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Fox, Oliver - The need to stay detached to preserve the experience

Identifier

002019

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Fox's experiences interchanged between dreams which then became out of body and back again.

Desire = want = ego and thus Will, so the composer loses control to the will and the experience ends.

A description of the experience

A Record of Out of the Body Experiences – Oliver Fox

It was so difficult to maintain the role of impersonal observer… to realise that if I allowed my desires  to get the better of my mental control the dream would come to an abrupt end. I would enter a restaurant and order a meal, only to wake after savouring the first few mouthfuls.
Similarly I would visit a theatre, but could never stay in the dream more than a few minutes after the curtain had risen, because my growing interest in the play broke down my mental control of the experience. I would encounter a fascinating lady and even talk to her for a while, but the mere thought of a possible embrace was fatal.

The source of the experience

Fox, Oliver

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