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Originally posted by MischeviousElf
Op you might find this thread interesting and informative;
It is a time of profound altered states of consciousness in the twilight zone indeed!
[edit on 17-8-2008 by MischeviousElf]
Originally posted by metatronscube
I also have these experiences, along with voices and door knocks
This answer makes the most rational sense. It's called "Hypnagogic imagery"
"Hypnagogic imagery is often auditory or has an auditory component. Like the visuals, hypnagogic sounds vary in intensity from faint impressions to loud noises, such as crashes and bangs (exploding head syndrome). People may imagine their own name called or a doorbell ringing. Snatches of imagined speech are common. While typically nonsensical and fragmented, these speech events can occasionally strike the individual as apt comments on – or summations of – their thoughts at the time. They often contain wordplay, neologisms and made-up names. Hypnagogic speech may manifest as the subject’s own ‘inner voice’, or as the voices of others: familiar people or strangers. More rarely, poetry or music are heard."
[edit on 17-8-2008 by metatronscube]
Hypnagogic phenomena may be interpreted as visions, prophesies, premonitions, apparitions and inspiration (artistic or divine), depending on the experiencer’s beliefs and those of their culture.