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Audio Tools for MMO mastery

Number 4 in my ongoing series of posts about tools and tricks that have helped me along the path to MMO-hood.

Today's topic: Auditory tools.

Over the past 6 months, I have tried a wide variety of mp3 recordings and iphone applications to help me focus during my practice sessions (HypnAerosession, the Gamma Meditation, Kelly Howell's Ecstacy, and others), but the one I have found most useful is the iPhone app "Attractor" (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/attractor/id297012060?mt=8). If you don't already have an iPhone (or iPod touch), Attractor is yet another reason to get one.

Attractor is a highly customizable binaural beat generator. It allows you to create (and save as presets for quick loading) a nearly infinite variety of waveforms. It has four basic patterns that you can use: meditate (start at a high frequency, ramp down to a lower frequency, hold there for a period, then ramp up to the start point), maintain (pick a frequency and hold for the duration), awake (start low, slowly ramp up to higher target frequency), and sleep (start high, slowly ramp down to a lower target). Aside from the extra focus I get from the binaural beat and sensory isolation of the patterns, the app functions as a wonderful timer, saving me from watching the clock while I do the practice.

But it is the other features of this app that make it shine over the many others out there. In addition to the binaural beat track, it allows you to play two other tracks at the same time. The first is termed a "location" track; the app comes with a handful of high-quality ambient sound loops, of ocean waves, a rainstorm, forest sounds, etc., which, when activated, play continuously in the background behind the binaural track. You can also record or upload to the app mp3s of your own to use as ambient sounds.

The second, termed "inception", is for recordings that you record or load into the app, which will play once the target frequency has been reached. The idea behind this track is that you can create recordings of subliminal or audible suggestions that will play once the app (and your brain) has reached the desired frequency.

The app also has a 3-level audio mixer that is adjustable on the fly, to let you set the exact volume level of each element. This is handy when you want to have a track play at sub- or barely audible level.

So here's how I tend to use Attractor myself: Most of the time, I use the Meditate function, set to go from 24Hz down to 4.5Hz, and then back to 24Hz. When I do my every other day key sound practice, I run this sequence for 30 minutes. I loaded into the app the 20 minute Key Sound demo from Jack's "Triggers" seminar (the 2nd set of mp3s), which he provides as a tool for following along while you get the hang of the KS yourself. In Meditate mode, this starts playing when the app has reached 4.5Hz. I also either play the ocean wave ambient track, or if I am in a more "active" mode and looking for more arousal, I play loops of female masturbation & orgasm sounds, which I ripped from videos I downloaded at IFeelMyself.com. (This trick is very effective for ramping up arousal. Sometimes I play it at full volume, and at other times at a barely audible level, which seems to work as a subliminal arousal generator.) If I am going for longer sessions, I sometimes just extend the total length of the session, and fade out either or both background tracks if they are becoming distracting.

The beauty of Attractor is that while it works great out-of-the-box, it is infinitely customizable, so the sessions never get boring.

I hope that some of you might find this tool useful, and am curious to hear more about similar methods you have used.

Cheers
k

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The Key Sound is the key.

Now that I've posted a few tales of my recent successes with MMO techniques, I want to try to sort out what practices and tools I think have been most useful, and why.

To begin with, about the Key Sound: I can say with certainty that the MOST important practice along my journey, the most fundamental tool has been the Key Sound, as created and described by Jack Johnston (http://www.multiples.com/). I won't go into too much detail about how to do the Key Sound, you'll have to head over to Jack's website and forum to get the details. I will say that both of the sets of mp3s that he sells are, while expensive, well worth the investment. I've listened to them many times over now, and each time I do so it helps to refine my method.

(One word of warning: the "beginner" and "advanced" mp3s were created some years apart, with the second set being more of a refinement of the first, rather than a continuation. There were many things about the first set of instructions that I found confusing or or even in direct contradiction to the latter ones. I'm hoping, as he says he is doing, that he'll release a single, up-to-date, consolidated version of the whole set, to avoid sending those who buy just the first set down dead-ends. In other words, you are best off getting the whole package, and listening to it as a single unit, right from the get go.)

So why was the Key Sound so important for me? Jack presents the Key Sound primarily as an amplifier of arousal, but I actually think that it's ability to amplify arousal is a secondary effect. He also describes it as a means for releasing tension and pent-up energy, and it is my suspicion that THIS is its primary effect. It seems to me that arousal and erotic energy is stopped in its tracks by tension, pain, negative energy, etc. By using the KS to release these blockages, arousal is then able to flow naturally. I have several bits of evidence to support this understanding.

