Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mr Edward Pearson
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 191- Mr Edward Pearson sent his experience (in litt., Oct. 5, 1960): It reads as follows:
In 1952 l resided in a flat (a downstairs one) consisting of a living-room, bedroom, hall and bathroom. One night, while asleep, I was conscious of rising, as it were, from my body. I believe I actually sat on the edge of the bed at first.
I then got up and walked to the door of the bedroom and happened to glance back at the bed: there sleeping were my wife (her name is Joan) and myself!
My first thought was that I had died in my sleep. Though not myself frightened, I thought, 'Poor Joan-when she wakes, what a shock it will be for her to find my body !' I then thought, ''Well, I died, and it is not such a bad thing after all !'
My next thought was to see what it would be like walking among people who were alive, knowing that they would not see me. I moved into the hall and could actually feel the draught of air coming through the crack between the door and the doorjamb on the side of my face. I went outside into the road and passed a middle-aged man and woman coming up West Avenue. I stepped aside to let them pass and thought, 'Well, no need to do that, anyway !' I then walked down to the pillar-box in North Avenue and noticed the clock in the newsagents-it was 11.35 p.m. There was nothing about and I thought I had better go back and see if Joan had discovered anything strange yet. But no- there she was still sleeping on her side while I was asleep lying on my back.
More than this I cannot remember, apart from waking for work in the morning. It definitely was not a dream, nor did I sleep-walk."