Jung, C G - Memories, Dreams and Reflections - Out of body
Type of Spiritual Experience
In the following example, Jung's out of body experience was caused by illness and anaesthetics. Whilst recovering from a heart attack in hospital and after effects of anaesthetics, he had this 'vision'. At the time Jung wrote this, there had been no planes or space craft of any kind travel to this height or for that matter take photos at that height. No one knew what the view from that height would have looked like..........
A description of the experience
C G Jung – Memories, Dreams Reflections
It seemed to me that I was high in space. Far below I saw the globe of the earth, bathed in a glorious blue light. I saw the deep blue sea and the continents. Far below my feet lay Ceylon and in the distance ahead of me the subcontinent of India. My field of vision did not include the whole earth, but its global shape was plainly distinguishable and its outline shone with a silvery gleam through that wonderful blue light. In many places the globe seemed coloured, or spotted dark green like oxidised silver. Far away to the left lay a broad expanse – the reddish yellow desert of Arabia. It was as though the silver of the earth had there assumed a reddish gold hue. Then came the Red Sea, and far far back – as if in the upper left of a map – I could just make out a bit of the Mediterranean. My gaze was directed chiefly towards that. Everything else seemed indistinct. I could also see the snow covered Himalayas, but in that direction it was foggy or cloudy. Later, I discovered how high in space one would have to be to have so extensive a view – approximately a thousand miles!