As I said earlier, I began serious study of MMO about 6 months ago. I'd "used" the Aneros on and off for a few years, mostly to enhance ejaculatory orgasms, but also experimenting a little with generating MMOs, with very little success. When I decided to get serious about all this, I began by learning the KS, since I was unsure that the Aneros method was going to get me anywhere. (My feeling about this has obviously changed, but, at least for me, the Aneros method was not going to succeed without the KS under my belt first.)

So for the last 6 mo or so, this has been my practice: following the 20m, 2-3 times/week KS "protocol", as a pure practice. By pure practice, I mean that during those sessions I do not incorporate other tools or practices, I simply do the key sound for 20 minutes, while relaxing and using small amounts of gentle erotic stimulation. (If you are unfamiliar with the KS protocol, the details are in Jack's mp3s.) I tried my best to do this at least a couple of times a week, usually in the mornings before work, when I wasn't already distracted by other things. (Doing it in the morning was my own idea, and a great one, if I don't say so myself, since it turns out to be a wonderful way to start the day.)

Meanwhile, when I had time to explore OTHER methods such as the Aneros, I did those outside of my regular KS practice. (One way I diverged from the protocol as described by Jack is that I also used the KS during these "experimental" sessions. He suggests avoiding such mixing and matching, but I assumed, rightly for me, that if the KS was an amplifier of arousal, it would help to increase the effects of most other practices.)

Progress was very slow, both in my general KS practices as well as in my "side projects", happening mostly in fits and starts, but it did occur. The first indication that something was changing as a result of my efforts was that gradually my need for ejaculatory release, either in my sessions or outside of them, lessened.

When I first began all this, if I began a session, and (as I never did, until recently) I did not achieve an orgasm, I would ALWAYS finish the session with an ejaculation, except on my morning 20m sessions. At the end of the session, would find myself keyed up, frustrated, and feeling like I'd wasted time and energy, with nothing to show for it, and would give myself a consolation prize of an ejaculatory orgasm. (This is the primary reason I felt the Aneros would not work; I just could not for the life of me plug that thing in without having a traditional orgasm at the end. Try as I might, I just could not deny myself some modicum of pleasure at the end of another dud session.)

But as I continued practicing, I noticed that this need for resolution or satisfaction fell away. Little by little, I found myself enjoying the session for what it was, even if "nothing" much happened. I'd close the session free of some level of sexual tension that had been there at the opening, even though I'd had no orgasm to speak of. Soon, it became the norm. I even had several instances of non-practice intercourse with my partner where I was perfectly happy to forgo ejaculation. Thing is, I had no explanation for this transformation, aside from regular practice of the Key Sound.

Here's what I think was happening: doing the KS regularly allowed me to release pent-up sexual energy and tension. That pent up energy is the source of the need for ejaculatory gratification; by releasing it, I began to lose the need for it, both in my MMO sessions and elsewhere. Long before I started having MMOs, I started ejaculating by choice rather than out of need, and all thanks to the KS's ability to release tension.

The most important part of all this is that the KS works on this level EVEN IF nothing much "happens" while following the 20m protocol, or even afterward, in the form of Echo Effects. In other words, it has this effect even if you don't know it, even if you think it's not working. (Even now, my morning sessions are relatively tame, although certainly much more happens than used to.) That is why I think releasing tension is its primary function. The Key Sound is a valve for releasing negative energy.

Here's another anecdote to support that idea. Once, on the heels of an argument with my wife that left me tense and angry, I had the thought to try doing the KS, not to generate arousal, but rather to release the tension that had built up within me. In just a few minutes of doing the practice, I felt calm, free of anger, and forgiving of her and myself. The Key Sound is a valve for releasing negative energy.

One last anecdote: Since I've had more success with MMOs, here is what I've noticed: When I feel the energy waves building, I notice that they flow freely through parts of my body, only to be blocked in other places. When the waves encounter blockages, those areas tense up, as if they are attempting to bar further movement. If I focus on those areas and make a KS, I can feel the tension release, and the wave begin to move past it and grow stronger. The Key Sound is a valve for releasing tension, allowing other energies (arousal, orgasm, etc.) to move freely and grow.

