I saw (without opening my eyes) the most wonderful scene of mountains. It was exquisite
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Borderland; A Quarterly Review III, 1896, 272 by William Thomas Stead precis’d by Dr Robert Crookall in More Astral projections
A gentleman who had an experience and who told it to Stead (Borderland,) said it did not seem like a dream because it was "so wonderfully real"; he had the sensation of being borne upwards and feeling himself accompanied and partially upheld by his dead mother. He conversed with departed relatives etc. He was reluctant to return. When he did "return" his body was "almost rigid with cold, though the room was warm".
A New York Correspondent (ibid.) told Stead that he had suddenly felt "as if caught up by a mighty and awful swirl of the universe". He said, "I was so frightened by the awe of it that I think I lost much that might otherwise have been given me. I did not hear voices, but, just as I felt physically faint and dizzy from the swift motion, I saw (without opening my eyes) the most wonderful scene of mountains. It was exquisite."