Ok, this may turn out to be a long one but i'll try to make it flow in a way in which you'll get some background info about Jimi Hendrix if you
don't know much about him, set up and explain the relation with Jimi and OOBE's and then point out a reference to OOBE's and Jimi's death and
asking the question is there a threat in trying for OOBE's?
Firstly, listen to this MP3 dicussing this topic: www.alphajerk.com...
(scroll down to ALPHAJERK THEORY
for additional discussion before this MP3 begins which isn't featured in this audio)
Now the point is to ask someone who is experienced with OOBE's, what their thoughts are on this theory and the dangers involved with OOBE's while
giving a background on Jimi for those not familiar.
Is it possible to experience that fine line between death and life?
Personally, i always felt like i had got to that point before and literally been able to see the choice between life and death, obviously i chose life
but felt very tempted to continue deeper.
When i first watched this Jimi Hendrix documentary where the 'Alphajerk' theory was mentioned as a possible reason for Jimi's passing, it clicked,
it made sense and sounded exactly like my own experiences. It was the first time i actually heard someone else talk about OOBE's.
Further reading on OOBE's has made me understand that this is an experience that can be channelled and controlled but i've always worried about the
'Alphajerk' and taking the wrong route because i believe i've 'seen/felt' it and i think maybe Jimi went for it?
Reading Rivergoddess thread on OOBE's, i wonder what the risks are?
OOBE thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Is there an identifiable choice at this stage of OOBE, should i try to ride it or could that lead to a state in which the spirit doesn't come back to
Below is a long post on the JIMI and OOBE connection. He was a very spiritual person and referenced these kinds of things a lot, i think it's
plausible that he in fact decided to test fate and went too far to come back.
I've used BOLD
so you can skip parts easy and get to the thick of it further down.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Jimi's fuse was short but it burnt brighter than most realise. His influence is stronger today than it ever has been and he truly is a musician that
was meant to do what he did, the world would be different if he didn't exist because music as we know it would be different.
After being discovered playing under the name 'Jimmy James and the Blue Flames' in NY's nightclub scene in 1966 by ex-Animals bass player, Chas
Chandler, Jimi left with Chas for London where they auditioned some musicians to get a band together. A couple weeks later they performed their first
show as 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience' in October 1966.
His first album 'Are You Experienced?' (which is a reference to astral travel) came out in England in 1967. He produced 3 studio albums and 1 live
album but left behind a wealth of recordings before his death in September 1970 at the age of 27 - joining Rolling Stone Brain Jones as number 2 in
the '27 club' with other members being Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.
JIMI AND DRUGS
A lot of people who really don't know much about Hendrix usually believe he was a big drug taker and eventually died from an overdose. Not an
accurate portrayal of him all. It's well known that he did take drugs, smoked pot, enjoyed '___' and the occasional coc aine - what musician in
the 60's didn't? He did not use heroin, pharmaceuticals or other harsh chemicals and was not a big drinker because he couldnt handle hard spirits.
The bass player for the 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' - Noel Redding said he would keep references in his diary of what the band took because he was
worried of it getting out of hand, seeing it happen to too many bands in that time. He went on to say that Jimi was actually pretty reserved in his
drug taking and a lot of the time was victim to 'spikes' in his drinks or being given bad drugs from keen fans and people trying to get close to
Many people close to him have said that when he took acid/lsd, he'd always have to take twice as much as anyone else just to meet them on their level
because drugs had little effect on him. This is a common experience with creative minds which soak up mind expanding drugs and need more than the
average person to even get near being 'affected' in the sense of the word.
BACKGROUND TO JIMI'S DEATH
The official report of his death was due to asphyxiation due to vomiting during a deep sleep brought on by sleeping pills and alcohol in his system.
Reports differ on whether he was alive but unconscious when the medics arrived, dying on the way to the hospital due to being laid on his back or
whether he was already dead when the medics got there. Either way, the medics arrived late due to his stupid girlfriend who has since passed on and
taken the information of what happened between the many hours of finding him unconscious and actually calling the medics.
It was originally reported that he died of a heroin overdose but that has been proven false by medical reports of blood tests showing he had no drugs
in his system apart from the sleeping pills.
The common reasoning for his death goes as follows:
He was at a party and had a couple glasses of wine.
Planning on sleeping through the next day because of a late flight he chose to take some sleeping pills.
When he arrived home late that night, he took 3 sleeping pills and sat down and penned his last song (see below).
It's believed he awoke at some point during the night and either forgot he'd taken sleeping pills some more or else believed they weren't strong
enough because he was waking up so he took around 3 more and feel asleep.
HIS LAST WORDS
Before he went to bed the night he died, Jimi penned one last song.
Title: The Story Of Life
It's a telling story of his beliefs in the Jesus & Mary theory and even references UFOs in heaven.
