Captain Burton with heart failure goes out of body
Type of Spiritual Experience
This has been republished under the name Man Is a Spirit; A Collection of Spontaneous Cases of Dream, Vision and Ecstasy
A description of the experience
J. Arthur Hills - Man ls a spirit, [Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1918]:
This is the experience of Captain Burton
I may say that two years before my father’s death I had post influenzial heart failure, and on one memorable night, I found myself standing at the foot of my bed, looking at myself and the doctor and feeling very well and bright, though extremely puzzled at the situation. Then suddenly I felt myself dragged violently-over the bed rail, where I floated above myself; following which came a tremendous crash, then the doctor's voice saying: "I believe he is coming round." Afterwards the doctor told me he never expected me to become conscious again, and he considered me indeed absolutely dead for some time.