Patrick T's Experience

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Experience description:   

I had just begun to lie in bed and fell asleep. When suddenly I realized I was looking at the ceiling, the problem is the ceiling was abnormally close and I was looking at it from a perspective and an angle not possible by the position I was when I lied down in bed.

At this point I realized that I had a spontaneous out of body experience and I got very excited about it. It was very cool and I wanted to go as far away as I can but I got carried away and eventually the excitement woke me up.

At that point I was upset I killed the effect but I remember it all. It lasted about 10 seconds.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience:  No

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  I was very alert. It was exactly as if I was awake. I could see the details in my room and the ceiling from up close exactly as if I was seeing it in real life, them problem is I was sleeping and I was seeing the ceiling and the wall from a position that was impossible to achieve even if I was awake and stood up on my bed looking at the ceiling. I then realized it was an OBE.

Was the experience dream like in any way?  Not, it was real like.

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

Describe your appearance or form apart from your body:  yes, but it was very brief.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  I felt enthusiastic and excited, finally I was having an OBE.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?  No

      Describe:  The problem is I did not have the time to reach the ceiling, because I woke up before it happened.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body?  Yes

      Describe:  Yes, I was too excited about having that actual OBE that my heart pumped and I woke up. Next time I'll have to stay calm and learn to profit from the experience without overdoing it. If I can ever make that next time happen.

Have you shared this experience with others?  No

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was too excited, I had finally a genuine floating out of body But the excitement ruined the effect and after I was upset.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  The best part was when I could see the ceiling approaching, I then realized it was in fact an OBE. The worst part of my experience was it being prematurely halted by my own excitement.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?  I've been reading a lot. There would appear that some drugs such as Iboga´ne can induce a near death experience. Also the super nova dreamer detects the rapid eye movement when dreaming and sends visual cue to induce a lucid dream.

I have my own micro-controller 68CH11 and I can program in assembly language, I am at this moment building my own lucid dream induction device using infrared reflexion sensors and my 68HC11 micro-controller. What I would like to do is build a machine that would detect Rapid Eye Movement, then force sleep paralysis so that an Out Of Body Experience can be artificially induced.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?  Yes

      Describe:  My life changed as a result of my OBE. Because I absolutely want to achieve OBE on demand and thus build a device to accomplish just that. When I had my spontaneous OBE, even though it lasted just about 10 seconds because of excitement, it did encourage me to pursue this avenue.

Now my goal in life is to actually build a hardware capable of artificially inducing an OBE or to find drugs or substances that will induce such an effect.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?  No

      Describe:  But if you know of medications or substances that can reproduce such an effect I would like to know about them.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?  Yes

      Explain:  I had one very short spontaneous out of body experience. Perhaps the brain chemicals are involved with those phenomenon and under the right circumstances they happen. What I would like to do is to reproduce those effects artificially with either substances, medications or hardware.