The last two verses of this song and the last thing he ever wrote go as:
DEATH NOT SUIDICE
I wish not to be alone,
so I must respect my other heart
Oh, the story
of Jesus is the story
of you and me
No use in feeling lonely,
I am searching to be free
of life is quicker
than the wink of an eye
The story of love
is hello and goodbye
Until we meet again
(Full lyrics here: The Story Of Life)
It's also fact in the Hendrix world that he was NOT suicidal and had many projects up his sleeve. His
multimillion dollar recording studio
was near completion, Learning how to read and write music so he could compose, touring to new countries
like Japan and Australia and had around 300 hours of demos and unfinished tracks which have filled many posthumous albums since.
This is important to establish as it is easy to read 'The Story Of Life', believe the drug hype and come to a conclusion it was suicide. No one
close to him believes that to be true, nor did the coroner.... but it may of been an accidental death via an OOBE, a suicide of sorts but due to
curiosity rather than a wish to never live again.
THE ALPHAJERK THEORY
This theory was brought up in a Jimi Hendrix documentary amongst other artists recollections such as Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton on Jimi's death.
The term 'Alphajerk' was used by the Allen Brothers, close friends of Jimi's in NY (see blow quote).
These are the guys talking in the mp3 clip below and on the video (and many other Hendrix biographies) so it's worth a quick paragraph to establish
their connection to Jimi.
Albert Allen (TaharQa Aleem) and Arthur Allen (Tunde Ra Aleem), collectively known as The Twins or The Ghetto Fighters, were old friends
from days long before Jimi’s first transatlantic flight in 1966 and rise to stardom. Since then The Twins were frequently his companions on evening
adventures around the Big Apple. They also provided backup vocals on a number of Hendrix classics such as “Dolly Dagger” and “Freedom.”
Below is the reference to the Alphajerk and an mp3 of the story being told.
The mp3 is not complete so i'll add what is said before the mp3 starts, you can then follow it on with that mp3.
"...[video cuts to 'The Allen Twins' as they explain their theory]...
Well, the other type of sleep, the light sleep that's coming upon you, you know? There's two 'sockets' that you can go into, one socket is Death
and one socket, is the socket to live.
You know? and this is how i always felt.. i think they call that an 'Alphajerk', you know? you can get an 'Alphajerk'.
Now an Alphajerk is when, you know have you ever felt like, 'oh wow, i'm going into the wrong, the wrong hole here'
CONTINUED AS AUDIO: www.alphajerk.com...
(audio found on the web but it's from this video: Jimi
Which is pretty easy to find, not the best resource of Jimi but a decent look considering it was only 3 years after his death)
REFERENCES BY JIMI TO OOBE'S, SPIRIT WORLD, DREAMS ETC
Firstly Jimi Hendrix referencing OOBE's type experiences:
Jimi was a big believer of an astral life or existing outside of your body. He often talked of feeling as thou he was from another planet, referenced
leaving the body or joining spirit world in his songs and meeting his mothers spirit in his dreams/astral plains.
1983 (...a merman i should turn to be)
Electric Ladyland - 1968
This song tells of the story of two lovers who decide they are sick of living in a world of perpetual war and as that war reaches them, they decide to
'leave their bodies' (referenced as 'the machine' in the song) and find Atlantis under the sea to be 'reborn'.
So my darling and I make love in the sand,
to salute the last moment ever on dry land
Our machine, it has done its work, played its part well
Without a scratch on our bodies and we bid it farewell
Starfish and giant foams greet us with a smile
Before our heads go under we take a last look at the killing noise
Of the out of style"
(full lyrics here: 1983..)
Up From The Skies
Axis: Bold As Love - 1967
This song is about an Alien life coming back to Earth to find to their dismay that it's gone really strange and is killing itself. This is also one
of the first references to Global Warming by anyone.
I just want to talk to you. I won't uh, do you no harm,
I just want to know about your different lives, on
this here people farm.
I have lived here before, the days of ice,
And of course this is why I'm so concerned,
And I come back to find the stars misplaced
and the smell of a world that has burned.
Well, maybee, maybe it's just a change of
(full lyrics here: Up From The Skies)
Other songs of interest:
Are You Experienced?
Are You Experienced? - 1967
If you can just get your,... mind together
then come on across to me
We'll hold hands an' then we'll watch the sun rise
.....from the bottom of the sea
Are You Experienced?
Ah! Have you ever been experienced?
Well, I have
(full lyrics here: Up Are You Experienced?)
Hey Baby (land of the new rising sun)
Voodoo Child (slight return)
3rd Stone From the Sun
...and The Gods Made Love
Power Of Soul
Try searching Jimi Hendrix at: www.lyricsdir.com...
Plus many more songs, quotes and discussions by Jimi about spirituality, UFOs, Space, afterlife, out of body experiences, etc etc.
If you want to learn more about Jimi, then get this book:
- It's one of the best compilations of everything Hendrix and a great start into discovering more about this artist.
[edit on 15-6-2005 by TheShroudOfMemphis]