Jun 11 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM, West Columbia, South Carolina
Commonly called a Near Death Experience or Astral Projection, an OBE is much more than these strict parameters. Authors use it in their novels for characters to undergo journeys to self-actualization. Medieval women saints experienced it to connect with God and Christ. Modern authors, like Anne Rice, have reimagined the OBE in forms ranging from Lestat’s Dante-esque journey, to Twilight and other modern paranormal novels, in order to form bonds between characters. Like the characters in novels, we can use trance/OBE as a means to connect to our gods and goddesses, to form bonds between our partners and friends, to go through our own journeys. Yet, we can use it to do much more. Imagine an OBE experience as a tool to discover yourself, manage pain, heal others, and help the dead find their way.
Erika Patterson is a South Carolina Druid, Co-Freemason, and Reiki Master/Instructor. She has a MAT in English and is published in The International Journal of the Humanities for The 9th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities for her research “Texting: An Old Habit in a New Media.” She has also presented research at international and Medieval conferences on T.S. Eliot, Margery Kempe, and Shakespeare. Erika has worked with women in Hypnobirthing and pain management during childbirth with training in Hypnotherapy.
Location: Grecian Gardens, 2312 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina, 29169