How to generate CONTROLLED HALLUCINATIONS

Claude de Contrecoeur Cyrano at beehive.twics.com
Mon Jun 3 07:17:35 EST 1996


Capucine

Méthode d'induction d'hallucinations contrôlées.
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(Controlled induction of Hallucinations)

As I said somewhere else(How to Learn Conscious Dreaming)the learning of inducing 
controlled hallucinations by FOCUSING your attention on informational objects in 
darkness is a powerful tool in order to learn how to enter,voluntarily,in conscious 
dreams or just being able to make conscious dreams.
Specific hallucinations are difficult to generate as this requires that you learn how 
to specifically activate,metabolically,a memory zone where the informational object 
you want to retrieve is stored in an inactive form(due to low metabolism).
Unspecific hallucinations are easier to generate because the natural tendency of 
consciousness and thought is to evolve through MHV(Motifs homologiquement 
variants=homologuous patterns).
To generate a specific hallucination(more precisely called a Disattenuation)you need 
to maintain voluntarily the metabolism of a memory zone where you want to retrieve 
something(let say the image of a rose)to a level where your thought does not radiate 
through MHVs.

Focusing your attention on darkness
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The easiest way to start all that is to sit,quietly,in darkness for an hour or two and 
exercise yourself.
What you need first is to OBSERVE this darkness and ANALYSE it:
What do you see in this darkness?
Is darkness "flat" or three dimensional?
In the beginning darkness will appear to you like something flat,with no depth.
You will see everchanging phospenes.
Now if you try to concentrate your VISUAL attention on an informational object,such as 
a rose,you will notice that it is difficult for you to pinpoint "where" this rose is.
The attenuated image of the rose does not appear instantly in front of your eyes!Even 
children can notice this phenomenon very clearly.
The rose seems,at fist,somewhere else like,"behind your head" for instance.
With more work(children under 8 can do this very easily as compared to "adults"!)you 
will succeed to "move" your rose from "behind of your head" to "in front of you".
This rose will look like a faint transparent object in darkness.
You can,barely,distinguishes its contour as a difference of contrast in 
darkness:darkness starts to be less dark!
What you can notice,also,is that you cannot focus properly your attention on this rose 
for more than a fraction of a second,as the rose will disappear to be replaced by 
something with a similar motif,because of "MHV jumps".
At that time you will start to notice that darkness becomes three dimensional instead 
of flat.

Reiterated Disattenuated Images
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When you learn to focus your attention onto darkness you will reach a 
pre-hallucinogenic step which is the step of REITERATED IMAGES.
Such reiterated images can,also,be observed under hallucinogens(more properly called 
"Disattenuating molecules).
Reiteration seems to always PRECEDE the generation of complex images by the brain.
Reiterations express something FUNDAMENTAL about the workings of the CNS and how it 
works in order to synthesise complex three dimensional images.
My examination of this phenomenon leads me to think that the famous Dutch artist 
Escher had pre-hallucinations of this sort and that he drew them as art.

Reiterated images are always in ROTATION
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This can be observed either with this method or under disattenuating molecules,such as 
psilocin,Lsd,etc.
The rotation of the reiterated image is SLOW.Perhaps about 5 seconds per gyration.
While rotating these images can change into other reiterated rotating images.
This is VERY BEAUTIFUL to observe as now you can also start to see faint colours in 
these splendid and intricate images.

Synthesis of complex Three Dimensional Images
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This step comes after the step of the reiterative images.
When you start to see such images they are,at first,evanescent.Focusing your attention 
on them make them more clear.
Things start now to get beautiful colours.The tendency of those colours is to change 
if you do nothing to keep them.
The tendency is the same for those images you can see.
They change through MHVs,that is by following a rule of pattern modification.

Focusing your attention on known or unknow things give different results!
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This is something interesting.
If you focus your attention,let say,on the face of a person you know,it will be 
relatively easy to keep a STATIC image of this face in front of your "eyes".
But,if you focus your attention on an unknown face you will notice that it 
changes,constantly,into other faces!

Inducing rotation of an informational object
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Something which I and children have noticed(without any interference)is that if you 
want to to put in rotation a visual image,you CANNOT change its speed of rotation 
CONTINUOUSLY.
Rotation always jumps quantically from one observed "speed" to another.
Children of friends of mine first noticed this phenomenon by themselves,in 
Tahiti(French Polynesia) in 1985,when I asked them to just observe darkness!

Cheers in your quest of Conscious Dreams!
Claude



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