I'm a relatively newbie to ATS, and this topic piqued my interest.
I have a couple of questions for you, if you don't mind.
1. Are you purposefully trying to achieve the OBEs? If so, do you use meditation, or alternate means to do so?
2. Can these OBEs happen anywhere? Home, work, school, social events, etc.?
I'm curious because I had several (not purposeful) OBEs as a child but they were rather mundane. After studying psychology extensively, I wrote them
off as "de-personalization,"...but I still have nagging questions about them every once in a great while.
Like Kidflash that posted above, I had a medical OBE in my late teens. This was a result of a car accident and I was unconscious for quite some time.
When I was being transported by an ambulance, from above--floating-- I saw my body bound to the body board/stretcher, and the EMT
saying "we can't get a pulse"...I wanted to scream at them, "sure you can,"(because I was very aware of things) but I wasn't able to speak.
My vision, in this OBE state, was very clear and there was a lot of bright light and a sense of getting pulled further and further up to this very
I agree with Kidflash--about the soul--in addition to what you are speaking about in terms of body and mind.
Thanks for sharing and letting me share
--ETA: You answered my first question before I finished writing my post-coincidentally-
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