Johann van Manen sees the tunnel
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Some occult experiences – Johann van Manen
Fairly often when lying in bed, prior to falling asleep, it seemed as if the walls of the room (and perhaps also the objects therein) were beginning to recede and recede unendingly, and they would appear as if seen through the wrong end of a telescope. This recession, however, was not so much in a straight line as rather in a most curious twirling motion, as if every point in the scene was turning itself inside out. To put it graphically, it was as if every point, as well as the whole total, was moving away in the manner of a ring of smoke, blown by an expert in these matters. I believe that I at least once saw small heinzelmannchen-like figures in the distance. Of course I did not analyse these things at the time in such detail, but I remember the experience clearly. As a matter of fact I was rather afraid of this sort of thing.