“these practitioners practice dark hypnosis in psychoactive hyperventilation clubs” - The nth Mind, September 2010.
“…there appears to be a complicated set of rules for computing with neurons which prevents many of them from working at once. The neurons are electrically triggered, and if the rules are broken we get an electrical overload. This is the cybernetic explanation (in brief) of what we usually call epilepsy, or (perhaps) what our forefathers called 'possession'”. - Stafford Beer, 1965.
“Immediately you would ask yourself whether this could be a dream, whether there was something wrong with your eyes, whether someone had mixed a potent hallucinogen into your drink. A segment of the wall of the Ego Tunnel would have lost its transparency, and the self-constructed nature of the overall flow of experience would dawn on you.” - Thomas Metzinger, 2009.
Immersion of the self is made by high volume noise, direct amplification of an electric signal passed through processed metals controlled by high powered electronic ionization of xenon gas. Simultaneous, synchronic audiovisual stimuli is produced accompanied by the stench of holy wood, clove, and nutmeg. Purkinje shifts in his nauseated hallucinations as Fechner lurches into view weaving his pattern induced flicker colours in Helmholtz's face. They all dissipate in photic voltages tracing themselves into oblivion through rods and cones penetrating dank neuronal alleyways at high velocity running unstoppable into head-on collisions with particles swarming from the Ol' factory and binding with tactic centres of the inner muscular shell.
Visual nerve transmission is about 150 m/s. Stimulation is entering constantly with extreme frequency changes, up to 25 alternations per second. The drain time for the transmission in order for the neurons to reset themselves is determined by homeostatic plasticity. Using up more and more of the bodies resources we reach a threshold state and trigger into new territories of experience, or reset back into old ones. The signal is now at the level of internal mineral solutions performing ionic transfers causing electrical lightening storms shooting through cells. Axon hillock is firing like a spasmodic machine gun spewing out incandescent howls and screams of white noise automatically reloading the onslaught continues as possession trance is manifest. Believe you are possessed by a god or deity. Something other has entered you, nonhuman. It is the nonhuman we are now in communication with.
The superimposed fluorescent grid clamps the mind like thousands of fingers sinking deep inside the brain and pulling out neural pathways in all directions. The pathways split into two rotating cylinders folding in opposite directions revealing a doorway into some kind of psychedelic reality matrix. Far more potent than those Burroughsian opiate dreaming machines. These are the dank back alleys of the Core clans; turbo charged amphet-psycho-triptamine splittercore; highly potent chemical potions releasing anxiety ridden, fraudulent time-travel. We live on the peripheries of our own being. The holoflux is engaged.