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Tripping as a Metaphor for Life

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posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Last night I was tripping out in the dark to some psybient music, as I normally do late on a week-end night. After I had finished my journey and started the return to my normal waking state of consciousness, it dawned on me that what I had just experienced could be seen as a microcosm of life itself. For simplicity I’ll break it down in to 3 basic steps.

1. The disconnection from normal consciousness at the beginning of the journey is the birth process – projecting oneself from our Over-Mind. I believe that we are just a fragment of the True Self, which is a manifestation of the original source of all life (God …).

2. The adventure (or trip) is all the ‘stuff’ that happens to us during our life-times. Its good, bad, exciting, scary, confusing, ecstatic, traumatising – Spirit experiencing itself subjectively within this multi-dimensional realm / matrix.

3. Returning to base consciousness is the process of physical death and the reconnection of the fragmented self with our Over-Mind, to begin the process again somewhere else.

I’m sorry if my terminology doesn’t translate properly, but I think you probably get the idea behind it. I believe that when we experience altered states of consciousness, we are given the opportunity to temporarily re-unite or experience connection with our higher self . We are no longer our human ego, we are without limits, eternal. It is addictive for me, because I have always been uncomfortable in this Earth form, like I took a wrong turn or something on my way to Arcturus.

It is well known of course that ‘journeying’ is vital to a shaman’s ability to carry out healing works in the spirit realms. The use of chanting or repetitive drumming or clacking with sticks or rocks was a common method to ‘transport’ the shaman. I prefer good quality headphones, complete darkness, and music that is transcendental in nature or composition.

Anyway, thought I would share this little story for those who like to ‘journey’ themselves – why do you do it ? what do you enjoy about it ? What techniques or methods do you employ ?

Please no drug references (for T&C reasons) – no need to disclose here.



Peace Out – Trip Out – Ned




posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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"Falling Down" as a metaphor for life:

en.wikipedia.org...




posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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I couldn't agree more OP. I mean I really can't talk about it, it's forbidden here. Peace, love, and light!



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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I've tried to explain this so many times to so many people, but all I can come up with to say is
"life is a trip."
But they think I mean
"life is crazy huh?"

But I mean,

"Life IS a trip."

Mini trips can teach you many things as being analogous to the bigger trip of life, and maybe the even more encompassing trip of death.. It's all one pattern, put into smaller and smaller circles.

It's not called going on a trip, for nothing... Same as how you go on a trip to the beach. While you are there you are supposed to forget everything else and just be on the trip. And then you later come back to your larger reality.

I suspect there are many tripping levels even going beyond life and death of the physical, maybe life and death of the soul, which could go into a higher soul which could have life and death, which could go into a higher soul, and If you get outside all of the trip all that's left is GOD.

Ya?
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posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Has anyone ever been hooked up to machines to see if their altered state lights up different parts of the brain to prove that it's not just daydreaming?



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Thanks Dusty, well said

Mini trips within bigger trips in some type of circular paradigm.



Peace



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
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Has anyone ever been hooked up to machines to see if their altered state lights up different parts of the brain to prove that it's not just daydreaming?


Dreaming is a projection of ones conscious focus from the body into the mind. i.e. a Trip...

Could you explain why a difference should be important.

People often say "Just" dreaming, as if dreaming is so bland. Life itself is a dream in my mind albeit a longer dream. I'm afraid "Inception's" message was lost on many..



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
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Has anyone ever been hooked up to machines to see if their altered state lights up different parts of the brain to prove that it's not just daydreaming?


You're opening a can of worms with that question Jigger.

My opinion is that we are not our brains, most of the time. Consciousness is a vibrational energy and is an etheral body form. That is why you can disconnect from your physical body and still be conscious. Most of us do this every night when we sleep without even being aware of it. The energy body must move away from the physical in order to recharge.

Anyway, I can see I'm just starting to dig a hole for myself here. This stuff can't be explained using language. Gotta get out of your head to understand your head.

* Ned



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Not daydreaming MRI scans show different parts of the brain lighting up. Here is one

www3.imperial.ac.uk... mperialcollege/newssummary/news_24-1-2012-10-39-58

Synapis are happening between parts of the brain that normally do not communicate with each other.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by nimbinned
Consciousness is a vibrational energy and is an etheral body form.


