I found a weird vinyl record in my closet a few days ago that self-hypnotizes for deeper relaxation. It sparked my interest and now I've been on a kick to find things of a similar nature. I'm looking for any sort of audio aid that will take me to a state of mind, whether that is hypnotism for reaching lucid dreaming, some collections of sound waves that will induce an out of body experience, or maybe something that will take me on a journey. I'm open to anything. I've heard a lot of conflict regarding binaural beats but I've never really given them a shot. Thanks in advance.
Here's a few examples of what I've found already:
That vinyl record is by Dr. Aram H. Azadian. It's called Hypnotize yourself successfuly.
Sphinx of Imagination by Hypnotica. It was a little too hoaky for me, but I'd be willing to give them another shot.
Louise Huebner thanks to Cracked.com. Funny in a sense, but also interesting.
Paul Santasi's collection of hypnosis. Haven't listened to much of it yet.
Enigma might even be similar to what I'm looking for. I really dig that album MCMXC a.D. I also have other ambient...
Not sure which is better. I only have had limited exposure to these types of programs, and the one I used was a cracked version of a paid for program that didn't allow you to make your own beats. If you do go that route, you will need to do alot of research to make your beats.
Awhile back I posted a thread asking for anybody that had psychic talent to help me with a request that was a bit...morbid. A friend of mine was murdered in my hometown 8 months ago now. Today my Mom told me a bizarre story.
Last night she had night-long nightmares about the incident. At this point details are fairly well known to us, so there weren't many revelations there. She said that she saw events happen differently (slightly) as they were described (the killer coming from another direction than previously though). Apparently she was obviously distressed and yelling and my Dad wasn't able to wake her up. She woke up feeling very drained. We know that something of his (the friend) was missing, and she saw the shapes of the people responsible take it from him. It was a necklace, and when she woke up she had a rash/irritated skin on her collar bone where a necklace would lay. Other details, that this happened around 330 AM (Isn't it always) and that our late friend's younger brother has also been having a lot of nightmares lately about it. Being the family's resident paranormal expert she asked me what I thought about it.
Honestly I'm not sure what to think. I...
ZebusVampire - Thursday, January 10th, 2013 - 9:48 PM
Time for a new thread. I check all the time but none so...
Recently I've started practicing martial arts again and meditating. I do not manage stress well, and doing that is becoming one of the only things that can relax me anymore.
Anyway, yesterday I sat down to do so, and I meditated for what felt like years but when I got up to go shower and checked my phone barely 15 minutes had gone by. Anybody else had that? Experiences/Practices in general.
I have never really researched much into it, one of the few subjects, but sort of by trial and error I use what I guess you could say is an elemental system. The thing that I find is the best to get me to focus is staring into a candle flame, or just open flame in general. I'm not much into magic and such, but if I had to guess I'd venture one my elemental alignment would be fire. I wonder if people could achieve the same thing with an expy of another, like falling water/hourglass/something for air...smoke?
No. 20612 - LycaonSpiritualist - January 11th, 2013 - 7:53 AM
Ive had some interesting experiences meditating in the past. One of the most powerful I can think of is where I was meditating and felt like an alien inside of my own body. Everything felt very far away, and what I could sense seemed overly large.
I noticed that I could 'see' (using that term loosely) a large black expanse, with pinpoints of light in the distance. I approached one of them and as I watched it turned into an old style oil lamp, hanging on the edge of a shack. The wooden walls were gray with age, and it reminded me of an old shack that you would find near a body of water, a place where you would store fishing equipment.
Ive had other experiences as well, where I was in the large black expanse surrounded by stars. I remember one time I was sitting there looking at the stars twinkling and I noticed I could feel myself breath, every once in a great while, but the time between breaths would have made me panic, if I was in any other state of mind, since they were so far apart.
I should attempt to meditate more often again. I miss the feeling it gives me.
Well like I said I'm not really into magic so I'm not sure. For me it just felt so natural I just made the assumption. Kind of a skeptic when it comes to magic.
I don't really "go" anywhere. I usually have my eyes open staring at flame to induce/concentrate though it is difficult. I have noticed though that it seems like whatever room I'm in becomes darker and it's like darkness surrounds me and the flame I'm staring into...though that could be some sort of optical illusion.
