So - I’ve been working a lot with void meditation. And to say the least, the more void you get into, the more there is to void.
Subtleties begin to arise, the deeper you go, the more you realize there is something else even more subtle to clear out.
I’ve been playing with different versions of this, and different ways to get the void.
The easiest, but most basic method I’ve found, is the projection of your will power to kick everything out of your conscious thought space. You’re still aware of your body, your eyes are still picking up the fuzzy blackness in front of them, and your ears are still quite aware of every little sound that passes it’s vibration through the thick air around your head into your death metal damaged ear drum.
I’ve begun to see the thought space as a literal 3D sphere around the head. There are minute vibrations that kindle ripple through the surface, maybe you catch a glimpse of an emotion, or a color, or the feeling of a specific person - but if you kick it out before it forms, it will quit and return to the smooth black surface of the sphere. If, however, you give it attention and avoid stopping it from forming, it will swell and develop into a sort of bubble - stretching inward toward your thought space. Sooner or later, it will pop and separate from the “thought-void” membrane and enter fully into your thought space as a full, living color, thought.
I have played with separating each sense. So - audio thoughts only. Let the imagery come, let the sense of touch come, but kick out all audio.
Or kick out vision only.
Separating the senses has shown some interesting things. Like, how sight and sound are connected. How each sense works, etc.
There are several oddities associated with dividing the sense up in this manner.
There also exists a void space where you are relaxed, but have mastered the “willed void” to such a degree that you use very little energy keeping thoughts out. This state allows you to dive deeper into a trance without having to re-surface due to an upsurge of will - or - a better definition is a forced upsurge of will.
I’ve been in and out of this state - it’s extremely calming and relaxing when you get it going. But the second you let a thought in, it fucks it all up.
The third one, I’ve only heard of and not yet experienced is, is the absolute void of all input. Thoughts AND sensory input alike. I think this is the base goal of void meditation - or at least it seems.
I’ve also noticed several different types of thoughts. It’s strange where these little fuckers some from. There seems to be different “regions”, if that’s even the term to use, from which thoughts derive their existence. The one thing I have noticed though, is that ALL thoughts are based in emotion. The very first thing to swell up is some sort of emotion or complex geometry OF emotions. Once that is established (it seems to be the “id” for the thought database), then the thought begins to take on attributes, such as colors, shapes, the sense of certain people, etc. Once a basic embryonic thought is formed, then it grows into a “still picture” thought - one which contains the essence of the thought to be addressed. Either a person or a place or a situation, etc. Once the still picture is in place - it takes on the full living color, motion picture, 3D thought form as becomes 100% active in the thought space.
I’m still trying to hammer this all out. But this is the accumulation of about 3 months of void experimentation (I know, a lot of work for so little info) but that’s just how slow I am heh
Hope this helps in some way, if not, I hope this was at least somewhat interesting.