Duration: ≈5 minutes
Objective: Achieve a subtle, low-level projection of simple different shades of color.
Take a few minutes to breathe and relax, entering into a light alpha brain state. Observe the visual snow with your eyes open and closed, if you can.
With eyes closed, begin by selecting a vibrant color and bring it to mind. Fill your mind’s eye with only that color, devoid of shape and form. Put all your attention on that color in your mind and nothing else.
Next, gently bring your attention to the black space in front of you, while somewhat maintaining the sense of seeing the color in your mind’s eye. Observe the black space in front of you, and attempt to see any change within the blackness that begins to take on the subtle quality of the color in your mind.
Stay with this awareness for some time, observing and taking note of any slight change.
Once you’ve observed a slight projection of that color, go ahead and move on to a new one.
If I had to put words to a change in the black space, what difference occurred?
Did any projected sense of color have any certain qualities to it? Did it move at all or take any form?
Which color of the ones I chose was the most vivid against the blackness?
Remember, the projection of a color can be extremely subtle, especially at first. So you don’t need to put too much pressure on yourself.
A tricky part of practicing prophantasia is that oftentimes it can feel as if you’re trying to convince yourself that you’re seeing something. And in essence, this is exactly what you’re doing! So don’t be afraid to do so!