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Originally posted by skunknuts
This is what it feels like to take MDMA. Must be nice to be able to experience the sensations naturally.....
Originally posted by Illegal Alien
I think I've been getting something similar to this recently.
Before I go to sleep, I do this deep relaxation thing, and just over the past few weeks, I've occasionally (About three or four times so far) had this kind of wave of pleasure which seems to come from my right hand side and across my body, but as soon as I notice it, it goes away and I can't seem to get it back.
I've tried ignoring it to see if I could make it last longer, but it feels so good, I fail every time and lose it.
And yes, it is a bit like ecstacy (Which incidentally I haven't had for well over ten years now), but sort of softer, cleaner and less physical somehow.
Are we in the same boat here?
 The Two Voices. In a letter to Mr. B. P. Blood, Tennyson reports of himself as follows: --
"I have never had any revelations through anaesthetics, but a kind of waking trance -- this for lack of a better word -- I have frequently had, quite up from boyhood, when I have been all alone. This has come upon me through repeating my own name to myself silently, till all at once, as it were out of the intensity of the consciousness of individuality, individuality itself seemed to dissolve and fade away into boundless being, and this not a confused state but the clearest, the surest of the surest, utterly beyond words -- where death was an almost laughable impossibility -- the loss of personality (if so it were) seeming no extinction, but the only true life. I am ashamed of my feeble description. Have I not said the state is utterly beyond words?"
Professor Tyndall, in a letter, recalls Tennyson saying of this condition: "By God Almighty! there is no delusion in the matter! It is no nebulous ecstasy, but a state of transcendent wonder, associated with absolute clearness of mind." Memoirs of Alfred Tennyson, ii. 473.
Once settled in this comfort, the “inquiring back” into consciousness may begin; it is the having of the self as the only object of meditation that makes this a self-meditation. Since what we are after is a self-meditation, the focus of attention is on the self and the radicalization of this meditation consists in one relentlessly pushing back and forcing the self onto itself. This can be done by repeatedly affirming, not merely saying, “I am” to oneself while trying to experience or “catch” the “I” in the present instead of remembering it. In the attempt to experience the “I” in the present, one will be forced to feel the I-ness of it; this is why Fink says the performance of the technique encompasses the “entire man” and speaks of the “pathos of the one who is philosophizing.”