years ago I had a psychic experience. I was not asleep,
so it wasn't a dream. It was a sort of vision, I guess,
but I only became aware of it after it happened as though
it was a psychic memory, and then I could recall it
in vivid detail.
the time I had not yet read the material on OBE's, so
I had no awareness of that phenomenon. As the experience
began, I was aware that I was a native American somewhere
in red rock country out west. I was standing in the
cleft of a large boulder or a small hill. The cleft
opened up a channel in the rock about three feet wide,
and I was standing with my back to one wall, facing
the other wall three feet in front of me. I realized
that I was hiding and that I was afraid.
the wall opposite me appeared the shadow of a man. I
knew he was standing on the top of the little hill in
which I was hiding and that he was hunting me. I pressed
back against the wall trying to be as invisible as possible,
but I was terrified that he would find me.
arrows started flying into the opening in the rock off
to my right where the hill sloped down to the plain.
I was hit by one of the arrows. But before I could feel
any pain or shock, I was out of my body. I rose swiftly
until I had emerged from the top of the cleft and was
hovering over the little hill. From there I could see
other Indians running into the opening and kicking and
stamping on my prone body, celebrating their victory.
felt nothing about being dead, but I was angry at the
way they were treating my body. So I went down to them
and said quite forcefully, "This is not a proper way
to treat another human being. I may be your enemy but
I'm still man. You would not want others to treat you
this way, whether you were dead or alive." But of course
they couldn't hear me. And that was the end of the past-death
phoned a psychic friend and asked him to investigate
this experience for me. He called back and told me that
it appeared to be a legitimate memory, and that it had
been brought to me because I was ready to remember it.
Then he asked, "Do you have any birthmarks?" I told
him I have a small round mark on the left side of my
abdomen which has been sensitive my entire life. He
said, "That birthmark probably shows the spot where
you were hit by the arrow!"