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If the consciousness has not previously been prepared, by competent instruction or intuitive understanding, to receive this experience, then the passage out of the body will begin with a delightful sense of dawning liberation but end with a frightful sense of dangerous catastrophe. Both knowledge and courage are needed here, otherwise there will be resistance to the process followed by an abrupt breaking away from it altogether.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7 : Contemplative Stillness > # 77

-- Perspectives > Chapter 23: Advanced Contemplation > # 73