One of the most common biases is confirmation bias.
We use it to choose our news sources, our friends, and the kinds of ideas we create and believe about ourselves.
One way we can describe our confirmation bias is like an unconscious, instinctive, echo chamber generator.
Thought Seed Finder
One cool hallucination effect you can create, if you’re not too worried about being chased around by imaginary demons is the white noise effect.
You start off by listening to pure white noise, and eventually you’ll start to hear some voices in there.
Once you key onto these ideas, they’ll spin around according to chaos theory, which will create the effect of having an self generated, organically driven hallucination slowly taking over your mind.
Being able to hallucinate is a very powerful, very necessary instinct that could very well have been the driving force behind the rapid expansion of the human brain.
Everything that exists now was once an imaginary idea in one or more minds before it was created.
And since whoever could create the best hallucination tended to get the most social status, this is why many evolutionary biologists believe the human brain is our version of a peacock’s tail.
Another interesting instinct related to these hallucinations is our ability to not only anthropomorphize unknown phenomenon, but to do so in an ego gratifying way.
That Guy Is Because Of Us
We see dark clouds and loud sounds up in the sky, and we don’t imagine it’s some kind of physical phenomenon that we don’t understand, we imagine it’s a god like us, and those sounds are him being angry at us.
This allows to feel at cause to things we don’t understand.
One way that anthropologist feel this could have played out in pre-Christian, European pagan religions is in tree worship.
Trees are clearly living things that support all kinds of like, including our own.
Even before we became humans we lived in trees, so perhaps we have an ancient memory of this.
Ancient Tree Memory
Ancient people’s who lived in forests would see trees as being the only things that never really changed over the course of their lives.
Since trees are life giving, living yet unchanging things, it’s very easy to anthropomorphize the trees however we wanted.
They could serve as collective or tribal Rorschach tests.
If you were lost, for example, and didn’t recognize any of the trees, you might imagine you were in a haunted forest and all the trees were trying to kill you.
Trees Welcoming You Home
Once you got back to a more familiar neighborhood, and you recognized the trees, you might imagine they were welcoming you home.
That pagan religions like the Druids worshipped trees as deities make perfect sense.
One theory says that the human brain served as both a survival selection tool, and a sexual selection tool.
Those had the best brains could get the most resources, as getting resources required planning and strategizing.
Top Dog Gets Top Sex
But since humans are hierarchical, whoever had the best brain would also have the most sex, and pass on those best brain genes to a lot of kids in the next generation.
One thing about sexual selection is a much more chaotic and unpredictable driving force of evolution.
This is what Darwin postulated when he noticed how much different the birds were on the Galapagos islands compared to those on the main land.
Colorful Bird Generator
If something like feather color is a sexually driven benefit of natural selection, the colors of any bird species will change very quickly and very unpredictably.
Survival driven benefits tend to happen much more slowly as they are more calibrated to the environment.
If you clear your mind, and keep it as clear as you possibly can while listening to white noise, eventually you’ll imagine hearing some words.
But those words will be based on whatever thoughts were bouncing around in your brain.
Brain Seeds Plentiful
But once your mind chooses a word to focus on, your subsequent hallucinations will spin off in all kinds of cool directions.
However, if you have some demon seeds hiding in your subconscious, this might create some particularly horrific hallucinations.
Hallucinations that might follow you around, and not leave you alone.
This is the problem with some hallucinations.
Master Your Imagination
Once you create them, they take on a life of their own.
And if your hallucinations start to take control over your confirmation bias, you’ll be subconsciously and actively looking for these hallucinations.
So if you are going to hallucinate, you may as well hallucinate some pretty cool stuff.
You Are A Sex God
Like evidence that you are a sex god.
Or evidence that your brain is getting smarter every day.
Or evidence that you are on the verge of a fantastic discover that is not only going to make you extremely wealthy, but just make save us all from whatever is coming to kill us.
This is the best part about hallucinations.
If you let them control you, they are happy to oblige.
But you decide to choose and manage your own hallucinations, you can create them however you like.
They can be your own personal army, on your quest of global domination.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.