Mme Asa L'Orne - Not only did I see, but heard most, if not the whole, of the doctor's remarks
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Borderland, 1893-4, p. 564
I experienced this process of standing witness to the operation I was undergoing and believe my eyes were closed during the operation. ... I maintained possession of my other faculties. Not only did I see, but heard most, if not the whole, of the doctor's remarks. I told the nurse all that I had seen and heard. She put up her hands in horror.
The process of 'going under' was very painful, but very rapid. ... Beyond this stage came the thought. 'Now I am alone. If I am going to die no one can help me,' Then I found myself proceeding along a straight black tube with hardly room to move. Soon I found myself in my own room (where the operation took place) ... I heard one of the doctors say, 'She takes it beautifully, doesn't she?' to which the other responded 'Yes, like a child !'