Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Miss A. Thomas, of 'West Norwood, London, S.E.27 has three OBEs
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall – More Astral projections
Case No. 249- Miss A. Thomas, of 'West Norwood, London, S.E.27, who knew nothing of psychic matters, said (in litt., May 29, 1961):
I have had three out-of-the-body experiences. During the first, I was presumably asleep and saw myself floating above my material body for what may have been only a few seconds. Then I merged quite happily and seemed to be in natural sleep. But when I awoke in the morning, I remembered I was a little afraid, feeling that I had been dead for that short space of time. I gradually forgot the experience.
Some years later it again happened, but for a longer period, and I knew that I was looking at myself in Spirit. The merging was again almost happily accomplished. I spoke of it to no one.
About a year ago came my third experience. It was different in that I seemed to be with my spirit body and had gone a long, long way, searching for something, I knew not what, and, during this experience, I was definitely afraid. Then I seemed to be struggling to find my way back. When I did get back, it was with an effort and I woke groaning and very cold. I was incapable of moving and lay for some time in a chilled condition. Eventually I was able to get a hot water bottle, and only after some considerable time got warm and fell asleep.
I was not ill, or even run-down in health when these three things happened, and I am a normal woman of some education, and certainly level-headed.
Later, Miss Thomas described a "half-way" condition as follows:
I am half-way up a wide stairway and see the lower half in blackness. I look upward where the steps merge into a brilliant white light. I am struggling to get from the grey to the white light, but on the other side of me is an abyss from which hands are stretched out to pull me back.