An out-of-body experience (OBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside one’s body and, in some cases, perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body. . In many cases, people who claim to have had an OBE report being on the verge of sleep, or being already asleep shortly before the experience. A large percentage of these cases refer to situations where the sleep was not particularly deep. Another form of spontaneous OBE is the near-death experience. Some subjects report having had an OBE at times of severe physical trauma such as near-drownings or major surgery. Near-death experiences may include subjective impressions of being outside the physical body, visions of deceased relatives and religious figures, and transcendence of ego and spatiotemporal boundaries. Typically the experience includes such factors as: a sense of being dead; a feeling of peace and painlessness; hearing of various non-physical sounds, an out-of-body experience; a tunnel experience (the sense of moving up or through a narrow passageway); encountering “people of light” and a God-like figure or similar entities; being given a “life review”, and a reluctance to return to life. So how does one have an out of body experience? With practice, it’s true that anybody can. They are actually very safe despite what fears you may have. If you’re still interested, scroll down and start at step one.