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Waggoner Robert - Suspended in space

Identifier

002036

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Yet another example where dream and out of body are confused in the descriptions given by people, leading one to suspect that many dreams are out of body experiences too.

It is important to know as one is out of time and one is in time.

 

A description of the experience

Lucid dreaming – Robert Waggoner

 My own experience with the out of body state occurred within six months of my first lucid dreams. As my 17 year old self lay in bed and began to drift off to sleep, I felt an incredible energy and buzzing around me, particularly around my head. I was startled, but not sure whether I should be alarmed. The buzzing vibration sounded like a thousand invisible bees hovering around my head, or an Australian didgeridoo. I felt incredible energy all around me. Remembering Don Juan's advice [Carlos Castaneda], I told myself not to fear and just go along with it. Don Juan had told Castaneda that fear was the first barrier to overcome, since the ego used fear as a reason not to explore one's totality and instead maintain an ego's dominance of the waking self.

 During one of these buzzing episodes, I noticed that I seemed suspended in space. I viewed the room from a perspective about 5 feet above my physical body, which of course seemed extremely odd! How was I getting a view like that, when I knew my body lay in bed with eyes closed?

The source of the experience

Waggoner, Robert

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Bee

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Relaxation

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

References