Methods for attaining the physiological gnosis
          ( Modes of katalepsis and eckstasis originally ganked from the Z(cluster) e-list )


  • Hyperventilation
  • Confronting a fear (snakes, heights, etc)
  • Strong emotive force (love, hate, rage, confusion, etc)
  • Meditation (to vacuity or other state)
  • Pain
  • Spinning (dizziness/confusion)
  • Staring into a strobe light
  • Running to complete physical exhaustion
  • Holding it as long as you possibly can before going to the bathroom
  • Adrenaline rush (bungee jumping, parachuting, holding up a 7-11, etc)
  • Drumming
  • Chanting
  • Mantras
  • Singing
  • Listening to music Really Really Really loudly (especially ambient music)
  • Creating artwork
  • Holding your breath (either with or without air in your lungs)
  • Hunger and/or thirst (fasting)
  • Sensory overload (For example, pain, sex, fear, hyperventilation, loud music, and strobe light all at once)
  • Sensory deprivation
  • Listening to white noise until it's no longer white noise
  • Sitting on a powerpoint (most graveyards, incidentally, are powerpoints)
  • Blood rush to head (standing on your head or hanging from your feet)
  • Shamanic body postures (see the works of Belinda Gore and Felicitas Goodman)
  • Killing something (go get your hunting license and kill bambi- he's overpopulated, he tastes good, *and* he's healthy for you!)
  • Sacrificing something you value
  • Rollercoasters (works best if you keep your eyes shut)
  • Gazing (crystal balls, pools, mirrors, a random spot on the wall)
  • Sleep deprivation (aim for five days or more for best results)
  • Lucid Dreaming (do *not* combine with sleep dep- insanity results, trust me, I know from personal experience. I'm better now. Honest!)
  • Martial Arts (if you're willing to make a ten year investment)
  • Jumping through a bonfire
  • Dancing
  • Lighting yourself on fire (WD40 or a rubbing alcohol and water mixture)
  • Mosh Pits (actually just a combination of Loud Noise, Dancing, and Pain)