Lived with a Tribe in Africa for 3 years when I fainted...

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  1. Sally Jaskowiak

    Sally Jaskowiak Active Member

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    I had a strange experience when I was 11yo (I am 51 now). My siblings and friends and I were playing a game called "Blackout" The person playing the game would inhale and exhale several times and then someone would pick that person up by lifting the participant by their stomach; which would cause the participant to pass out. I know this sounds like a weird game, but you know kids! : ) Anyway, I blacked out and awoke on the top of a hill in what I would describe as an African village. I got to know the villagers and lived with them for three years. The last thing I can remember was sitting across from someone while the were crushing some sort of grain or food in a large flat bowl (sort of like using a mortar and pestle). I was sitting on the ground crossed legged with a baby on my lap (not my own). At this point I realized that I had been "gone" for three years and I needed to go back. I told the tribe, now my dear friends, that I had to leave. We gathered and hugged and they all stood together and waved goodbye as I walked up the hill. I awoke on the floor of the playroom surrounded by the kids I had been playing with. I was surprised as I had thought I might wake in the hospital in a coma due to how long it had been (in my mind). I awoke shouting, "I'm OK!" The children didn't seem worried and I asked how long I had been "out" they said maybe 3 seconds. I was so sad and went up to my room and cried for a long time. At the time I remembered people's names and details about the village but now cannot. I felt that I had lost these people that I loved forever and could not imagine how I could get back to them. I really want to go under hypnosis and see if I can get to the bottom of this experience.
     
  2. SeaAndSky

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    Hi Sally,

    I am more than 15 years older than you, but I remember the game very well. It was definitely going on in the early 60s when I remember doing it. We basically played by someone taking a lot of deep breaths and holding their breath while someone else tightened their arms in a bear hug around their chest. We never knew why the person being squeezed passed out, but I think it was a form of hyperventilation forcing excess oxygen into the blood. (Someone else can look it up online and correct me on that). I just wanted to let you know that someone else was familiar with the passing out game. ;)

    In terms of what happened while you were passed out, I am at a loss for the moment. Do you have any idea of the time period? I assume you were still female. Do you remember what your clothes were like? In any case, there is a phenomenon called a "walk in" where another soul/spirit takes over a body for a temporary period, but that is just a guess. (Hollywood movie = "Heaven can Wait"). Also, time can be a good deal more flexible than we normally perceive it to be, though something like you report definitely is unusual. Except for the recognizable location in this world, it almost sounds like a parallel universe type thing (Hollywood movie = "Narnia"). :cool:

    Anyhow, around here we understand that peculiar things happen. So, at the least, no one thinks you're crazy even if we don't have an answer. :)

    Cordially,
    S&S

    PS--For those reading I agree: This was a very stupid thing to do. o_O I did a lot of stupid things growing up, but I don't want to list them at the moment. Of course, like you I am now old and WISE and no longer ever, ever do anything stupid!! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Sally Jaskowiak

    Sally Jaskowiak Active Member

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    S&S,
    Thanks so much for the response. The weirdest thing about this is that I looked like myself. I was myself at that age. I never felt afraid and the whole experience was a positive one. I truly felt that I had been living for a relaxed three years. When I originally awoke I felt that I had maybe traveled. The people were very real and specific to me and they had specific names. My sister says she remembers me telling her the names but neither of is remember now. It is only at this time in my life that I wonder if it was a reincarnation memory. But at the time it felt like I was living my life in another location for a long time. It has stuck with me deeply throughout all these years.
    Thanks again for resoonding.
    -Sally
     
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    Hi Sally,

    It could be a past life (PL) memory, though I have never heard of one experienced in this way before. This is not because you "re-lived" the experience, but because the experience lasted--subjectively--so long! However, as noted, time can be strange--especially subjective time. After all, NDE's indicate we have a chance to look our entire lifetime over in a fairly short period of time after we die. Thus, one of the reasons I asked about time periods was to try and determine if this was something that happened in the past and might be a PL you were re-experiencing. (There might even be something of this type possible with regard to a future life (FL)).

    But all I can put out is theories. The more information you can remember about the experience, the more likely it will be that we can narrow it down in terms of possibilities.

    Cordially,
    S&S

    PS--Memories of why you were there would also be useful. In a PL, the African context might indicate an explorer, scientist or missionary up until fairly recently. More recently, it might even have been something you were re-experiencing as a form of memory in terms of being something like a Peace Corp volunteer in the early 60s. Maybe you walked up that hill and transitioned. o_O Perhaps this was followed by a transition into your new lifetime (which by my calculations started in 1968). The Peace Corp was founded in 1961.

    PPS--"Transition" is the polite term around here for dying. Africa can be a dangerous place, and I don't just mean lions and cobras. It could have been revolutionaries or bandits or ??

    PPPS--Souls/spirits are also subject to their own unique pulls. If your death happened suddenly without a decent chance to "say goodbye" and terminate the experience, you may have been drawn back for a chance to--in a way--see some people and things you loved again.
     