Only once, when I was doing it really frequently I think I almost managed to project myself. It's like I was trying to stand up and sit at the same time. I got my arms and legs 'loose' but then got "stuck" at my navel and then freaked out because I thought if I left my body I wouldn't get back in, after that I couldn't regain that focus.
Luinbariel - Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - 10:04 AM
Alrighty, here's a question then that hopefully, with all of us still lurking around, I can get some answers for. Sorry for all the text, I think it bears some explaining.
I've been doing Reiki for awhile, but finally (last night) got my second level attunement. I finish my training tonight.
While doing Reiki before, or any energy work really, I would "see" two pillars off in the distance, slightly to the right. I couldn't see much about them but knew there were two of them and that they were separate, individual pillars. I used to think that they were representative of some of my guardians, so I just accepted it and looked to them as a sort of mark that I was going about things the way I was meant to. They were comforting.
Last night, during my attunement, I noticed that the pillars have moved so that they are on either side of me. And now, I see that the one on the left is black, and the one on the right is white. I still feel as though they act almost like guardians, but I'm very surprised to see them so close.
I'm also reminded of Boaz and Jachin, but I know little about them. I don't know if it's related, but I was...
No. 20596 - GoetIncubus - November 16th, 2012 - 4:58 AM
It's interesting that the pillar to the left of you in the experience is black, and the one to the right is white, since, if you were identifying as the figure in the card, the pillar to the left of you would be white, not black, since the Priestess is looking out at us from the card and so what's on her left is on our right. Although that's a massively vague observation - it could be explained by you identifying with the iconic image of the Priestess rather than identifying /as/ the person in the card, or that you're "outside the temple, looking in" or something similar.
That link of Lycaon's is pretty exhaustive, but it only briefly touches on the Qabalistic association with the twin pillars, and in particular doesn't explicitly (as far as I can tell) mention Israel Regardie's "Middle Pillar Ritual", which I think has some overlap with energy-working techniques. http://www.davedavies.com/splanet/magic3.htm
Hope that helps some. If you have time, I'd love to hear about the dream as well.
Sure, I'll post a link to the pastebin of the dream here.
It was back in 2007 I think... some time ago already!
As for the image in the card; I just chose an image, not intending for it to be directly me or anything like that. I just remembered it as part of the High Priestess card from my own deck, and picked one out to use as a related image. It was just the first thing that came to mind (and the one I liked best with a google image search).
Here's the link to the dream, as I wrote it the morning after.
ZebusVampire - Friday, October 26th, 2012 - 9:01 PM
I think that I may have made a thread about this before, but I couldn't find it, I think I mentioned it and then went on to something else. I've always been a person that has very vivid dreams, this effect is only intensified by the fact that I take anti-depressants that intensify it.
I"ve had dreams before that were so vivid I am still not 100% certain that they didn't occur in some way. The thing that I think is so strange though is that my dreams seem to share a common universe, and sometimes they even share a set canonical storyline. Not even over successive nights, but sometimes weeks or longer will go by before the dreams continue. Has anyone heard anything like this before? I never have.
The dreams all take place in a world I liken to the Otherworld of Silent Hill. I'll 'know' in-dream that the locations where I am correspond to real places but they're almost always different. Architecture is off, physics don't apply, sometimes there are full on paradoxical structures. (Typical Dreams). Thoughts?
I've been able to control my dreams since I was a kid, so most recurrent themes in my dreams are things I built up over time. So when a "normal" dream bores me I change it to one of my recurrent settings then "relax" back into "spectator mode".
Dreams that I cannot control tend to be incredibly vivid and leave me with some small degree of wtf/anxiety the next morning.
Some days ago I had an strange dream, I was walking the streets of my home town, along with William Burroughs, it happened a lot of things, but I can remember only two, Burroughs talking something with one of my neighbours and him confronting his Doppelganger, who appeared on metallic curtain of the neighborhood's barber shop, like a scene from Terminator II. The double told Burroughs that he could be a piece of garbage, but he needed him to exist, or something like that. Trippiest dream I ever had.
