Navaratri – Hindu Hungry Evening Raving

Just recently I’ve become aware of - and interested in - the Indian Navaratri festivals, because there are versions of these – for example the ones in the Gujarat region - that take the form of Hungry Evening Raving: ecstatic dancing to driving drum-based music after a day of fasting. If you’ve read a few … Continue reading Navaratri – Hindu Hungry Evening Raving

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Exploring the Dreamlike Aspect of HDR Peak Experience – Deep breathing, Cerebral Hypoxia and Endogenous DMT

  As you go into Peak Experience during HDR, if you don’t have a sense of a dreamlike quality entering your perception, like you’re seeing the world in a different way or even entering a kind of Elysian otherworld, something is missing. Perhaps by mimicking the required state – fake it till you make it … Continue reading Exploring the Dreamlike Aspect of HDR Peak Experience – Deep breathing, Cerebral Hypoxia and Endogenous DMT

The Big Endorphin Rush of Just Having a Great Thought

  “Although the base kick appeals to the body…the rest of the music of an Uplifting Trance track is actually enacting a profound intellectual-emotional process – the soundtrack to a revelation.”   Sometimes, I like to strip HDR back to a very basic formula, as here. I find it such a robust phenomenon – so … Continue reading The Big Endorphin Rush of Just Having a Great Thought

Oh! Weariness is me!

Sail smooth sweet Sun through th'empyrean Lull soft, high bird of peace Proceed, new day, from this birthing On a route of gentle ease   For I sprightly joined The Dance this morn In empty bellied glee Having risen a little too early Now weariness is me   I regret for not one moment Having … Continue reading Oh! Weariness is me!

Face-Dancing

"Listen to this music and do the expressions as directed here, and I’d say you can’t fail to be transported to a different state." As I discussed recently, it’s been found that there is a two-way street between facial expression and mood, and now that I think about this, there is a strong element of … Continue reading Face-Dancing

Coffee Timing : Boost or Blunt?

HDR and Yogging both involve a pre-breakfast cup of coffee. I know some people believe it’s better to hold off until later in the morning, or even wait till after lunch, before having their java. I thought perhaps it was time to revisit the thinking behind this, and unpick it a bit, and share my … Continue reading Coffee Timing : Boost or Blunt?

Koffir Yogging

When can chasing the Runner’s High become a dysfunctional obsession? If it gets you out exercising more, it’s a good thing, but only up to a certain point. It’s recognised that above a certain amount, aerobic exercise starts to have adverse effects that can decrease statistical life expectancy. Basically, someone who jogs at a moderate … Continue reading Koffir Yogging