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Fox, Oliver - False awakening 02

Identifier

010462

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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 experience

Fox, Oliver

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Atonia

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Relaxation

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