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Experience description:   

In January 2003, my sister died after an extended illness. We had both been believers in the paranormal, but I had never experienced anything first hand. 2-3 months after my sister's death, I began to notice that when I would lie down to go to sleep, I experienced a sort of vibration in my neck that started just beneath my head and ran down my spine. I was quite alarmed over this and even considered going to a doctor for fear I may be having seizures. Over a period of several weeks, the sensations continued and I became curious enough that I allowed them to "peak." The result was a sensation of floating off my bed and around my bedroom, then outside my house.

With considerable practice, I was able to open my eyes in what I assume to be my psychic body. After several weeks of experimenting with the phenomena, I decided to let go and allow it to take me anywhere it wished. The only thing I can compare it to is space flight. I could tell the environment was cold, but I was very comfortable. I traveled though darkness until I reached a place where my sister was. I could tell there were others nearby, but my focus was on her. I recall no sound, but I communicated everything I needed to with her. Afterwards, I could open my physical eyes and was back where I started. I was exhilarated afterwards. I felt as though I was almost in a euphoric state and remembered every moment of the experience. Since I rarely remember a dream, I am certain I was fully awake.

A couple of weeks later, I traveled back to her, I assume so she could demonstrate to me that I was not dreaming. I was able to travel pretty much at will, and even visited a neighbor's home on one occasion to try to validate that the experience was real. I witnessed an argument between my neighbor and his wife. The following week he told me they were divorcing. I tried to visit my sister on my own on one occasion. She met me half way and turned me around. The message I received from her was that would be the last time we saw one another. After that, I gradually lost the ability. Within about a month, I was unable to leave my body at all. Today, on rare occasions and with much effort, I can leave my body but only for a few seconds.

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?           Wide awake

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No. I rarely remember dreams unless I write them down immediately after I wake. I remember these experiences in detail

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I can't say that I saw my physical body, but could tell the difference between the two

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Exhilaration

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No sound at all

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?           Yes     My deceased sister, visited neighbors briefly

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

Visited my neighbor, witnessed an argument. Learned of their divorce the following week. Did not attempt to move an object

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     Yes     See #12

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            I could tell the environment was cold, but I was comfortable. No sensations of smell or taste. Sight was normal, but took some practice to differentiate physical sight from psychic. In my first efforts, I would open my physical eyes and the experience would be over. It took numerous attempts to learn how to see with psychic eyes

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain      It seemed as though I was gone much longer than I really was. On one of the visits with my sister, I noted the time and I had traveled for about 40 minutes. It felt like a couple of hours

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     I could return whenever I pleased by opening my physical eyes

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?   Uncertain      No real changes, only confirmation of what I already believed

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       None, except that I now know my family is waiting for me there

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Only 3 people, and only because I felt they would believe me

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Exhilaration, near euphoria

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The only negative part is when it first started and I didn't understand what was happening to me. After that, it was the most fantastic experience of my life

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?         Uncertain      I experimented with a few drugs in my youth. This was far better than any drug

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?                     No response           

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    None