out-of-body experience


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out-of-body experience

n
(Psychology) a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby. Abbreviation: OBE or OOBE Compare near-death experience

out-of-body experience

(OBE) An occasion when an individual separates from and views from above his or her physical body. Compare neardeath experience.
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Noun1.out-of-body experience - the dissociative experience of observing yourself from an external perspective as though your mind or soul had left and was observing your body
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
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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.
The most surreal, out-of-body experience you can ever imagine because it wasn't expected.
Joe, 23, said of seeing his coffin on set: "It was a weird, out-of-body experience.
If we go by the chronology of the experiences, 35 percent of subjects experienced an out-of-body experience as the first feature of their NDE and 36 percent of them experienced toward the end that they were returning to the body.
Every day feels like an out-of-body experience, but I know that everyone's world came to a standstill, not just mine.
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.
It feels very surreal, like an out-of-body experience, like I'm back here (indicating behind him) watching this going on, that it's not really happening.
The definition was as follows: "An out-of-body experience is defined here as an experience where the center of awareness appears from a person's perspective to move to a position which is in a different physical space from his or her body.