That's all I'll say for now, but I welcome questions and comments.

Remember, RELAXATION is the key to all this, and relaxation is the absence of tension. The Key Sound is an excellent tool for releasing tension, and an essential one for me.

Cheers
k

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Ecstacy is Ecstacy.

Okay, so here's what happened two days on after my last tale (http://www.aneros.com/forum/f5/my-first-unambiguous-something-o-14965/).

To set the stage: I have been getting over a cold for the last week or so, and wasn't feeling very hot on this night. I'd been sick during the last session as well, proof positive that you needn't be feeling your best to get results.

During the two days since the last event, I'd been feeling a gentle, subtle, but persistent version of the "buzz" I described pretty much constantly (feeling it now, as a matter of fact). As I said before, it feels like a light vibration/electric pulse from my prostate to the tip of my penis, happening about once a second, in regular rhythm. This seems to be my current baseline "turned on" state, a gentle reminder that the energy is still present and waiting further instructions. If I focus on it, or am aroused by some other stimulus, it intensfies (writing about it now is doing just that, actually).

So, having several hours to myself that evening (M., my wife, was at an evening class) I decided to answer the call. I showered, and gave myself a thorough cleaning, both inside. I then inserted my Helix (using a combination of gel lube and shea butter). I moved to the living room, and turned on an erotic video. I smoked a small amount of cannabis.

I repeated my method of doing regular KS breaths, External Prostate Massage, and Miracle Massage as I described before. Many of the feelings I had described earlier (buzzing, involuntaries, leg shakes) arose very quickly, and within 15 minutes I had my first O-wave, one that would prove to be the strongest of the evening, but also seemed to set the tone for the remainder. This time it was more intense, and had a much more defined character.

My heart rate rose rapidly, I had intense external perinieal/scrotal buzzing (a la Artform's BagJazz, http://www.aneros.com/displayentry.php?id=643), a strong perineal erection, tightness and muscle contractions in my stomach, pelvis, hips and thighs. There was a ball of energy, heat, and electricity that started to bloom at the base of my spine, quickly moving up into my torso, chest, and heart center. When it got to that point, I felt a strong wave of euphoria (strong enough that I felt a slight nausea, and vertigo, like butterflies dancing in my stomach.)

This feeling was delightful, and very familiar. In fact, it was EXACTLY the way that I have felt when under the influence of MDMA, especially that first wave of effects just as the medicine is kicking in. Somewhere I recall Pan making the claim that the MMO is like "natural ecstacy" (I think it is in his KSMO interview, on the second set of mp3s). When I heard that, it inspired me to get more serious about my practice, but I must admit that I was deeply skeptical. Kind of like MDMA in a vague way, sure, maybe, but EXACTLY like it, I found hard to believe. But not any more.

What it is is the feeling that one's heart center/chakra is energized and open. You feel open, confident, turned on, expanded. You feel expressive, attractive, in love with life, and yourself, uninhibited. You feel beautiful, and not afraid to shout it from the rooftops. You feel awake, alive, more yourself than ever, and perfectly content with who, how, and where you are.

Of course, I wasn't feeling/thinking all these things consciously at the very moment that first wave hit, but that is what was going on under the surface, as the remainder of the evening's experiences bore out. (I will point out each of the types of responses or effects that I consider MDMA-like.)

At this point, ready to turn inward, I switched off the video and made my way to the bedroom. I had several hours of free time ahead of myself. I was in no hurry to get anywhere, had all the time in the world. I proceeded to give myself a full body massage with oil, slowly, paying careful attention to it entire surface, working out any kinks or areas of soreness and tension. This lasted a languorous 20 minutes or so, and was delightful, as it was accompanied by waves of intense pleasure and orgasmic bliss. (That I spent all this time attending to the needs and pleasures of my whole body, being in no rush to get anywhere else -- is just like how one's feels on MDMA.)

During this, my mind was filled with thoughts, ideas, inspirations. I decided that I would ask M. to join me in a future session, to take photographs and videos, to document the experience, but also because I knew that we both would find such images erotic and beautiful. Doing so would also begin the process of bringing her into my MMO practices, and launch her own training -- I am positive that witnessing the effects firsthand would jumpstart anyone's own ability to achieve them. (That I would feel comfortable asking M. to share these experiences with me, and comfortable having her photograph them, even excited by the idea, and by my own self image -- is just like the confidence, openness, and self-acceptance that MDMA engenders.)

