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patrickman288
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« on: January 29, 2015, 08:01:55 »

Been a couple of years since I posted, and I have been getting closer to OBE's. But something has happened to me recently that's very interesting. At night I'll take my medication (Zyprexa) which makes me drowsy, then put on some Aphex Twin to help myself fall asleep. When I'm falling asleep I'm still conscious but barley awake while listening to the music. Then I'll realize I need to take my earbuds out so I don't waste the battery on my iPod. Doing this wakes me up, and I start hallucinating. The first time it happened I was getting swarmed by bees, but I quickly turned the lights on and everything was fine. I thought I was going schizo, until I asked around online (not thinking about this awesome place) and It's almost right before you go into sleep paralysis, where you start hallucinating. I decided to experiment with it, and have gotten the same results, but with different imagery. Anywhere from dark figures in my room, my closet door being opened, and the most recent having seen the head of a lion floating in front of me. Pretty crazy stuff right? I'm wondering if there's anything I can get anywhere from this. AP? LD? SP?


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 09:32:33 »

These are typical hallucinations one experiences during trance leading up to projecting. (OBE, LD, AP) -  These three are all the same state -non physical, so there is no practical reason to differentiate.  It just confuses things to do so.

If you can keep calm, ignore the hallucinations, and keep a soft meditative focus, you will eventually loose awareness of your physical body.  Then you can either perform an exit technique or just stay put and you'll find yourself in a non-physical environment.

You became aware of the hallucinations because you woke yourself up a little (removing the ear buds) while your body was in the process of falling asleep.  That's what projecting is all about - staying aware (awake) while your body falls asleep.

Best to practice this after a few hrs. sleep instead of when you go to bed.  You'll be too tired to stay awake throughout the whole process at bed time.

I used to get some pretty crazy hallucinations before I projected, too.  Not so much any more -they died down with experience.   Best of luck with your practice!   smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 16:53:00 »

Don't go off with the hallucinations. You'll fall asleep if you do that. Part of your mind is dreaming. You need to refocus and go deeper at that point.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 10:21:52 »

Alright, thanks for the info guys!
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