had been sitting in a hard wooden chair meditation for about 90 minutes. At the
time I couldn't get away from the fact my ass was really hurting and
wanted to move but was trying my best to ignore it. I just thought of this my
hands were feeling like wooden. Out of nowhere and completely unexpected I found
myself with my back to the ceiling and I was pushing against it. The ceiling was
about 15 ft high. While I was pushing against the ceiling ( with my back to the
ceiling it was more like spreading my arms against ceiling) I became aware of
where I was and that my body was still sitting there and I knew my ass was still
hurting but I didn't feel it. Then before I had time to analyze more I was back
in my body with my seat hurting. I felt euphoric.
I can't tell you if I had sight while out of my body or not. It all
happened pretty fast 2 or 3 seconds.
Over the next year I tried real hard to duplicate the experience with no luck.
years after my first experience I had another; different circumstance. I was
relaxing in chair against wall when I found myself on the back wall rising.
In the first experience I could tell I had retained my body shape as I
could feel my arms and back pushing against ceiling. The second experience I
have no recollection of shape only that I was on the back wall rising slowing.
It lasted 10 seconds and was best feeling I ever had. Once again euphoric. Once
again I tried to duplicate it over the next couple years, read everything I
could but with no luck. I do recognize that this used to happen to me when I was
little in bed when I would feel like a giant of course never realized what was
Any associated medications or
substances with the potential to affect the experience?
Was the kind of experience
difficult to express in words?
At the time of this experience, was
there an associated life threatening event?
What was your level of
consciousness and alertness during the experience?
totally conscious and alert
Was the experience dream like in any way?
I've had lucid dreaming with silvery landscapes this nothing like that.
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
Yes My consciousness was on the
ceiling and I was aware of pushing against it with my arms and back that's all I
was aware of while my consciousness was on ceiling I was still aware of what my
body was doing 15 ft lower. I didn't feel a separation it just happened. one
second in body next on ceiling.
What emotions did you feel during
Did you hear any unusual sounds or
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Did you see a light?
Did you meet or see any other
Did you experiment while out of the
body or in another, altered state?
Did you observe or hear anything
regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?
Did you notice how your 5 senses
were working, and if so, how were they different?
Did you have any sense of altered space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing,
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Did you reach a boundary or
limiting physical structure?
Yes the wooden ceiling. Wasn't up
there long enough to do much thinking. Pretty much pushed on ceiling a couple
times, became aware of where I was and my body down below and wham I was back in
my body. Darn.
Did you become aware of future
Were you involved in or aware of a
decision regarding your return to the body?
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the
experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
For a while seemed like I knew what people were going to say or thinking before
they said it. Became real easy at reading people. My thinking was so much
clearer for a while. Also seemed connected to people. when the Berlin wall came
down I cried with happiness for the people.
I mean normally I say ' oh good for them'.
Did you have any changes of
attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes Definitely believe more to me then
the body and mind.
How has the experience affected
your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?
For a while couple years I had
more empathy for people and there problems.
that's worn off some
Has your life changed specifically
as a result of your experience?
Yes Just knowing that there's more to
me and that I know it makes me feel good.
Have you shared this experience
Yes Funny, most people unless they
have had an experience aren't interested.
What emotions did you experience
following your experience?
emotional. Happiness, then fear,
What was the best and worst part of
experience itself and knowing more then a piece of meat Worst when I could read
people a lot of them lived in fear of one thing or another
Is there anything else you would
like to add concerning the experience?
consciousness isn't all knowing. obviously a ceiling couldn't hold it. Maybe
that was my first taste of awareness of I and I was just freaked out. Don't know
Following the experience, have you
had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced
any part of the experience?
Yes Went to a dentist for sinus
infection and what I felt from a Percocet was similar to the euphoric feeling of
being free of the body
Did the questions asked and
information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your