Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mr J A. Lilley of Streatham
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 184. Mr J A. Lilley of Streatham, sent the following (in litt., Oct.4, 1960):
In 1936 my work took me over to the other side of London. ... I retired at about 9 p.m.
As I lay in bed I could hear my wife in the kitchen preparing the breakfast-table for the following morning. I was not asleep. I was lying comfortably relaxed when suddenly I felt four pairs of hands slide beneath me, two pairs on either side. ‘I’ was then lifted clear of the bed and, when in mid-air, I was turned completely around. So realistic was this experience that I wondered what would happen when my body came into contact with the gas bracket that projected over the mantelpiece – but nothing did. This rather puzzled me.
After being turned completely around, I was slowly lowered into the bed. Then I had the sensations of being gently massaged from the feet up by lovely soft Turkish towels.
While all this was going on I could still hear the rattle of cups, saucers and cutlery coming from the kitchen. To those unacquainted with psychic phenomena no doubt the experience would appear terrifying, but I can honestly say that it was one of the most beautiful sensations I have ever experienced, and would not hesitate to go through it again. There was nothing weird about it. ... I heard my wife coming up the passage. Almost instantaneously I had the odd sensation of slipping back into alignment with my body.
At this time I was perfectly ignorant as to what had happened to me.... Since those days I have studied, investigated and experimented and the outcome of it all is that I have learnt a philosophy that is worth its weight in gold.