Out of body vision
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundBrad was blind
A description of the experience
Mindsight – Kenneth Ring and Sharon Cooper
Account of 'Brad'
By this time, I was getting closer to the music and being absolutely fascinated by it. I wanted to join in with this music. It was absolutely precious. Within a very short amount of time, and I had no idea how much time had actually elapsed, but as I was going up the hill, I came to a large stone structure. I could tell it was stone without even touching it. I could tell with some sort of sight that I had at that time, some sort of vision, I knew.
They were almost like gem stones. They seemed to literally shine with their own particular light. Yet the light itself was actually penetrating right through the stones. It seemed that the stone was actually heightening the light, the light was there, to the point where I was almost afraid to touch the stones. I thought that they might be fiery hot. In another sense, I was very curious about them. The structure I was going into was a large tubular structure. I would say that at first the tube seemed to be at least a hundred feet in diameter, with the top of the tube being well over a hundred feet above my head.
Right up to the tube there were palm trees and grass, and again this large field that actually existed all the way up to the entrance of the tube. When I got into the tubular structure itself the ground suddenly changed, that is the consistency of the ground under me. When I looked into the tube, I could tell that I was going to step on some kind of stone, the same shiny brilliant stone that I could see all around the tube. It was smooth stone, very very smooth.
As I entered the tube, the tube itself began to narrow, very much like the tunnel I had been in before. Only this time the tube was not nearly as steep as the tunnel I had previously entered. I remember though that it didn't narrow nearly as much as the tunnel had. In fact, it only narrowed to about my height. By the time I had got to the narrowest part of the tube and I could start hearing plainly the music I had heard before. It was as if people were singing in several different languages
As soon as I came to the narrowest part of the tube, however, there was a large firm arm. I would guess that it was about the size of a very large man's arm, but I really did not have the chance to figure out the size of this arm. What I do remember is that this arm actually reached out from wherever it was in front of me, and it was as if this arm went across my chest. I looked around very quickly. I was startled by it, and I noticed there was a large man whose arm had reached out from just ahead of where I was in a wider part of the tube. I remember wondering what was about to happen. I felt as if my forward motion had been stopped at that very point, at the narrowest part of the tube