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Mahmood K's Experience

Experience description:   

I went to bed as usual. I had a bath before I went to bed. I don't know when I got up but I realized that I was not in my bedroom but I was in my study and thought that I had gone there to just to study some book browse the internet. I did not even realize what time it was. The small lamp at my desk was lit and my chair was already pulled out. As I tried to sit down I realized that I was unable to do so as I was feeling very light and as I tried to sit down I went through the seat of my chair. It was at this moment that I realized that something was not right.

The very next moment I also realized that I was away from my body and was also fully aware that it some kind of unusual phenomenon that I was experiencing. I had two thoughts at that very moment. Either to go upstairs and see one of my children there so I can tell any one of them that I was there and saw them, or to go back and see myself on the bed. I decided to go upstairs but I could not direct myself to upstairs. I felt like air. So I decided to go to the room where I had slept. It was right next to where I was at that moment. I had a feeling that I should hurry but I don't know why I had that feeling. I somehow got to my room. By this time I knew it for sure that I was out of my body. I saw myself lying straight on the bed. The last thought I had before this state reached its end was that it is definitely not a dream. As I reached close to my body on the bed I experienced a sort of magnetic attraction. I suddenly got up from my bed gasping for air. That's it. Nothing more happened since then.

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      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    I think this whole episode must not have lasted for more than a minute or minute and a half at the most. I think I was conscious enough in the very early moments of this experience.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness

            I think this whole episode must not have lasted for more than a minute or minute and a half at the most. I think I was conscious enough in the very early moments of this experience.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No      

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?            No      

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Surprise. Fear, that something wrong might happen if I did not make it back to myself.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           No       I saw a normal lighted study room which is normally lit by a small table lamp.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Uncertain      I am not sure but I think that the lamp on the table was lit when I got up in the morning.

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     No       I had a strong feeling that it was not normal and it was not a dream.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No       No, but I could not make myself go upstairs.

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My wife was lying next to me and she was fast asleep. I told her as soon as she got up. She seemed to believe me. My mom and sisters apparently believed me. My elder brother made fun of me. None was influenced.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    Yes     I read it in a book prior to my experience and believed it to be true. But when it happened to me, I had normal health. At the very instant of this experience I did not even think for a moment that I have any knowledge of such experiences.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    Definitely real. I had never had the same experience in any of my dreams, never ever. I can recall most of it after so many years.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?    I passed through the seat of my chair when I tried to sit down.

I could not direct myself to go upstairs.

I reached my body without much effort, I just thought to be there.

I gasped for air when I got up.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real            Definitely real. I had never had the same experience in any of my dreams, never ever. I can recall most of it after so many years.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your 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      

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes     I think so, yes.

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   Can't come to think of any right now. Frankly I would like to get over with it. Can I please send in the suggestions later? Thanks.