Muldoon, Sylvan - Throws his Mother out of bed
Type of Spiritual Experience
Muldoon is describing psychokinesis whilst out of body which must be unusual
A description of the experience
The experience, which I shall now relate, occurred on the night of February 26th 1928. For some time I had been suffering from a serious stomach complaint. I slept alone, on the lower floor of the house, my mother and small brother occupying a bedroom on the upper floor.
Between 11.30 and 12 o’clock that night, I was suddenly overcome by unusually severe pains in the stomach. Unable to help myself I called several times for my mother; but as she was sound asleep, she did not hear me. I continued to call in vain for several minutes, then I decided to get out of bed and crawl along the floor to the hall which leads to the stairs, hoping that from that spot she could hear my voice.
I managed to get out of bed and started for the door, but the pain grew so intense that I could not reach it and I fell over in a faint. I soon recovered consciousness again, and by exerting all my will power, managed to advance a few feet further; but having been confined to my bed for a month the exertion was too much for me and I fainted again.
This time I awoke outside my body.
… Advancing up the stairs, I went through the wall of my mother's room and saw her, and my small brother, lying upon the bed, sound asleep, This impression was very distinct, but at this point a gap came in my consciousness On again becoming conscious, I found myself standing near the foot of the bed. I cannot say exactly what my movements were during this gap in consciousness, but on awakening I saw both of them (my mother and brother) in confusion, the former standing on the floor near the bed and the latter almost off the bed ; they were talking excitedly about the mattress having been lifted up and rolling them out of bed, while they were sleeping!
All this was very distinct. I was as conscious as ever I was in the flesh. Instantly I vanished from the room; I was drawn down to my physical body and pulled into it with a spiral motion - experiencing a conscious repercussion while coinciding.
I immediately called out to my mother again, and she hurried down the stairs, very excited - so excited in fact, that she forgot all about my being out of bed and lying on the floor, and began to tell me how " spirits " had lifted up the mattress and rolled her out of bed ! She said that they had lifted it not once but several times, and she confessed that she was terrified for a moment.
If occurrences such as these can take place during the nocturnal hours (when the subject actually finds himself involved in them), I wonder how many similar occurrences take place which are attributed to the dead, but which should be credited to the projected astral body, .. while the subject is unconscious. No doubt many!
The source of the experienceMuldoon, Sylvan
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Projection of the Astral Body – Muldoon and Carrington 1929