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The dreamachine offers a drugless high that its creator – poet, artist, calligrapher and mystic Brion Gysin – believed would revolutionize human … Read More
The dreamachine offers a drugless high that its creator – poet, artist, calligrapher and mystic Brion Gysin – believed would revolutionize human consciousness. Read Less
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                                                                                                      DREAMACHINE/BRION GYSIN
 
 
   

 
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"Had a transcendental storm of colour visions today in the bus going to Marseilles.We ran through a long avenue of trees and I closed my eyes against the setting sun. An overwhelming flood of intensely bright colors exploded behind my eyelids: a multidimensional kaleidoscope whirling out through space. I was swept out of time. I was out in a world of infinite number. The vision stopped abruptly as we left the trees. Was that a vision? What happened to me?"
 
Extractfrom the diary of Brion Gysin December 21, 1958
 

 
Using the Dreamachine
Turn onthe light bulb and set the light-shade tube in motion. Dim the normal room lights so that most of the ambient light comes from the Dreamachine. Sit comfortably with your face close to the center of the tube. Now close your eyes. You should be able to see the light from the Dreamachine flickering through your eyelids. Gradually you will begin to see visions of flickering colors, amorphous shapes, and fields and waves of color. After a time the colors begin to form patterns similar to mosaics and kaleidoscopes. Eventually you will see complex and symbolic shapes; perhaps people or animals.
 
NOTES
This device will produce a flicker frequency of 21 Hz when rotated at 45 RPM.
This video is for illustration purposes only, to show the device working. And does not reflect the effect of using the physical device.
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