Whiteman, J H M and a confusing separation
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Mystical Life – J H M Whiteman
(November 23, l94l). Aware of the balance of spaces in a quasi-physical state, I emerged in an inner form from the side of the bed, and almost at once appeared as if floating high up in the air, while looking down on a dark scene. A squarely-built house was almost due below, with bright lights shining from the windows. The sense of spatial reality, as in the physical world, was intense and vivid, but so unusual that a return was caused to the quasi-physical state, so that the body appeared again in bed, and I was again conscious of the balance of spaces.
A second-separation then occurred, also from the side, and while this took place I was objectively conscious of the physical body lying face downwards. But consciousness resided almost wholly in the separating form.
The state now began to merge into fantasy. The separated form appeared to be on the floor, trying to rise from a position half under the bed, which, however, next appeared like a settee with hanging drapery. The separation forthwith became entirely dreamlike in character, uncontrollable, though the mind still reflected and tried to perceive clearly and understand.