An example of an out of body experience:
As I gradually woke in the middle of the night I became aware of two presences at the side of my bed, right off my shoulder. One was a man and the other was a woman. I recognized the woman’s voice as they continued talking; the woman was me.
The two astral bodies – again, one my own – became aware of me. The male said, “she’s waking,” and my astral body agreed. I then felt my astral body slowly returning to my physical body, for lack of a better description. I felt an energetic heaviness lay itself over me; enter me.
However, before the process of reintegration was complete I telepathically asked the male astral presence his name (telepathically seemed the only way to communicate; verbal speech was not an option). It was extremely difficult to pose the question, I had to form the words slowly and force them out carefully. When they finally got out it sounded as if they were drifting up from the bottom of a thousand wells: warped, mangled.
I was able to get the question out, though, and recall the male astral presence answering “Jeffrey”. I got the sense he was a friend, perhaps even a guide. After he answered my astral body was completely integrated with my physical body and I woke with a start.