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The Zen realms by Swaroop The Zen realms by Swaroop
Dim light, the sound of the ocean waves and a lonely ambience... what more can I ask for :)

A digital brushwork, mouse worked
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Pandemonial Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Took my breath away! So awesome! :shocked:
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JCD2k4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Love it. The picture has a calming effect on me, not that I'd need that. I like the composition and the dark, brooding atmosphere. Somehow the image reminds me of the planet Arnessk from seasons 3 and 4 of FarScape. Strange. Must be due to the shape of the towers.
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sinbad269 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh, so... purdy :P
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HadesReich Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
awesome :drool:
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Etherealopolis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
I believe that the colors grabbed us first, and this was in merely seeing the thumb in our DevWatch. When we full-viewed it, the astounding details bacme apparent. In my personal experience, this si what I sometimes perceive when OOB, down to the colors and the 'movements' of the waters, the deep abyss wherein lie our dreams and fears.
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
and I most enjoy the astral wind... swimming through air and feeling some kind of direction to the wind
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Etherealopolis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
Doctor Swaroop, I added you to my DevWatch about six weeks ago and you have not seen much of me since. I had problems with my job up until twelve days ago; I solved my problems by getting a new job. I mention this as an eplanation, and I apologize for having been away for so long.
I had hoped to occasionally discuss OOB experiences with you if you would like to share. I believe that the 'astral wind' to which you refer is what we call the Delirium; it blows through you and about you and bears you to the edges.....the Outlands! :)

And I like your signature! "Paroxysmal Lucid Superconsciousness?" You mean it comes without warning in sudden paroxysms or fits? Ooooo! I wanna know more!
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Doctor Swaroop, I added you to my DevWatch about six weeks ago and you have not seen much of me since.
No Problemo :)



I had hoped to occasionally discuss OOB experiences with you if you would like to share.

that would be awesome!


I believe that the 'astral wind' to which you refer is what we call the Delirium; it blows through you and about you and bears you to the edges.....the Outlands! :)

Hmm, would you please tell me why you refer to it as 'delirium'? isnt delirium a term for incoherent talk? :?


And I like your signature! "Paroxysmal Lucid Superconsciousness?" You mean it comes without warning in sudden paroxysms or fits? Ooooo! I wanna know more!


Actually it comes when I am either too stressed or unbeleiveably relaxed :) not like fits!
a kind of strange state of awarice .. hmm, feeling a state of shortage of words now :)
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Etherealopolis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Glad you answered before I had to wrap up my night and get ready for my job!

About our use of "Delirium:" Generally a doctor will say of someone who does not appear to be fully conscious, someone who is muttering incoherently, or sometimes, coherently, that they are delirious and will not as a symptom, "delirium." Think of what occurs to heavy alcoholics who are seriously depleted of B-vitamins: DELIRIUM TREMENS. As a Community we have journyed OOB to many places, and as I am the sole mortal here I have been described by family and friends as being semi-conscious and muttering when we do these things. However, the name we gave the astral wind, "the Delirium," was a spontaneous poetic utterance of one of our ethereal memebrs, Terrence, who, upon feeling the wind blowing through him, described it as "I feel the sacred wind of the Delirium blowing through me.....!"

Next, about "paroxysmal lucid superconsciousness." Having had extremely stressful times in my life in days gone by, I would on rare occasion have a sudden state of dense relaxation overtake me. The craziness about me would continue unabated, but my experience of it would be significantly altered; my somatic impressions were as if I had suddenly been pumped full of atavan or valium, but without the inherent debilities associated with these drugs: I wasn't stupid, my thoughts were crystal clear, my ability and / or desire to "do things" was not hampered; lastly I became keenly aware of everything about me, noticing things I had ignored before. Those days of stress are fortunately in my past, but I regularly achieve this hyper-aware relaxed state every day, usually when I am channeling or doing Community work.

Lastly, my experiences with OOBs began when I was 9 years old, almost 50 years ago. I had been to a most marvelous place and met two marvelous people; it was as real as me sitting here at this PC as I write this. Completely bewildered and yet overjoyed at having been to such a fabulous realm, I tried talking about it with my mom, who brusquely dismissed it with a snarl. Fortunately I had begun to be aware that my environment (family, school) was basically hostile to what I am, and though disappointed by her blowing me off so rudely, nevertheless held on to the idea that, somehow, I had been SOMEWHERE. At this time (1957) Bob Monroe published his first book and I was fortunate enough to have read quite a lot of it. Although I feel that our beloved late brother got more than a bit baroque and intricate as to what's out there, his work remains for me a beacon of common sense with little mumbo-jumbo. The hemi-sync method works; I built my own but I prefer to let the OOBs happen naturally. One of our members is a sixteen year old girl who has them quite regularly; about four month ago when she got "out," she related that she'd left a candle burning in her room, and out of curiosity stuck her finger through the flame. The flame above her finger turned blue. Now, with all due allowances for perceptual distortions, which are common enough when OOB (think of how different your house or room is sometimes when you first get out - extra rooms in the house, doors that aren't there in the physical) we consulted with one of our professional associates, a quantum physics theorist, asking if it were possible that the astral body was composed of photons. He allowed that OOB's were possible and that if so, it was quite possible indeed that the astral body is composed of photons. While this in itself is not proof it indicates that we have a working hypothesis to test and upon which we might build.....until something bette comes along :) In consulting with our other professional associates they have reminded us that the repeatability of an experiment is key to establishing some factual basis to our theories, which we have taken to heart.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me and with such great courtesy.

Roy
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
thanks so much for your detailed reply :)
really elated :)

now I get to know how you got to use the word deliruim

about astral wind,
hmm, in my travels, most of the time, there invariably seems to be a current, just like a log of wood left in the ocean drifts down the ocean currents, if you suspend yourself mid'air' in the astral for a considerable amount of time, you can sense slight motion in one direction... just like wind and water currents, the magnitude of flow and force of flow varies it seems

once in my home, I was casually floating midair in my living room and felt that the flow was quite fast that night and i enjoyed floating and drifting :)
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