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(1970). Out-Of-The-Body Experiences: By Celia Green. (Proceedings of the Institute of Psychophysical Research, volume 2.) Oxford: Institute of Psychophysical Research. 1968. Pp. 144.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 51:559-560.

(1970). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 51:559-560

Out-Of-The-Body Experiences: By Celia Green. (Proceedings of the Institute of Psychophysical Research, volume 2.) Oxford: Institute of Psychophysical Research. 1968. Pp. 144.

The author presents data on 'ecsomatic experiences' collected from some 400 subjects by questionnaires at the Institute of Psychophysical Research, Oxford, in 1966. "Ecsomatic experience' is defined as 'one in which the objects of perception are apparently organized in such a way that the observer seems to himself to be observing them from a point of view which is not coincident with his physical body'. The material is very clearly presented. One example would help one identify the type of experience being discussed: 'I awoke suddenly in the early hours. I got out of bed, and standing facing the bed as usual, I bent down to put on my slippers. As I glanced at the bed I could see myself quite clearly, still lying in the bed alongside my husband.'

The author states: 'Emotionally, the ecsomatic state is characterized by a sense of "completeness".

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