Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections - Mr George Sandwith has multiple OBEs
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 168-Mr George Sandwith
Sandwith - Magical Mission, The Omega Press Ltd., 1954 - as a boy of 6 had strange experiences. He said,
"No sooner did I fall asleep than it seemed as if a horror were stirring in its lair, preparing for the sport of pursuing a small boy.
... As I lay there a voice said, 'All you have to do when you go to sleep tonight is to say to yourself; 'It is only a dream and I can wake myself up!' ... That night I ate my bread and milk with a feeling of elation. 'Was it possible that the magic formula would work? ... Suddenly I found myself in a lonely place where there was a growing feeling of anxiety. I found myself looking down at myself.... The formula came up with a rush ! 'It is only a dream and I can wake myself up! 'I woke with a sense of triumphant joy ...thereafter the fear of ordinary nightmares departed ...
"Have you ever been to Paradise? If so, the memory will remain with you until you die. As a young child I used to go there sometimes in a dream which was always the same. I would find myself lying on a sandy shore on which palm trees were growing. Everywhere there was a wonderful light, but no sun.... Other people besides myself lay about on the sand. ... I realized they were friends of mine and that we had known each other for a long time…We got in touch by directing our thoughts to each other: this made speech unnecessary.-...
On the rare occasions when I experienced this dream I awoke with a feeling of ectasy. For a long time I would lie still thinking about the wonderful friends and the marvellous country I had just left. Then slowly the pangs of loss mounted. Why did I have to return to this horrible earth? ...
"Years later I remembered reading that the Abbot of one of the Zen Buddhist monasteries in Japan taught the monks through the power of telepathic thought and that speech was forbidden. From the moment of reading that account I knew that there must be Eastern peoples who possess knowledge outside Western experience.
"My troubles really began at four and a half years old, two years before the wonderful voice spoke to me. I was sitting on the floor of the nursery surrounded by my toys. Mamma had told me ... a new nurse was coming to look after me. ... The door opened and in walked a woman who said, 'Now, my boy, you-will put all your toys tidily away at once, and from now on you will learn to do exactly as you are told.'
"On another occasion I was ... letting my imagination wander at will. ...Today I was a member of a large rookery in the shrubbery ... what fun it would be to be a rook instead of a small boy at the mercy of a harsh female ... In my mind I saw my brothers and sisters of the rook family wheel in the sky overhead, and then a feeling of intense excitement overcame me. I felt myself becoming rigid (- shedding the physical body]-the rooks looked far more real and I was becoming one of them. Then there was a struggle as something fell on my chest with a soft plop and sank down into my body.
'What cared I? Never before had I experienced such a thrill of excitement, for was I not actually experiencing what those rooks were feeling?
"One night I was sleeping in a tent. ... I knew that I was about to undergo a psychic experience by the prickly feeling of my skin. ... In the darkness I saw a light approaching: it was like a white screen on the 'movies'. As it grew larger I saw that it was a bedroom scene. It came right up to me and I found myself actually inside the room, floating about under the ceiling.-... Then I floated downstairs, through the hall and into the dining-room. The furniture was made of light-coloured pine and I suddenly realized that this was somewhere in America. A man and his wife were at breakfast. ... I was up on the ceiling and they could not see me."
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing a child
Dreaming and lucid dreaming