Initiating Virtual Reality Matrix Style
Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips demonstrates SENSUAL VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE. in which you can watch a video and experience what you see on screen as if it is happening to your own body. Since this is a demonstration of the process in a seminar on erotic trancework, the video used here is POV adult material and so the volunteer experiences a number of sensual sights as if he’s physically having the experience. Yes, this really can lead to orgasm. This clip is from a course in SENSUAL MIND ECSTATIC taught by Dr. Phillips in Sydney, Australia, in the Summer of 2015. Yes, it’s real.
This process can be used for vanilla skills as well. Dr. Phillips has used the technique with dancers, athletes (such as swimmers, golfers, etc), martial artists (ju jitsu, aikido, tae kwondo, etc), and more.
We will be teaching new seminars in Australia in February 2017 and we will be bringing Virtual Reality gear for a new twist on Immersive Matrix-Style Point Of View erotic material for some very special Vicarious eXperiential Processing. Yes, this time, we will also have some female perspective material along with the male POV videos. More details about our Australian tour coming soon.
See http://briandavidphillips.net/2013/03/16/dvt38-vicariousx for more information.
There’s a bit of a stir in the Virtual Reality community with news that a couple researchers in Estonia working on figuring out ways to trick your brain that are effective enough to elicit physical responses, and push the sensations of virtual reality immersion way beyond anything that’s been experienced so far.
If you’ve ever put on a VR headset then chances are you have experienced the sensations that Madis Vasser and Peeter Nieler are working to accelerate and perfect. The two met during an Estonian VR meetup and began exploring the best way to spend their time and resources so they would have the greatest positive impact on the burgeoning VR/AR industry. I talked with them over Skype and learned about their efforts, which can be summed up in one word: Neurohaptics.
“We all know what optical illusions are and we also know what nervous system allusions. We all have felt stepping on a stand still escalator. That little millisecond swoop in your stomach that tells you something isn’t right,” said Nieler. “There must be a way to convince the brain we are actually physically feeling something. That’s what we’re trying to crack.”
Of course, anyone who is familiar with my work with experiential hypnosis and the vicarious experiential process know that neurohaptics are part and parcel to the experiential trance experience and that I’ve pretty much been guiding folks into the sort of experiences Vasser and Nieler are looking for . . . for years.
“The best example of Neurohaptics I know is phantom phone vibration,” Vasser chimes in. “That feeling of ‘I’m getting a message right now’ even though you aren’t is a very real physical response created solely within the mind.” Vasser and Nieler decided to set out on a mission to master and exploit these sensations in order to implement them into virtual reality experiences. To do this, the pair founded the Virtual Neuroscience Lab. The Lab is housed in the University of Tartu in Estona and Vasser serves as the organization’s principal researcher, while Nieler is in more of a supervisory role. The duo explain that they, along with their staff and research assistants, employ two primary methodologies in order to prove the existence, and increase the efficacy, of Neurohaptical responses in their test subjects.
There are a number of ways to approach this sort of thing as summarized by Joe Durbin in his essay on the subject (see here).
Gradual Approach – This approach, according to Vasser, involves slowly exposing the subject to stimuli such as flashing screens, quick images, and other projections that become more immersive over time. Eventually, the researchers get a baseline of what it takes to illicit responses and then they can begin to pair back the necessary stimuli to the most minimaist form possible. The idea here is to eventually elicit a Neurohaptic reaction with the least amount of input possible. Vasser explains that his lab’s goal isn’t to get people to feel physical responses only when they’re plummeting off of cliffs or staring up at giants. He and his team want to find the micro-keys that elicit these responses so that they can be induced as naturally as possible. “The big idea is not to use any feedback at all ever,” Vasser explains. “This is the field we are in. It’s one of the most novel and interesting fields for VR and if we can pull it off we can create a virtual world that is indistinguishable from reality.”
“One-Shot-Learning” – The second approach that the lab employs is trickier, according to Nieler, because it depends on experiments that, by their nature, can not be repeated. One example of this type of experiment is the fire test. Nieler explains that when presented in VR with a realistic virtual fire and holding one hand over the flames, most subjects reported feeling increased heat sensations on their exposed appendage. “These are very promising and powerful tests,” Nieler said. “But unfortunately they are difficult or impossible to repeat. Once your brain knows the trick it adapts and won’t fall for it a second time.”
