posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 04:19 AM
Interesting, I'm going to give both the OP's technique a try when I meditate, as well as this clicking thing a try.
I've actually for a very long time been able to "Alter" my mental state. Sometimes, it doesn't really work the way I intend, and has had psychotic
consequences, but through mere concentration and mental cues I've been able to produce remarkable trance, emotional, vision states(not that I believe
they mean anything, but it's neat to place yourself in a mental movie)
Now, outside of the episode of psychosis, I'm in proper health and the event was attributed to stress/anxiety and called a nervous breakdown even
though I induced it laying in bed concentrating.
Part of my technique is sort of forcing emotional responses, or feelings through memory/imagination/concentration.
I've mimicked my interpretation of mental states, having never experienced many of those I intend to experience.
It's not perfect, but our minds are amazingly powerful when we allow ourselves the time to use them. I've quite often wanted to make an excursion,
or even stay somewhere quiet where I can just be alone and practice. How ever having a job, and daily chores makes this a hard task to accomplish.
Someone always comes a knocking once, work, sleep, and chores are out of the way, and I just can't bring myself to turn down the opportunity to
experience life as well.
Back to the OP. Now this technique you describe, aside from increasing blood flow as you claim, what use does it have?
I understand increased blood flow to muscles increases performance, so the same would apply to our brains.
I don't understand how increased bloodflow to the entire brain affects the pineal?