I didn’t believe in it either until taking a psych class in college. The professor’s husband was a hypnotist and he came out one day and put us all under.
I’d been doing it to myself all my life without realizing it. Extreme daydreaming. Some people call it The Zone or streaming conscious. It is the ability to shut down the left side of the brain (the logical and reasoning side) and let the right brain (artistic, emotional side) rule. This is the sweet spot for writers.
Sometimes it’s easier to get there, just put on some music. Other times I have to subject my mind to something really boring, like exercise. Once it’s on, it’s like a waking dream and I have a hard time shutting it down. Like today, I was going to town on my script but had to meet with a contractor about doing some damn bookshelves. He’s writing down all kinds of numbers, talking about all sorts of materials and I’m staring into space, at some rock concert getting pelted with bottles. The poor guy’s gotta think I’m some sort of freak.
If you know this “Other World,” what do you do to get there?