going on a vision quest... kinda..

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by Jack_Straw2208, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Jack_Straw2208

    Jack_Straw2208 Senior Member

    heres my plan. i ask my parents not to disturb me for 3 days. i will lock myself in my room, and unplug all electronics (my music and my clock) and sit on my futon. no food, no water, no sleep, just meditation. sooner or later, i'll start hallucinating, right (for insight and all sorts of whatnot, not just to see stuff thats not there.. if i wanted that, i could just drink robotussin or something retarded like that)?

    i've been kinda detatched from the world, and a bit confused on everything, and im figuring, as long as i dont die from dehydration, it will help me sort things out and find myself and whatnot.



    any advice or input?
     
  2. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    i think if you feel detached, this could either help a lot, or hurt a lot. Isolation generally isn't great for curing detachment, could make it worse. But the meditating could help center you.

    But if I were going to do a "vision quest" I'd not lock myself in my room, I'd want to be out in nature, under the living sky. Not in some dead dudgeon of a room, full of unnatural, squared off lines. Doesn't seem like a setting conducive to feelings of happiness, not for me anyways. I'd go crazy in a few hours, probably.

    and i think you should drink water while you do it.
     
  3. velvet

    velvet Banned

    I've been thinking of doing that, or something similar, myself.. just completely cutting off all the 'life lines' and just being alone, concentrating on yourself. But yeah.. you should drink (if you don't want to leave your room just use a bottle or sth to pee in) and why not try with a shorter period first?

    Would be cool though if your parents would completely leave you alone while they know that you're up there for three whole days.. hehe.. don't think mine would've done that.. but that's maybe why I've been living on my own for the last 5 years ;)
     
  4. Archemetis

    Archemetis Senior Member

    my advice would be to do a solo in nature...it would probably be much more healing.
     
  5. TheSkaEffect

    TheSkaEffect Member

    Dude, definately drink some water. Or at least open up a window or something so you can get some fresh air.
     
  6. Kharakov

    Kharakov ShadowSpawn

    I would recommend a 10 strip, an 8 ball, and some good porn. Just sit back and go where you are taken.
     
  7. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

    this sounds like a rather poorly thought-out idea by someone who has little or no experience with either meditation or vision quest.


    while it is true that there are people who can meditate for 3 days with no food or water, they have been practicing for years. you will need water, at the very least, and sooner or later you're going to need to pee. plus, the air in the room will get stale. i'll have to agree with the suggestions of going solo in nature. besides, if you shut yourself in your room fot 3 days, your parents will think you are doing drugs, whether you are or not.
     
  8. Jack_Straw2208

    Jack_Straw2208 Senior Member

    no, my folks would be cool with it prolly.. but yeah, my break has expired, so i had pretty much thought of all that stuff you guys said.. well, not the outside thing, becuase its really fucking cold here... but yeah, i prolly wouldnt be able to go without water... and im too poor for drugs... yeah, and about the nature thing, ima blindfold myself and put earplugs in so its just me focusing on me. i' also decided i'd work it up to 3 days.
     
  9. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Youre going to have a very hard time (with boredom, hunger, etc) and become disenchanted, man. I dunno, it just doesn't sound right, your plan.

    What kind of experience do you have with meditation, how long have you been doing it, for what lenght of sessions, etc? Only you can decide, you know what you're ready for, but maybe you should wait a while on this one.
     

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