Fox, Oliver - False awakening 02
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Record of Out of the Body Experiences – Oliver Fox
After the sun had set, I lay down on the sofa to experiment. My eyes were closed; but presently…. I could ‘see’ the room quite plainly and my wife sitting sewing by the fire. I also felt a numbness creeping up my legs and the old disinclination, or inability, to move. This told me I had attained the trance condition. As before, I just willed to leave my body and then found myself standing on the lamplit pavement outside the house. I walked along the street for a short distance and entered a grocer’s shop. This was full of customers, but no one took any notice of me.
I wished to see whether I should be visible to the grocer; but my body called me back, and I thought that I woke. The room seemed just as real as in waking life, but at that moment a brightly plumaged parrot flew over my head and through the wall. I then knew, from observing this illusion, that I had experienced the false awakening and was still in the trance condition. However, before I could make another excursion some noise broke the trance.
The source of the experienceFox, Oliver
Concepts, symbols and science items
Out of body - willing a location
Out of body manoevering
Out of body separation methods