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Posted Jan 19, '14 at 4:21pm

MageGrayWolf

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Knight

I remember Mage telling of an experience during sleep paralysis, where he saw a shady figure. Seems pretty fitting when considering sleep paralysis most likely inspired the folklore about (night-)mares.


I've actually had two experiences with sleep paralysis That had visual hallucinations. The one you're speaking of sounds like the time I was sleeping on the couch and woke up to see a giant humanoid smoke like thing walking across the living room. If you're familiar with the Hell Boy 2 movie it looked a bit like Johann Krauss outside his containment suite, but much taller.

The other time I had two blurry people standing at the doorway of my bedroom. They were even talking to me telling me to get up, but when I tried I couldn't move.
 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 8:05am

partydevil

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Well, sleep paralysis usually causes hallucinations, and the feeling of being watched, so I hate to think what could go wrong with OBEs.

well your not dead, and i dont think a OBE can kill either.
for me it's just a rare experience that would be interesting to witness. =)
 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 8:08am

partydevil

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i guess it's fairly harmless compared to what we put our minds trough by choice sometimes. (drugs)

 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 8:24am

nichodemus

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Knight

well your not dead, and i dont think a OBE can kill either.
for me it's just a rare experience that would be interesting to witness. =)


Haha, when I experience the paralysis, I'll feel a throbbing, unknown fear, that I know is induced by the paralysis, yet somehow it still overpowers you.

I've thankfully never had hallucinations to the point of noises unlike Mage.
 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 8:25am

MacII

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(drugs)


That had been on my mind, if unspoken so far, and indeed I would say it's not dissimilar to my experiences with e.g. psychedelics.

I think and as the stuck-up rationalist that I am , in both cases you're mostly just looking at your own mind-****s, and so whatever data/associations/(mental and/or sensory) reactions/indeed archetypes may lie hidden there, more or less deeply.

Regardless of our opinions on such, It's neither something for everyone, nor anything to do with the supernatural, to me. For a fourteen-year-old and going it alone by some book they picked up? Um, no, I wouldn't advocate it, nor really see what we're discussing here, with all due respect & all that. Apart from any cautions I guess most likely it's just some pointless fancy we're talking about, so with no results one way or the other, neither harmful nor productive.
 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 3:01pm

Salvidian

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Hallucinations such as LSD merely block or accelerate dendrites and terminals in your neurons.

Two of my role models, Timothy Leary and Bill Hicks, often said that hallucinations are a vital key in developing one's mind. I can definitely agree with them; the power of some of those drugs can shift the world entirely.

And something I'm kind of curious about: do you believe being shot in the head (with a bullet) will generate a similar experience, albeit more powerful?

 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 3:14pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

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About Bill Hicks:

Ă¢Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."

Just thought it was relevant.

 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 5:19pm

HahiHa

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Knight

I don't think hallucinations are... "vital" to one's personal development. They can in few cases make you see things differently, or contribute to a personality change; but drugs for example can just as well degrade your mind.

And something I'm kind of curious about: do you believe being shot in the head (with a bullet) will generate a similar experience, albeit more powerful?

I don't expect any experience flash before you die. Your brain will likely just shut down.
 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 7:59pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

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Knight

"Haha, when I experience the paralysis, I'll feel a throbbing, unknown fear, that I know is induced by the paralysis, yet somehow it still overpowers you."

Interestingly I didn't experience a sense of fear with my sleep paralysis. Though the second time I was fully aware of what was happening so I felt no need to be afraid. I probably would have been more than a little freaked out with that second time if I hadn't known.

 

Posted Jan 20, '14 at 8:14pm

nichodemus

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Knight

Haha I just scanned through the wiki page. Makes sense why I feel fear. I'm fully aware of my surroundings and the paralysis but at that moment it feels so normal and rational to be afraid that I jump up and run off when i can, only to ffeel silly later. Its akin to feeling that a nightmare is real upon waking, yet latrr on you laugh at yourself.

I think my longest one ran into the minutes.

 
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