out-of-body


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out-of-bod·y

(out′əv-bŏd′ē)
adj.
Of or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has separated from and is observing the body: convinced she had an out-of-body experience while undergoing surgery.

out′-of-bod′y



adj.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by the dissociative sensation of perceiving oneself from an external vantage point, as though the mind or soul has left the body and is acting on its own.
[1970–75]
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Watching those clips back it feels like an out-of-body thing, that moment of madness for four or five seconds.
Maybe this is what they call an out-of-body experience.
Raja told police that he had been interested in astral projection, which among other things deals with astral bodies that are separate from the physical bodies and capable of travelling outside of the physical body for an out-of-body experience.
For instance I will hypnotise someone to have an out-of-body experience which will be fascinating to watch.
Joe, 23, said of seeing his coffin on set: "It was a weird, out-of-body experience.
Their topics include gravity in the brain as a reference for space and time perception, the effects of complete vestibular deafferentiation on spatial memory and the hippocampus in the rat: the Dunedin experience, vestibular-somato-sensory interactions: a mechanism in search of a function, out-of-body experiences and other complex dissociation experiences in a patient with unilateral peripheral vestibular damage and deficient multi-sensory integration, and the moving history of vestibular stimulation as a therapeutic intervention.
Every day feels like an out-of-body experience, but I know that everyone's world came to a standstill, not just mine.
Darcy's out-of-body moments, a result of her illness, are not overdone but add a frisson of mystery.
Several news outlets reported that Galal's new program will be filmed in India, where unsuspecting celebrities will be told that they will expereince an out-of-body experience.
I'm having an out-of-body experience," he noted as he posed for photo after photo with friends.
Pennick here considers the basic principles common to these magical pagan peoples, and examines how direct natural magic can lead to shape shifting, out-of-body experiences, or more.