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my very close friend, sleepingaeon and i had a brief conversation last night about hearing voices. he has the experience more than i do. i don't know if his is exactly the same as mine. but i hear a rush in my head. the one time that it was really loud i was lying in bed attempting astral projection. i had just started, so i don't attribute it to that. i started to space out. for a few seconds i could hear what sounded like rushing wind at first. in fact i wasn't paying attention to it. as i started to become conscious of it it sounded more and more like little girls whispering. a whole group of them, whispering and almost snickering quickly. once i became fully aware of the sound(s) they stopped abruptly.

i was curious. any techniques for prolonging and paying close attention to this phenomenon, if indeed it is one and not simply an overactive mind at play. it has happened on other occasions, but never as clearly as that lone incident. his are apparently much more frequent, and as usual i am jealous.

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tanamaria
Mar. 9th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
You are freaking me out.

That happened to me before and it scared the crap out of me. I was in my sisters room and we were watching, well trying to, Legend of the Falls. It was boring me to death and it was only the beginning of the movie. I started to fall asleep.

She started to wake me up and as I was waking up I heard what sounded like a whole bunch of people whispering at once. Some were louder than others, but I didn't understand any of it, it was like they were mumbling.

When I woke up fully, I asked what the heck that was, and she didn't know what I was talking about. I asked if she had turned the TV up loud when the people were all whispering to each other. She said no, and I didn't believe her, so I rewound the video and watched for a bit. There never was whispering.

It scared the crap out of me, and I made her walk with me out to my room (in the big scary barn) and all the while I told her to shut up about what the whispers could have been. I didn't want to hear it.

emogenius39
Mar. 9th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
that is interesting. i'll have to explore this further. the common thread that seems to hold the most promise is the altered state of consciousness in which this "whispering" starts.
shadowsider
Mar. 9th, 2004 10:40 am (UTC)
If it was ghosts/spirits, they probably stopped because you became fully aware of them. Perhapse if you were to try the same exercise again, only before you tried to trance down, ask politely if they could help or give you some advice?
emogenius39
Mar. 9th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
you know it's never struck me until this very moment. i've overlooked the most common technique with dealing with spirits. vocalizing a request for contact. i've vocalized firm demands when faced with ominous feelings. for some reason i just never thought to try this simple approach.
emogenius39
Mar. 11th, 2004 02:12 am (UTC)
i asked for assistance last night. it didn't happen, i fell asleep, BUT i had some very vivid and interesting dreams. i'll keep trying.
redaryl
Mar. 12th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
I have heard that it's very common for people to astrally travel while sleeping.. maybe they weren't dreams. ;)
emogenius39
Mar. 13th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC)
i may have been. the problem with that is, regardless of what's going on during sleep you're not conscious of it, so it's still a dream. the trick is staying conscious. then i truly experience something other than a dream.
drastic_dreamer
Mar. 11th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what it is, but I experience something similar. At night when I'm trying to sleep I start to hear tons of voices. I'm not necessarily close to sleep when it happens all the time, and sometimes it's completely out of nowhere.

When it happens to me, I'll hear what sounds like snippets of conversation, then it will suddenly change to someone singing, then it will change to things that almost sound like cartoons, then it will change to laughing, then arguing, crying, whispering, etc. It's really, really weird. I've talked to other people about it and found that they have similar experiences.

I don't know if I'm hearing random things that have been stored in my brain throughout the day or throughout my life. I'm not sure if I might actually be picking up on *real* conversations or what.

To open yourself up, I suggest trying to completely empty your mind of all thought. You said you've been trying astral projection, so maybe you're already skilled at doing that. I know a lot of people have a hard time trying not to think of things, so if you're one of them, picturing a really low, level buzzing sound might help keep your mind from wandering. Prepare yourself and accept that you might suddenly hear voices, but try and maintain the buzzing. If and when it happens, keep breathing exactly the same and don't move an inch. Stay calm like nothing is going on and you might be able to continue hearing things. That's what works best for me.

