I want participants for an Astral Projection Expt.
Edit: An updated blog post with everything you need to know. Do not read the “Why” if you plan to participate, it will spoil it.
1) Being comfortable with being very high on mary jane is used, so if that isn’t an option, you must be willing to deprive yourself of sleep to a point of being very tired (maybe 3-4 hours post bedtime).
2) You need to, at some level, enjoy electronic music, with a strong bass. This there is little exception and if this is altered its no longer my experiment, but would still be interesting.
What you’re going to do:
•Smoke a great deal of weed to a point you consider to be very high.
•Get relaxed in bed, shut off all the lights, preferably at night so there is little light.
•Have an MP3 player handy with some quality headphones.
•Play songs in shuffle from these two albums:
Infected mushroom – Converting Vegetarians
Infected mushroom – Viscious Delicious
It MUST be these two albums. It is better if you haven’t heard them EVER before.
When you are comfortable and relaxed, turn on the music, shut your eyes, and zone out to only the music.
Turn it to a comfortable level, not too loud, but so you can hear every beat and sound easily. As the song progresses, slowly increase the volume! The music should reach a point where it is the only possible thing to focus on – not painfully loud, but loud beyond anything else.
My hypothesis; You WILL astral project. You will find yourself in space, or some void where your body is stretching and contorting and dancing with incredibleness.
Notes: I want these albums first because I need to understand something of these.
I do not doubt that other music can easily induce the same effects, but I want to make sure of something with these.
If anyone is up for this challenge, please post here. I need participants!
I’ve done it a hundred times and its an absolutely fantastic unbelievable experience for me.
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Great idea. I ironically, have done this before while listening to infected mushroom – classical mushroom. Subconsciously I would imagine astral thoughts. The music just sounds like it’s taking you throughout space and the universe.
Hey, my apologies for taking so long to do this..
So I got really ripped at around 3AM, put on the converting vegetarians trance side album, and feel asleep shortly after..
It may be due to the high grade indica I was consuming.. I’ll have to reattempt when I obtain some sativa. Perhaps over the holidays.
I should also mention that I’ve been attempting to lucid dream for several years now without any success. The closest I’ve become is a state of full body paralysis. Of which I’ve attained only once. I’ve tried all sorts of methods; WILD, MILD, etc. etc. but nothing seems to work for me. So obviously when you mention smoking weed and listening to psy-trance as a method, I got pretty excited.
I also have some left over mushrooms.. Perhaps I’ll consume a few grams and try it as an alternative to the weed. Or both :)
Lastly, I have to thank you for introducing me to Infected Mushroom. I downloaded their discography and have been listening to them non-stop since. Pretty epic tunes.
@blankey, you should give it a try, don’t compare it just do it. If you know all the IMushroom songs, give 1200 mic’s a try, or shpongle, or like previously stated my play list or deadmau5 or something.
Once you’ve done it, unbiased, tell me what you find to be different than astral projection. To me astral projection is just lucid dreaming, except you’re aware of falling asleep, and leave the body.
This is lucid dreaming, but you project yourself outwards into the astral planes, hence astral projection… maybe astral projection fits this better than the more common association!
@ijesuschrist, Im going to try this tonight …never listen to infected mushroom and i got some oil and have done a few astral projections in the past 6 months since I’ve started. can’t wait. ill post result either late tonight EST or tmrw morning
@vashishta, ? I’m not doing the experiment, I did this already for multiple months, every night in high school…
@allenante, You can, its just not as intense, unless you astral project in the most common sense, which seems possible by some responses. But the reason I made the experiment was heavily dependent on marijuana.
Holy shit dude. Just did this now, sober but up like 4 hours later than usual.
I listened to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5pzKKMa3iU this because my laptop is at home and as such so too is my itunes.
forewarning, i wish i hadn’t read everyone elses’ experiences first. im not too sure whether i’ve had mine because i was expecting them or becuase they were real. anyway.
it started like i was really manipulable. like water. just floating slowly stretching lengthwise and then shrinking a bit again. i felt like i wasn’t really confined by anything but i was still my being. just floaty.
this energy began under my skin though. it thrumed through me, not vibrating but a cold sensation i guess. like each of my muscles had been in a cold shower but i had just hopped out. so it was cold but warm at the same time.
