Even As a young child I have always known that there was more to reality than that which we can perceive. At an age between seven and nine, when I was sleeping over at an aunt’s house. I was going through her library of books when I found a book on meditation. It caught my attention and created a curiosity that sent me on a reading spree. I read how there were side benefits when one would practice meditation. Besides getting to know oneself there were psychic powers like telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance and astral projection.I wanted to experience all of these powers and prove to myself that they existed.
I began to experiment with telepathy and telekinesis. I experimented for years with indeterminate results, nothing conclusive.I increased my meditative efforts. On occasions, I would meditate up to six hours at a time.
At the age of fifteen, the most important event of my life changed my belief of other worlds and realities into personal experience. I bought a book on astral projection called Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe. His experiences so impressed me that I tried the exercises in his book. On my first try, I had my first completely conscious out of body experience. Here then is my first conscious OBE (Out of Body Experience).
It was a Saturday afternoon and I laid down to try the experiment. I went into a relaxation technique as described in the book. I fell asleep and began to dream. I dreamed that a couple of friends and I entered an abandoned house and were exploring when a witch appeared. We all began to run. I was running but getting nowhere and she was getting closer. I began to panic and realized that I was dreaming. I tried to jump away from the witch while simultaneously trying to wake up. I felt myself jump up and the dream disappeared while my vision came in. I was three feet above my body with my position in the air in full view. There was an energy vibration coursing through me accompanied by a loud ringing noise. I began to inspect my nonphysical form. My entire nonphysical body was a reddish energy outline. I felt with my nonphysical hands and my nonphysical body felt just like my physical. I began to scream “My god, all the possibilities. All the stories are true, Monroe wasn’t lying.” I began to float back down and reintegrated with the physical. The vibrations faded and I got up screaming ecstatically.
After this experience I became obsessed with producing more OBE’s. I kept doing the technique but was unable to produce the OBE at will. When I did produce it they were always very brief (less than five minutes). It was so frustrating because I was also limited to my immediate surrounding (about ten feet or less). This lasted for years. I was only able to produce the experience one out of twenty to thirty attempts.
I finally stopped and decided to analyze the situation. For me to be able to extend the OBE I would have to gain complete control over my sleep state. I would have to master the mind awake/ body asleep condition which is the best state for conscious OBE’s. Out of this necessity and hundreds of trial and error experiments, I developed a technique that has marked a turning point in my OBE experimentation. Now, in the pages to come will be the results of years of personal experimentation into the OBE phenomenon.