I hope it helps. Good luck and keep us updated. :)
emogenius39
Mar. 11th, 2004 02:10 am (UTC)
i'll try it. sound advice. thanks.

i overanalyze constantly, i'm a philosophy major, so quieting my mind has never come quickly or easily for me. i tried to focus on the drone of my heater last night, but i eventually just fell asleep.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
hi
Everytime my friend __cradle tries astral projection he says at a certain point he hears a rushing and the more aware of it he becomes he hears voices. He said he gets it when he meditates also. and once he is fully aware they stop. So he tried concentrating on something else when he hears them yet keeping some attention on them also. And each time he says it goes longer and gets louder.
is that the only time you have heard it?
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
a few times, awhile back when i was studying astral projection again, i felt the rushing you're describing. but it was different. it was not only a noise or a feeling, but both. i could hear rushing wind, and feel it sweep through me very suddenly, and it almost felt electrical. i was never able to prolong this however, because it always sent my heart racing; it would come out of nowhere very suddenly.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
hmm. i think if wanted to there is a way to prolong. just a matter of wanting to and finding out how.
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
i think so too. astral projection and paranormal matters alike scare me when something is directly happening to me. i really want to project, desperately. every time i get close my heart just starts pounding, and i lose all ground at that very moment. it takes me some time to finally calm back down and try again.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
Lately back home when im home alone id hear a crying that would turn in to a sound like a dog howling. When i would go check thinking our dog was hurt id find nothing. Still assuming it was our dog i would let it go cuz he seemed fine. one morning i heard it and it was more human sounding like in deep pain. the dog was at the foot of my bed.no tvs where on. and it always scares me.
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
i've not had anything that scary and unexplainable happen to me. even the voices. i was only curious when i heard them.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
I have had voices when i tried meditation. i useally freak and stop. i had some bad stuff happen atmy old house. it has kept me from attempting anything now.
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
meditation barely works well for me unless i chant. i rarely ever do simple meditations now, i chant HU, as taught by Eckankar (even though i guess they stole it, but it still works).
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
I just have to be comfortable and relaxed. But now i get paranoid.
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
i have such horrible posture comfy is hard for me too. my back starts to hurt. i have slight scoliosis.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
i lay down when i do it. cuz my posture and i fight alot.
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
hehe. if i could do that i would. but then i fall asleep. i'm a sloth.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
lol. im lazy. i useally end up going to sleep
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
p.s. your rainbow brite is awesome!
i was obsessed with her as a child.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
awww tg\hats cute! can i add u pleasem :)
emogenius39
Mar. 14th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
of course, silly.
hush_baby
Mar. 14th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
that was a bad typo. and ty :o) heeee
sleepingaeon
Mar. 16th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)

my experience with this "phenomenon" has been that when I am alone... but not always (the frequency is higher)... I will hear what I call phantom voices... no rhyme or reason. I will admit that I get light-headed and sometimes (whent he voices are loud) dizzy... these "phantom voices" have been booming and harsh to hushed and soft, leaving it open for the range in between. at frist I attributed these voices to "Ghosts" or possbily some sort of astral phenomenon, now I contemplate the idea that it maybe mental... but when Im around people it seems to be their voices. *shrugs*

but normaly when these voices have subsided I feel spiritualy unclean... maybe thats not the word... but like I have been touched spiritualy... and something has been left behind
emogenius39
Mar. 17th, 2004 02:05 pm (UTC)
"but when Im around people it seems to be their voices."

this is a detail i'm excited about and envious of. did you tell me this when we spoke of it? am i losing my dominance over detail?
sleepingaeon
Mar. 18th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)
to err is human


no I think I intentionally neglcted... *shrug* sorry bout that should have told ya...
emogenius39
Mar. 21st, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: to err is human
should is an awfully assuming word. you should do what you do. but i think this detail is pretty cool.
sleepingaeon
Mar. 21st, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
Re: to err is human

ok... would like to have... its exciting, yes... but also very exciting...
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