As tricky as the research is, for Vasser and Nieler the payoff is imminently worth it. “The brain is constantly looking for triggers and patterns,” Vasser explains. “It is a computational machine that doesn’t really want to question the data its presented if it is realistic enough. Our work revolves around anticipating the triggers the brain is searching for and providing answers to those questions that are believable enough to keep the momentum of computation going. If we can do this often enough and efficiently enough than we can keep the brain fooled and create virtual worlds that feel 100 percent realistic.” As amazing as that sounds, Nieler is quick to point out that this happy future is still a long way off. In his mind, the lab is only around “five percent” of the way to achieving the type of results that would make this type of hyper-immersive VR possible. He hopes that the wider VR community will join the efforts of his team to solve this problem sooner rather than later.
Of course, I’ve been doing VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE trancework for years . . . employing processes that are much faster than most neuorhaptic methods and which create visceral full body responses based upon the mind-brain-body connection.
In the video above, I guide a volunteer into just such an experience – albeit, this one’s with a non-VR screen (obviously, the experience is even more visceral in virtual reality). Note, while the process can be used for any context, the particular session above is erotic in nature so be forewarned. Keep reading for more videos.
In the following, there is some more discussion as well.
For a more detailed, answer to the question of an erotic approach to this process and WHAT IS THE VICARIOUS EXPERIENTIAL ORGASM MACHINE? and how this method can be used in consenting adult erotic relationships and for intimacy enhancement and even physical skill improvement.
Okay, this is a little on the weird side for some folks but it’s actually based upon some pretty solid neuroscience and yet can be adapted to some very interesting expereriences . . . sensual, erotic, and otherwise.
The process I call the VICARIOUS EXPERIENTIAL MACHINE is a trance method in which a person drops into an experiential trance in such a way that what they see is experienced as if it is happening to them. The technique was first developed for helping athletes, dancers, and martial artists accelerate their improvement in training physical skillsets. Vicarious experience is the learning we have from watching someone else, it’s also based upon a sort of empathy (that emotional connection you have with the characters while watching an engrossing movie). However, with hypnosis or experiential trance we can take advantage of the mirror neurons firing off from observing an action and program the mind so that we not only feel empathy or informed knowledge but that we actually feel as if whatever we are viewing is happening to us.
With athletes and the like, this method can accelerate physical skill mastery quite a bit (I’ve worked with Olympic class swimmers and professional dancers as well as top pro golfers using this very method for this purpose).
Folks who attend our upcoming seminar in Sydney will learn a rather delightful variation of the method for recreational purposes. Yes, you can watch an erotic film and feel as if the action on the screen is actually happening to you. So, if you’re curious about groups or fantasies or whatever, pop in an appropriate adult film and have at it.
As I noted earlier, I will be bringing Virtual Reality headsets (well, Google Cardboard) as well as some VR erotic footage specifically compiled for this purpose.
Here is a bit more on Virtual Reality POV Porn and experiential hypnosis.
This is “HYPNOTIC VIRTUAL REALITY POINT-OF-VIEW PORNOGRAPHY> with an emphasis on how hypnosis deep trance identification methods such as the Vicarious Experiential Process can be adapted so that a person using a Virtual Reality immersive 3D headset can experience sensations as if what they see in the video will be experienced as if happening to the viewer. Note, this discussion references erotic material but the method can be used for numerous contexts from entertainment and recreation to therapy or even skill enhancement. The viewer feels as if what they are viewing is happening to themselves. Watch the video and learn how it’s done.
More background? Here we go!
Imagine, if you will, combining VR with deep trance identification hypnosis or my own approach to the Vicarious Experiential Machine Process. The possibilities really are limitless. With the vicarious experiential machine, one is hypnotized so that what you see on a film or video is experienced as if it’s happening to you. Typically, I use this process to help folks accelerate their progress in sports performance (yes, I’ve worked with world-class professional athletes using this very technique with very good results). However, the process can also be used recreationally.
