posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 08:53 PM
I would like to share with you all an out of body experience (OBE) that I had recently, I will keep things brief not to bore anyone and hopefully some
of you can weigh in on some of the questions I'm having.
My journey began about 2 months ago when I got into a Lobsang Rampa reading frenzy which lead me on to further books of an esoteric nature, in
particular pertaining to astral travel. I picked up a book called Journeys Out Of The Body which is an extensive account of one mans out of body
experiences through lucid dreaming.
Without much effort, I was becoming aware of my dreaming states during sleep more frequently, and sometimes attempted to control the course of these
dreams, but without much success. I decided that I would attempt to meet an old friend whom I had not met or spoken to in about 10 years. I decided
that I when I met him in a dream again (as he was a curiously frequent feature of my dreams at this time) I would try to 'wake up' and tell him to
remember a number, which if successful delivered I would ask of him the following day through facebook. Proof is of course what I needed to decide for
myself about this astral stuff!
Soon I met him, and miraculously I managed to 'waken' in the dream, I remembered what I wanted to, so I grabbed him by the shoulders, the entirely
of the dream seemed to dilate as I did this, until it was just him and I in a dark vacuum. I shook him and shouted 'Daniel! Daniel!' and as I was
about to tell him a number I realised I had not pre-prepared one and as I tried to think of one I woke up in a start.
This was the first experience I had, a very brief and insufficient one.
A few weeks after this I emigrated to a new country, a hot country! And here I had sleeping difficulties because of the heat. But here within the
space of a week I have had my first two full OBE's, I will try to be quick and describe them.
The first was the most intense and beautiful. It resulted from very strange dreams I was having in which I dreamt that I was constantly waking up in
dreams and questioning the nature of the reality of the dream, whether I was actually awake or whether I was still dreaming. But these were all dreams
themselves, dreaming that I was waking up within a dream.
But suddenly I really did wake up, I snapped to full consciousness and I changed location from where I had been in the 'dream' state. I am hoping
that regarding this location, some experienced travelers may be able to elucidate where I was experiencing.
I was in a garden. It was intensely beautiful and intensely radiant. The plants all over, in fact everything I saw, exhibited an oscillating
'shimmer', almost electric in nature. As though the very essence of their life was wriggling around before my eyes. The shape and appearance of the
plants and flowers will be difficult to describe, things resembled the lotus flower, sharp-tipped petals and leaves, converging on central points in a
I had read much about the ability to 'fly' in the astral state, or rather that this is the means of moving about, so I decided to float around, and
I did so with some ease. I then decided to allow my body to pass through some object, as I have also read that this brings an interesting sensation.
My mind was boggling at this point and I was suddenly rushing with all the possibilities of places I could go. I immediately thought that I would try
to fly as high as possible over the Earth, or wherever I was, and try to reach the moon. But at this point I became intensely aware of the fact that I
was wearing the most intense grin of pure contentment, and in an instant I wondered whether my sleeping body was lying there with a wide smile as
I immediately woke up with a start.
I have read somewhere that I now cannot remember about a certain 'Vegetable Garden' on an astral plane and am wondering if this is where I had
I would appreciate if anyone more knowledgeable about this has any bells ringing that may be able to tell me something about my journey. Either way,
it was a most beautiful and intense experience.
I'd be happy to answer any questions also.