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Kevin P's Experience

Experience description:   

It was a very personal matter. At the outset of the experience I found myself being caught up (as if by suction: being sucked into a light). A sudden, overpowering panic affected me in an instant.  

My sense of vision and spatial/audio awareness was distinctly greater than is common in any dream I have experienced and way beyond the workings of a vivid imagination. I was bathed in a white light that I identified as 'Our Father.' The felt presence of another singular personage was very strong after I had moved forwards through a wall of static, similar in nature to the specks on a television screen. As I saw these specks, I heard indistinct noises all around me similar to that of a rushing sound: like the whoosh of a high-speed train in the open air. I was propelled to this light by sound, sounding like an engine or turbine of shorts. 

Once passed the noise, I felt as if I had gone missing. This experience was entirely unexpected. Once 'there', I felt undeserving in all manner, style and expression. This is where matters took a turn for the emotional-side, I kept on crying, crying for acceptance-- It would be better for me to be deprived of a limb than to not gain the approval of this light... all in all, this being my first OBE experience was marked by seriousness, love and affection. I have also experienced sleep paralysis in the recent past.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes            Ramipril medication, used to treat high blood pressure.

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 had been fully awake and aware of everything in the early hours of the morning.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            A heavy shock, unworthy and sorrowful in parts. But with great surprise I felt energised/buzzed after the experience.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           ... "I heard indistinct noises all around me similar to that of a rushing sound: like the whoosh of a high-speed train in the open air. I was propelled to this light by sound, sounding like an engine or turbine of shorts."

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            I found myself rising and being caught up in a place separate to my usual dream state. I didn't recognize any familiar locations from the varied religious teachings I have come in contact with such as Neo-Paganism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism (LDS), Judaism and/or the Bahá'í faith.

Did you see a light?           Yes     The light was emitting a comparatively high level of brightness, was clear, promising; having absolute sovereignty.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain     

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     My sight was focused on the light, my hearing was disturbed by a large jet-engine type noise, my sense of taste and smell however was largely unaffected. My sense of touch, balance and acceleration were different during the experience, they were different because of the situation. Other senses including temperature, kinesthetic and pain were not observed.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I sensed that time was coming to an abrupt end.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain     

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?   Uncertain     

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I learned to take myself less seriously, and God more seriously.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I feel it is too soon to say.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?                    Not specifically, no.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     His reaction was open-minded and friendly.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Joy, peace, a sense of ease tinged with a slight bewilderment.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was the chance to dwell on the experience afterwards, the worst part was the feeling of unworthiness during the experience... which in turn has helped me to mature in character and in faith.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I am happy with the information given.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       I don’t think so.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     I found the questionnaire helpful on all levels.