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Controlled Induction of Hallucinations

Controlled Induction of Hallucinations

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Guide to self-induced controlled hallucinations, by French biologist Claude Rifat
Guide to self-induced controlled hallucinations, by French biologist Claude Rifat

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Controlled induction of hallucinations
As I said in "How to learn conscious dreaming", learning how to induce controlled hallucinations by
focusing
your attention on informational objects in darkness is a powerful tool in learning how to entervoluntarily into a state of conscious dreaming. Specific hallucinations are difficult to generate as thismeans that you learn to specifically activate, metabolically, a memory area where the informationalobject you want to retrieve is stored in an inactive form (due to low metabolism). Unspecifichallucinations are easier to generate because the natural tendency of consciousness and thought is toevolve through MHV (
motifs homologiquement variants
, or homologous patterns). Generating a specifichallucination (or, more precisely, a
disattenuation
) requires voluntarily maintaining the metabolism of amemory zone where you want to retrieve something (say the image of a rose) to a level where yourthought does not radiate through MHVs.
Focusing your attention on darkness
The easiest way to start is to sit quietly in darkness for an hour or two and exercise yourself. What youneed first is to
observe
this darkness and
analyse
it:
 
What do you see in this darkness?
 
Is darkness "flat" or three dimensional?In the beginning darkness will appear to be flat, with no depth. You will see ever-changing phosphenes.Now if you try to concentrate your
visual
attention on an informational object, such as a rose, you willnotice that it is difficult for you to pinpoint "where" this rose is. The attenuated image of the rose doesnot appear instantly in front of your eyes! Even children can notice this phenomenon very clearly. Therose seems, at first, somewhere else like, "behind your head" for instance. With more work (childrenunder 8 can do this very easily as compared to "adults"!) you will succeed in "moving" your rose from"behind your head" to "in front of you". This rose will look like a faint transparent object in darkness.You can just about distinguish its contour as a difference of contrast in darkness: darkness starts to beless dark! What you can notice, also, is that you cannot properly focus your attention on this rose formore than a fraction of a second, as the rose will disappear to be replaced by something with a similarpattern, because of "MHV jumps". At that time you will start to notice that darkness becomes three-dimensional instead of flat.
Reiterated disattenuated images
When you learn to focus your attention onto darkness you will reach a pre-hallucinogenic step which isthe step of 
reiterated images
. Such reiterated images can also be observed under hallucinogens (or"disattenuating molecules").Reiteration seems to always
precede
the generation of complex images by the brain. Reiterationsexpress something
fundamental
about the workings of the CNS and how it works in order to synthesise
 
complex three-dimensional images. My examination of this phenomenon leads me to think that thefamous Dutch artist Escher had pre-hallucinations of this sort and that he drew them as art.
Reiterated images are always in rotation
This can be observed either with this method or under the influence of disattenuating molecules, suchas psilocine, LSD, etc. The rotation of the reiterated image is
slow
, perhaps about 5 seconds pergyration. While rotating, these images can change into other reiterated rotating images. This is
verybeautiful
to observe as now you can also start to see faint colours in these splendid and intricateimages.
Synthesis of complex three-dimensional images
This step comes after the step of the reiterative images. When you start to see such images, they are atfirst evanescent. Focusing your attention on them makes them more clear. Things now start to acquirebeautiful hues. These colours tend to change if you do nothing to keep them. This tendency is the samefor those images you can see. They change through MHVs, i.e. by following a rule of patternmodification.
Focusing your attention on known or unknown things gives different results!
Here is something interesting: if you focus your attention on, say, the face of a person you know, it willbe relatively easy to keep a
static
image of this face in front of your "eyes". However, if you focus yourattention on an unknown face, you will notice that it constantly changes into other faces, throughincessant MHVs jumps!
Inducing rotation of an informational object 
Something which I and some children have noticed (without any interference) is that if you want to set avisual image in rotation, you
cannot
change its speed of rotation
continuously
. Rotation always jumps ina quantum manner from one observed "speed" to another. The children of some friends of mine firstnoticed this phenomenon by themselves in Tahiti (French Polynesia) in 1985, when I asked them just toobserve darkness!The most important thing in order to achieve conscious (="lucid") dream is to learn, like in meditation,how to
focus
your attention on
informational objects
(imaginary hallucinatory-like visual images, forinstance) or on after-images.You can do this 3 different ways:1.
 
Focusing your attention directly on informational objects with your eyes closed.2.
 
Focusing your attention first on an external object, like the flame of a candle, then closing youreyes and focusing on the external object's after-image.3.
 
For instance, you can focus your attention on the light of a candle for about 1 or 2 minutes, thenclose your eyes and try to keep the after-image of the candlelight as long as possible into yourconsciousness. While doing this concentrate and observe the regular variations of colours of thisimage until its extinction. Write the sequence of colour variation.4.
 
Using a flashlight to produce an observable after-image.

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