Mystical Experiencer: Male in early forties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 26
[I was a] foster child [who] moved back. Went out to woods to meditate to clear the mind. Contemplating 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.