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About This Site and Mystical Experiences

We have put together this site to provide a place for people to read about the spiritual journeys and mystical experiences people have gained from their personal study and practice of Belsebuub’s methods.

Below is an overview of what mystical experiences are, why they have been sought after throughout history, and why they are relevant to current day spiritual explorers.

What Are Mystical Experiences?

Remembrance of past lives, telepathy, clairvoyance, encounters with spiritual beings, and other profound out-of-body experiences are just some of the many examples of psychic and mystical phenomena that people have been experiencing for thousands of years.

A majority of people will have some kind of psychic or mystical experience at some point in their lives, even though they may not realize or understand the implications of it. For example, in a recent poll in America, 71 percent of respondents claimed to have had a paranormal experience of some kind.

Mystical experiences come in all shapes and sizes. They can be as seemingly insignificant as “knowing” who is calling before you answer the phone. Sometimes, however, they can be profound and life-changing. In experiences such as these, information or knowledge can be obtained which would not be possible in ordinary circumstances.

Mystical experiences can happen both in waking life and beyond the body. Many people throughout the ages have believed that mystical experiences are the key to understanding the greatest mysteries of life, for example why we are here and whether a part of us continues after we die.

Some examples of waking mystical experiences and psychic phenomena include:

  • Having telepathic conversations
  • Perceiving sounds or otherwise being able to see or interact with other dimensions while awake
  • Receiving intuitive “hunches” that give guidance on future events
  • Recalling or experiencing events from past existences
  • Reaching higher states of consciousness through spiritual practices like meditation or mantras
  • Communicating with spiritual forces through prayer
  • Encounters with ghosts or poltergeists

Some examples of mystical experiences that happen in out-of-body experiences can include:

  • Meeting or receiving guidance from spiritual beings
  • Visiting spiritual places or sacred sites
  • Encountering negative entities
  • Receiving spiritual information about the world or the process of enlightenment
  • Meeting with Extraterrestrials
  • Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)

Please note: You should never try to deliberately induce an NDE, but can instead visit the place where NDEs occur completely safely and naturally through learning how to leave the body with sleep through astral projection exercises.

Why Have a Mystical Experience?

Mark, a British-born author writing with the name Belsebuub, explored mystical and out-of-body experiences for nearly thirty years. In 2010, he withdrew from all forms of public life to continue on his own inner spiritual journey in hermitic religious seclusion as many other religious practitioners have done throughout time. In his work he explains that anyone can learn to have mystical experiences which he says can allow a person to “understand many of life’s mysteries and search further into its purpose.”

Belsebuub explains that mystical experiences can be a guide and inspiration to someone as they grow spiritually. He also explains how during mystical experiences people can meet with and receive guidance from spiritual beings that have awakened, while out of the body.

There are beings of light who help humanity and there are references to them throughout many different cultures; but surprisingly, it seldom if ever occurs to people who believe in things like angels to question where they come from. They are in religious texts, but where do they come from? With astral travel you can go to that place. You can meet them face-to-face, and get incredible teachings and knowledge, discover the real thing. ~ Belsebuub – Encountering Divine Beings, Demons and Sinister Entities

Belsebuub also writes that as a person becomes more spiritual and less egoistic they increase their capacity to access spiritual knowledge. He explains that almost anyone can learn how to have out-of-body experiences, but that without inward spiritual progress most people do not have truly profound experiences.

These profound types of experience may include traveling to mystical locations beyond the body or learning about the nature of life and death, for instance. As a person progresses spiritually they may also find that as well as meeting and learning from spiritual beings, they also encounter demonic or negative entities. Belsebuub explains that the more spiritual a person becomes the more resistance there is from the forces of darkness who try to stop them or hold them back.

Belsebuub also mentions that experiences of consciousness like telepathy, clairvoyance, intuition, and the ability to perceive sounds or objects from higher dimensions for example, can occur more and more during daily life as the consciousness expands through the process of enlightenment.

Out-of-Body Experiences

Conscious out-of-body experiences are a common method of having a mystical experience. The phrase “out-of-body experience” (OBE) has come into common usage to describe experiences where one has self-awareness and is able to exist and perceive independently from the physical body.

Such experiences can include astral travel, lucid dreams, some types of visions, and near-death experiences (NDEs). Dreams are also a form of OBE — albeit an unconscious one — where one lacks awareness of having left the body.

