Inducing Sleep Paralysis/OOBE

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posted on Jul, 1 2013 @ 05:56 PM
I first experienced sleep paralysis when I was about 10 years old and it was extremely frightening! I began researching the subject when I started high school, and a year later it happened again. I understood a little more what was happening this time, so it wasn't so bad. Recently, my interest in the subject was sparked again. I have done some experimenting and this is the technique I have developed to induce sleep paralysis.

I'm going to be saying to relax a lot in these directions. That's because it's really important! Now, this can be a slow process so it requires some patience. I'd guess that it takes about an hour or so. Also, to help keep yourself from falling asleep, I would recommend trying this sometime during the day when you aren't tired.

- Wear something comfortable. I wear what I wear when I go to sleep.

- Lay comfortably on your back and be sure to minimize any distractions (turn your phone on silent). Make sure your position is comfortable everywhere, even your mouth!

- Now, focus on your breathing and relaxing your entire body. With every breath you take in, say in your head "Mind awake," and as you exhale say "body asleep". Also, with every exhale try to relax your body more and more. I even get to point where I try to relax my body more and more with every inhale too. Once you feel your body is completely relaxed move onto the next step!

- Focus on your toes. Relax your toes even more than they already are. Imagine losing all feeling in your toes. And image that you no longer have the ability to move your toes.

- Do this process with every section of your body starting with your toes and then move up to your feet, then your ankles, then lower legs, upper legs, hips, abdomen, chest, shoulders, upper arms, lower arms, wrists, palms, fingers, neck, and finally your face. Take your time with this. I spend about two or three breath cycles per section.

- Now your physical relaxation process is complete. Your body should almost feel like it is floating. At this point you can finally stop repeating "Mind awake, body relax".

- I've found that it is required to relax your mind a tad to jump-start the process. Almost like distracting it from the real world, though don't fall asleep! Do this by daydreaming. Sometimes it is difficult to just automatically start daydreaming. I like to do something that I know really well in my head. For example, I'll play disc golf at my favorite park and I try to imagine everything with as much detail as I can. But try not to do the thing where you accidentally move your physical body with the movement of your body in your daydream!

- After a while you will start to feel slight vibrations and hear buzzing sounds. These vibrations will grow stronger and stronger and it may even feel like your bed is shaking like there is an earthquake or something.

- You must continue to relax. I tend to become excited and short of breath at this point. Just relax and breathe normally. Take a deeper breath if you need to, it's okay!

- It may be necessary to continue your daydream, as this will distract you from the vibration process. I would recommend this, actually.

- At some point you will begin to feel pressure at the end of your bed like a cat jumped on it.

- This pressure will slowly travel up your body to your head. At this point, it is possible to hallucinate visually and audibly. This is because you are technically dreaming and these dreams can be projected into the real world, a hallucination. But with all of my experience with sleep paralysis I have never hallucinated.

- Now you are in sleep paralysis. Your entire body is now paralyzed and you are unable to move. This may be uncomfortable but hang on! You're almost done!

- Continue to relax until the vibrations subside.

I have yet to get this far in my practices. But after this point some say you can leave your physical body, communicate with your spirit guide/guardian angel/higher self/subconscious, view your past lives, etc.

Note: If you feel the need to swallow, it's best to go ahead and swallow. It won't mess you up too much. And having the distraction of the urge to swallow will be worse than going ahead and swallowing. With itches, if you ignore them they will typically go away eventually. But if you have a cat fur or something on your face then get rid of that thing!

Note: Auditory hallucinations can begin to occur during the relaxation process. Actually, many of you have probably experienced this while falling asleep. There have been times when I'm falling asleep and I'll hear a breath, someone saying my name, or even a loud noise. These are all auditory hallucinations.

Note: To minimize visual hallucinations, keep your eyes closed. Duh!

Note: Your experience with the vibrations and buzzing may be different from what I've described. It appears that everyone's experience with this is a little different, actually.

Good luck and have fun!

P.S. I would recommend researching sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, astral projection, etc. before attempting this.
edit on 1-7-2013 by evannf because: Typo
edit on 1-7-2013 by evannf because: Generalized park

posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 02:48 AM
reply to post by evannf

No offense, but sleep paralysis is an awful experience. I don't understand why you would want to intentionally do that to yourself. I'm sure there are much more effective methods of meditation and the like that aren't terrifying.

posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 05:13 PM
reply to post by xmaox

A self-induced sleep paralysis is a different experience from waking up in the middle of the night and being paralyzed. But I agree. An unintentional sleep paralysis can be an awful experience, but once you've experienced it a few times you tend to get used to it, actually.

The purpose of inducing sleep paralysis is to begin an out of body experience.

I implore you to follow my guide and attempt a self-induced sleep paralysis!
And please report your experience!

posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 07:26 AM
I did make a thread of why do we dream in Philosophy and Metaphysics.
Oobe is another form of lucid dreaming so you know, I've experienced
sleep para quite bit on purpose to lucid dream. I never had
sleep para before I researched lucid dreaming. You can basically
fly around, summon a dream character to interact with, its basically
you actually, once you are out of it, its the same when you are
lucid dreaming more or less.

I found the easiest way to induce it, is to be really tired from a hard days work.
And once you go to bed, set alarm clock at least 4 hrs ahead of time to wake
you. Then perform your exercise laying down, sleep para should occur
naturally much easier and faster, since you are more likely to fall asleep.
The 4 hour alarm is to induce rem sleep, thats where lucid/sleep/obe para occurs.
To go even further set alarm again maybe 1 1/2 to 2 hours then sleep again,
you should have lot of dreams like this, para should hit ya with a good dream as

Also dream journaling improves chances a lot. Research lucid dreaming techniques
theres a lot, just google it, should be top page.

When i think about it theres a lot of ways to induce hallucinations like dreams. Like
the ganzfeld effect same approach or forgot name i think this is link

The Trigger of Mirror-Gazing
Prety much same like dreaming, just stripping away senses. If you have
mental problems might want to avoid it, just like sleep para.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 06:15 AM
I posted some technique I found when I was younger. You need another person to induce it though. Never did get to try it successfully, but there is a fair amount of research done as you can see if you go to the links (in my post here) If you try it, let us know how you got on.

posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 06:52 AM
reply to post by evannf

Thanks for sharing your method. I used it to relax my body and it worked like a treat, I could not feel my body at all.

I have my own technique I have used to reach the onset of vibrations a few times, but every time I feel the vibrations starting I get too excited and ruin it, thus I have never passed this stage.

I visualize myself on a merry go round. The visualization has to be in first person and you have to actually FEEL like your on it going around in circles. Also, try to visualize your surroundings going by as you go round, and don't let your body tense up.

Another one I use is visualizing myself falling, or in an elevator going down.

I guess there are many techniques that will work, but my next mission is to try to relax and let the vibration stage happen without getting over excited. I will report back when I am successful.

Good luck!

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