Hello, Call Me Rose~ - Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 - 4:40 PM
Hello, I'm Emily Rose. I enjoy my name because there was an excorsism movie with it in the title. "The Exorcism of Emily Rose". Anyway, the movie inspired me to research the topic of exorcisms. I clicked a few links and found demons. In no time i had found a website about Satanism, and was inspired to research that too. Two years later and I'm a dedicated Spiritual Satanist. (: If there are any other Satanists out there, feel free to kik me. My kik name is: scullkandy
Is Sanctuary generally anti- to awakening discussion? Recently /x/ has been filled to the brim with conspiracy and 2012 content, but most of it dissolves into saging and cynicism.
I guess we always looked at 2012 as the end of the Mayan Calendar and a shift in consciousness, but more recently, things have come to light to me personally both on the spiritual side of things and the more cosmological side as well.
I now see 2012 as a convergence of events, like phenomena approaching singularity.
>What do we have so far as significant?
- The calendar counts from 16billion years ago, dividing between 20 amongs 13 phases of day/night in terms of consciousness, and it ends on December 21, 2012.
- The solar maximum occurs ever 11 years. This time it lands on 2012.
- Precession of the equinox, a 24000 year cycle, from two interpretations, but both generally indicating both the changing of a pole star, and the shifting into the Age of Aquarius, presently still being in the cusp of Pisces-Aquarius.
- The Age of Pisces regards belief and doubt and the war between it.
- The Age of Aquarius regards...
For me the whole 2012 thing had the book slammed shut when somebody pointed out that it was before the current calendar without leap year, so technically by the Mayan count it should be around 2014/15, it already came and went without notice.
No. 20503 - Anonymous - July 31st, 2012 - 12:28 AM
Actually that was misguided information being circulated, much like the 13th astrological sign Ophiuchus affecting people's signs. The Mayan calendar does end on that date of Dec. 21, 2012. That's an interesting point though because for me, this more in depth research came from realizing so many opposing arguments and I myself needed to get to the source of things.
Speaking of the calendar, a long time ago, our scientists believed the Universe was 5000 years old, then eventually 12 billion and later correction to 14 billion. I believe if they keep unlocking new info, it's eventually going to be 16 billion... because that's what the Mayan's figured out.
There's two out of several Mayan calendars, that are relevant to 2012. One counts backwards from 16.x billion years as the perceived beginning of the Universe. It counts through several days and nights perceived as proportions of time, which slowly divide by 20 resulting in acceleration of the evolution of consciousness. At one time, consciousness changed every 20 years, then it was every year, now it's every 20 days, and eventually 1 day for the last 13 days, and we reach singularity....
When someone thinks of extra-terrestrial life, the first images that pop into mind are little green men. Or for someone who has done any research whatsoever on the topic, reptilians, insects, nordics, etc. etc.
But what of spiritual extra terrestrials? What if we find no life because we are looking for something on our plane?
The following is an excerpt from a book, "A Dweller on Two Planets". Jotted down in the 1800s, allegedly the 18 year old author wrote all of this through the technique of automatic writing:
No telescope will ever reveal human life on Venus; not that it is not there, but its forms are of the One Substance effected by a range of force rendering them imperceptible to earthly eyes. You will not think the air any less material, or electricity any less real, because your eyes cannot perceive them. Your eyes are very limited in their visual range; if the One Substance vibrates more or less rapidly than an exceedingly small length of time, producing correspondingly minute force wavelengths, your eyes cannot cognize such vibrations. It is the same with your ears and hearing. If your eyes and ears were not thus limited,...
I've been thinking about this thread, and that little excerpt rings more and more true to me.
It's beautiful, but also depressing. If things remain the way they are on this planet, we will search and search.. but find nothing. What if we find a planet teeming with water and warmth -- but it is void of anything sentient? How awkward would that be?
But it's amazing to think that even on Mars, or Mercury, in dimensions that vibrate higher than what we know as reality, plants, buildings, life, thrives. It sounds weird to think that, at a higher frequency, there may be an object or person or thing existing right where you (the observer) are, but as you go lower in frequency, these things might fade out and vanish (to the observer), and a different dimension is revealed.