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I know it ain't for everyone - but has anyone here had one or a near death experience? I had an accidental, very weird out of body experience for the first time a couple of years ago and have been researching them ever since...
I was meditating to spacey music and half falling asleep - the next thing I know I am very clearly inspecting the ceiling a few centimetres away from it. I totally freaked out and the experience of getting my awareness back into my body was pretty terrifying. I've had a few similar experiences since - not as scary when it happens again... anyways, just interested if anyone else here has a story...
Yeah I've had a few of them and other 'odd' experiences! Just enjoy the flow and the challenges it give to your 'reality'
Wait how? Tell me more.
How long you have been meditating?
What was terrifying about going back to your body?
Are you sure you weren’t dreaming?
How far you can go?
How does this reflect to your daily life?
I’m really interested in this.
I've experienced this a few times but from the research I've done it's lucid dreaming. You feel like you have left your body and are somewhere else, totally awake, in control and lucid, pretty cool and freaky.
@beeswax I think I was meditating pretty much daily for a few weeks.
It was terrifying cos you don't feel connected to your physical body and I wasn't expecting it.
I'm sure I wasn't dreaming because of the detail I saw in the ceiling. (we had a renovated factory type apartment with lots of painted steel stuff in the ceiling) I've just read a book on lucid dreaming and after reading loads on out of body stuff, I reckon it's the same thing but people feel more comfortable saying they're dreaming.
I've only had it happen one other time in a hyper real state where I shot out somewhere where there was blue sky and cicadas singing (I was in the UK in winter) but I can't control where I am like some people say the can...
This is the first guy who did proper scientific research on it
hi out of body guy
Probably more like a lite or poor man's version of an OOBE but the closest I've come is by staring in the mirror for extended periods. I was probably in the right state of mind (really just daydreaming and lost in thought if i remember correctly) and relaxation the time it happened but after a while I started to see myself as someone else and my mind somehow seemed separate from my body.
Probably doesn't count as I have no true point of reference as to what an out of body experience is really like but it felt pretty trippy and probably not to hard to reproduce if you wanted to try.
how far can you go?
is what I ask myself when I land out there.
qbn is an out of body experience
Once, I drank so much Tequila that I almost turned myself inside-out when I was sick.
When I was a kid I distinctly remember having 'experiences' where I'd see myself from a third person's perspective, floating high above my bed, looking down on my fearful wakened body. TBH, I've never really reconciled this with myself.
lookit all paranormal qbners here.
maybe we should organize a qbn OOB meetings where we all leave our bodies and meet at some place.
On a serious note, if this is really possible and if you can control where you are, say you can move to the next room in the office and listen what people say about you, or you can even become a hacker/thief by stealing people's passwords.
I was watching Man in the Machine the other day and Steve Job's involvement with meditation and eastern philosophies made me think that maybe he had these OOB experiences to steal Microsoft's plans for a new OS.
I have no idea if you can do such things in that state though. There must be some rules otherwise it can turn into criminal activity experience.
There once was a man that said Though
It seems that I know that I know
What I would like to see
Is the I that knows me
When I know that I know that I know
- Alan Watts
I seriously couldn't put this book down:
It's about a guy called David Morehouse who was an ex-army officer that began to get psychic abilities after an injury. He talk about his experiences working for the CIA as a psychic (doing remote viewing and travelling out of body to get information) and his spiritual transformation that led him to expose the CIA's Stargate program. When they get wind of him wanting to tell the world about these abilities and how they can help people in a positive there are attempt on his life and his family...
Then they launched a whole court case to try and blacken his name. Super interesting if you believe this stuff. I read it pretty much in one sitting