Gunnar on OBEs
For as long as I can recall I have been interested in the unexplained, for no better reason than it being so, I guess.  I used to read a lot about different paranormal phenomena and powers, but then I came across a text about OBEs, which stated that anyone could learn to do this.  Reading is one thing, doing quite another.  So I began to research more about this particular subject.

Then in the fall of 1993 I bought the first book by Robert Monroe (Journeys Out of the Body).  Besides containing his very interesting experiences, it also had a practical section, with exercises you could try.  This I did.  For about six months I practiced these meditation exercises almost daily.  With no result.  Since it didn't seem to work, I gradually began to abandon  it.

Then, about 2-3 months after my quitting, on the 24th of May 1994, it happened to me.  While trying to fall asleep again in the morning, a great, noisy vibration took hold of me.  At the same time I noticed I was paralyzed.  Of course I got very afraid, but the vibrations wore off after a minute or so (seemed like hours however).  Then just a few minutes later I realized what had happened, and my mood shifted from frightened to excited.  At last I had entered the vibrational state, of which I had read so much!  My experience suited the descriptions perfectly.

About an hour later I once again was in the misty state between sleep and wakefulness.  Then I just thought about the vibes, tried to recall exactly what they had felt like -- and they returned.  This time I wasn't scared in the least, but tried to observe as much as possible, while trying to figure out how I would actually "exit" my body.  In the end I tried "willing" myself out, trying to visualize myself floating beneath the ceiling.  After some 15 seconds I still hadn't felt anything special, so I tried opening my eyes.  And there it was.  For just a second.  The door to my bedroom, but in an angle I hadn't seen it from before.  Then I was back, and the vibes were gone.  Later I checked the angle, and to have seen it I must have been about 3 meters to the side and 2 meters above my prone body.

Since then, I have been "out there" many times (about 200 by now).  I have OBEs irregularly, but on the average once a week.  About 50% are very short though.  My OBEs have lasted from just a second to about half an hour.  (In fact, one of my biggest problems is to stay out.)  I have been in many very different places, some that exist in the physical universe (or resemble some that do, as the case may be): cities, forests, mountains, the bottom of the sea, outer space.  I have been in huge hell-like caverns, heavenly cities, and dark and brilliant voids as well.  The people I have met and interacted with out there seem to fall into several different categories: dreamers, more or less lucid; discarnates (deceased); thoughtforms; and others.  Generally, discarnates are the most interesting people.

Sometimes I can fly fast and high, but on other occasions hardly at all.  Likewise, the resistance encountered during phazing (moving thru solid objects) is variable.  I have not, for some reason, succeeded in "willing" myself to places.  Another of the main problems I face is controlling myself, and keeping my intent among random stray thoughts.

Generally, I see OBE as an exceedingly positive experience.  When "out" I am most often filled with a mixture of curiosity, daredevilry, an almost childish delight, and pure JOY.  I have a sense of invulnerability, and so far I haven't been proved wrong.  In those very few hostile or threatening situations I have encountered the opponent(s) have proved to be no match for me.  ;-)  These experiences have certainly changed my life, and for the better I think.  I see myself as a spiritual person, but not religious in any sense.  I would not want to belong to any organized religion.  I am myself.  It is enough.

See you out there ...

/Gunnar
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