You know the phrase, “out-of-body experience”?

 

I’ve had quite a few people tell me they’ve had out-of-body experiences over the years, and each time they did, I’d always wondered what situation they had found—or put—themselves in that ended up having such a profound impact on them. Or I thought they were just being overly dramatic or exaggerating, like so many people tend to do.

 

I can’t remember when exactly I’d first heard the expression itself, but the first time I’d learned about its origin was six years ago in my Greek and Roman mythology class during my initial go around at college.

 

It was the story of Pentheus and Bacchus, the god of excess wine and crazy wild sex—or as my professor so dearly called him, the Frat god.

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