Wow, thank you all for responding!
A very high percentage of people that walk around 'doing life' are what we call delutional... most are not diagnosed as SP, because most tend to
'fit in' to the world around them. An example. One man believes he is a CIA spy and that there are people after him. He is in a mental institution
because his delusion don't 'fit' the rest of the world. Another man believes he is very smart, believes he is 'top notch' and born to be 'in
charge'. Do you know what happens to this very errogent man? He runs the big corporation down the street. Why? Because his delution fit in with
something society has in place and his vivid imagination took him strait to the place he imagined himself and believed himself to be.
Ah, yes, I was thinking about this, actually. I was considering that each person uses their perceptions and builds their world out of them-- everyone
sees things differently, but to construct the same world. Similar to an online game such as World of Warcraft, where world data is stored on the
server, then read by the client and rendered to the client's screen-- each copy of the world is technically different but is perceived as the same.
I quickly became curious about if I could change this perception of my world.
Can you vividly imagine something, and 'hold' that image for a long period of time?
I can, but I do not know to what extent I should hold it to, and to what level of detail. I can hold, for example, the thought of a building such as
a home I have not seen before (thought it up) in moderate-to-full detail in my mind for as long as I please or until I get distracted from 'real
world' things, but the more complex it gets, the harder it is to do and maintain the same 'level of detail'-- things start meshing together a bit,
the hill and house might become one thing, as odd as that sounds, or I might lose details like the garage door opener or balcony railing. If I wish,
I can 're-focus' on that part of what I'm imagining to see the detail at the cost of the detail elsewhere. It's very hard to explain, I hope you
I would LOVE to experience a sensatory deprivation chamber
Curiosity has driven me to wish the same, although I share your concerns about being locked in.
@azhAa: I think I may have tried what you suggested a number of times, as I get curious how strong, in a completely relaxed state and where the 'real
world' could not interfere, my 'worlds' can get. I may always be partially distracted however, as I've never been able to break the obvious
feeling, almost of sadness, that I cannot physically see what I think of.
@Hexidecimal: I have considered the scientific side of it, that in order to logically control perceptions and senses, I could control the actual
inputs to my mind. As scientists have previously restored vision to a blind man by translating information retrieved from a camera to a person's
brain and having them 'see' it, I hold hope that sometime, it may be possible. I'm talking more mentally induced over technologically induced
But probably not in the way you describe it (mainly because I've never heard of anyone being able to do it) and if they could it would probably take
the bulk of ones life to learn that kind of mental control.
Exactly what I have been worried about-- if this was possible, I figure it might be more known. But that is not always true, so I hold hope.
Regarding lucid dreaming, I have heard of this and thought it is fascinating. It could serve as a point of research for what I look to do.
I like your story regarding what you saw in your experience. It gives me hope, thank you. I guess I need to experiment with my mind more
Hope all is well still with everyone, and thank you again for responding--