My girlfriend can use visualization to an extent where it's like she can create her own dimension. She can create and go places in her mind and see, touch, smell, and feel them. Basically an internal holodeck. She said she was able to do it at a fairly young age.
How can I learn this skill? We want to both do it and attempt to find a way to share one, but first I must learn to do it. She can't really explain how it's done. Any suggestions?
Start with small objects, work up to full scenes.
Also start with areas/houses/rooms you know very well.
I also have this ability, it works fantastic in the trades industry because you can visualize shit and put measurements next to it, all in your head.
Its like having a $20,000 digital template machine all in your mind.
It's sad that Tesla has been brought so far back from obscurity that you actually dismiss him - ESPECIALLY in this sort of situation where I'm only bringing up the fact that he had really really good powers of visualization.
>How can I learn this skill?
I can't do this but I think I found a viable way.
I've read three times on the internet (one one reddit and two on dreamviews) of people who blindfold themselves and are able to "see" through the eyelids.
If you close your eyes in the dark, before going to sleep, and move your arms, you can see some movement.
Blindfold yourself for at least one hour every day and explore your house.
Touch, smell, listen to everything trying to see it through the eyelids.
Google, brainstorm and devise your own methods.
Chronic use of Piracetam in high doses or Pramiracetam (bulk powder is cheap), among other supplements, can improve your imagery to noticeable extent.
In my case it becomes better just after some hour of drawing. Never gone past that though.
I plan on doing this but first I have to get my live together.
>you can visualize shit and put measurements next to it
Can you please elaborate a bit more? I suffer from anhedonia and this is one of the few things that interest me. Offer me some joy.
I thought about practicing this skill, you need a lot of dicipline, patience, and the right psycology where you train your mind to not interfere with your concentration and also not collapse your "visualization," or as I call it a "lusion," I call it a lusion because it is sort of like a illusion or a delusion but it is something you created, you were not deceived by it such as an illusion or delusion. Our perception is our reality, I think it's so interesting that we can induce our own seemingly real worlds by either dreaming or meditation. Where you can train your senses to experience any world your creation that you want.
>I'm only bringing up the fact that he had really really good powers of visualization.
So has the random guy on the Internet.
Tesla has become a joke because of all the absurdities attributed to him.
The reality is, I seriously doubt he is respected by any serious scientists.
Like NdGT, the other reddit joke.
But let's not talk about this bullshit in this really interesting thread.
>I seriously doubt [Tesla] is respected by any serious scientists
It's pathetic that you need to be so edgy that you seriously think that.
Basically I can take an object with its basic measurements and change it visually while keeping specs..
Also works well with architecture, measurements of rooms, placement, etc
I visualize it as some sort of demonic CAD program that can overlay my vision while being semi transparent if need and it works quite well.
There's much more to visualization though.
If you do it enough its even possible to "dream" while awake and be semi functional.
The mind is a very creative thing if you let if run free and do not fear it.
I only recently learned not everyone could do this. I was pretty surprised as I thought it was widespread. I also had this from a young age; I apparently suffer from "maladaptive daydreaming" but to be quite honest I do not like using that word or even being called like this; to me that "illness" is just an excuse tumblr created as a way to victim.
My visualization skills are very high, so ask me anything you'd like I guess and I'll do my best to answer you.
>I was pretty surprised as I thought it was widespread.
Yes, humanity hasn't gotten past phase one philosophy yet. Thus far we tend to suck balls at realizing we all have unique and separate minds. Deja fucking vu as I type this.
>ask me anything
Does this help you with remembering things?
Like focusing the image of a book page you were studying or reading earlier.
Can you hear music at will or have a headmate?
In the dream character sense, but IRL.
>Does this help you with remembering things? Like focusing the image of a book page you were studying or reading earlier.
Hard to compare my abilities to recall things compared to other people. What is the norm even? But if I had to answer I would say perhaps yes a little bit. When I learned Japanese I managed to learn the thousands of Kanji required under only a few months. Learning as a whole is an interesting and rather complex subject though, I wouldn't go as far as saying my visualization skills did all the job.
>Can you hear music at will or have a headmate? In the dream character sense, but IRL.
Funny you're asking this, I can indeed listen to music more or less at will. It helps to know that I also listen to music throughout most of the day, it's like a drug, it's as if my body needs it. I don't think I would be able to go on without music... now, aren't people also able to "play" music like that? Isn't it something very common?
Considering how normie /x/ has become I'm probably going to trigger a few but as for the other question, yes, I do have what people nowadays would call a Tulpa.
>aren't people also able to "play" music like that? Isn't it something very common?
I can't listen to music like it's an external source.
I just "vocalize" it without actually using my voice; I feel my vocal chords moving.
But then I don't listen a lot of music during the day.
My cousin does it and says that at times he can hallucinate it.
Once it happened to me though, when I was younger.
Original song with instrumentals for a few seconds.
Now only in lucid dreams or voices at times when I wake up.
I've been able to clearly visualize things from a young age.
Started very basic, without much information/ability to change things.
Basically I've just progressed and advanced the visualizations over the years to a point of them now being more then just pure entertainment material.
no, the dude was very smart. He could use his knowledge of certain electrical properties to forsee their limitations... through imagination
please, if you're interested int tesla, look at his book 'my inventions' by penguin and look into general electrical engineering, it's fascinating to learn about what the man was on about in full comprehension...
Gladly, link me.
I understand how genius he was..
how awesome was the story with his uncle, where he cut the fish in half with a crossbow
dude's a dank memer from the old world
This is actually where the Uncle story comes from. For a delicious older-Tesla interview I recommend the court record of the bankruptcy proceedings for Wardenclyffe
>I've read three times on the internet (one one reddit and two on dreamviews) of people who blindfold themselves and are able to "see" through the eyelids.
Not OP, I can confirm that at least this is possible.
Read a book. Read a lot of books in fact.
I used to be amazing at this sort of thing when I read a lot as a kid, reading felt like it would paint all these things into my mind, and the more I read the easier it became to sustain these worlds and simulate within them what I was getting from the pages. There was also some stuff I read from back in my tulpa phase that worked pretty great. You would essentially paint a small world within your head from which you'd work, the more I visited it the more detailed it became until I could simulate just stepping into that dimension with perfect detail at will.
A memory palace is also a similar concept to this.
Training your visualization skill is a fundamental practice in most magick traditions.
>take simple object; pen, pencil, etc.
>study it attentively for a ~2 min.
>close eyes and try to recall it to the best of your abilities
Many engineers don't need graph paper to draw nearly perfect lines and letters. There was a class while I was in high school where a requirement of the class was to be able to freehand draw measurements almost exactly.