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Rene Magritte and J H M Whiteman



Type of spiritual experience


The Mystical Life - J H M Whiteman
December 1936

While awake in the body, lying on my back in bed, I found myself consciously dissociated and looking at a point on the ceiling - that is the duplicate ceiling.  The wish to pin-point the attention so that the details might be steadily observed, without strain or fixation, led to an effect like the focusing of the eyes.  After a few seconds there was a change and I became fully conscious of floating in a separated form apparently above the physical body.

A description of the experience

Rene Magritte - Le Pays de Miracles


The source of the experience

Magritte, René

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