Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Sylvan Muldoon and Hereward Carrington – The Projection of the Astral Body
A neighbour, a man of seventy, whose present home is within sight of where I write this account, related an event to me which was purely a case of ephemeral and instantaneous astral projection of the conscious type.
He had hitched his team, one wintry day, and gone into the country after a load of firewood. On his return, he was sitting atop the loaded sleigh. A light snow was falling. Without warning, a hunter (who happened to be near the road) discharged his gun at a rabbit. The horses jumped, jerking the sleigh and throwing the driver to the ground head-first.
He said, when he told me of the accident, that no sooner had he landed upon the ground than he was conscious of standing up and seeing another " himself " lying motionless near the road, face-down in the snow. He saw the snow falling all about, saw the steam rising from the horses, saw the hunter running toward him. All this was very exact ; but his great bemuddlement was that there were two of him, for he believed at the time that he was observing all that occurred from another physical body.
As the hunter came near, things seemed to grow dim. The next conscious impression he had was of finding himself upon the ground, with the hunter trying to revive him. What he had seen from his astral body was so real that he could not believe that there were not two physical bodies, and he even went so far as to look for tracks in the snow, in the place where he knew he had been standing