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Phillip D's Experience

Experience description:   

My recollection was seeing in front of me a completely dark blacked out shape  like a (negative film) but solid form of British WW1 soldier (The helmet shape being the only part distinguishable. This appearance was brief ,but I somehow knew that the shape in front of me was myself.

To the right was what seemed like a huge explosion of light, that I took to be a bomb, that probably killed me.

I did not think it strange that I should be remembering this event. Being about seven years old, it seemed really natural even though this was the 1960's

My mystery question when I thought back on it when I was a little older was if this (bomb /light) had killed me why did I remember this light to be the most beautiful all encompassing thing I had ever seen or felt before or since.

I am now 53 years of age. Some years later at the age of about 13/14 while on a school trip I had not slept for two nights and was extremely fatigued had fallen asleep awkwardly on a chair, I found what seemed like I was transported back to the trenches of WW1. I was nudged awake by somebody and I  tried to relate the strange fact that although asleep this was real not like a dream, but almost immediately I dropped off again and returned to the same place only this time I was in mid air about 20 foot above ground watching the medics with red cross cases moving towards the trench. This was not like a dream with mixed up confusing aspects this was real. It was not until I was much older that I even heard of past lives/I don't know what I thought reincarnation meant.

I have  also seen accounts on TV of soldiers in modern warfare like Iraq or even people in ordinary lives having the experience of floating in the air when injured

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Yes    It is difficult  because of the environment I live in.To relate these memories to people that I know

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain     presumably yes

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?            Difficult to answer but recollection 100 percent clear
            Was the experience dream like in any way?  no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Uncertain     hard to answer this question

What emotions did you feel during the experience?        The sensation of the light is not possible to put into words

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?          no

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?         Yes    The was totally encompassing and seemed all knowledge was here .all other things known to us seemed trivial, and the realization that in life we know very little.

Did you meet or see any other beings?         No     

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?     Uncertain     Maybe more alert?

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Uncertain     Only that mankind on earth has much to learn

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?          No      Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?            Uncertain     I seem to be able to guess some thing correctly  fairly often but I think that it is down to lucky chance

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?          Uncertain     I believe whatever we do will come back to us and have the relevant good or bad effect.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Very laid back in things I always believe everything will sort itself out.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?        Uncertain    

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

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