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Fox, Oliver - Out of body versus Lucid dreaming



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

A Record of Out of the Body Experiences – Oliver Fox
In these early experiments I could [lucid dream] for only a very short time, and this special dream consciousness could be acquired only at intervals of several weeks. To begin with my progress was very slow.

 Oliver Fox also considered it slightly inferior to the states reached during an out of body state – although these are more difficult to achieve than lucid dreams

 A Record of Out of the Body Experiences – Oliver Fox
I have said that the way of dreams is a more pleasant road and probably less dangerous [than trying to get an out of body state] but it has two disadvantages 

  1. opportunities for experiment are limited to the comparatively rare occasions when one is able to achieve the [lucid state]

  2. As a rule… the experience is a little inferior in quality, just a shade less vivid and one has very little control over one’s movements, being almost completely at the mercy of the ‘astral currents’


The source of the experience

Fox, Oliver

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Dreaming and lucid dreaming