I was compressed back into that body as a picture into a frame
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 279 - A correspondent of the S.P.R.
This Person (sex not stated) went to bed, fell asleep and awoke in the morning (Proc, S.P.R., vol. 53, 1960, p. 142). He "got out of bed" and felt "gathered into some serene spiritual radiance". He sat on a chair and, after a time, rose to go back to bed. The account continues,
"To my surprise and horror, I saw my own body stretched out on the bed asleep. ... At the same time it seemed that some invisible force lifted me and placed me on the figure on the bed and I was compressed back into that body as a picture into a frame. This was a very painful process, and I was in a completely exhausted state. ... I could think of no rational explanation of what had occurred. ... My friend and her husband next morning were convinced it had been a vivid dream. Of course, I could understand their point of view, but I was completely sure this experience had been more 'real'-very much more real-than any other experience I have ever had.