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Stead, William

Category: Ordinary person

There are a number of famous William Steads, one was a clergyman, another associated with the Titanic, but this William is neither of them.  He was a glue sniffer who came from a very deprived home and suffered a great deal as a youngster.  He initially wrote an extremely riveting description for EROWID on his experiences sniffing glue and then was persuaded that his account was so interesting and extraordinary that he out to describe ‘what happened next’ .  The result is a book Glue sniffing and out of body experiences.  This is the book’s description

I have written a story about glue sniffing and out of body experiences that occurred during the early seventies. Back then I was a teenager who had a difficult upbringing, with many factors causing a chaotic life. Through all of this I learned the potentials of a stimulant, combined with mind control. It was my first use of any kind of drug, and unintentionally it took me on a journey of discovery. There are two main abilities one has to overcome in order to experience OBEs. The first is telepathic speech construction, and application. The ability to communicate is immensely important and allows you to utilise the learning process. The second is manipulation of the visual environment. When this has been achieved I attained a separation of the soul from the body, to a state I call the third level. ….. I was asked to write of my experiences in the spirit plain. At the time my education was close to semi literacy, and through a combination of learning and patience feel it is the right time to fill an agreement.

I am going to use the original EROWID accounts on the site because they contain the necessary EROWID warnings and riders.  As one book reviewer put it

This is an interesting story, well written and quite unusual. I would recommend it to people who want to know, what you should not do…… 

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