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  5. Sally Jaskowiak

    Sally Jaskowiak Active Member

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    S&S,
    From what I remember, it was like I was a visitor. I don't remember how I was greeted upon arrival but I do remember saying goodbye, It was a loving and peaceful "tribe". There was no danger but simple living going on. I do remember that there were trees of some sort - in other words it was not barren lands. I don't exactly remember the way the huts looked, but I think they had grass roofs. The names were not names that I would recognize. I also don't know how I knew it was three years but I was sitting with the woman with the. child on my lap when anxiety struck me and I realized/ remembered my life in the play room and felt that I had to return. I remember vaguely fearing that if I was in a coma they might take me off life support. Though I was anxious to get back I remember their faces in a large goup - 40,50 people standing close together looking at me with smiles and waving as I left to go up the hill. When I awoke I was heartbroken at the strange unexplainable loss of these people.

    With Warm Regards,
    Sally
     
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  6. fireflydancing

    fireflydancing just a fly in the sky Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hi Sally,

    Welcome to the forum!
    Interesting story. To me, it doesn't sound like a past life story. It sounds more like one of the stories of travelers in the astral worlds.
    I say so because of various observations. 1. You had a lot of interaction with your fellow people during your adventure as if it was happening in real-time. I never experienced something similar to you but I have read countless stories of experienced astral travelers. And your story feels like theirs although everybody experiences different adventures. The good news is: once you master the techniques to astral travel by will, you'll be able to go back to the same people.
    2. Time plays tricks on you. When you step out of our daily world, actually you step out of time. The famous case of Natalie Sudman comes to my mind. She had an NDE for about seconds in our worldly time but had experienced so much in the 'afterlife' during those seconds.
    3. When you experience flashbacks, flashes, memories of former lives, it's like reenacting scripts. The main focus is not on making choices or exploring new things.
     
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  7. Sally Jaskowiak

    Sally Jaskowiak Active Member

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    Hi Fireflydancing,
    Thank you for your welcome and your response.
    Yes, it did feel like an interactive experience not a replayed experience. I definitely thought it was a real experience at the time. I really felt that these people were existing at the same time as I was. I almost felt that they were living in Africa at that moment and that if I could get on a plane and know their exact location, I would be able to be back with them . The time did not seem to be in the future or in the past. But seeing that the tribe lived in a primitive way, I suppose it could be in the past and potentially the future.
    I don't know what astral travel is but the people seemed like they were living in here and now. They did not seem like anything from another world and they didn't seem overly shocked that I was there. I definitely thought I wanted to travel to Africa and search out this group. I wonder now if I was to get hypnotized if I could remember more details and the specific names.
    Thanks Again,
    Sally
     
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  8. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Registered

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    Hi and welcome.
    pretty interesting and weird experience.
    oh, well i am not for judge. i ever had from my childhood memories of other lives but they are too much blurry for be clear focused. what can i see is that one of my memories i think was the last istant of an exploer into a jungle,
    surrounded by very unfriendly natives. I suspect I was one of the men on Percy Fawcett's last expedition, looking for the lost city of Z, but I have no way of being sure.

    So, not worry, you are not the only that have flashback of wild places and weird experiences.
    about hypnosis, well, honestly i not like much the PL regression simply because i think that PL are mostly remembered into the lucid dreams when we sleep or triggered flashbacks by some experiences.
    but also because i guess it can be very dungerons and too much subject to self -subjection for show exactly the truth.
    i guess can be useful just for retrieve memoeries about evil traumas or mental disorder that create troubles on current life.
    sometime childrens have unexplainables fears and that fears of childhoold are related to bad experiences on PL.
    PL regression can be useful for face and solve these trauma, but fot the other thinks is not the solution of the mental, emotive or physical problems of that life.
    despite that, your experience is very curious.
    seems a kind of lucid dream effectly conneted to a PL. maybe you was an explorer that lived for years with natives of some jungle region.
    try to focus these questions:
    - what languages they talk into the dream and you talk?
    - what clothes they had - you had?
    - search on wikipedia about past explorers of jungle or tribes of past, maybe you can find someone or some photo that can make you an hint or a trigger.
    if looking a face you have some kind of "deja vu" you are into the good way.
     
  9. Speedwell

    Speedwell Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hi Sally, Thanks for sharing your experience, I found it quite uplifting to read. It sounds like something that really happened, in the present moment, rather than recollecting a past life. I'm rather in agreement with something @fireflydancing said. This resembles some of the areas explored during an out-of-body-experience (OOBE) where things may be very real, but not necessarily limited to just travelling around this planet. Someone very experienced in this area is author Jurgen Ziewe who has written books such as Multidimensional Man and Vistas of Infinity, He also has talks on his youtube page. Of course this is just my impression, and there may be other ways to consider your experience.
     
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    The Speedwell idea can be correct too.
    there are 3 kinds of special dreams -aware conscoiusness states:
    - Past Life Dreams
    - OBE / Astral Dreams
    - ESP (extra sensorial perception) dreams.
    maybe your case is an ESP Dream when you see really something that is happening very far into another place of world. if is that, you should do research about that. now there is internet, and you have a lot of changes of find what are you seeking.

    Also if is not easy.
     
  11. cloud potato

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    That's amazing. I've experienced time slips but not like this. I understand the emotion too, it can feel very lonely for a moment. Welcome!

    You could call it real and also a non-physical experience since your awareness was not in the physical incarnation you presently identify with.
     
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