I can associate with that feeling you described of images forming when I listened to a wordless album a few months ago. It's hard to describe, It now has me wondering if I saw some cover art and that's where it originates from. Remembering it now I am picturing these green shapes, large round and flowing. Then again it might have been from the dream I was having while listening to it. For me that seems to be the closest thing to meditation that others describe. Focus on the music and fall into dream state
Classical music and or soundtracks have a special place in my heart. There is a complex relationship between the memory of the music and the memory of the film and or tv show that it was in. When traveling I would often listen to the interstellar soundtrack while half sleeping, meditating, whatever you want to call it. I could get into a dream like state where you can watch the movie play back in your mind as you traverse through the soundtrack, it activates these memories and they come out in force. Now when I listen to said soundtrack at home it triggers those memories of me having that "re watching experience". Oh yeah I was in that airport sitting on the floor waiting for the plane to board.... Far out
One often has these experiences when sober but I feel like psychedelics can unlock doors in your mind that have been closed for a long time
Agreed on the old music TV. Listening to your favorite music that you have not heard in years produces great results, it will trigger these incredible mushroom fueled walks down memory lane. Try and find an old album that you used to listen to a lot but for some reason forgot about it. I had a sweet homecoming with Tool a year or so ago, their contract dispute kept them out of the limelight for a decade and they slowly slipped off my radar. That body of music never successfully made the transition from my cd binder to my MP3 player
Another memory trigger is when I started reading a fantasy novel series with some of Trent Reznor's music that is wordless. It became the soundtrack to that series of books, luckily for me the same series is still going decades later. I can crack a book open, place that music on and now it feels almost naked without my homemade soundtrack. So much so that when I later heard some of the tracks on the incredible Vietnam war documentary it made me go, NO that's not what this music is for, its my secret soundtrack. It's an amazing feeling to me I wish I could explain it better.
Edited by flashingrooster, 04 September 2020 - 05:16 PM.