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Originally posted by BBobb
reply to post by jiggerj
I'm excited to see your post today, because I have indeed experienced this very same thing that you're describing, though I confess I have never tried to tell anyone about it...it's simply too odd.
For me it's something like coming out of nothingness into a gradual remembrance. So, suddenly "I'm" there, but where, where is there, it's nowhere. Then I realize, oh wait, a notion of reality. Wait, yeah, a universe, Oh! I'm human, I remember that! I'm a man...yes, my name is Lee. Now I remember...then it all just rushes back in and I open my eyes. The only moment that I get to truly marvel at it is when it all comes back, and I can sort of look back at what I've just experienced and realize how strange it was... In that moment I have no name, no form, just void. Like you say, I don't fear it, because there is no such thing as fear there, no joy, no pain, no nothing...eternal darkness. It doesn't frighten me at all because there's no such thing in that non-place.
Truly, I'm glad to read about your experience today. I pretty much figured I was alone on that one...don't quite know why God wants me to experience that...
Originally posted by SadButTrue
It's called Hypnagogia.
The state before or after and sometimes during dreaming/lucid dreaming/and sleep paralysis.
It's a cool feeling!
hypnagogic /hyp·na·gog·ic/ (hip″nah-goj´ik). 1. hypnotic (1, 2). 2. occurring just before sleep; applied to hallucinations occurring at sleep onset.