Saturday, April 17, 2010

Out-of-Body Experience & Electrical Sensitivity


"I sort of have two questions. My first is, I had an out-of-body experience when I was in my 20s. It started as a dream, and I saw myself in the dream - but out-of-body. This dream still is so vivid that I can remember the details to this day.

"My second question is, I can't wear watches for too long. If I do the ticking stops, but as soon as they are off of me, they tick again. I don't know why this happens. I was born in Roswell, New Mexico. I don't know if that is a factor or not.

"Hope you can give me some insight to both of these questions." ....Michele


Michele, please read "The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences," for an in-depth answer to your questions.

Suffice it to say, out-of-body incidents are natural and normal. Almost all children experience have them when they are young. We are talked out of them through the schooling we receive and what we read. This type of incident can reoccur if you are ill, taking yoga, meditating, in prayer, are overly tired, or taking a drug of some kind. Anything that alters the mind can initiate an out-of-body experience. They are a major element in near-death states, spiritual and religious experiences, and in various types of "awakenings" (when the mind opens up). They can begin as a dream, but then switch over to the vivid, coherent journeys that can bless or surprise. You can have them spontaneously, too. Some people are frightened of them - only because they have no precedent to understand what is happening. You can take classes in how to have them. A number of books explain how.

Electrical sensitivity is typical for those who have had a near-death experience. It is one of the aftereffects. You can also exhibit electrical sensitivity for a myriad of other reasons. Some people are born that way, or become that way because of some type of impactual spiritual/ transformative experience. I have written a lot about electrical sensitivity. So have a few others. My book, "Beyond the Light" (now reissued by Transpersonal Publishing) goes in-depth about this aftereffect and how it can affect a person. As an experiencer myself, I have electrical sensitivity and cannot wear watches. There are other manifestations of this sensitivity - like popping lightbulbs just by walking by, smoking up a tape recorder, bringing down communications systems and microphones, and so forth. It can be expensive to replace broken, melted, or non-functioning equipment, until you learn how to control it (at least to some degree). Some experiencers have told me that solar watches work just fine, so you might try one and see if it solves the puzzle of your watch switching from on to off and back again.

Blessings, PMH


One more book - mine. I finished it a few days ago; the manuscript is now winging it's way to reviewers and prospective publishers. The working title is: STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE: WHO WE ARE AS HUMANS, WHERE WE'RE HEADED AS THE SOULS WE TRULY ARE. (This is subject to change at the behest of publishers.)

Two years writing it, 33 years researching near-death states plus a previous decade experimenting with and studying altered states of consciousness, mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the transformative process. Yup, this is my last hurrah. I am retiring this year from active, original fieldwork. Yes, I will continue with this blog, available as a consultant, public speaker, workshops, and the like, but my work as a front-line researcher is done. A full-announcement will be made once a publisher is found for the book.

Caution: STRAIGHT TALK is far more outspoken than any of my other books, and it will be controversial. I stick my neck out with this one and say what I've never dared to say before - about the larger picture and what I suspect is really going on with transformative states such as near-death. Stay tuned: I'll keep you informed.

See what I mean? This really is an exciting year of revelation about that edge between life and death. PMH


The near-death experience is once again in vogue, in that some incredible research is seeing the light of day this year. In case you didn't know, the near-death experience is now the number one choice of scientists worldwide to study consciousness itself. Great opportunities exist this year to learn about this in the way of books, announcements, and conferences that take us to the next level of revelation.


EVIDENCE OF THE AFTERLIFE, Jeffrey Long, M. D., with Paul Peary.

New York, NY; HarperOne 2010. (Now out)


New York, NY; HarperCollins 2010 (Out in June)


September 11, doctors in the AWARE PROJECT (Awareness through Resuscitation) give their findings - from 600 patients, 20 Hospitals.


September 1-5, Denver, Colorado, "Mysteries of Near-Death Experiences: Perspectives from Experiencers, Science, and Spirituality. Sponsored by International Association For Near-Death Studies (IANDS). Anyone can come. For more info, contact IANDS headquarters:;