Im hoping that others will be able to corroborate what I sometimes see in the mornings, on the edge of sleep, that I do not believe is simple
hypnagogia. As I describe it, youll know if youve seen it or not.
What I sometimes see are amazing visions of seemingly random places. The vantage point will be a fixed point in space pointed in a fixed direction
upon the scenery, and many times the scenery appears as if it is being viewed through a tunnel / window / hole in space, as in the surrounding area is
The scenery itself is hyper detailed, and beyond normal levels of waking detail. The resolution of the vision so to speak, is extreme, and in the
vision are highly organized, complex objects such as plants, rocks, sky, pathways, etc. No randomness at all to the objects within the vision; they
are all highly ordered and mostly unchanging. Sometimes the image will have natural movement in it, such as a diminutive breeze passing through a
leaves on a fern plant will wave the leaves ever so slightly.
Researching hypnagogia and "phosphenes" (the main visual component ascribed to hypnagogia), the description does not seem to fit what I see,
especially due to one additional factor that Im about to mention.
From wikipedia on hypnagogia:
Among the more commonly reported, and more thoroughly researched, sensory features of hypnagogia are phosphenes which can manifest as
seemingly random speckles, lines or geometrical patterns, including form constants, or as figurative (representational) images. They may be
monochromatic or richly colored, still or moving, flat or three-dimensional (offering an impression of perspective). Imagery representing movement
through tunnels of light is also reported. Individual images are typically fleeting and given to very rapid changes. They are said to differ from
dreams proper in that hypnagogic imagery is usually static and lacking in narrative content, although others understand the state rather as a
gradual transition from hypnagogia to fragmentary dreams, i.e., from simple "eigenlicht" to whole imagined scenes
The last factor Id like to mention is the ability to change my point of focus on the vision by moving my physical eyes. It works in exactly the same
manner as waking focusing upon things with your eyes. This feels significant to me, as I would think if the image was a static vision generated by
either the imagination, or the cells of the eyes, that simply moving my eyes would produce no focus change at all, since moving the eyes could only
change the focus point of a stimulus external to the organ itself, and not internal. But its literally like Im looking through a physical tunnel /
window / gap in space.
Another thing to add, is that I am essentially completely awake when these occur. I have full command over my body (no paralysis), breathing, eyes,
eye lids, etc, and am able to enjoy these fleeting glimpses fully consciously. They can last up to 7 or 8 seconds, too, with the image remaining the
same, like looking out a window pane onto a mostly static landscape.
All of this doesnt seem to fit into the normally accepted bands of hypnagogia, and in my other sleep experiences, I have witnessed what would be
deemed classic hypnagogic visions, and they are nothing compared to these.
So Im looking for insight into this phenomena from others who know more about it than I do, or from those who maybe have experienced the same
Does any/everyone experience this?
BTW this is placed into paranormal because I was thinking this might be some type of spontaneous remote viewing.
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