Karl R's Experience
was sitting in a chair facing another person, and saying a mantra (meaningless
set of words). I backed out of my body, the experience was like looking at the
other person through a set of long wrapping paper tubes. My mouth felt different
as I spoke. The first thought I had was, "Oh my God, I am not a body!". I
continued to speak, and it struck me that I was thinking all these thoughts and
still carrying on this mantra, and I thought "I wonder if I could have another
thought and still carry on this conversation?" As soon as I had that thought, I
had another thought process running in parallel to the other thought and to the
conversation. I wondered if I could do this again, and as soon as I had the
thought, I had another separate thought going in parallel to the other. I did
this until I had 4 separate thoughts go simultaneously in addition is the
mantra. (I thought that was pretty special). I noticed how good I felt, it was
like I was pure joy and love wrapped together. I felt like God. Unfortunately, I
had the thought that once I stopped the exercise I suppose the benefits of the
experience would go away. When I stopped the exercise, I was unable to duplicate
the experience. I attempted the same exercise hundreds of times to no avail. To
this day, it has been the number 1 experience of my life. I tell my wife and
kids that I am God, but so are they, and so is everybody else. It's a hard
concept to grasp.
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? Very alert and very awake
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes see above
What emotions did you feel during the experience? pure joy and bliss. I felt omnipresent and omniscient. I was so connected to God.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes see above
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 see above
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes As soon as I thought a thought, it occurred.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes as above
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 as above
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 I know I am not a body, but a spiritual being.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Yes, but its hard to quantify
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I am not afraid of death.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Depends on the person, generally supportive.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I was dumbstruck.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best, knowing that I am a spiritual being. Worst, that I have not been able to duplicate the experience.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Please send me the manual to re-duplicate the experience
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