Experiences outside the body have varying degrees of clarity depending on the level of awareness and focus in the experience. There are many accounts of OBEs however, which are described as being even more real than waking life or as “veridical,” which means the person witnessed physical events while outside their body which could later be physically verified.

Out-of-body experiences such as astral projection or lucid dreaming generally require that the physical body is in a dormant state, such as resting or sleeping. Near-death experiences however usually happen when the body is suddenly and seriously incapacitated by some physical trauma, and occur during a period of clinical death before a person is subsequently revived and is able to recall their experience.

Experiences outside the body can be profoundly uplifting, such as the divine visions described by ancient cultures which believed spiritual seekers could go beyond their body to visit a “realm of light” and receive spiritual guidance.

Some can be completely transformative, as in the cases of avowed atheists turning to God or believing in an afterlife after a near-death experience.

In some cases people experience premonitions of the future which later come true, or receive information which allows them to make amazing scientific discoveries.

There are however a type of mystical experience which can sometimes include negative experiences or hellish realms.

Negative Entities and Hellish Realms in OBEs and NDEs

While many mystical experiences are inspiring and uplifting, some NDEs can be disturbing, involving hellish realms, or giving people a profound sense they must make drastic changes in their lives. This is common in near-death experiences, with researcher Nancy Evans Bush discovered that one out of five of every NDE experiences she found published in scientific journals were “frightening, traumatic or otherwise hellish.”

It is possible to encounter negative entities and explore these hellish realms without actually dying though, through astral travel.

Author Belsebuub explains that we can explore these realms through out-of-body experiences and uncover astounding information about how there are unseen dark forces in the world that are influencing society.

Belsebuub also says that there are negative entities that exist in other dimensions that work against those who seek out spiritual information, and they can be encountered and learned about in out-of-body experiences. By gaining knowledge about them in mystical experiences, we are able to more effectively counter their influence in every day life.

Psychic and Mystical Experiences throughout History

Many ancient myths, legends and texts mention visions, premonitions, speaking to other-worldly beings, receiving guidance in dreams, and even witnessing miracles, like being healed.

For example the story of Gilgamešh, inscribed on a cuneiform table from ancient Sumeria. At one point in the story, he is on en route to fight the demon Ḫuwawa and relies on his intuition to find his way. As explained in the text, “When he had crossed the seventh mountain range, there his intuition led him to find the cedars. He did not need to ask, nor did he have to search any further.”

In The Vision of Hermes it is described how Hermes Trismegistus (thought to possibly be the Egyptian God Thoth) was taught esoteric knowledge about the process of enlightenment in an incredible out-of-body experience:

Hermes, while wandering in a rocky and desolate place, gave himself over to meditation and prayer. Following the secret instructions of the Temple, he gradually freed his higher consciousness from the bondage of his bodily senses; and, thus released, his divine nature revealed to him the mysteries of the transcendental spheres.

In the ancient past various practices were used to explore psychic faculties and have mystical experiences.

For example, in the Hindu text Bhagavata Purana, many practices are mentioned which teach people how to obtain the “siddhis,” which is the name given to various psychic faculties and mystical abilities.

There are mantras which when done may enable a person to “behold what moves through the ether (planets, heavenly beings, thoughts)” as well as many meditations and concentration practices in order to experience higher states of consciousness, know the future, and even astral project.

In the Corpus Hermeticum, Hermes writes about how you can directly communicate with the divine, “through dreams at night” and “through signs by day.”

And in the Mahabharata, an ancient Hindu text, describes an exercise to achieve a mystical experience through a deep meditative state:

When one does not hear, and smell, and taste, and see; when one is not conscious of any touch; when one’s mind becomes perfectly free from every purpose; when one is not conscious of any thing, when one cherishes no thought; when one becomes like a piece of wood, then is one called by the wise to be in perfect Yoga. At such a time one shines like a lamp that burns in a place where there is no wind; at such a time one becomes freed even from one’s subtile form, and perfectly united with Brahma.

The learning to be obtained through mystical experiences — and practices to attain them — was obviously held in high regard in ancient times, a respect which has been lost as society has increasingly become more and more materialistic throughout the ages.

