Fox, Oliver - An OBE from a deckchair
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Record of Out of the Body Experiences – Oliver Fox
In the afternoon I was experimenting seated in a deckchair. Presently I got into the right trance condition…….. my eyes were tightly closed. I willed to ascend. Then suddenly I seemed to be wafted out of my body, turned so that I faced it, and borne upwards in a position almost horizontal.
In this rapid passage upwards I saw my face as though viewed from only an inch away, strange and monstrous, yet unmistakably mine. And through the closed eyelids the eyeballs were plainly visible. They were rolled upwards, thus showing only the whites, which added to the gruesome effect.
This apparition was so unexpected and ghastly that I was startled. Nevertheless I continued to will to ascend and shot up into blackness. Then, when I was thinking of taking the next step, the trance ended.
The shock had proved too much for my mental control of the situation. The peculiar closeness of the view-point may have rendered my face visible to me on this one occasion.