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Stephen P's Experience

Experience description:   

Initial experience was about 2AM ...was asleep at home...awakened by my dog making a low barking sound...the dog was a lab that slept just outside my bedroom window...the noise i.e. the bark didn't frighten or startle me...it only awakened me and I found myself listening to see if anything else was going to happen...nothing did and after listening for approx. 20-30 seconds I noticed my body was totally relaxed but also totally numb...I could have moved or sat up etc if I'd wanted to but I didn't...I became aware of what I'd describe as a very light feeling in the center of my sternum (breast bone) area....the sensation is difficult to explain except to say it was a concentrated feeling of extreme lightness associated with extreme pleasure in my anterior chest...I let it happen while saying over and over to myself "this feels really f'ing good"...to my amazement I raised up out of my body (my anterior chest) and rotated and floated up to the corner of the room...as I looked back on the bedroom I could see myself and my wife...room was dimly lit from moonlight...I continued to marvel at how good it felt but then suddenly ask myself "how can this be happening"...it occurred to me that I must be dead and I became alarmed...I immediately looked at my chest to see if I could see movements....I had covers on me and could not...instinctually I seemed to rush back to my body....as I approached my sternal region I seemed to rotate and fall back into my body (through my sternal area)...I distinctly heard a sound that I recognized i.e. the sound of tuning forks resonating when they're brought close together...the inexperienced might misinterpret this sound as a bell ringing...not so...I immediately sat up and awakened my wife and explained to her what had just happened...I told everyone I ran into the next day about my incredible experience until I noticed I was getting some reactions that were not flattering so I quit talking about the experience.

A few nights later I repeated the session intentionally with the same amazement. I was very curious about what had happened and was talking to a friend (physics instructor at Marshall University...Indian heritage)...I shared my experience with him and he told me he had heard of such things in his country (India) and told me he'd see what he could find out. I was consumed with thoughts about what I'd experienced and was curious if I could pass through walls etc. when "out of my body"...soon thereafter I noted same state while home in bed and took full advantage by leaving my body. I was beside my bed (out of my body) and I stretched out my spiritual arm (I know this sounds crazy) and tried to pass it thru the brass footboard...I was somewhat amazed that it wouldn't pass...I said to myself "that's all I wanted to know" so again I rushed back into my body by zooming towards my chest...rotating and falling back in while hearing the sound of resonating tuning forks...a high pitched vibratory sound...again I sat up and got out of bed...I was 100% alert during these experiences...no sleep state...I told my friend ,again this guy has a PhD in Physics, he told me not to do it anymore because there were stories in Indian writings indicating if you were out of your body you might not be able to get back in...I've taken his advice and elected not to experiment, however I know how to do it and I've always told myself I'd do it again if I could be monitored with an EKG etc.     

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           wide awake

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            extreme physical pleasure associated with sudden realization that I might be dead

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           yes on re-entry....as described

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?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

as described....tried to pass my arm thru brass bed

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?          Yes     I was trying to use every sense in an attempt to asses my situation...all senses were heightened

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      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     my bedroom....didn't consider leaving...didn't consider going anywhere where I couldn't see my body....my greatest concern was that my body was ok

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     it was very intentional and a conscious decision

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     now I'm convinced of distinct entity of spirit and physical body as separate

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       none

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     mixed

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  excited ....amazed

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      incredible sense of well being when outside of body....greatest fear was during the separation I had no way of knowing if my physical body was ok...it's unsettling

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I'm certain I can do it again...I paid close attention to all the variables...I believe I could move things/small objects

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

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    no questions....again I feel certain I know how to repeat the experience but would only do so if monitors were attached to my body that I could observe during the experience ( I'm trained at EKG interpretation)