Falling down a cliff
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
My experience took place at Harrison's Rocks, a small rock climbing cliff south of London. After sleeping out for the night I rose on a Sunday morning and before eating anything, as I recollect, began to solo the rock climbs there.
About 15 or 20 feet above the ground I slipped and fell.
Objectively, the height wasn't great, but I think I was very frightened of the coming pain or death, and for a moment abandoned the idea of living. As I fell, I seemed to be about 5 or 10 feet out from the rock face, looking at my body falling... I vaguely recollect wondering if I could investigate this odd sensation by moving round to the other side of my body to look at it.
Once I hit the ground, I was immediately preoccupied with pain; I had badly sprained both ankles.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsOverwhelming fear and terror
From Out of the Body Experiences – Celia Green