Muldoon, Sylvan - He could not turn on the tap out of body
Type of Spiritual Experience
Sylvan Muldoon eventually went on to use deliberate dehydration. His initial discovery, however, was made partly from sheer laziness, it then developed to become a full blown technique.
A description of the experience
Projection of the Astral Body – Muldoon and Carrington 1929
One warm summer night I retired, and, as I lay in bed, I noticed that I was becoming thirsty - I desired a drink of water – but instead of getting up and appeasing the desire, I did not stir from the bed - to be truthful, merely because I was too lazy - perhaps I should say, drowsy.
So, the desire was suppressed instead of being appeased. Several times I was on the verge of rising and going for a drink, but I did not do so. Eventually I was lost in sleep. When I regained consciousness, I was in the projected astral body. It was the result of a dream - a very insignificant dream. I was dreaming that I stood beside the water-tap above the sink in the kitchen, and that I could not turn it on so that I could get a drink.
I became clearly conscious there, and my hands (astral) were on the faucet, but unable to turn it, of course. There was this difference between the dream and what actually took place. In the dream I thought that the faucet was shut off so tightly that I could not turn it, but in clear consciousness I knew it was because my hands could not make direct contact with the material.