Have you read about OOBEs (out-of-body experiences) with fascination but never actually experienced one? Katie Heaney describes her quest to finally have an OOBE at Pacific Standard:
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I have not, to my memory, had an out-of-body experience, but I remember watching one on TV. I was a big fan of the X-Files-lite Disney drama So Weird. One episode centered on a teenage girl who repeatedly left her body to wander a local carnival. If she was grounded, it didn’t matter; her body stayed in her room, but her spirit could go out and play. It could not, however, talk, and I remember thinking this made it pretty much worthless.
Still, when I recently came across a book called Astral Travel for Beginners, written by Richard Webster, I was sold immediately. (Astral travel and out-of-body experience, or OBE, are used fairly interchangeably by people who believe these experiences to be supernatural.) Maybe it was competitiveness: It had not occurred to me that I wasn’t traveling astrally because I was bad at it.