Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mrs B. Titterton, of St Ives has a number of OBEs
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 293-Mrs B. Titterton, of St Ives, sent accounts of a number of out-of-the-body experiences to the writer and the following notes are taken from them. After an experience, Mrs Titterton said,
"I awoke in a cataleptic state, with drumming in my head and had rapid heart-beats."
On one occasion, she described,
"looking at some books and pictures which seemed to be alive, as they vibrated so much".
Under the date No. 30, 1943 is the note:
"Felt sensation of falling and heard a voice ...",
while on Dec. 9th of that year she wrote:
"On waking saw small lights above me and sensed someone on the right-hand side of the bed....”
On several occasions, in connection with projections, she experienced the feeling of
"pins and needles",
She had "prophetic dreams" which proved true.
The following note was given under the date Jan. 2, 1949:
"Felt pins and needles in my body, pressure on chest and feeling as though going under gas. Then I was rising up in the bed till I stood at the foot of it. I put out my arms suddenly as I found myself going through a wall. Then I was out in the streets and going through one building after another. Then I found myself by a stretch of water. Woke up with a jolt."
In answer to my enquiries, Mrs Titterton said she had not read any books on projection, though she had heard of the subject. She commented,
"My first experience came as a shock and until I became used to it I was scared."
She was uncertain whether exteriorization was aided or not-
"although at times I was aware of someone standing behind me at the head of the bed, or felt pressure at the, nape of the neck..."
Both earth- and astral-scenes were visited at different times. There was great reluctance to return to earth-life.
"I always had a feeling of regret when I had to return from the astral scenes. This was natural as the colours were so beautiful and the sense of well-being and of lightness so wonderful."
Mrs Titterton continued,
".when out of the body I sensed things more keenly both in awareness and touch. The astral body seemed just as solid to me as my physical body. The experiences convinced me of survival. Before having them I used to wonder what was beyond death: now I have no fear of 'passing over'. At times I registered details better than others, but I feel that in returning to the physical body one is apt to get things muddled at times. ... But I often 'came to' with a deep sense of bringing things back clearly and, when 'out', have told myself that I must remember certain details."
In answer to my question, she said,
"I have wondered, 'Am I dreaming?' during an experience."
Asked about unexpected abilities, Mrs Titterton replied,
"Yes, definitely. I had unexpected abilities, especially the passing through walls and flying at great speed through the air, as well as floating and diving and dancing with a wonderful sense of exhilaration and lightness. …...I have also seen those who have passed over'-relations, etc. and spoken to them. But it all seemed natural, somehow."
Mrs Titterton observed what Muldoon calls "the morbidity factor":
"I noticed that these experiences always occur more when I am run down or ailing in any way. If the cataleptic or electric feeling comes on I do not let it carry on if I am likely to be suddenly roused, or likely to receive a shock of any kind, or if my health is too shaky. I have had one or two unpleasant experiences so am more wary now. A sudden shock back into the body can make one feel very ill. The cataleptic state is best controlled by lying still until it leaves off: at times the sense of pressure or vibration is almost unbearable, but struggling only makes it worse. I used to panic when I first experienced it, but gradually I found that it wore off if I lay still ...".
Mrs Titterton added,
"I had twenty injections for anaemia last year and my body feels more able to cope with any future experiences-but maybe I shall not get them with improved health…. Still, now that I know what it is like to leave the body, death holds no secret for me. I wish everyone could register these experiences, then all fear of death would pass."
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Out of body - willing a location
Out of body manoevering
Out of body separation methods