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Mr W. Adair Roberts - The 'shape' clinging to my left side seemed to dissolve and to be re-absorbed into my physical body

Identifier

023777

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Light, vol. LV, 1935, p. 21 [as quoted and summarised in Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections

Mr Roberts [had an OBE] due to an anaesthetic and found difficulty in returning. He suggested that the violence of the separation of his 'double' from his body had been so great as to have this result. He considered that in cases in which the operation itself has been successful and yet in which the patient collapses and dies, the chief factor concerned may not be shock but an inability to re-align the 'double' with the physical body, their separation having been too violent or too prolonged.

Mr Roberts was reluctant to return to the body. He said, "I brought back the recollection of being in argument with a phalanx of stalwart figures who gently urged me forwards by closing round me."

Although awake, Mr Roberts was two and a half hours before his 'double’ re-united with his body.  He said, "My spirit body ... seemed to be closely attached but piling up outside to the left and back of my physical body." He held on to matron's hand "for power" and willed his spirit-body to return.

"Gradually," he said "the 'shape' clinging to my left side seemed to dissolve and to be re-absorbed into my physical body ...

He considered that "Ignorance of psychic facts may account for some fatalities after operations."

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Being anaesthetised

Commonsteps

References