by Marinus Jan Marijs
In an out of the body situation, the spatial orientation on long distances functions by a mental sense of direction.
With this sense one feels exactly the right direction to a specific place or person one is looking for. This mental sense of direction seems somewhat like the “homing” instinct of pigeons. .
If one focuses oneself upon that sensed direction, with the intention to go there, then one moves directly in that direction. It is also possible to go step by step via several visual points of orientation, but that is rather difficult in case of a long distance. See also the section ‘Movement’.
A part of this sense of direction is a clear recognisable identity-signal which is unique for each sentient being or location.
In practice this means one will be able to find someone by subsequently:
- recalling a mental image of this person or location,
- feeling an identity-signal with enough concentration
- determining in which direction this person or location is
- focussing ones attention on this person or location, and then moving into the corresponding direction.