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Karen K's Experience


In the early 1970ís, I took a 4-day course in meditation at the Silva Mind Control school in midtown New York City. On the fourth day of the class, after an entire morning of perfecting our meditation techniques and what would today be called remote viewing, it was time to go to lunch. I left the building by going down the elevator talking with other students and walked outside to Fifth Avenue. As I started walking towards a restaurant, I suddenly felt this calm come over me and I noticed that I was floating several feet in the air and looking down at myself walking among the hundreds of other people also walking along the street. As I said, I felt very calm and I donít recall hearing any noise from the traffic. It was like my mind was floating, while my body below was still walking to lunch. This went on for 20 Ė 30 seconds when I realized what was happening, became alarmed, and returned to 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 aware of everything that was going on around me, although it seemed to be a calm flowing movement, not jerky motions as usually happens in crowds.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes...because it was so calm.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes    

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Calm and then apprehension as I realized what was happening.

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 see a light?           No      

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 have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I consider flying unusual.

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?       No      

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

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   Yes     I started having prescient dreams especially one in July 1987 when I pre-saw the stock market crash and saw the exact number that the stock market averages closed at on Monday October 19, 1987. I acted upon this dream and profited from it.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain     

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       No change.

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?        Bewilderment.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The act of floating was glorious, until I realized I was floating became scared and then returned to my body.

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?               Yes