Vivid geometric images and dreamlike scenes are two other types of visual stimuli that can trigger vivid emotional responses. While both types of images may trigger emotional responses in people who are not emotionally prepared, there are key differences in response that warrants consideration.
Vivid geometric images tend to be visually intense, featuring highly contrasting elements such as hard edges, soft contours, and unusual shapes. They can be fun to look at because they stimulate the eye and it is enjoyable to see change in things.
Dreamlike scenes tend to be visually slow and immersive, featuring repeated elements such as backgrounds that change slightly but remain constant for the duration of the image. These images may take a long time to look away from because of their quality of immersion.
This article will talk about the experience of vivid geometric images and dreamlike scenes is most likely triggered by either one.
The influence of psychedelic music
There is a correlation between the use of psychedelic music and the experience of vivid geometric images and dreamlike scenes. Many people report a sense of peace and tranquility when listening to these songs, which makes sense since these songs can make you feel peaceful.
This is not just for the music’s lyrics, but for the notes themselves. The high pitched notes in psychedelics like LSD are thought to create this feeling of peace and tranquility.
The bass sounds in some drugs like ketamine make them seem more solid than they are, making them appear more dreamlike. The presence of noise in drugs can also add a dreamlike quality to an image or scene.
These sounds and bass tones add to the effect of psychedelics, making their influence on imagery and dreams strong. Therefore, it is worth knowing how to use these effects if you are looking to enhance your visual experience.
The influence of psychedelic art
Although the influence of psychedelic art is becoming more and more prominent, it has been around for a while. Many famous artists have used the art format to convey their messages.
Many of them began working with psychedelics close to the time they launched their careers. After they gained recognition and success, their work continued to be influential in the field.
This influence can be positive or negative, it does not matter as much as before because of modern day technology and success benchmarks. People are more aware that something strange or dreamlike may be therapeutic if done correctly.
The way this art is used depends on who is looking and what phase of life someone is in. Some people find comfort in it while others feel exposed and threatened by it.
The use of visualization techniques
There are several techniques that are used to induce visualization in your brain. These include meditating, mentally practicing a concept, or engaging in a activity that you’re already very good at.
It is believed that the use of visualization techniques can help shift your brain into a more dreamlike state to trigger emotion and sentiment in your experience. This could be of benefit when trying to achieve goals or overcome stress which is why it is included in this article.
There are many ways to use this technology for self-compassion. When you feel down, identify what image(s) you are thinking about and eliminate any non-believable elements such as actors or pictures being displayed, etc.
The use of hypnotic techniques
Hypnotic techniques can also trigger the experience of vivid geometric images and dreamlike scenes. They have been used in the past to trigger vivid experiences like this.
Dr. John Newhouse, a medical doctor who has worked with police and military, uses hypnosis to help recover memories of trauma. He believes that it works by hypnotizing the subconscious, where memories are stored as ideas and concepts.
When you are under hypnosis, your thoughts don’t stay organized like they do when you are thinking normally. When you are under hypnosis, you can easily be influenced by thoughts that aren’t yours.
This is why Dr. Newhouse doesn’t recommend using hypnosis during a crime investigation or arrest. You don’t want to be hypnotized into believing that you did something wrong or that someone else committed a crime, after being subjected to Dr. Newhouse’s magic touch.
During yoga meditation
During yoga meditation or any other type of meditation, you can also see your thoughts and feelings like a movie in your head.
This is a helpful way to see what you are doing and thinking, because in your mind, you can be watching the scene from many different angles.
You can also feel like you are in the picture or on the scene being viewed. This is similar to having a dreamlike image or scene in your mind.
When you have a movie-like image of what you are thinking and doing, this image can be very emotionally charged. This is not recommended for people with high levels of stress, because it can make things more emotional and difficult to control.
However, if you feel that you need to reduce stress, then viewing images that are dreamlike and geometrical may help is a good way to do this.
During dream recall exercises
There is a period of time during a dream recall exercise when the client is shown a series of vivid geometric images or dreamlike scenes. These may be linear or non-linear, slow or fast, and may be figures or areas.
These can be almost 2-D images or 3-D scenes. They may be either familiar or not, positive or negative, and may include places, people, things, and/or animals.
When the client is shown these images during the dream recall exercise, their mind goes into automatic mode and they experience them. This can happen very quickly as the client does not have time to analyze and understand these images.
This experience can be most likely to be triggered by very strong emotions such as happiness, excitement, fear, etc. It is important to note that this experience is very non-logical so that no logical events can occur in the mind while they are presenting these images.
When you are falling asleep
When you are falling asleep, your subconscious is running a similar experience to the one that triggered your wake up call.
This is how it works: When you are sleepwalking or dreaming, your brain is running an unofficial sleep cycle.
In your sleep-cycle, you have vivid geometric images and dreamlike scenes. These images and scenes are typically of intense emotional content, so they feel very real.
The reason this happens in sleep is that your brain needs to rest after being awake for hours. When you sleep, your body gets what it wants – a relaxing night of rest!
Sadly, many people get trigger warnings when the content of their dream triggers something emotionally. These warnings can lead to unnecessary stress during the day and prevent them from relaxing at night.
When you are waking up
When you are sleeping, your brain is processing information from all around you, including from your restorative experiences.
It is doing its best to ensure you are feeling relaxed, that your body is healing properly, and that you are feeling satisfied with your day.
This happens without you knowing! When you are asleep, your conscious mind doesn’t shut off like it does in the early morning hours.
Your subconscious mind continues to run its daily operations while you are unconscious. This includes relaying information from experiences to your conscious mind during sleep.
This can be a pleasant or unpleasant experience, depending on what it is that happened.
If the experience was one that was strongly emotional or spiritual, then it may be influenced even more by wakefulness regulatory system (WRS) components. These play a role in regulating wakefulness such that we feel satisfied with our day and feel sleepier when we continue to expose ourselves to them.