No it's not.
2nd line



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by nimbinned
That is why you can disconnect from your physical body and still be conscious.


No you can't.
2nd line



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by nimbinned

Originally posted by jiggerj
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Has anyone ever been hooked up to machines to see if their altered state lights up different parts of the brain to prove that it's not just daydreaming?


You're opening a can of worms with that question Jigger.


When I hear the term 'altered states' I hear of someone using their mind in a way that is aside from the norm, the ability to think more deeply on a topic than the average guy can. There is no reason to doubt the powers of the mind. Nikola Tesla was believed to be able to see things before him in three dimensions, and he would manipulate it as though he was working on a machine right in front of him.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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I just watched a great documentary where they were looking for the human soul/consciousness and they interview an anestesiologist who suggest that it may not be exist in the brain or even in the body. He suggested that it may be woven in the fabric of the universe around us. Quantum entanglement. It was a cool documentary and I will post it if I can find it.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj

Originally posted by nimbinned
That is why you can disconnect from your physical body and still be conscious.


No you can't.
2nd line


Jigger, notice my previous quote



This stuff can't be explained using language. Gotta get out of your head to understand your head.


I was turned in to a tripper at a very young age. I was about 8 years old when I went to the dentist and he gave me some good grade nitrous oxide. Wow - it was so beautiful - leaving my head. Now you could say that this was just a trick of the mind, elevated brain activity ...blah blah blah... But I left my body and floated about the room while fully intoxicated.

* Ned



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
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I just watched a great documentary where they were looking for the human soul/consciousness and they interview an anestesiologist who suggest that it may not be exist in the brain or even in the body. He suggested that it may be woven in the fabric of the universe around us. Quantum entanglement. It was a cool documentary and I will post it if I can find it.


Yes, I read that too.

Thanks for mentioning.

* Ned



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
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I just watched a great documentary where they were looking for the human soul/consciousness and they interview an anestesiologist who suggest that it may not be exist in the brain or even in the body. He suggested that it may be woven in the fabric of the universe around us. Quantum entanglement. It was a cool documentary and I will post it if I can find it.


I'm not looking to be argumentative. It's just very frustrating to hear people say that consciousness is thought that can be formulated without any pathways leading to and from a memory bank (a brain). Consciousness is a product of a machine. It is the manipulation of energy, and not energy in and of itself.

I cannot create this post without my computer. If I unplug the computer, I would not be able to send it. And yet, this message is the manipulation of electrical energy, meaning that this message in not energy in and of itself.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by nimbinned

Originally posted by jiggerj

Originally posted by nimbinned
That is why you can disconnect from your physical body and still be conscious.


No you can't.
2nd line


Jigger, notice my previous quote



This stuff can't be explained using language. Gotta get out of your head to understand your head.


* Ned


Sorry, Ned. It doesn't matter what language you use, what you are proposing is magic, and I'll explain why. For someone to project his consciousness out of his body, this would take an output of energy that would fry his brain. Some claim they mentally project themselves across the universe. If this isn't magic, then it HAS to take massive amounts of energy.

When we look up at the stars, what we are seeing is light from gigantic fiery suns.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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What if the machine that is creating it doesn't exist in the body? Possibly like a radio signal if you take a sledge hammer to your stereo that signal is still the your stereo is just the receiver on this end but the music is not being broadcast from the stereo. The physical body is just receiver picking and playing a signal from elsewhere. Just a thought.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
What if the machine that is creating it doesn't exist in the body? Possibly like a radio signal if you take a sledge hammer to your stereo that signal is still the your stereo is just the receiver on this end but the music is not being broadcast from the stereo. The physical body is just receiver picking and playing a signal from elsewhere. Just a thought.


Yes, yes! And that 'elsewhere' is a machine with neurons and pathways or wires and transmitters. This is much more believable than thought occurring without a physical point of origin.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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I like the idea it could explain a lot of things but then you have to ask where is the signal coming from? It opens more questions than it answers. BUT I like thinking and contemplating about stuff so it's o.k. with me.



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