Chardel, C - The Physiology of Magnetism – Out of body during sleep
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From the Physiology of Magnetism by C. Chardel.
Chardel relates that a somnambulist had, during natural sleep by night, an OBE which she described thus : —
I then enter into a state similar to that into which I am put by the magnetiser, and my body becoming gradually extended, I see it very distinctly at a distance from me, cold and immovable as death. As to myself, I appear like a luminous vapour, and I feel myself thinking apart from my body ; in this condition I understand and I see many things as in somnambulism, when the thinking faculty is operating without my being separated from my organism ; but after a few minutes have passed, a quarter of an hour or more, the luminous vapour approaches to my body nearer and nearer ; I lose consciousness, and the state is over.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsBody image distortion
Out of body - willing a location
Out of body manoevering
Out of body separation methods