My Creative Processes and Methods
The Transition to a Full-fledged Mystic Writer
The creative method that I will employ in Volume 2: Books 5 to 8 will differ dramatically compared to the ones used in Volume 1.
In the 4 books of Volume 1, most of the creative process involved the following methods:
Information gathering: I would read a bunch of novels and books, watch many documentaries or movies, or hear about random ideas from people. Then, I would put these ideas into use.
Using logic and analysis: Many scenes are created using an ordered and structured internal logic where I would extrapolate them from certain fixed rules.
Purposive visualization: Many ideas were conceived using visualization. Volume 2 will use visualization much more but via a radically different process.
Subconscious processes: Many ideas were created with no planning involved. They arose out of thin air, rather extemporaneously.
Therefore, Volume 1’s creative process is more structured, logical, ordered, and intellectual.
However, Volume 2 will employ sound-induced meditation to induce mystical experiences, heightened intuition, visualization, and creativity.
I did this using the following steps:
Using Robert Monroe’s Hemisync Binaural Methods: I would put on earbuds and listen to several videos of such a method. It inputs 2 different wavelengths to each ear to create a harmonized frequency. Often, I select those of the right band to induce alpha or delta brainwaves. My creativity, visualization, and imaginative prowess heighten in this zone.
Using Robert Monroe’s Focus 3 and 10 Consciousness Methods: These states are useful for dispelling the ego and false self, which allows me to quickly induce mystical states by embedding myself into a sea of cosmic consciousness to access knowledge and philosophical knowledge from sources beyond the body. I used this method to plan all philosophical scenes and was shocked at the immense insights given, which could not be arrived at through laborious research or logical reasoning. This can also be used to obtain solutions to life problems. However, I am still inconsistent in accessing it at will.
Reception-based Creativity: I combined the method in (1) with inner meditation where I shut off all logical processes. All preconceptions and the tendency to intellectualize are turned off. I would then intend on what ideas (like scenes) I wish to uncover. It takes about 5 minutes to clear the clutter. Often, when an idea comes to me rather vividly, I would reject it. Only when the mind is calm, that I would just purely receive images, sounds, and ideas without using the analytical mind. By no means would I use words or categories to classify these images. I would purely use a non-verbal process to perceive them and then translate them into precise scenes. Through this method, I planned out 300 scenes, places, characters, abilities, and themes in a brief span of just 4 days. I was surprised at how much more original and immersive these ideas were!
Overall, I felt that the method used in Volume 2 boosts my intuitive insight and creativity by a factor of between 3 to 30 times, depending on which specific area targeted. It also gives far more original and deeper ideas, which still retain more simplicity and clarity than ideas in Volume 1.
The basis of this method seems to be the realization that the brain is just a receiver for an eternal and infinite consciousness outside of the body. By deconstructing the false self, its intellectualizing nature, and preconceptions, one can easily access knowledge far faster and more complete than any “normal” means of research or study. I have partially used this method in the past to solve complex math problems and design computer circuitry involving artificial intelligence.
Although controversial, I am currently exploring Monroe’s methods further to induce out-of-body experiences (OBEs). I often get to the point of sleep paralysis via his Focus 10 method, which Dolores Cannon describes as the final stage before the soul leaves the body. However, I dare not try this method alone without proper guidance. I once had an OBE many years ago and was rather spooked—in that state, you perceive things in higher resolution, but also in 3D, rather than 2D vision, which was what I experienced.
The other method I am exploring is the concept of remote viewing, where I would sometimes predict what is inside a box that I know nothing of its content. More experiments are underway.
These methods seem strange, but new studies of near-death experiences (NDEs) have concluded that the brain is indeed just a receptacle for something more beyond, and the soul survives physical death. Everything is connected in space and time, in a non-local field that can access information from billions of light-years away, or millions of years ago, instantaneously.
More importantly, these meditative methods are also useful for healing the self. Likewise, I am also experimenting with self-hypnosis to explore other mystical states and make lasting changes in my life via subliminal affirmations.
On a more conventional note, I am experimenting with all kinds of meditation now: breathing meditation, mantra meditation, guided meditation, visualization, focus meditation, walking meditation, zazen, affirmation meditation, and Hemi-Sync sound-induced mysticism. I am hoping to look into Kundalini and Transcendental meditation.
They are very important as Volume 2 will cover meditation as one of its primary themes extensively. I suppose that reality is a mystery that one should not understand; instead, one must experience it, never stopping its flows, but flowing with it, becoming one with it. These first-hand mystical experiences will directly inform my ideas in Volume 2.