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Out of body - things not to do



Type of Spiritual Experience


There are two things that seem to produce an almost instantaneous return to your body, thus if you want to prolong the experience 

  • Don't panic, fear can send you back, principally by drawing you out of the relaxed state
  • Don't associate with yourself by thinking 'oh that's me' – it isn't really 'you' it is your body – by associating more strongly with your embodied self than your spirit self you get drawn back to your body

A description of the experience

Out of the Body Experiences – Celia Green

  1. Then on my left a group of white coated figures, bending over something on the floor.  Suddenly I realised that that something was me.  And immediately I flashed back into my body with the speed of light
  2. My figure below was typing as I watched, but ceased and remained motionless, leaning forward slightly over the typewriter.  I am afraid the only item I then saw which I had never seen before was the back of my own neck.  I don't say this facetiously, but simply because the fact sent me into a complete panic, and I had a most violent struggle, devoid of any really physical sensation, before I could return

  3. I remember floating in my bedroom turning very slowly;  as I came to face the bed I saw myself laid in bed asleep, almost at the same instant I seemed to float back into myself, I then woke up

  4. I had time to scrutinise my face with its closed eyes and peaceful expression, I remember saying 'It's me' instantly I began to fall... in a fraction of a second – or so it seemed – I opened my eyes

  5. My interest was captured by the surrounding country which I would see more of as I drifted higher.  This continued for a short while, perhaps a minute or so, until I saw some people approaching.  At this I looked back and became afraid as I was some way from my body and I thought 'I must get back'

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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