Mystical Experiencer: Female in early forties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 26
[I had been a ] foster child [and] moved back. Went out to the woods to meditate to clear the mind. Contemplating the self fading and the decay of vegetation where I sat.
Felt invisible, then like the body was decaying, and sense of subject/object disappeared. Total loss of ego, time, place. Overwhelming sense of connectedness and joy, but not my own, but across all things.
This experience decayed into non-experience. Not sure how long lasted, but when dropped back to normal reality was disoriented and struggled to find way out of woods.