Out-of-the-body experiences (OOBEs)
OOBE is a general term for out of the body experiences which include remote viewing, travelling clairvoyance, and astral travellings. There technical differences between the various types of experience, but basically they all involve seeing something at a distance which cannot be seen by the physical eyes. Although remote viewing does not necessarily involve leaving the body, OOBEs always involve the person leaving his or her body and going somewhere else.
The traveller may or may not experience being in a duplicate of the physical body, and usually does not perceive a silver cord. A high percentage of people in many societies have experienced the out-of-the-body phenomenon.
The person out of their body may sometimes be perceived by someone at the remote location. It is rare that the traveller is able to perform physical activities while out of the body.