Concept - Korean mystic shamanism – Out of body experience
Type of Spiritual Experience
Why accidental possession can occur
A description of the experience
Korean Shamanism – Muism – Dr Kim Tae-kon
There are many examples of the belief in the existence of souls/spirits. It is believed that during sleep a soul can leave the body and wander around.
Drawing a beard on the face of a sleeping person, or covering his/her face with a cloth or paper, the soul (which has left that body, and is wandering around) is thereby prevented from returning to the original body (because the soul is unable to recognize its human body), and enters another body, leaving the original body dead.
The reason consciousness declines when the body is suffering from a severe illness or is in a coma, is that the human soul moves in-and-out of the body.