Mystical Experiencer: Female in mid-seventies
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 19
After night prayers in the chapel, I retired to a dorm room with many other religious candidates. I was in deep prayer and longing as I lay in the dark. Suddenly my spirit? separated from my body. My spirit rose above me & I could see my body in bed. I then went through a black tunnel that opened to a brilliant light that was total acceptance and love. I wanted to stay but knew I had to go back. I thought I had seen God at the time.
The peace and love was indescribable. Total acceptance. I saw no one but was filled with joy basking in the light.
At the time I thought it was the God of my religion, but now after many different experiences, I feel it was a manifestation of the unknown mystery of existence that is part of our humanity.