am an 81 year old widow who had the following OBE in
1948 which remains as vivid and inspiring as the day
I experienced it as a young bride aged 19 years.
was alone in our small apartment, as my young husband
was attending classes at a Jesuit college in Detroit,
MI. I was new to the U.S. and hadn`t yet made friends
or become familiar with "the big city," so I spent most
of my time reading.
of my husband's subjects was philosophy which had interested
me from an early age in the U.K. So I read some of his
course books to "keep up with him." I wasn`t too familiar
with Plato, which he had underlined for his own use,
and I became intrigued with Phaedo and Plato`s themes
on death and the soul`s survival.
I reread many passages of Phaedo, then put the book
on my lap and, gazing ahead, thought, "How beautiful
. . . if only I could believe this is so."
IMMEDIATELY, in a split second, I found myself up in
the corner of the ceiling of my apartment, and looking
down I saw myself sitting in my chair with the book
on my lap! A prayer answered, proof given?
that time, there were no books published on OBE`s, so
I was totally ignorant on the subject. Needless to say,
I was convinced it was a true and valid experience which
changed my life and my belief in survival after death.
June 6, 2011