The Small Still Voice Within

One cold day in early 1980, I was waiting at a bus stop. At that time, I had about a dozen OBEs to my credit. I thought about my favorite television show, Kung Fu, which always had tidbits of wisdom sprinkled throughout the show. The Shaolin masters in the show were always portrayed as kind and humble, but above all wise. I wished I could be wise like that. Then I remembered a story in the Bible about Solomon (1 Kings, 3 5-13). In the story, God offered to give Solomon anything and Solomon...

The different types of sight

I've experienced four basic types of sight during my out-of-body experiences. I call them astral sight, body-sight, mind-sensing and clairvoyance. Of course, there is a fifth category no sight at all. OBEs can sometimes be very difficult to describe because during the experience you may have switched several times among the four types of sight. One moment you might be mind-sensing, and the next minute you use your astral-sight to look at a particular object, and so on. Astral sight is best...

Pain During an OBE

I have learned some interesting things about pain while I was out of my body. All the OBE books said that during an OBE it was impossible to feel pain. They said only the body feels pain. So I was very surprised when I had the following experience I entered my astral body and suddenly felt a pressure at my astral rib cage on both sides, as if someone were poking me there I couldn't stand the tickle hurt feeling and, as if I were being tickled, I twisted and put myself back into my body. Once in...

Getting in the Body Backwards

This has only happened a few times, but it's an interesting experience when it happens. The first time this happened I was at my parents' lake cabin in northern Minnesota. I was feeling a bit under the weather and I was tired. I went into my bedroom to lie down for a bit. I was lying flat on my back with my head to the West and my feet to the East. I induced the vibrations and floated about three feet above the body. My astral body seemed completely paralyzed and I had no control at all I tried...

The Blackout on Exit and Reentry

Many books on the out-of-body experience claim that when a person leaves his or her body, there is usually a split-second blackout. The same blackout happens when the person reenters the body. What is this blackout, why does it happen, and what can we learn from it The split-second blackout that usually precedes and follows OBEs is a great concern because it may make the experiences seem more subjective and less objective, less real. Skeptics may say that the blackout suggests a loss of...

Chapter

Many books about out-of-body experiences say that during an OBE, our thoughts produce instant reality. Well, maybe not instantly. Sometimes it seems as if our subconscious thoughts are more powerful than our conscious thoughts. Our beliefs, expectations and fears also play a large part in what we experience while out of our bodies. For instance, why do you even have an astral body While you are out of your body, why should you need a body at all Why do you need astral hands If you try to pick...

Is there a such thing as astral sex

I've read about astral sex in only a few books. The following experience, which I labeled a lucid dream at the time, is the closest I've been. Last night I had an interesting experience that I'd like to share. Last night before I went to sleep at midnight, I prayed to God. I asked to have an experience where I would reach my soulmate through a dream Some time in the middle of the night I found myself in a dreamlike state and was semi- conscious. I was not in a recognizable place. I was with a...

Emotions

Are emotions any different while out of the body Usually, my emotions are normal during OBEs. Even my sense of humor isn't lost during my OBEs. However, I had the following experience during which I was very emotional. I even became hysterical, for no apparent reason Last night I stayed up until 12 30am watching a late movie, and then I did some stretching until 1 00am or 1 30am. I woke up early this morning and went back to sleep. After a while I seemed to feel a tingling sensation, and I came...