I then traded out the Helix for the Progasm, to see how a larger toy would change things up. I won't go into too much detail about what happened over the course of the next 45m, but it was wonderful, to say the least. I alternated from active, intense movements (both full body, and internal, with the Progasm) accompanied by strong orgasmic waves, to calm, quiet moments where I remained still, in utter comfort and relaxation, in a Sea of Bliss. Each end of the spectrum was a wonder, and I moved back and forth between them playfully, following and finding my bliss.

I had several experiences wherein whatever I was doing, whether rubbing or massaging "hot spots" or areas of soreness and sensitivity, or simply relaxing with my hands resting on my torso, I would feel orgasmic at the point of contact. It was as if whatever I was doing, so long as it was pleasurable, was virtually indistinguishable from a traditional ejaculatory orgasm, minus the ejaculation and quick drop off. In other words, it was as if pleasurable touch at any spot on my body triggered the same sorts of orgasmic feelings that normally only direct stimulation of my penis and frenulum produce. The whole body as erogenous zone. (This too is MDMA like.)

After about 45m, I noticed that my time alone would be coming to an end soon, and decided to end the session early, and use the remainder to take notes. I removed the Progasm, and inserted the smallest Peridise, just to keep things active. I wrote down everything I could remember from the session, and as I recorded them, I could feel each of the sensations I described return. There were times that the sensations were so intense that I could barely concentrate on the words. My hands were shaking, I was having involuntaries, and there were several occasions in which I had to put the laptop down and let the feelings flow. Somehow, I managed to get it all down.

Knowing that M. would be home soon, I scrambled to clean up the bedroom, and make it ready for the seduction I decided to give her on her return, with candles and incense. I greeted her from the top of the stairs naked, except for a zippered cashmere sweater, and invited her up to join me.

I told her that I had a story to tell, but, first things first, it would have to wait until after we made love. She was game, and excited for both. I blindfolded her, undressed her, lay her on the bed, and slowly brought her to an intense orgasm. She came more easily that she often does, and I felt certain that it was because I was able to pass to her much of the bliss I was feeling myself.

I then entered her, and we fucked with abandon for what seemed like an eternity (though it was probably more on the order of 20m). During this, I felt many waves of intense orgasms, without ever feeling anywhere close to ejaculation. Through my MMO practice, I was now finally able to completely decouple orgasm from ejaculation, with no sense of holding back at all. This, to me, has all along been the most desired effect, since I have always felt that making love to M., while delightful, was missing something that I'd wanted, and had only been able to find during my solo practices.

Approaching exhaustion, I pulled out, and with her loving assistance, brought myself slowly to an extremely intense ejaculation, the after effects of which lasted several minutes. We basked together blissfully in quiet conversation, and then roused ourselves to make a late supper, and for me to tell my tale.

I then proceeded to tell her more or less what I have written here. When I compared many of the effects to MDMA, she remarked that when she first got home, my demeanor had made her think that I was on MDMA (though neither of us have used it for years now). I was open, loving, blissed-out, chatty, etc., all things we both associate with the effects of MDMA.

That's enough for now, this is long-winded enough for one post. I hope my story will encourage others who are just beginning with MMO to to continue their practice. I have been there, even quite recently, and I can tell you it is worth the effort to keep at it, despite a seeming lack of progress or frustration.

Blissfully,
K

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My First Unambiguous Something-O

Hello Anerosi!

After 6 years of playing with Aneros toys, and 6 months of serious practice with them, and with the KSMO method, I'm ready to de-lurk. Last night, I had my first hands-free Something-O (altogether too brief, but unambiguously real), and can at at last feel confident that I am on the right track. I think it would worthwhile for my own purposes, and maybe for others, to outline my sense of things to this point. It'd be far too difficult to give a linear description of a process that has been anything BUT linear, so this is going to be somewhat impressionistic and disordered.

To begin with, about last night:

I started off using my Eupho. I smoked a small amount of cannabis (not too much, just enough to help relax and focus my intentions). I began by watching an erotic video, all the while practicing the KS. For the first 30m or so, I also practiced (for the first time, thanks Darwin!) the "External Prostate Massage" that Darwin linked to here http://www.aneros.com/forum/f5/tits-breasts-belly-boy-spot-14951/ I also added in a simplified from of the "Miracle Massage" from the same site http://www.prostate-massage-and-health.com/prostate-exercise.html which involved drawing my stomach in and up, breathing into the chest area, which has the effect of taking pressure off of the prostate, promoting increased blood flow.

