Oscar Mockler of New South Wales, Australia - The next moment I was speeding at a slanting direction far away over the sea
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Light, vol. XLV, 1925, P.563.
It was my watch below. The ship was some two days off Aden, the time about 2 p.m. I remember thinking, 'What a noise those people are making and whoever can they be?' (We carried no passengers). They stopped outside my door, which was on the hook. Someone came in, stood beside me and placed hands on my breast. The next thing I was aware of was standing on the floor of the cabin and looking down at my body lying asleep in the bunk. While I was lost in wonder, two persons came in and stood one on each side of me. The next moment I was speeding at a slanting direction far away over the sea. Shortly we were over London; the atmosphere, or perhaps the 'aura' would be a better word, was not pleasant. One could feel many thoughts of many minds.
This soon passed and we rose into beautiful clear air; higher and higher we shot up. I began to think of my body lying far away in my bunk. ‘Whatever shall I do?’, I thought. 'Will ever get back? Am I dead or what?'
I got very frightened. Immediately l was aware of some presence with me . . . I felt myself lifted up, then a downward flash, a queer sort of merging of two in one, and I was awake, sitting up in my bunk.
Since that time I have often left my body in sleep, but never travelled so far. I am certain that the spirit can, and does, leave the body and mingle with spirits on the spiritual plane, though we do not always remember.