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.
@edwardbernays, Yeah I had to start over because it got to be too much. I sat there before starting again, and reassured my self that whatever it was, It was a part of me in the end. Then I asked if I should really be that scared of myself, and it was pretty easy to face the second time.
@ijesuschrist, I tried this out last night. I stayed up a couple hours later than usual and smoked two bowls. When I was laying down with my headphones on, but before playing the music, I heard a voice calling me. It was a deep voice calling my name, distant but in an urgent tone and almost angry. My heart was beating very rapidly, and something felt like it was actually trying to leave through my chest. At this point I became very afraid and tried to hold on to reality. When I do this again I’ll try talking to the voice and letting myself escape my body.
Its ok to read it if you’ve done part 1.
Pary 3 will be my actual intentions here, and are what I don’t want to give out.
Please once you’ve done this go on to part 2:
It doesn’t ruin part 1 at all if you want to read it before partaking.
After 1 month (january 1st-ish) I will explain the meaning behind this post – why I actually made this. (Has nothing to do with astral projection).
@ijesuschrist, so that did crazy things to my mind. Put me in some familiar, far out places. I felt like I saw a face that was watching me?
However, I listened to Converting Vegetarians, and stopped and slept before it was finished.
I was very tired and really high. I’m gonna do it again less tired. Some serious creep feelings. I’d like to break through them.
@omallen, These 2 albums are specific for the experiment.
To officially be part of the experiment you should do this artist; infected mushroom, however if you want to try others run it by me.
But really, many artists in this scenario will bring about profound experiences. You can try them out – but it won’t be very related to my SPECIFIC purposes of the experiment.
Sounds good. Will do. Perhaps I shall try this again, after tonight, with In Rainbows by Radiohead, their music is subtle yet profound. Update you tomorrow, would the experiment be too variable if I were to smoke damiana with the sleep depervation for the next trial?
@omallen, no, are you planning on damiana without marijuana?
IF its just damiana for sleep deprivation its fine, but I would expect it to be even less intense than just straight sleep deprivation, due to its relaxing feel – it may conflict with the music :P
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.
@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.
@ijesuschrist, I don’t mean to be rude, but this is kind of bullshit :p
Getting super stoned and meditating to some chill beats can certainly have you finding yourself in a headspace that is a vast aberration from the norm, however this is certainly not astral projection.
I have astral projected successfully twice in my life after a lot of effort, and I would say from both my research and my personal experience, that astral projection requires sobriety, and lack of dynamic auditory perceptions (ambient noise and certain meditation tracks are fine). The idea is the detach yourself from sensory perception of the external, so that your mind creates its own. Any loud music would keep you completely anchored, making nearly impossible to get to the deep meditative state of consciousness required to leave your body.
That said, I’m definitely going to try this anyway, because as I said above, it sounds like it would still be quite a unique headspace…also looking to try the isolation take one day.
@snaysler, I think the term astral projection is a bit stupid in itself. This is better suited for the term Astral Projection in literal terms, where what you are talking about is more of an OBE. I would make the claim the term itself is misleading, and better fitting for this experiment…
I swear to god this wasn’t 7 months ago. Holy shit time flies.