Psychic and Mystical Experiences in Science

It is not only ancient cultures however who took an interest in psychic and mystical phenomena.

Scientists, Parapsychologists and independent researchers have performed various studies and experiments over the last hundred years, in an attempt to understand why and how mystical experiences can happen both within and outside the body.

Hubert Pearce with parapsychologist J. B. Rhine experimenting with Zener cards.
Hubert Pearce with parapsychologist J. B. Rhine experimenting with Zener cards. Image source: Wikipedia

Given the metaphysical nature of most psychic or mystical experiences they can be challenging to study scientifically, as scientists rely on empirical, physical means to try and validate experiences which are essentially non-physical.

Many scientists look to the brain as the source of mystical experiences but this view disallows the possibility that consciousness can exist without the brain. This concept has been thoroughly disproved by the myriad of reported near-death experiences — where a person continues to be conscious well after their physical body has died — and by research into the ability to recall and later verify information from previous existences.

Despite the barriers and scientific prejudices, there have been some intriguing findings nonetheless and scientists have conducted research to explore everything from intuition, remote viewing, telepathy, dreams, out-of-body experiences, lucid dreaming, near-death experiences and even the power of prayer.

In a recent study on decision making during a crisis for example, participants were asked to make decisions in a series of simulated crises. Researcher Bjørn T. Bakken found that, “those who normally prefer combining intuitive decisions with analysis made the best decisions in the crisis situations.” While this study was focusing on how to handle a crisis, it inadvertently tapped into a natural human psychic ability, and one that given the right circumstances, could be developed and lead to many mystical experiences.

Other studies have explored telepathy and precognition — psychic abilities that most people are familiar with due to Hollywood films — with incredible results. Professor Daryl Bem for example, ran studies exploring precognitive abilities with over 1000 participants and found that the volunteers were able to accurately predict and in some cases influence the future. He found that the evidence in his studies was so strong that the odds against these psychic experiences happening due to chance were about 74 billion to one.

The ability to connect with people from around the world via the internet is also taking research into psychic abilities and phenomena in a new direction. The Premonitions Project for example, is collecting research from people who have had premonitions to help to verify them and understand more about this phenomena.

This short video explains more about scientific research into psychic phenomena:

Even noted scientists Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla were reported to have given credit to the possibility of psychic phenomena.

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. ~ Nikola Tesla

While scientists and independent researchers continue to explore mystical experiences from various perspectives, it may take a significant amount of time, if ever, for a substantial breakthrough that would be widely accepted by the scientific establishment to occur.

In the meantime, anyone who is interested in finding out for themselves whether psychic and mystical phenomena is real can start to explore these things themselves through spiritual practices.

Cases of Psychic and Mystical Experiences

It may seem like only remote characters from myth and legend could have mystical experiences that change the course of their lives. Along with ancient cases of psychic and mystical experiences however, many other much more recent figures throughout history have also experienced these phenomena.

In one recent case, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander had a near-death experience that changed his entire point of view, both scientifically and spiritually.

Before his experience he subscribed to the theory that consciousness cannot exist without the brain, and considered himself an atheist. His perspective however was markedly changed through his NDE. Below he describes the effect this experience had on his life:

I’ve spent decades as a neurosurgeon at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in our country. I know that many of my peers hold — as I myself did — to the theory that the brain, and in particular the cortex, generates consciousness and that we live in a universe devoid of any kind of emotion, much less the unconditional love that I now know God and the universe have toward us. But that belief, that theory, now lies broken at our feet. What happened to me destroyed it, and I intend to spend the rest of my life investigating the true nature of consciousness and making the fact that we are more, much more, than our physical brains as clear as I can, both to my fellow scientists and to people at large.

There have also been many reported cases of famous figures like US president Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Carl Jung, and Winston Churchill, all of whom experienced dream premonitions or intuitive “hunches” which led them to obtain information on events to come. In many instance these events did in fact come true, for example Lincoln dreaming of his assassination before it occurred.

With the proliferation of the internet there has been a dramatic increase in reports of near-death experiences from all around the globe, where people have physically died, have some sort of mystical experience and then are revived, later being able to recall what happened while they were clinically dead.

There’s no need to die however to have mystical experiences beyond the body (and you should not try to induce a near death experience under any circumstance); studies have shown that 10-20% of people have had a lucid dream or out-of-body experience at least once during their lifetime.

