realized that I was aware and that I could control my thoughts. I felt that my
body was trying to suck my consciousness into my body and that I would fall
asleep if that happened. It was strange. I was surprised to experiment with
something I didn't understand at all. So I tried to resist. I realized that even
if I were totally conscious, I could not move my body. It didn't respond to my
brain's command anymore. I was trying so hard to move a finger but I wasn't able
to do so at all. I started to be afraid. It felt a little like death and I
didn't want it to happen now. My brain was trying to understand how I could
function without my body. It felt like my soul was above my body. The more I
explored that feeling, the more I rose over my body. But it was difficult
because there was also a strong force that was fighting to bring back my soul
into my body. After a moment, it felt like a long time but I guess it went fast.
Time was not important in this experience. I stopped to fight and my soul went
back in my body. I woke up.
was lying on the couch with my grandmother in the afternoon the day after
Christmas. We had slept late. I felt that I was falling asleep, but I
tried to stop myself because supper was soon. I had the sensation of falling
asleep. My body was completely asleep and I had difficulty moving because
it was so heavy.
Supper was ready and I ate without saying anything. I was completely overwhelmed
by the discovery that I had made. I thought I should tell my family about what
just happened to me but I couldn't find the beginning of an explanation with
regular words. It couldn't really explain what happened. It took me years before
I told it to one person. Then I told a few other persons. It felt so
powerful; I felt connected with something bigger than me. This is amazing
because I was raised to not believe in those things. I was very surprised
about what happened but I couldn't denied it.
Any associated medications or
substances with the potential to affect the experience?
Was the kind of experience
difficult to express in words?
Yes I had never heard words that
describe that experience. I felt like it was bigger than words. Words could not
explain how it really felt.
At the time of this experience, was
there an associated life threatening event?
What was your level of
consciousness and alertness during the experience?
Was the experience dream like in any way?
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
Yes I didn't see anything.
What emotions did you feel during
curious, comfort, new learning and experiment.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or
I don't think.
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Did you see a light?
I don't really remember.
Did you meet or see any other
Did you experiment while out of the
body or in another, altered state?
Did you observe or hear anything
regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?
Uncertain A little bit of what was going on
around my body.
Did you notice how your 5 senses
were working, and if so, how were they different?
Did you have any sense of altered space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing,
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
The soul is distinct from the body
Did you reach a boundary or
limiting physical structure?
Did you become aware of future
Were you involved in or aware of a
decision regarding your return to the body?
Yes It felt like 'lacher prise'
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 Yes, concerning what is the most
important in life.
How has the experience affected
your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?
It affect my believe, my connect
to my feeling and instinct. I'm more open to religious people now.
Has your life changed specifically
as a result of your experience?
Yes My way to see life and priority.
Have you shared this experience
Yes People that already believed,
believe me but for others, I didn't change their mind.
What emotions did you experience
following your experience?
A willing for
What was the best and worst part of
The worst was
the fear that I will never come back as before. The best was that I felt near
Is there anything else you would
like to add concerning the experience?
Following the experience, have you
had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced
any part of the experience?
Yes Some drugs but it wasn't close to
be the same feeling.
Did the questions asked and
information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your
Yes It's complete.
Please offer any suggestions you
may have to improve this questionnaire.
It's all good.