Citation: TheDiceman. "The Ganzfeld Effect: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp94708)". Erowid.org. Apr 2, 2020. erowid.org/exp/94708
HBW and the Ganzfeld Effect
I am a 22 year old student with experience using various psychedelic's over the past few years. This was my second experience with HBW seeds upping my dose from 10 to 12 seeds. This time however, I planned on experimenting with the Ganzfeld effect while on my journey. As a brief summary, it involved cutting off all sensory stimuli using a ping pong ball cut in half taped over the eyes and a form of static played into the ears on repeat, with a light on in the room.
I decided to crush the 12 seeds and mix with a tablespoon of honey and simply eat (following a four hour fast) washed down with a cup of ginger/peppermint tea which I have found eases the nausea. Also to note is that I drank ginger tea throughout to help deal with the stomach cramps I have experienced in the past with these seeds.
Within two hours I started to feel the nausea setting in but nothing too bad. This continued for the next hour as the effects started to set in slightly hazy and introspective. It was at this point I went to my room and prepared myself for the ganzfeld experience. I taped the “goggles” on and laid back, after a few short moments my mind free from all external “reality” exploded in to what I can only describe as an open sandbox of creativity. My mind raced from vision to vision powerfully as I watched as a fascinated spectator of where my imagination would take me, the whole time melting into the bed feeling like a tiny insignificant organism. After around 20-30 minutes I realised I could control my imagination and started testing this with requesting and creating whatever I wanted to see, similar to a lucid dream. I for the next two hours lived hundreds of different stories and situations that I created, finishing with some deep reflection that left me feeling overwhelmingly positive.
I now removed the ganzfeld glasses and was greeted by a hazy environment and found it difficult to separate what I had just experienced to what I now saw before me. Extremely surreal. At this point I decided to unwind and float aimlessly enjoying the afterglow which was warm and positive leading to a deep and restful sleep.
It truly allowed my imagination to run wild in a beautifully positive experience.
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