slamming back into my body after feeling an immense feeling of dread

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?       near the beginning of this experience it almost felt like I was using sonar or something similar to it

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     I can only describe this event as I remember it, this form allowed me to do so, to the best of my ability

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.   I'm not sure