All throughout, I did my best to remain as relaxed as possible, particularly within my pelvic/perineal region. This included making a gentle effort NOT to contract the PC muscles around the Aneros. I've had little success with contraction methods, finding that they tend to make me tense up too much and clamp down on the toy, blocking the flow of energy and arousal. I have found that doing OTHER things such as KSMO, external massage, deep breathing, etc., aside from their direct ability to generate arousal, are helpful to keep me from focusing too heavily on what is going on "down there" and allow me to just relax and let things happen.

The combined effect of these stimuli/practices was that I soon was feeling many of the sensations that often arise, individually or in combination, during my practice:

1. A feeling of fullness in my prostate/perineum. I describe this as a "perineal erection". It is similar to a penile erection: a rapid engorgement, increased blood flow, etc, except the penis itself remains flaccid.

2. Involuntary contractions. These can be either highly focused or diffuse, often alternately in the same session. Sometimes I simply get "the shakes", where my thighs and knees vibrate rapidly from in and out uncontrollably. At other times, it is more of a pulsing, perhaps once every other second or so, that starts at my knees and moves down my thighs and into, up, and over my perineum and pelvis. At yet other times, it is much more focused on the pelvic region alone, with the pulsing beginning at my anus and moving up and over the perineum, pelvis, and perineum, but always moving from back to front. Sometimes, these effects occur in concert. In almost all cases, these effects are strongly felt, but are visibly subtle (except for the shaky knee thing), ie, I can feel it, but to an outside observer they would likely be barely perceptible, if at all.

3. The "buzz". This tends to happen in combination with muscle contractions, but can be felt also when the body movements are quiescent. It is as if there is an energetic pulse that moves from my anus or prostate across my perineum and up to the tip of my penis, ending right at the frenulum. This effect is completely energetic/sensory, ie, it is a feeling, rather than a movement, though the two can go hand in hand.

4. Involuntary contractions/movement of the Aneros. I consider these separate but related to the wider contractions. So long as I am doing my best to avoid deliberately contracting around the toy (not always easy to do), the effect happens as a fluttering movement, with the toy sliding in and out, and pivoting from front to back at its upper end. When this is happening, it is difficult to tell whether I am making it happen, encouraging it, or it is happening on its own. (I spend a lot of time during my sessions with this question in mind: am I forcing the effects I am experiencing, merely encouraging/facilitating them, or are they happening without any conscious effort on my part? Most of the time, I can never be entirely sure, but have decided to think that if I can't tell, it must mean that some part of it is happening outside of conscious control, and that is certainty enough. Still, I find it helpful to be checking in regularly to make sure I'm not forcing things.)

Up to this point, this was the full extent of the effects I was experiencing last night. All of these effects were not unpleasant, but not intensely pleasurable either. That has been perhaps the most frustrating part of my MMO journey so far: I've gotten definite effects, some quite intense, but except for on one occasion (which I'll describe in a later post, since it was a milestone moment), I've yet to feel anything remotely like the sense of euphoria and release that accompanies ejaculatory orgasm. It's as if so far the effects have been confined to the muscular and base nervous dimension, and have not yet reached my brain's pleasure centers. (Until last night, that is.)

After an hour or so, I turned off the video, went to the bedroom, and switched out the Eupho for my Progasm (for no other reason that that I'd been inspired by emjay's recent success with it: (http://www.aneros.com/forum/f5/my-1st-actual-super-o-14954/ -- I'm always using other folks' experiences as excuses for mixing things up in search of what works for me). In the past, I've mostly found the Progasm to be too large: I find it extremely difficult to avoid over contracting around it, since its large size constricts movement. OTOH, I've found it a better tool for practicing relaxation, for that very reason; if I can keep myself from deliberately contracting or forcing things with the Progasm on board, it becomes much easier to do so without it. I do also much prefer the perineal and K-spot ball-shaped stimulation points to the flat ones on the other devices: they are much more comfortable, make better contact, and seem to contribute more to the overall effect.

