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Blind man sees

Identifier

001323

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Robert Bruce – Astral Dynamics
“CB”

 I’ve been blind since birth. My optic nerves didn't develop while I was in the womb, but I still have vivid OBEs and dreams. It’s hard to explain how I sense things and get around while I’m out of my body.  I experience no real difference between my OBE and dream perceptions. When I have a dream or OBE, I am very aware of what is around me, but everything is always three-dimensional. I can't perceive anything two-dimensional, such as what's on the surface of a picture, but I can perceive the canvas and frame very clearly.  The area around me is vivid in my mind in all  directions, and is very detailed. This awareness is much stronger thon my normal awake perceptions are in my own home.

When I project, it's like I can feel everything around me, as if I am continually touching everything with my fingers, with my mind, with my senses - reaching out and touching everything around me all at once.  My senses extend a long way, much farther than usual, and I can feel into the distance around me in probably much the same way as sighted people do with their eyes.

I get around just fine when I’m out of my body, with no hesitation or doubt about my surroundings, I never worry about bumping into things and can sense exactly what is ahead of me and around me at all times.  If I meet people during an OBE or lucid dream, I can instantly tell what they look like and what they are wearing,  just as if I were running my hands all over them. This isn’t really sight, as I have no idea what sight or colour or light are, but my dream and OBE perceptions are about as close to sight as it gets for me

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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