Summoned by a “spirit friend,” a man steps out of his body to help deliver a baby from a distressed laboring mother.
‘out of body experience’
A seemingly healthy 18-year-old boy went into trance and saw his shadow-double stalking the room. Astral projection? A doppleganger? A form of the Old Hag?
Child Mediums and Indian Spooks: A Shaker Girl’s Out-of-Body ExperienceThe Shakers of Union Village, Ohio were in the midst of a Spiritualist revival: child mediums fell into trance, were dictated songs by angels, and were visited by Indian spirits. As an experiment, one telepathic Shaker girl was sent on a strange errand–to fly a message from Ohio to New York state.