With the Progasm in, I continued the KS and external prostate massage, and attempted to relax as best I could. The device was soon moving rapidly within me. Because of its larger dimensions and more firm external contact points, the Progasm moves inside me very differently than other devices. In a sense, though I am not doing so deliberately, I move over it, rather than the other way around: ie, The tool stays in one place while my anus and rectum slide up and down and contract over it. I've found that one way to keep from clamping down too on it is to imagine that my lower pc muscles (those that surround the rectal canal) are in a constant upward sliding motion. I'm not sure if that describes it accurately, or makes sense, but when I "do" this, it seems to do is help isolate that particular set of muscles, and let others relax.

What began next was yet another sensation/action that is going to be hard to describe accurately. When I get deep into my sessions, sometimes fantasy takes over, and I find myself experiencing sensations that are impossible in reality (I know several other here describe similar things), but which when I let them occur, seem to feed back on themselves and intensify. In this instance, what I was experiencing was the sensation/fantasy that my rectal canal was the mouth of an expert female fellatrix, and the Progasm itself was a penis that she was fellating. And all the while, I was experiencing this act from both ends: ie, I was she, and I was the penis that she/I was sucking and pulling on. And I was experiencing the pleasure of the act from both ends: The act of fellating the penis was pleasurable (as were the actual movements over the device), and I could feel and enjoy the movement over my phantom penis (all the while, my actual penis was flaccid and not feeling much of anything at all.) Like I said, hard to describe, but there it is.

And a little while after that is when I felt the Something-O. (I'm not going to qualify it as a Mini- or Super-O, since it was short, but not in the least bit small, if you get my drift.) As I gave in deeper to the fantasy, I entered into a light trance, losing sense of time and place. It was late and I was in bed, and if not for what happened next, it would have been indistinguishable from the transition from waking into sleep, a slipping away from consciousness. And then it hit me. My body tensed up strongly, particularly on the upper surface from my feet to my lower stomach, which contracted inward. My heart rate increased dramatically. I felt a slight wave of vertigo, as if my body was falling in space downward below the bed. And these contractions were accompanied by a strong sense of energy or vibrations or electricity, a "field" that was, at least in my mind's eye, highly colored and bright. It was euphoric as well, for sure, but not intensely, most likely because there was so much going on I could not dwell in the secondary sensations. While I did my best to remain calm, relaxed, and detached from the experience, so as not to chase after it, it only lasted maybe 10 seconds in total. As I became more aware of it, I came out of the trance, and it retreated.

Elated, I returned to my breathing exercises, and did my best not to worry that the feelings had come and gone in a flash. It did return one more time a little while later, but less intensely. I then removed the Progasm, returned to bed and continued the exercises, but more gently, as a way of calming down, and closing the session. I experienced the overall sensations a couple of more times, each one less intensely, but unambiguously. Soon afterward, I drifted off to sleep.

So there it is: my first unambiguous Something-O. I'm still unpacking it, and have many more things to say about why I think it happened, and what about the various techniques I have used might have helped to bring it about.

I will say two more things, for now:

1) It is easy to understand why those who have never experienced this sort of thing cannot imagine what it will be like, and why words alone cannot do it justice. Here's why: it is (or was for me, last night) not like ejaculatory orgasm, in that it was not one single action or motion that brought it on. With a penile orgasm, each of us knows exactly how to make it happen, which places to stroke, with what intensity and motion, etc. And when ejaculatory orgasm occurs, it seems to be triggered and to be (at least at the moment of crossover) localized to a specific area, ie, the penis, and especially the frenulum.

This type of orgasm, on the other hand, is not at all localized, and it does not come about from any one action or set of actions. It seems to arise out of nowhere, unbidden, or at least to occur over such a wide area of the body that it is hard to feel where it "begins". Hence while you can create a sense of conditions to allow it to happen, you cannot MAKE it happen. No amount of rubbing, contracting, deep breathing, or whatever will be sufficient to bring it about. All of which makes it extremely frustrating for those of us (myself included, still) who want a METHOD, a set of steps or routines that will get us there.

2) In the midst of my Something-O, I realized something else: That I'd been close to this doorway on a number of previous occasions, some of them quite early on in my serious explorations of MMO. The sense of vertigo, movement, and transition was VERY familiar. I'd either been afraid to cross over the threshold, or had not recognized it as a door at all.

I think that is enough for one post. More to come, for sure.

Humbly,
Karyon

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