Artist's depiction of the separation stage of an out-of-body experience, which often precedes free movement An out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside one's body and, in some cases, perceiving one's physical body from a place outside one's body (autoscopy). The term out-of-body experience was introduced in 1943 by George N. M. Science currently considers the OBE a type of hallucination that can be caused by various psychological and neurological factors. Some parapsychologists and occult writers treat OBEs as evidence that a soul, spirit or subtle body can detach itself from the body and visit distant locations. One in ten people have an OBE once, or more commonly, several times in their life, but scientists still know little about the phenomenon. Spontaneous During/near sleep Near-death experiences Another form of spontaneous OBE is the near-death experience (NDE).
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Recommended ReadingsOut-of-Body Experiences: In Search of the TruthJanuary 14, 2013 “...as I turned the corner into the square and saw the workers still struggling with the tree, I felt elated. In many ways it was a mundane experience with no great significance to it, and yet there it was again—a simple confirmation that our perceptions may not be limited to the realm of our physical senses, that there is more to consciousness than what the dominant paradigm suggests.” From the Journal of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Noetic.org. By Graham Nicholls “Nicholls is a British author of two books on out-of-body experiences, which he has explored for nearly 25 years. It was approaching Christmas, and the medieval city of Tallinn, in the northern European country of Estonia, had been covered with snow for some time. I hadn’t visited the square for awhile and was surprised to see a group of workers hoisting a large fir tree into place at the center of the open area across from the old town hall. Olaf Blanke: The Media, OBEs, and NDEs Completing the OBE Puzzle
Who Is Robert Monroe?TITLE: Who Is Robert Monroe? AUTHOR: Duv Robert Monroe, founder of the Monroe Mind Research Institute in Virginia, began studying altered states of consciousness in 1958. At that time, Monroe was a succesful businessman, having graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in engineering, and a second one in journalism. In his first book, Monroe describes an oobe as, "1. As he began his work, Monroe started experiencing a particular altered state of consciousness. Throught the first book characteristics of the second body become more apparent. Another characteristic of the second body is that it is visible under some circumstances, and so Monroe concludes it must thus possess some ability to radiate or reflect light. The sense of touch is also present in the second body, and it operates much in the same way as it does in the physical body. Many observations were made concerning a cord that seems to connect the two bodies, one of them being that communication travels both ways.
Edgar Cayce's near-death experiencesThe following is the only waking description of his journey in the trance state, taken verbatim from comments he made at a public lecture. Within his descriptions I have tagged corresponding elements to the NDE: "I see myself as a tiny dot out of my physical body, which lies inert before me." "I find myself oppressed by darkness and there is a feeling of terrific loneliness." "Suddenly, I am conscious of a white beam of light, knowing that I must follow it or be lost." "As I move along this path of light I gradually become conscious of various levels upon which there is movement." "Upon the first levels there are vague, horrible shapes, grotesque forms such as one sees in nightmares." "Passing on, there begins to appear on either side misshapen forms of human beings with some part of the body magnified." "Again there is change and I become conscious of gray-hooded forms moving downward. "As I pass on, there is more light and movement in what appear to be normal cities and towns.
Out-Of-Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams[From NIGHTLIGHT 3(2-3), 1991, Copyright, The Lucidity Institute.] ======================================================================== OTHER WORLDS: OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES AND LUCID DREAMS by Lynne Levitan and Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. ======================================================================== "Out of body" experiences (OBEs) are personal experiences during which people feel as if they are perceiving the physical world from a location outside of their physical bodies. At least 5 and perhaps as many as 35 of every 100 people have had an OBE at least once in their lives (Blackmore, 1982).