Um it then kinda got orgasmic hahahahaha. idk if you want me to go in depth into this. but basically, all my muscles started tensing without me realising. i feel this tightness down through my chestbone and through my core as a sensation tingles out in a radiating fashion. so that was like 12 minutes into the youtube video. and it was fucking amazing, the feeling. it was like joy and happiness and realisation and awareness all at once. there was this fantastic sequence where it was like waves of pulses with pulses going straight through it too. idk if you’ve ever seen a picture of wavelengths of light but thats how i imagine it when im listening hahah im weirddddd. but that was like my maximum ecstacy, that build up and then just cut loose. I just sound like im describing an orgasm hahahahahahhahaha,
and then holy fuck like 15:00 or something that creepy fucking bell started tolling in the background and the music got all tense and dark and i started freaking out in my head like it was some night graveyard scary scene in a movie. ugh wtf it still has my pulse racing. i got so scared. immediately sat up and pulled off my earphones. i didn’t want to hear anymore. so i stopped around then!!
and i’d just like to say thank you for introducing me to these guys! they are so brilliant! i cant even put into words how eye opening this was. you probably dont want me to get any more indepthy because this probs sn’t making a bunch of sense coz its late and im a wee bit wired and still trying to make heads or tails out of these feelings right now! i think ima do this again one day soon. maybees report back. maybes not. i dunno. but im worried that i only felt what i felt because i had read it over the past couple days.
ANYWAY. hope this aids you in whatever way possible!
@alanwatts, “And I fell asleep”
LOL how anti-climactic hahaha.
Yeah I’ve been trying to lucid dream past couple weeks as well, thanks for reminding me. I only remember when I wake up or go to sleep… Do you keep a dream journal? I’m getting close, but not there. I’ve done it before many times, though.
good luck. Mushrooms with infected mushroom would be, well, appropriate. I can honestly say I’ve never done that, and almost scared how far out I’d go doing that heh.
good luck though, let me know whats up.
@edwardbernays, Yeah I had the same thing happen, I could clearly see it though, and it got closer once I started thinking about it. Its almost like its the representation of any internal fears you have in your psyche. If you face it it gets more intense, but finally goes away.
@ijesuschrist, OK I tried it last night and it was the craziest experience I’ve had so far with weed. I read this post last week and I just found the perfect moment yesterday. I was very tired and only had 3 hours of sleep (so I thought this is it.).
Sleep deprivation: checked. Music: checked. Super bass earphones: checked. Marijuana: checked. To tell you the truth it was the highest amount of marijuana I’ve ever consumed, I’ve never been THAT high. I couldn’t stop thinking about the astral projection so I tried to put myself in a conducive position to increase the possibility of having an AP. But in the same time, I tried not to have a high expectation so I could just receive the experience as it is. Oh, and I’ve never listened or heard about Infected Mushroom before.
As for the experience, I don’t know if it was an AP.
I was very comfortable and started well, I gradually increased the volume as you said. When the moment was at its best, I listened to the music as if I was hearing voices. Then I started to feel numb and I started to lose it, at one point I didn’t feel my body at all, the music, the beat, the voices, all the element of the music resonated through my existence. Sometimes at the point where the music became aggressive, I had an impression of being ripped off, sometimes being tickled, sometimes I felt the wave and felt that I was the wave itself (shit Infected Mushroom is genius!!). But I still could feel my body at some points as well, when the music started to slow down for example. Then, in the middle of high sensation, I had an impression of being lifted up… (Or maybe it was just the numbness ?). At a second I felt my hands hanging in the air but as soon as I realized it they started to sort of… Disappear. Slowly from the tip of my fingers, as if I slowly disappeared into thin air and being united with it. As if I became the air itself. That was when I started to have a little bit of panic attack, when the sensation started reaching my back slowly and then spread through my legs and feet, I thought I was going to die. I couldn’t stop thinking “Am I gonna die? Am I gonna die? Am I dying?”. I was so afraid and panic and that was when I tried really hard to get back into reality no matter what and it was a mistake I guess. I shouldn’t have to try to get a grip or to hold onto something. I should have just… Let go. I couldn’t stop thinking and debating in my head and trying to understand what was going on and in the same time I tried to just feel it and just… Hover in the moment. But since the music and the sensation was quite powerful not to let me over thinking, I still enjoyed it for a little longer, the resonance of the music in my body until I overslept (maybe because of the tiredness and the music got slow down too) but the headphones were still hanging on my ears, sometimes the aggressive parts of the music shocked me and woke me up times to times. But all in all, it was a very interesting experience and thank you @ijesuschrist for this and I will definitely try this again with a better attitude.
I’ll do it an a weeks time. I just finished a 1/2 in a short amount of time and my tolerance is pretty high atm. Plus I’m out of weed :(
Furthermore, I have never listed to infected mushroom before.. I’ve been meaning to though.