Thomas Köner – Daikan

This reminds me of Eliane Radigue to some extent. I would not say it is “dark ambient” … nothing dark about it. Not as open and spacy as Biosphere. I would say that a picture is more than 1000 words. The featured image is the burial site of Alfred Wegner, a polar researcher from the 1930s. As some have said, it seems even more fitting than the original cover art.

This was uploaded 11 years ago to YouTube by one person.

But I inline the version uploaded 6 years ago below:

Finding a Greater YOU Through Darkroom Retreat

Long ago, I was introduced to concept of darkroom retreat in the video at the bottom of this post. The image to the left summarizes the power of darkroom retreat. At first, you might see an urn (positive space). But then a few seconds later you might see two people (negative space).

After 9 days in dark room retreat, you become more acquainted with yourself as FORMLESSNESS RUNNING THROUGH FORM

As an analogy to the picture, you might see the two people more often than the urn.

I’ll be the first to admit that Jasmuheen is a controversial figure. But her expression of the power of isolation to find a greater you is quite exquisite. Fast forward to 7:26 in this video for details;

“Ache” by Lila Sakura

Lila Sakura has a diverse YouTube channel with posts ranging from spiritual mantras to dark spoken word poetry and much more. In this piece, she discusses how the inner You adapts and becomes plastic to live with other plastic people.

“Eternal Slumber” by Lila Sakura

“Kismet” by Nadja Lind

This track works its way into your brain and being slowly smoothly and deeply without limits. Even without headphones, this was baking my skull.

I’d listen to this every day during my morning commute on the bus and just look out the window. It really brought me peace when I felt like everything and everyone was fading away.

Isolation Tank Gnosis – the abuse-free spiritual system!

Isolation: the gentle, non-painful near death experience

I’ve recently come across two people who had significant near death experiences – Dannion Brinkley, author of “Saved by Light” and Mickey Robinson, who also wrote a book. On a day to day basis, I lose the larger picture of life after life (to quote Raymond Moody). I get wrapped up in things that are little and trivial from the big picture. Both Dannion and Mickey received rather severe wakeup calls from The Other Side.

Lord, if it can be arranged, let me learn about The Other Side without all the trauma

I have no desire to be electrocuted by lightning, slammed on my face during a plane crash, or anything remotely that traumatic. Not even a broken leg like my friend Carol got which led to altered states of consciousness.

I’ll take the tank, the whole tank and nothing but the tank.

The tank gives me a near death experience of sorts… I suppose… well it will have to do for me.

Anthony Sommer – ” Open Third Eye – Pineal Gland Activation – Third Eye Stimulation”

This piece really works. Put on an eye cover, place your attention at the 3rd eye. I like the use the methods of The Solar Logos Foundation, a group now known as Sunburst: inward from the temples and behind the eyes is your focal point for the christ light to pierce the crown and meet there.

I am also eager to try his lucid dreaming piece.

Discernment

“Discernment is to see beyond the veils imposed by the senses; to see things as they are. Such capacity to see comes to those who operate from the deep centre within themselves. It implies detachment and freedom: detachment from impressions received from the world of the senses and freedom from personal desire.”

 – Bede Griffiths. by way of the Vipassana.com newsletter

Or is there a happy medium?

Can we use mundane desire for sensory pleasure to awaken?