This chapter is currently under the review. The final version is proposed to be published as a chapter in the ‘Edited Collection on Psychedelic Music’ by an academic publisher in 2021.
From the introduction:
One winter night in 1999, on the plateau of a trip, my friend and I opened a door to a new perspective on our world. Immersed in our village transformed around us, an overpowering feeling of an unusual oneness grew inside me. Things ordinarily not perceived to be connected - suddenly felt inseparable. Since then, I have been referring to this parallel world as the secret place. To help revisit this place, I have been experimenting with poetry, painting, music and meditation as well as more recently with brain-computer music interfacing. This essay outlines these experiments with paying particular attention to how my last Brain-Computer Music Interface (BCMI) using auditory entrainment and neurofeedback in a shamanic context helped discover a state of consciousness altered even more profoundly than the sought secret place. …
Title: Dreaming (2004). My oil painting in size A3.
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