On 11-15-94 07:22, Ian Wilson wrote to Don Allen IW+gt; I have a record of My Out-Of-Body
On 11-15-94 07:22, Ian Wilson wrote to Don Allen
IW> I have a record of My Out-Of-Body experiences. Here
IW> are a sample of the more interesting variety.
So did I as a child and teenager, hundreds of times. They
were terrifying experiences, which kept me in a constant
state of fear. I used to go for days without sleep because
the "attacks" would come EVERY TIME I slept. It was a very
terror-filled time of my life. I would become paralized,
and feel -HANDS- reach into my chest and pull "me" out of
my body. I didn't even have the ability to scream. I would
hear my ears ring, and my body would "buzz" like a brass
bell that was soundly struck. When I would manage to get
back into my body I would run screaming to my parents,
and they would punish me for "making up lies." The more I
put off sleep, the worse the attacks became. I thought I
was somehow "bad" or "evil" and deserved these attacks
somehow (though I had no belief in gods or devils, even
as a child). After awhile, I just suffered in silence.
=HOWEVER= eventually I learned what the hypnogogic and
hypnopompic states were, and I also learned that other
people also suffered from these =DELUSIONS=. While the
events are =REAL= in every way to the victim suffering
from these attacks, they are =NOT= objectively real. It
helped me to deal with the attacks, as they continued
into my adult life. I no longer fear them.
I also discovered a common vitamin suppliment that will
induce Out-of-Body experiences. Two years ago I just
happened to mention this to my girlfriend, and she said
she had the same experience with the same suppliment.
She had been taking the suppliment to counteract some of
the side-effects of the oral contraceptives she was taking,
but had to stop taking the suppliment due to what she
called "Bizarre, vivid dreams" that left her shaken and
afraid to sleep.
IW> During the release cycle, I was immediatly greeted.
So was I, most of the time. Some times I was not alone,
but was ignored. Many times I would feel hands on my
shoulders holding me up while a lay on my back, as if
my feet were lighter than air. Very reciently I was
"pulled" out of my body and dragged into an appartment
three buildings over (through walls), and when we got
there I was asked if I knew who lived there. When I
said I didn't, we went back to my appartment and the
imaginary beings held a PARTY (of all things?!) in my
living room and balcony, while I wondered what the
neighbors would think when they heard the noise and
saw semi-transparent beings on my balcony. I ordered
them to leave, then I wandered back into my bedroom and
-dove- into my body. I then sat up, in a pool of sweat,
and then walked around my apartment muttering "Oh shit!
Oh shit!" for hours afterwards. I had stopped eatting
at the time, so that must have contributed to the
Odd what the human imagination can come up with. I was
suffering through the down cycle of my chronic depressive
neurosies at the time (Dysthemia), which I have had since
a child (and still suffer daily from). My mind dreamed up
Out-of-body playmates. I was 25 years old at the time.
IW> "So, we do have your attention," laughed a female voice.
My greeter was also Female, though She sometimes sent other
minions to fetch me to Her. Once She sent some beings to
come and get me, and one of them grabbed me by the ankle,
yanked me out of my body, and dragged me to Her, while I
screamed and kicked in terror. I was still screaming when
we entered Her cave, and she yelled at the being who was
dragging me and said "Are you blind and deaf?! Can't you
see he's AWAKE!" She really chewed him out. I was just
a kid at the time. Not even a teenager.
A few times Lilly (the Woman who lived in Her cave by the
Red Sea--- my OBE playmate) would give me a book, and I
would read it while Lilly told me to "go back and write it."
Then I would wake up back in my apartment and REMEMBER the
book in every detail, from every period, letter, jot and
tittle. After an hour or so the book would fade from my
Ian, let me make perfectly clear to you that your Out-of-Body
experiences MIGHT be symptoms of a neurosis, which -MIGHT-
be pathological. Have you seen a doctor? I urge you to do so.
Delusions are not something to take lightly, or to be
entertained by--- in my case, there were life-threatening!
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