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.
@francina, Tired and high is best. I’ve had full on hallucinations while tired and high, completely blocking my view of reality. High would be second best, and simply tired would be third best, however you would be more likely to astral project in the most common sense if you’re only tired.
@ltwild3, Very. Cool. Sounds like you were close to astral projection or perhaps even some kind of sleep paralysis … (Scary!). Thanks for the response. Do you plan to try it high or no?
Was gonna try last night. Would have been perfect cause i only had 5 hrs of sleep combined in the last 48 hrs. I came home from the pub pretty drunk, and wanted to smoke enough so that I could do the experiment in the best state of mind, but I blacked out walking to my bed so I decided it wasn’t the best of ideas for that night. Tomorrow night I will give it another try (with a little more sleep and 0 alcohol in me).
@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.
So what happened to everyone who said they were going to do it?
I tried this last night.
I’m in a dorm so I just made myself stay awake until I was pretty tired, about 2 or 3 hours past my usual bedtime. Used my phone to look up the “Converting Vegetarians” full album on youtube and laid down in my bed.
Started zoning out. Felt uneasiness at I think it was the second song cause it was such an unfamiliar noise, but settled down after a few seconds.
Eventually I felt almost like my inner body or whatever you want to call it started coming out and I felt like by face was refracting around. Like, if you looked at a person who was under water and the surface waves messed with their face, mine felt like that. I don’t feel like it came fully out, but I can describe it as almost being pulled by a magnet. Like my inner body was coming out of my face about 1 or 2 inches. It didn’t last very long but it was a cool experience, I only did it for about 20 minutes. Might try it again tonight.
@ijesuschrist, I tried this again whilst not particularly high or tired, and whilst it wasn’t as intense as last time I was still getting…I don’t really know how to describe it…waves of joy I guess. It’s fucking amazing. I just wanted to say thanks. Seriously, you’ve opened me up to a whole new world.
@cheesemarq, Really nice. It will be much more intense with weed, if you are able to relax completely, that would be beyond me.
Not having done this for about 4 or 5 years myself, I decided to do it last night without marijuana. The first 2 songs nothing was really going on, and I realized I was able to think clearly about things that weren’t music. So I turned it up to a point where it was almost too loud. Then I couldn’t help but focus on the music.
Definitely not as intense as marijuana sessions I’ve had before, but I became very close to hallucinations. I’ve had them before and I can “feel” when they are close. At the end of the 4th song or so, I really started to dive in and my whole body started moving as if controlled by something else. I could stop it at any time, but if I relaxed, my eyes would vibrate and my body would begin to move in beat to the music… only a few fleeting moments of “astral projection” – like effects, though.
Maybe I will try my own experiment high tonight…
It does seem to wear me out in the morning. I wake up like I got hit by a brick and can’t remember my dreams (drank some coffee at 6pm and kratom, which may have influenced that).
@ijesuschrist, I got around to trying it last night. That was the craziest high I’ve had in a very long time. About mid-way through the first song I started feeling like I couldn’t sit still. I don’t think I was actually physically moving but I could feel the energy pulsing through me.
I got to a point where it felt like I was trying to get up or float (later I found out this was probably my astral body). But my physical body wouldn’t fully let my astral body escape. Every time it was over my head, it kept pulling it back down to this realm. After that it felt like I was lucid dreaming, and that I could get up and move around the room without actually physically moving. 30 mins past in what seemed like 4 (which is weird cause its normally the other way around for me when I’m high). I did this experiment on the couch, so I had to get up and go to bed, the entire time I couldn’t tell if I was lucid dreaming or if it was really occurring.
I wish that I had let my astral body leave this realm, but still had quite the experience in this one. Oh and, most of the time I felt like there was another presence in the room, a dark blurry figure I couldn’t get a good look at, did this figure appear for others? Is it ‘supposed’ to happen during the experience?
@edwardbernays, someone had the figure appear before, yes. It usually is called sleep paralysis, and is really common, but usually AFTER you fall asleep and get up again does it occur, so very interesting you say this. Ok a few more responses and I want to unveil portion 2 of the experiment, arguably the more important part :O