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Rene Magritte and J H M Whiteman

Identifier

010511

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The Mystical Life - J H M Whiteman
December 1936

While awake in the body, lying on my back in bed, I found myself consciously dissociated and looking at a point on the ceiling - that is the duplicate ceiling.  The wish to pin-point the attention so that the details might be steadily observed, without strain or fixation, led to an effect like the focusing of the eyes.  After a few seconds there was a change and I became fully conscious of floating in a separated form apparently above the physical body.

A description of the experience

Rene Magritte - Le Pays de Miracles

 

The source of the experience

Magritte, René

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Bird
Nest
Wall

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming
Relaxation

References