Originally Posted by Raymond Burton
Hi again NightDiamond. When I first started doing this I used to use a 30 minutes cd of drumming and sometimes rattling. With those, I ended up taking some really memorable 'journeys'.
The only thing is they were pretty deep and didn't make too much sense to me, kind of. They were interesting though. What I am looking for now is something that will help with the "where did that 30minutes to an hour go' sort of feeling. So I can do some LOA stuff as well. Of course seeing lights and being visited by a spirit guide would be a bonus :-)
Hi Raymond, I understand you. In the beginning, I used to use brainwave soundtracks after I would read testimonials of people claiming they had intense visions and OBE like experiences after listening to them. And in many of them, claimed only after a few minutes of listening to them.
I think some of the promoters were just promoting only the best, most memorable testimonials, and leaving out the more common experiences many people have.
The testimonials would make it sound as if all they had to do was just listen, and the sounds would take them there automatically, and they had vivid visions and conversations with higher selves, spirit guides, etc.
But when I listened, basically only 2 things would happen: after about 45 minutes or so, nothing would happen, and I would get bored and disappointed (no visions, no ESP, no nothing!) and my mind would start to chatter and I would end up stopping the whole thing.
The other thing that would happen is I would end up falling asleep while listening and wake up with no memory of anything and still felt disappointed.
My conclusion was that if you simply listen to the sounds with no real purpose in mind, they will either lure you into sleep, or you will get bored and quit listening eventually.
Eventually and over time, I decided to approach it differently-I started to experiment. Since the brainwave tones moved the mind from an alert to a relaxed, sleep like state, I began to learn to practice staying awake longer and longer while listening.
One way was to say to myself, "that was a dream image", each time I saw one flash before my eyes. It would wake me up slightly and keep me alert. Eventually after doing this for a time, I could stay in that "borderline" state for as long as the cd played (50 minutes).
Then I switched to a Theta-Delta cd where the brainwaves drive your mind into a deep almost sleep like state, called the "borderline" state. (between alertness and sleep). I practice the same thing regularly and found I could hold the state even after the CD replayed itself several times.
Since the CD was about 50 minutes, it added up to almost 2 and half hours. And that was where some of the more interesting things would happen. But I also learned something else about my approach, and that was to have a very specific purpose about what I wanted to experience or do.
When I did that, I started having even more experiences, like remote influencing in particular, lucid dreaming, experimenting with "manifesting", strange experiences...
I agree with Arboretor, not all music or sounds are suitable for everyone, even with the technology behind it, if the sounds annoy people, it won't be as affective.