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Mind at Large

Total loss of visual connection with reality. The senses cease to function in the normal way.
One may feel like they are merging with space, other objects, or the universe, or feel oneness with the world.
There are powerful, and sometimes brutal, psycho-physical reactions interpreted by some users as reliving their own birth.
Feelings of reaching to the beginning or the end of space and time.
The loss of reality becomes so extreme that it becomes ineffable. Dream or movie-like states,
people have been reported seeing themselves in entirely different settings than their original setting.
Many people experience religious phenomenon at this level.
Often mentioned are an "all-powerful presence" or a "universal knowledge" which many equate to their idea of God or enlightenment.
Many people encounter seemingly conscious beings or entities that seem to be alien or something stranger
and manufacture visual patterns of objects that are self-aware themselves inside an incredibly strange and alien reality.
These experiences cause people to experience an extra-dimensional reality of geometric patterns.
Earlier levels are relatively easy to describe in terms of measurable changes in perception and thought patterns.
"Ego loss", or complete dissolution of one's awareness of the existence of self, is an essential trait of level 5 experiences;
the boundaries between "self" and encompassing reality cease to exist, and all that one is conscious of
is the abstract manifestations of the hallucination. Thoughts are not processed or realized in words or an "inner voice",
as in everyday life; in the midst of a level 5 hallucination, it is essentially impossible to distinguish conscious thought
from the hallucination itself.

From Aldous Huxley's "Mind at Large"

12:28 a.m. - 2010-07-31


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