- of, relating 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: an alleged out-of-body experience.
Origin of out-of-body
First recorded in 1970–75
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For the last four years, I have been teaching seminars on meditation and out-of-body travel.
My out-of-body experiences began when I was a little girl: I could travel outside of my body to other planets and universes.
- Of, relating to, or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has left the body and is acting of its own volition.
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