Type of Spiritual Experience
Dr. Grassian was a Board Certified Psychiatrist who was on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School for over twenty-five years.
A description of the experience
From Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement - Stuart Grassian Quoting Philip Solomon et al., Sensory Deprivation: A Review, 114 AM. J. PSYCHIATRY 357, 357–58 (1957)
Walter Gibson, a soldier in the British Indian Army, was on a ship torpedoed in the Indian Ocean by the Japanese in World War II . . . .
[The shipwrecked survivors] reported that “all of us at various stages in that first week became a prey to hallucinations” . . .
The source of the experiencePubMed
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Overwhelming fear and terror
Sleep deprivation, insomnia and mental exhaustion