Fox, Oliver - Out of body rule: don't touch 01
Type of Spiritual Experience
If you attempt to touch anything in the out of body state it can halt the experience.
A description of the experience
A Record of Out of the Body Experiences – Oliver Fox
May 17th 1936 Rothesay avenue, Merton park, London
After an early cup of tea I dozed off again and presently became aware that I was in the trance condition. I then succeeded in leaving my body by willing myself out of it. I was borne away at great speed and came to rest in some country road. I walked along for perhaps a couple of hundred yards and came to a horse feeding on some grass by the roadside. I stroked it and could distinctly feel its warm, rather rough coat, but it did not seem aware of my presence.
This, however, was a mistake; for it distracted my attention from the experiment, and my body called me back. The duration of this experience was therefore only short.