Now, Virtual Reality takes video to the next level and one can imagine how that would enhance the experience.
Imagine combining hypnosis with that to really enhance the experience – sports performance enhancement, martial arts, dance, and more can be taken to the next level and beyond.
This video seems more an advert for Samsung’s VR Gear system with porn but it serves well for our purposes . . . the folks in the video are watching VR porn for the first time – so it’s funny and intriguing. They are watching some VR POV (Virtual Reality Point Of View Porn) that is shot in a way that the camera’s perspective is that of the viewer so you feel as if you are engaging in the sex. Now, imagine using some vicarious experiential machine hypnotic processing with this:
Yep, that just happened.
Now, POV combined with vicarious experiential hypnosis isn’t new . . . nope, not at all.
In fact here’s a short clip from one of my own training programs (Advanced Eroticatrance – http://briandavidphillips.net/2012/08/28/dvt36-advanced-eroticatrance/) where I give a trance partner volunteer the very suggestion that what he sees on screen is what he experiences as if it’s happening to him and then have him watch some POV porn shots at the climax of the scenes.
Yep, that just happened too.
Now imagine combining the hypnosis with the VR. Of course, while these are porn type examples, the possibilities are endless for therapeutic and other contexts as well.
A special bonus . . . BaDoink has been an active pioneer in the virtual reality space – attempting to bring virtual reality porn to the masses. They recently hit the streets of San Francisco, California to give passerbys their first virtual reality experience. The following video captures a random selection of men, women and couples who viewed BaDoinkVR 180 and 360 degree adult entertainment POV videos for the first time.
Vicarious eXperiential Machine Trance Process
Here are some blog posts that may be of interest related to the Vicarious eXperiential Machine trance process . . .
- Bad Motherf*cker Office Escape Music Video as Vicarious Trance eXperience at http://briandavidphillips.net/2013/03/19/badmofoescape/.
- Hypnotic Roleplaying at http://briandavidphillips.net/2012/09/23/hypnoroleplay-webinar/.
- Using Hypnosis to Experience Zombie Apocalypse Gameplay could be Awesome or a whole lot of NOT Awesome at http://briandavidphillips.net/2012/05/16/using-hypnosis-to-experience-zombie-apocalypse-gameplay-could-be-awesome-or-a-whole-lot-of-not-awesome/.
- Vicarious Experiential Machine Exclusive Video at http://briandavidphillips.net/2011/03/20/vicariousexperientialmachine/.
- Stepping inside and eXperiencing Fantasy AS IF it’s Real or the Joys of eXperiential Fantasy Trance at http://briandavidphillips.net/2010/02/14/stepping-inside-and-experiencing-fantasy-as-if-its-real-or-the-joys-of-experiential-fantasy-trance/.
- Power of the Imagination at http://briandavidphillips.net/2009/04/21/power-of-the-imagination/.
- Pushing Past Boundaries: Bringing Experiential Fun into the Here and NOW at http://briandavidphillips.net/2008/03/09/pushing-past-boundaries-bringing-experiential-fun-into-the-here-and-now/.
- Vicarious Experience and Real Experience: of mirror neurons and trance processes at http://briandavidphillips.net/2005/12/27/vicarious-experience-and-real-experience-of-mirror-neurons-and-trance-processes/.
- Vacations with Hypnosis at http://briandavidphillips.net/2005/05/02/vacations-with-hypnosis/.
- TRANCEPLAY: Hypnotic Holonovels and Games and Art (Trance-Based Hypnotic Virtual Reality) at http://briandavidphillips.net/2005/01/12/t-r-a-n-c-e-p-l-a-y-hypnotic-holonovels-and-games-and-art-trance-based-hypnotic-virtual-reality/.
- Vicarious Experiential Memory Machine at http://briandavidphillips.net/2004/07/17/vicarious-experiential-memory-machine/.
Of course, you can also use the method for less recreational purposes . . . but it’s certainly nice knowing you can have some rather interesting pleasure experiences of your very own too.
I hope that has been helpful . . . or at least fun.
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