In my twenties I had a series of out-of-the-body experiences (OBs) that were quite interesting. Originally I didn’t know what they were. When I was deeply relaxed I found myself moving but things were different. I would mostly stay withing my own bedroom, and strangely enough have no vision. That didn’t prevent me from exploring the ‘physicality’ of this new state of being. After a while I also found myself in astral landscapes. I found some books that gave me more insight in the nature of these OBEs. Nevertheless, my experiences were always interesting to me, although I didn’t always understand what they were about. They did give me one great insight: we don’t need a physical body to exist. Death is just the removal of a physical body, while I, as a conscious being, continue to exist on other planes. I also found that the mind creates the world around us, on all the planes.
I have summarized the characteristics of my OBEs, and a translation of my diary of all my experiences (originally they were in Dutch) at My Out-of-the-Body Experiences.