Common steps and sub-activities
Deliberate rapid eye movements
One of the noticeable side effects of visionary experience is that people can get 'eye flutter', involuntary eye movements.
This odd phenomena has led people to experiment with using rapid eye movement as a mechanism of achieving visionary experience, and it has worked. In other words, the effect can either be involuntarily invoked when other mechanisms are used, or can be used as a mechanism in its own right.
I had great difficulty in finding any reliable scientific article that described exactly how frequently you must move the eyes and in what direction.
There were plenty of anecdotal and non-specific observations that it worked, but nothing I could find that explained how you got it to work, so I am afraid I am going to have to rely on the following article which may or may not be correct.
From Artificial REM Sleep - by James Edward David Cline
…….. relax the eyes closed, then urge the start of a flood of images to pass across the inner eye, whatever images happen to appear there ... recent events, whatever, rapidly sequencing as if of their own volition. ……….Consciously and impartially observe this ongoing process, allowing whatever images to come up that do so, mentally stepping-in only if certain conditions occur. These conditions are:
1. If some image gets stuck, staying there for more than, say, 5 seconds, deliberately force a change in the scene, then "step back" and again allow whatever comes up to come up.
2. If the eyes are not darting around enough under the closed eyelids, deliberately urge the eyes to move somewhat further each quick motion. This usually also stimulates greater imagery.