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Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Leslie Grant Scott has a NDE



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections

Case No. 322 - Leslie Grant Scott.  THIS case was given by Dr J. W. Haddock in Somnolence and Psycheism, 1851

Dying is really not such a terrifying experience. I speak as one who has died and come back.  I found death one of the easiest things in life-but not the returning. That was difficult and full of fear.

The will to live had left me and so I died. ... Suddenly my whole life began to unroll before me and I saw the purpose of it. All bitterness was wiped out for I knew the meaning of every event and I saw its place in the pattern. I seemed to view it all impersonally ..-"

After describing his doctor's visit and attempts to revive him, he continued

My consciousness was growing more and more acute. It seemed to have expanded beyond the limits of the brain. ... I was dead. Yet I could think, hear and see more widely than ever before. From the next room came great engulfing waves of emotion, the sadness of a childhood companion. My increased sensitiveness made me feel and understand these things, with an intensity hitherto unknown to me. The effort to return to my body was accompanied by an almost unimaginable sensation of horror and terror. I had left without the slightest struggle.  I returned by an almost superhuman effort of will.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Being in a coma