There’s an afterlife thread in MPSIMS and it reminded me of a game we played in college. The idea was to close your eyes, follow the speakers instructions visually in your mind, and then at the end, talk about what you saw and this would allegedly reveal more about yourself.
Here’s how it went (IIRC):
Close your eyes.
Make sure to always take notes of your surroundings.
Picture yourself going down a path.
After a bit of time you come across a building to examine.
You decide to go into the building and examine it some more.
You then leave the building to head further down the path until you come to a body of water.
You spend some time at the body of water before continuing.
You head down the path even further until you come to a wall. If you’re able to get a glimpse, what do you see on the other side?
Open your eyes.
It’s a short little walk-through, but now we ask the following questions to examine it further.
What did your path look like?
How fast was your pace down the path?
What did the surroundings look like?
What did the building look like?
What type of presence did the building have?
How did the building feel inside?
What was the body of water like?
Did you do anything with the water?
What was on the other side of the wall
Ok, so now that the questions have been asked (and presumably answered), this is now the time to reveal what the questions were supposed to mean (disclaimer: of course, I have no psychological credentials, neither did any of us, but it opened up discussions on what it could mean.) (P.S. Don’t open up this spoiler box until after you’ve done the above, otherwise it could skew the “results”.)
The path represents your life. The pace being the speed that you feel you go through life. The surroundings of the path are how you perceive the world.
The building represents yourself. The exterior is how you show yourself to the world and the interior represents your innerbeing.
The water represents your sex life. The more involved and interacted with the water you are, the stronger your sex drive is.
The wall is death. What’s on the other side of the wall is what you think the afterlife might be like
So, after you do this, how accurate was it for you? The answers that came up in your “visions” may be completely different from the way you perceive yourself and completely inaccurate, or they may be right on. (I’m obviously not vouching for this test either way, I just thought it’d be fun to share).