Thomas M's Experience


Experience description:   

A friend had given me a book 'Homage to the Sun' which depicts some antics of the spiritual healer, Daskalos, in Greece. I've always had an interest in this topic but never fell into either the believer/non-believer group. One lackluster day in summer, after re-reading a section of the book, I decided to attempt an OBE. Reviewing the book, which doesn't offer exact instructions, a relaxed meditative state was suggested. I have gone through biofeedback therapy due to a head injury and can easily relax the physical body. I lowered the lights in the room but had the TV on in the background. Laying on the bed, I started relaxing. After a few minutes of relaxation, I started working on what I thought the technique for attaining the OBE state would be, based on material in the book.

After thirty minutes of trying, I could tell because the M*A*S*H episode that came on when I started the process was just going off, I stopped trying and went upstairs to see if my grandfather had arrived. Seeing my sister, I asked if our grandfather had stopped over and she said, 'I told you the last time you came up that he didn't!' I asked her what she meant and she informed me that 10-15 minutes earlier I had come upstairs wandered around every room of the house and asked the same question before returning downstairs to my bedroom. She mentioned I looked pale and didn't really act like my normal self. However, I did not leave the bed in my room. I heard every second of the M*A*S*H episode while I was mentally concentrating on attaining the OBE.

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

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

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I was very conscious of the room in which I was physically in during the experience. I was mentally alert to the point that I could remember the entire tv program that was on in the background.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, I was mentally alert trying to attain the OBE state from my perspective.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            No real experience of emotion.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Other than the TV, 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?           No

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? Uncertain

I do not have any recollection of being outside my body or having left the room. The shock was my sister telling me that I came upstairs, wandered around the room, mumbled something and returned to my room.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       The experience has not really impacted my every day life other than looking for an explanation on a periodic basis. I normally read about people remembering details of what the astral body experienced, rather than what the physical body experienced.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, Mostly disbelief.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was shocked, because I only recalled being in my room. Being told that I was upstairs when I KNOW I wasn't was interesting.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Not knowing if I really attained an OBE. Personally, I feel I did. It would have been nice to have had experienced it from the astral body.

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