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Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mrs Olive Mytton-Hill of Edinburgh has multiple OBEs

Identifier

023591

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections

Case No. 230 - Mrs Olive Mytton-Hill sent the following details to the present writer (in litt.):

About fifteen years ago I wrote of my experiences of astral travel to the Psychic News. It was put in print ... I travelled, in all, twelve times, unfortunately knowing little of psychic matters-a lecturer at the Psychic College, Edinburgh, frightened me so much that I refused to go on the thirteenth journey when offered.

About eighteen months after I lost my husband, I was sitting in my chair in my flat in Edinburgh. I began to hear a noise in both ears. ... Then my hair was fanned by a strong wind-so much so that a strand moved on my forehead.

I thought, "'What can this be?"

What happened was that I started tearing through the air at a tremendous speed. My eyes were tightly shut. Then the speed died and I stopped. I felt a hand on my back gently helping me into an upright position. This was my first travel.

Eventually I got to the stage when I said, 'I have been away long enough' and at once was on my way back. Of going back I never knew anything, until I arrived. The 'going' was rather unpleasant. ...

Often now I visit places but always during sleep. I remember every detail.

In answer to my questionnaire, Mrs Mytton-Hill said, "I had read no books about projection, nor indeed any books on such subjects," She 'visited' earth-scenes once only; other occasions represented astral travel. She continued,

The coming back was easy and pleasant: I just knew it was time and lost consciousness then found myself in my chair.

Everything was more vivid. The grass, for instance, was like velvet-all the same length and a wonderful green. There were no shadows.  These experiences made a deep impression on my mind-but I felt I must know more.

Replying to my enquiry No. 7 ("Do you remember details when 'out' better than details of daily life?') Mrs Mytton-Hill replied, "Yes !" She never thought that she might be dreaming and said,

I always knew I was out of my body and was somewhere-where, was a different matter.  Meeting my (deceased) husband made the greatest impression on my mind.

 ... Several times people seemed not to be conscious of my presence. Once I found myself in my mother's flat. I could not turn the door handle. .., I was careful never to look at my physical body: only once, quite recently, I did see it. ... Sometimes I went to strange places-sinister, a dark street which had tenement buildings.  I stood on the pavement, looking across. A man opened a door. I knew fear and immediately started on my return journey. I did not seek evidence that I was 'out' of my body-I always knew that I was 'out'.

Not very long after my husband died, l found myself walking across an expanse of grass. I saw my husband. He was sitting. I knelt down beside him. I waited for recognition, but he had his hands hanging limply between his knees and his head was slightly down. I said,

"George, dear !"

I felt he knew I was there but that he had no strength for movement. Then I said,

"Can I touch you?"

He said, "I suppose so" (though I did not hear his voice).

I immediately felt that he had somehow been "built up" for just this occasion: he was depressed beyond hope. Immediately I got back I thought, "I was sent there to help him realize where he was."

I wished that I could know how I appeared to him.

Mrs Mytton-Hill further said,

The experience of catalepsy occurred after my return to his cemetery (shortly after his passing). I was lying on my bed, not feeling very well. Suddenly I began to 'seize-up', so to speak, bit by bit and became rigid. Terrifying ! I was alone in the house but knew my daughter would shortly be home from school. I could think very clearly and remembered saying to myself, "Keep calm-surely this will pass; try to move one finger first." But I could not, and, to add to my horror someone or something seemed to be tugging, or trying to pull, something out of my head-at the soft part on the top.

Almost wildly, I thought, " If I let this go, I shall die. I must not let go, for my child's sake." In the end I won and very gradually my body wakened up.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Wind

Science Items

Atonia

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Grief

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

References