Consciousness beyond the Body

Dr Alexander De Foe, Ph.D., is an experimental psychologist, clinical researcher, and transpersonal coach based in Melbourne, Australia. He is most well-known for his work on perception in out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and counselling approaches centred on exceptional states of human consciousness. Dr De Foe is founder of the Centre for Exceptional Human Potential, which offers information and support for those who have experienced altered and transcendent states of self.

Dr De Foe created a free book linked to his website which is available to all provided it is not used for personal financial profit.

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During Doctor de Foe’s research he has found:

During an out-of-body experience (OBE) a person finds his or her centre of consciousness displaced from their physical body.

Research suggests around 10% of people have had an OBE, where they have experienced leaving their body and viewing it from a different location in the room.

During an OBE people typically see themselves from a different place in the room, hovering above, or standing next to, their body.

One study found 37% of people who have these experiences are capable of inducing them wilfully. In a recent research study I conducted, I found that this number is in fact as high as 45%.

Meditation, visualisation and guided relaxation techniques have been related to induced OBEs. Such factors could account for some individuals being more capable of inducing their own OBEs.

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