So, aside from a couple of spontaneous OBE experiences from way back in my youth, I’ve been unable to astral project; despite a deep desire too. I’m sure I’m trying too hard/wanting it too much, and even though I can bring about an intense vibration state, I’ve been unable to take it any further than that.
I’ve recently acquired some medial grade galantamine (after reading about its “side effects”). Please note, I’m not a practicing medial professional and I neither endorse nor condone the use of this substance.
Last night , I went to bed at a reasonable hour and awoke at around 4:00 am to take the galantamine…I then got a drink of water, used the bathroom, and relaxed/mediated myself back to sleep, convincing myself that I would achieve astral projection or at least a vivid lucid dream. Note the room was very dark, and it was pitch black outside, no stars or moonlight.
I’m guessing within an hour or less things started to happen. I awoke on my side, with the vibration state coming on strong. Here things went differently…the vibrations seemed to “morph” into loud crashing music. Like an orchestra tuning up before they performed. A very loud, disjointed brass and reed section exploding in my bedroom. I opened my eyes, and noticing I was resting on my side, turned to be on my back. Now, my body remained on its side, but I was clearly laying on my back. I remembered the rope technique and immediately reached up. Here, I realized that I was reaching upwards even though my physical arms remained on the bed. This was the moment I had longed for and I was determined to be successful! At that moment, the room (still extremely dark) was filled with a deep bluish/purple colored smoke. I then either grabbed the rope overhead or someone(things) hand, and just like that I was totally aware and conscious yet no longer in my body.
I immediately rubbed my hands together, while looking around the room. It was still incredibly dark, and then I just kinda floated up and out of the house. From here on, the darkness was engulfing. I literally couldn’t see anything. I tried to get my hands to light up, or to will being somewhere that was light, but nothing. I buzzed around for what seemed like a very long time in total darkness. I was also keenly aware that I was far away from my physical body and didn’t have any idea how I’d get back…like I was totally disconnected with it. Eventually, I ended up someplace where I could vaguely make out shapes and forms. There, I had an encounter with a spirit that I have been communicating with for a week (I think it was them anyway) and then an entity that I felt was being deceptive, but not in a malicious way. At that moment I snapped back, fully awake and covered in sweat . I immediately went back to sleep, trying to induce another OBE. At this time, I think I had a lucid dream where I had a controlled OBE (only in my dream). I controlled my actions and the sequences, and it was neat but didn’t feel authentic like the one before.
For anyone in the know…
-why the loud crashing music?
-why the dark blue/purplish smoke?
-why couldn’t I see anything during the majority of this OBE? Very uncomfortable
-was this perhaps something other than an OBE? I did start this out in my room, where I ended up I have no idea. Nothing was familiar after I floated out of the room
I know that using any type of substance is like using a crutch, but I reckon that if I could actually achieve an OBE, and recognize all of the sensations then I could better attempt them naturally.
Thanks for listening and for offering any guidance or suggestions!!