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      What happened to me last night?!?!?!

      I have been using sleep hypnosis videos (YouTube, with a narrator) for the last year or so for insomnia. More often than not lately, I go into a deep meditative state instead of sleep.

      Last night, for the first time I decided to try a "delta sleep insomnia cure" -- with binaural beats -- and something freaky happened. I was in a deep meditative state, and suddenly, my father, who was in the next room sleeping, appeared to me, but it was not a dream. It was something I've never experienced before.

      It's hard to describe, but it felt as though he "bubbled through" to me, but he wasn't part of a landscape or scene, it was as if he visited me inside my reality. Also he was hyper-real made up of extremely vivid colors.

      I was so shocked by this "intrusion" or visitation that I started awake and he disappeared. He looked pretty rough, kinda like he had been spiritually beaten up. He might have been coming to me for help, but I am not sure, because it was over almost before it happened.

      Just a little context: I have been going through a very intense, sometimes painful, sometimes euphoric spiritual awakening during the last couple of months.

      So WTF happened?!?!?! I am sure it was not a dream.

      Any ideas?

      Thank you

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      I've only had experience with lucid dreams, but that sounds kind of like an Out of Body Experience (OBE's). I think with OBE's, your mind can go from an awake state directly into an OBE. The other thing that comes to mind is hypnagogic images during sleep paralysis.

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      Thanks. In the immediate aftermath of my shock, I felt like someone was inside my consciousness, but all day I've been wondering if perhaps I was the one traveling.

      The event scared me, but it didn't scare me off.

      Just read more here -- I am new -- makes more sense that I was in delta sleep, not a meditative state.

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      I've had many experiences with altered states that go beyond hypnagogia and staying conscious through REM Atonia/Sleep Paralysis. The ones that are not clearly examples of either of those are characterized by highly bizarre combinations of the typical effects of those and the awake state. Strange things like what you've described have happened, psuedo-dreams and pseudo-lucid dreams that I experience concurrently with lying in bed otherwise awake, odd hallucinations, false memories very densely packed with information (that often wind up confusing me upon snapping out of it because they involve things that might happen the next day, etc.), and all other kinds of weirdness.

      It appears that it's not a terribly uncommon phenomenon for the brain to not to cleanly perform the process it uses to transition to a specific state and leave you in odd degrees of mixed states. It wouldn't surprise me at all if that is what happened to you.

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