By Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson has explored the mystical universe ever considering he researched his first hugely profitable paintings, The Occult: "the finest, informative and thought-provoking publication at the subject."* Now, twenty years later, he deals a good wider exam of the magical and paranormal. And what he has produced is amazing'a completely convincing normal conception of the occult. Wilson powerfully posits that our so-called "normal" event may possibly actually besubnormal, and that evolution has introduced us close to the sting of a quantum jump right into a highly accelerated human attention. Combining interesting glimpses into the mystical international with the newest clinical considering at the nature of "physical reality," he finds the customarily unseen powers of the human brain and discusses why he has turn into confident that disembodied spirits do exist.
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It was not a wall in my bedroom. Yet somehow it was famihar. Identification came instantly. It wasn't a wall, it was the ceiling. I was floating against the ceiling, bouncing gently with any movement I made. I rolled in the air, startled, and looked down. There, in the dim light below me, was the bed. There were two figures lying in the bed. To the right was my wife. Beside her was someone else. Both seemed asleep. This was a strange dream, I thought. I was curious. Whom would I dream to be in bed with my wife?
On one occasion, at I dis- seemed least, it to develop into a ring of sparks about two feet in diameter, with the axis of my body in the center of the ring. I could would if I closed my eyes. The head and slowly sweep down to my toes and back to the head, keeping this up in a regular oscillation. The time of the cycle seemed to be some five seconds. As the ring ring actually see this ring start at the passed over each section of my body, tions like a band cutting through that passed over my I could section.
In the obscure history of mankind, The word matter. "astral" has dim it is an entirely different origins in early mystical and occult events which involve witchcraft, sorcery, incantations, and other seeming foolishness which modern man looks upon as silly and superstitious nonsense. As no attempt was made to delve deeply into this area, I still don't know what the word "astral" means. " The person who travels around in his astral body can make short visits to these talk places, with "dead" people, participate in activities and come none the worse for wear.