I was at a family
dinner, just eating, and talking with my family. I was then starting to feel
like I was shifting, somehow to an alternative "state", where I was still at the
dinner table, eating with my family at the same time as I was feeling not there
at all. I remember looking around to see if other members of my family noticed
anything going on with themselves, or myself. Nothing was ever said from anyone
else of the moment I had this experience, and I have never spoken to anyone
about it. It was very frightening and fascinating all at the same time.
It was as if I was in
two different realities at once, like I could see myself at the same time as I
was myself. I had the indescribable experience of not having any sense of the
passage of time, such as if I was completely removed from the "norms" of this
reality. I was in a place where everything was happening at once, and at the
same time, nothing at all. Time, as we experience it and know it, did not
exist. This state continued for about a minute, and I have never experienced it
again, nor spoken of it.
have never been able to make complete sense of what I felt, but the closest
description I can use is "time ceased to exist" and I was in a different place,
but in the same place all at once.
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes It is hard to explain the feeling of the complete absence of "time" I
experienced. It was as if there was no past, present or future. It was just as
if I was existing in a void of time, but still present in my current state of
"now", where I could talk to others, and experience what was going on around me.
I had no sense of anything other than just "being".
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
completely alert and talking to others
Was the experience dream like in any way?
I was awake and eating dinner.
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Uncertain very possibly, but it is hard to tell. I can only explain it as a
"removal of consciousness from my body".
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
fear, fascination, terror, delight, scared to move
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
you see a light?
you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Yes no difference at all.
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Yes most definitely, see above.
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
but I cannot accurately describe what I was feeling, and
knowing at the time.
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
you become aware of future events?
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes I feel very aware that there are things that happen that we will never
be able to explain.
Have you shared this experience with others?
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
fear, fascination, terror
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively
describe your experience?