Professor Alexander Erskine - A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Out of body and beyond space and time
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Professor Alexander Erskine
I secured a patient one day for an experiment.
"I want you," I said, "to go to the school where my daughter is and tell me what she is doing."
"Go?" came the immediate answer. "I cannot, I am there."
"What do you mean? "
"Just that. I am there now."
"Of course, I told you to go and you obeyed me."
"No. I was there before you told me that."
"In the state of mind in which I am, there is no time or space, at least as you know it."
"And what is your world like?"
"That I can't explain, and if I could you would never understand."
Such was the material part of the conversation. Such has been the answer I have received every time I have attempted to solve this mystery. I have tried with all sorts of subjects who have never heard of one another, and I have sent people on the most intricate journeys.
Always I achieved the facts of descriptions of events ; never have I obtained a description of this new world.
I can never progress beyond that one point, and always I come up against the fundamental fact that in the sphere or state of the subconscious there is neither time nor space.