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Szalay, Attila - An OBE to visit his friend Raymond

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023140

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

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

One day in February 1955, Raymond Bayless … was sitting at home on a couch tying a shoelace when he saw a flickering movement out of the corner of his eye.

Thinking his cat had run across the room, he looked up to see a large trapezoidal "shadow" hovering in front of him! lt was the height of a man and was floating about a foot off the ground. As he watched in astonishment, the shadow flew through the room and out an open glass door.

Bayless had no idea what the shadow signified, but he immediately drove to Hollywood to tell von Szalay what he had seen. When von Szalay answered the door to his studio, Bayless did not even wait to get inside before telling his story. "Guess what happened to me," he began. Von Szalay promptly replied, with no coaxing whatsoever, "You saw me." He then explained that he had consciously projected to his friend, and he described the interior of the Bayless's house, although he had never visited there.

Von Szalay later told me that he produced this OBE through a form of pranayama. His particular technique was to lie down and then take a series of short, shallow breaths, which were then ejected forcefully from the lungs. He would produce this hyperventilation for several minutes until he found himself out-of-body. He feels that this breathing exercise, which developed from his study of yoga, causes a minor form of oxygen starvation in the system, which automatically induces the phenomenon.

The source of the experience

Szalay, Attila von

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