Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mrs Rebecca Schreiber of 14 East Bank, Stamford Hill, London, N.16 has an OBE
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 204 - Mrs Rebecca Schreiber of 14 East Bank, Stamford Hill, London, N.16, gave the following (in litt., Oct. 4, 1960) :
I have had many experiences of astral travel and will now tell you one I had about eleven years ago.
My only daughter and her husband, who is an American, decided to return to his family in New York, U.S.A. As my daughter and I have always been very attached to one another, we felt very sad at parting. A day after they sailed on the Queen Mary, I sat in my kitchen wondering how things were with her, and I felt so drawn to her that I suddenly felt I had left my body and was flying over the ocean until I came to the ship. I went down to one of the cabins and I saw my daughter lying in her bunk, looking very sick. I sat on the edge of her bunk, took her hand, and asked what was wrong? She answered that she had been very sea-sick and had been sending her thoughts out to me, asking for help.
I said to her, 'Don't worry. You are all right. Just get up, have a wash, get dressed and go up on deck, and you will be quite well!’
Then I felt myself leave the cabin, and seemed to fly back home to my little kitchen. The whole time I had travelled I knew I was sitting in my armchair and when I looked at the clock it was 3. p.m I remembered then that I had noticed the time before starting-it was 3 p.m., so it must have taken me only five minutes to do what I had done.
I felt that this event had really happened and asked her if she had experienced anything at that time. A few days later, before she could have received my letter, I received a letter from her which she had written and posted on the ship, in which she told me about a strange experience she had had, on the second day of her journey when she had been in her bunk feeling very sea-sick.
She described how I had sat on her bunk, the words I spoke, and also that she had done as I had told her to do and went on deck and felt quite well and enjoyed the rest of the voyage, without further sickness. She also said that the time in England would have been about 3 o'clock. As our letters crossed, and we read in them that we had had the same experience, we of course realized that it had really happened. If you would be interested to verify what I have written, I am giving you my daughter's address: Mrs Deborah Altschuler, 31, Pennsylvania Avenue, Freeport, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
This case was cited by Neville Randall and Col. R. M. Lester in the Daily Sketch booklet, "Life After Death". They do not mention having taken up Mrs Schreiber's challenge regarding verification. The letter was eventually sent to me and I wrote to the daughter in New York on Dec. 31, 1961. I received a reply (Jan. 20, 1962):
"Everything happened just as she [mother] described."