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Rogo, D Scott - Leaving the Body - Scott’s own OBEs - 03 Getting used to the OBE, after one aborted experience



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

David Scott Rogo - Leaving the Body: A Complete Guide to Astral Projection

The two previous experiences were the only ones I had that summer. I still did not continue experimenting with conscious projection and even went off the Keeler diet plan. I really did not expect any more OBEs, and my mind was now more attuned to beginning the new school year.

Then in October, much to my surprise, I began having other OBEs.

One night after I had gone to bed, I was drifting off to sleep when I suddenly found myself totally paralyzed. Horrendous gushing sounds filled my ears as though there were a waterfall right outside my window. At the same time I felt I was being pulled out of my body through my head. The sensation was very unpleasant, so I tried to abort the experience. I broke the catalepsy by concentrating on moving my index finger, and then rolled over onto my left side, which is supposed to preclude leaving the body. As I began to shift position, however, three grotesque white faces suddenly appeared, hovering in the air. They seemed positively menacing, and even after they vanished, I was terrified. lf this was astral projection, I wanted no more of it!

A few weeks later the same thing happened. I had awakened from sleep with the feeling that I had been on a long journey to an unknown place, but before I could even get my bearings, I felt as though I were literally being catapulted from my physical body. Odd as this may seem, I suddenly experienced myself as a disembodied point in space in the corner of my room. . . and looked down at both my physical body and my ecsomatic form that was hovering above it. The sensation of floating was not as intimidating as before, and I just let myself flow with it. This state lasted a few moments, and then my consciousness slowly extinguished and I found myself back in the body. The experience was quite puzzling to me, and only years later did I read about other cases of "dual release" projection.

This particular OBE served as a springboard for my abilities, and I underwent dozens of nocturnal OBEs over the next two years. I even learned how to partially control them.

The source of the experience

Rogo, D Scott

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