Diving Headfirst

Diving headfirst is used if sensory amplification techniques do not work, or when the practitioner in the phase is located in an undefined space where there is nothing to touch or look at. This technique works thanks to the unusual vestibular sensations that it causes, which help to enhance perception. This technique is performed with the eyes shut if vision is available and the practitioner literally dives headfirst into the floor or space at the feet. A feeling of movement away from the physical body will immediately arise during the flight down, and the dive itself will be experienced as if it is really happening. Simultaneously, the surrounding space may darken and become colder. Agitation or fear may also appear. After five to 15 seconds of flight, the practitioner is either arrives in an undetermined place in the phase or hits a dead end, like a wall. In the case of a dead end, a translocation technique should be used. Translocation may also be attempted if deepening does not occur during the flight, if sense perception stops improving, or if a good degree of realism has already been achieved. An alternative to the translocation technique: hold the hands about four to six inches in front of the face and try to observe them without opening the eyes; this will move the practitioner to another random location.

When falling headfirst, do not think about the floor; assume that it will be penetrated. This very effective if the phase has not reached a fullness of depth.

A desire to not simply fall down observing one's perceptions, but instead race swiftly downward while trying to move away from the body is extremely important. In case of failure to do so, instead of deepening, such a fall may lead to a return to the state of being awake, i.e. to a foul.

Vibration

Like falling headfirst, the vibration technique should be used if sensory amplification techniques do not work, or when the practitioner in the phase is located in an undefined space where there is nothing to touch or look at. This technique works thanks to the unusual vestibular sensations that it causes, which help to enhance perception.

After separating from the body, it is normally quite easy to create vibrations by thinking about them, by straining the brain, or by straining the body without using muscles. The occurrence of vibrations provides a significant opportunity to deepen the phase. An advantage of this technique is that it does not require any preliminary actions and thus may be practiced at any moment.

The brain is strained to the maximum extent possible, which cause vibrations that may be intensified and managed through spasmodic or prolonged straining.

If this technique does not produce deepening after five to 10 seconds, the technique has to be changed or action should be taken at the practitioner's current depth in the phase.

Aggressive Action

This technique may be used as an alternative to any other deepening technique since it can be used at any moment. Practicing this technique only requires aggressive action of the perceived body. A practitioner may run, roll on the floor, perform gymnastics, or move the arms and legs. Maximum activity and aggression are paramount to the successful use of this technique.

If the practitioner is stuck in a dark space, waving the arms and legs from side to side is appropriate. If the practitioner is in water, swimming with determined, powerful strokes would be suitable recourse. The type of action very much depends on the specific situation along with an aggressive desire on the part of the practitioner.

As a rule, the effect of such movements and relocations comes quite quickly, especially if attention is focused on all the accompanying sensations.

Imagining Reality

This interesting technique should be used by experienced practitioners, or if all other deepening techniques fail.

A practitioner aggressively imagines being located in the physical world, experiencing its intrinsic reality of perception, and not in the phase. This should be done while in a state of separation from the body with a sense of vision present. If successful, the surrounding phase space will immediately brighten and sensory perception of the phase will exceed the normal experience of reality.

If this technique produces no clear results after a few seconds, another technique should be used.

General Activity

All deepening techniques should be practiced with a high level of aggression, with no pauses, only continuous, deliberate action. If techniques are practiced in a calm, relaxed manner, then deepening attempts will most often result in falling asleep or returning to the body.

Typical Mistakes During Deepening

· Forgetting to perform deepening techniques when necessary.

· Carrying out unnecessary deepening while at a sufficient depth.

· Halting deepening techniques before reaching maximum realism in the phase.

· Carrying out main deepening techniques prior to having become completely separated from the body, although at this time only primary deepening should be used.

· Continuing deepening techniques when results have already been achieved.

· Alternating too quickly between deepening techniques instead of concentrating on each of them for at least five to 10 seconds.

· Performing the techniques slowly and calmly instead of aggressively.

· Applying techniques of sensory amplification while stuck in a shapeless, dark space when these should only be performed in a vivid and realistic place.

· Observing objects located too far from the eyes during visual sensorization instead of the required four to five inches.

· When peering, scrutinizing a single detail of an object for too long when it is necessary to quickly switch from one detail to another.

· Taking in a whole object when peering while only parts of it should be observed.

· Concentrating too long on the details of a single object instead of focusing on different objects in quick succession.

· Long palpation of a single object during sensory amplification instead of rapidly switching from one object to another.

· Deepening while standing in place when it is important to maintain constant motion.

· Falling headfirst with the eyes open, although the eyes must be shut to avoid crashing into the floor.

· Falling headfirst without the desire or intention of falling far and quickly.

· Forgetting to use translocation techniques after hitting a dead end.

· Forgetting to alternate deepening techniques if some of them are not working.

· Fear of the hyperrealism of the experience and halting deepening instead of calmly continuing with the technique.