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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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Etherealopolis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Ahh! I was about to log out when I saw a new message (yours) had arrived, glad I stayed the extra moments. I too have experienced the wind as you describe, I just never had the common sense to try not moving as you did. I will pass this on and give you credit for it, I mean, pass it on to the other member who has lots of OOBs, the one who stuck her finger in the candle flame.

And I will definitely try what you have outlined. It seems different from what we describe as Delirrium, I wonder if it is an effect of Earth's magnetic field or perhaps the "solar wind?" Both would affect a body composed of photons, which for us would be a bit of evidence in support of our theory. We have lots to discuss! :) :) :)
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MorticiaAdams Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Great work, Dr. S. :thumbsup:
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humanofprey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty neat and impressive!!

Nice work :thumbsup:
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Artemician Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
I...

I am astounded.
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ozzieproject Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Impresive!! I don't know how you did this (imagine that)?!
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suenwukong Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
It looks wonderful!
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dragons-trinity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Very cool, the buildings are especially well done, they totally remind me of the golden gate beidge at night.
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Talec Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is beautiful! :D

*also sets as wallpaper* n.n
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TUSIOR Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
i want ask you...what is this..those pieces of [link]? rocks?
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TUSIOR Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
*pieces of walls
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pocketkocurek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
f**kin... cool O______O

now i have cool wallp. ;D

sankyuu!
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InternalPrism Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I have to say, my friend--this is fantastic. Is this ALL done with a mouse?
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WindShadow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
I think it'a great. Wish I could do that =P
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ShadowOfLife Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
can't really critique it, so all i will say is awesome work... this is the kind of thing that justifies me in watching you
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brokendalek Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
That's really nice
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Azimel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Wow, I could really keep coming back to this to find all the little details. :clap:
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dark-kelsk Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
I really like this one, the buildings are neat :)
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kauahagga Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
this makes a good dark wallpaper...excellent
you have been working late into the night...is it :)
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Vathanx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Ohh my, and this is smth that I like very very much...excelent :+fav:
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Illo-J85 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
This is pretty beautiful.
I like it.

How did you get the texture for the clouds?
It's really nice. :salute:
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Denzai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
wow, this is beautiful!

but the water looks very weird to me... did you warp it or blur some parts..?


other than that, I'm gonna use this as my desktop,
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roy-sac Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. cool Clouds... glad I am in California hehe
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Amaris05 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Very nicely done! :)
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, soft and peaceful...
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Ze-Nel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Cool. I really like the darkness of it.
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bear69designs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Very somber, with just enough light and color. Love the brushwork!

Interesting way to create falls in the water. :)
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your patience - ya - no way I would have done that with a mouse... I would have gone bonkers trying.

Awesome work, love the coloring too...
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number1mom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
:wow: :clap: Beautiful :nod: :hug: :heart:
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Branchewski Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting, looks "silent" and scary. Great piece. :+fav:
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Somagfx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
awesome :| can't believe you're doing that with a mouse ^^
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Hyric-the-hunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Beautiful. Nice job on the clouds. Like the buildings as well. They seem to go well with the atmosphere
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megaduce Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
very beautifull work!!!!
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BlueW0lf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Student Photographer
:wow: Unbeliavalbe.
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CesOne Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
nice work...clouds looks like real:P
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CokeCan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
amazing. those clouds are excellent.
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adamvellender Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
That is just.. stunning. Really well done :clap:
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chuscli Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
:wow:
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