It starts out as a nice way to relax my body and mind, but once I cross that threshold and leave my physical body, it becomes something else. Usually intense vibrations course through me, and I get the feeling that reminds me of a line from LOTR: "thinned out, like butter spread over too much bread". When I come back to I feel worn out, not more relaxed. And sometimes I even get the feeling that if I can't get my mind back into my physical body in time, that it could die. I know people will say, "you need to learn to control it", but I wonder if these people really enter the same state that I do. Because it's easier said than done. I don't think meditation is something to mess around with, and take lightly in cases like mine. I think it can be dangerous. But I doubt most people get that deep into it, and their sessions are less intense, more generic... simply a great way to relax and clear your mind. But there is a threshold you can cross over that completely changes the experience to something else entirely. At least it does for me. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it even meditation at that point, or something else entirely once you cross that boundary? Because I hear nary a negative thing uttered about meditation... always a relaxing, blissful, zen-like experience. And it begins that way for me as well, but turns into something else. So when you cross that line, does it become something else? No longer a meditative state? And any advice from those that have "been there" on how to turn it into something positive and enjoyable? Control it?