While it’s possible to learn to have lucid dreams or out-of-body experiences in which very profound and spiritual events occur, these experiences also happen to many people spontaneously who have never heard of this type of experience, and in many cases who might not even believe the possibility of mystical experiences exists.

Given the amount of OBEs and NDEs that occur without the person understanding what is happening or trying to induce the experience, we can conclude that mystical experiences are a completely natural phenomena. This phenomena was understood, appreciated and sought after in spiritual traditions throughout the ages, but has sadly become misunderstood and is not appreciated in the same way in today’s age.

Mystical Experiences with Extraterrestrials

There is one more type of mystical experience we have not yet discussed — experiences with extraterrestrials.

Over the last seventy years, the evidence for intelligent life on other planets has become undeniable. Vast amounts of people have reported UFO sightings, and more and more people are coming forward who hold or have held high level government or military positions to disclose what they know about extraterrestrials. Many governments in countries all around the world have disclosed the information and evidence they have for extraterrestrial life and contact.

While the mass media often depicts extraterrestrials as a threat to humanity and something to be feared, the evidence brought forward by these witnesses and experts contradicts this misinformation and indicates that extraterrestrials are not only benign, but in many cases appear to be spiritually advanced beings who are here to help.

As a result of many people’s experiences, it seems evident that extraterrestrials have knowledge of different dimensions and have the ability to meet people in the astral plane during out-of-body experiences.

An Innate Capacity to Acquire Psychic and Mystical Experiences

Photo by Dingzeyu Li, found on Unsplash.
Photo by Dingzeyu Li, found on Unsplash.

If so many different people can experience psychic phenomena and mystical experiences—some spontaneously—it suggests that these experiences are a natural yet often untapped aspect of our lives. As these faculties and abilities are an innate part of us as human beings there is therefore the potential for everyone to explore and develop these faculties and benefit from the experiences and understanding they bring.

Mark (Belsebuub) writes that while mystical experiences and psychic faculties are not a fundamental requirement in the process of spiritual growth, they can be a big help along the way as they allow us to access and understand information we would not usually be able to comprehend.

  • There are just so many examples I could give of mystical experiences, of myself and others.

    My mother foresaw her death in a dream (and the way in which it occurred) – I only wish I had listened more carefully at the time.

    In the very early stages of doing practices I had an experience where I was sitting on the lounge just relaxing one day and ‘something’ almost physically tossed me over the back of the lounge. In that moment I suddenly completely knew, without doubt, something significant about someone in my life that I had not been aware of. Similarly, I had a difficult ongoing situation at work and no matter what I did, it kept happening. One morning I heard a voice say one word (I was on my own) and in that moment I knew exactly what I needed to do. I did that and the situation was completely resolved within 1-2 days.

    There is so much help we can gain from spiritual Beings, if we can just get in touch.

  • My first experience took place earlier in my later teenage years, before I knew any thing about the spiritual side of life and any thing physic , and I feel this explains how these faculties are a natural part of life ,I had been away on leave arriving back from a break and I was in a taxi, when quite unexpectedly a strong sense just came over me “that was very clear and precise something has happened to my Father ”
    I felt a bit anxious about this and the following day it was verified that my father was very sick and he was having lots of tests done, and later he was than diagnosed as having cancer, and he didn’t have much time to live. He died about Three months after this which was extremely sad and a very difficult time for me to loose my father at such a young age . I feel that this experience shows the exact way in which Intuition works and is something worth developing.
    I have had many, many different experiences since that time and knowing Belsebuub’s work has helped me immensely and its very important to develop this faculty which gives you before hand information.

  • Amazing the different spiritual and mystical experiences thats on offer, i know I have had some of these type of experiences before but never really assumed them to be a mystical experience. It is so interesting the idea that there is a whole spiritual world waiting to be explored, it really changes the way you view day to day life, great site thanks

  • Wow. There’s so many ways to have spiritual experiences, it seems crazy that there’s so many people in our society that disregard such things! Thanks for this fantastic article which outlines the various ways in which you can get information ‘from the other side’.


Belsebuub is a British-born author who writes about out-of-body and other types of mystical experiences. He withdrew from public life in 2010. Read more here.

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