Through various sources, I found my way to a Google Doc with a list of audio files that, when listened to, would suggest to the listener that they had the body, features, and personality of a particular pony. I like to think I have an open mind (which is necessary for hypnosis), but I also know that my mind moves at a very rapid pace and I would have difficulty concentrating on the voice, let alone believe it. But I thought "Well why the hell not?", downloaded a Rainbow Dash file that lasted about 21 minutes, relaxed on the couch, and pressed play.
I only remember little bits and pieces of those 21 minutes. It was...weird.
HOLY FUCK. Sorry. Uh, I'm listening to music right now, and it shuffled to the audio file, and the voice is REALLY creepy. (Now back to our regularly scheduled blaug post.)
So during the countdown, I felt my body go through little jumps or hop down little ledges from five to one. And when it reached one, my body just...shut down. I couldn't move, at all. And then the voice started telling how my fingers and toes were "smoothing out" into "beautiful hooves", and I lost all feeling in my fingers. They felt like...well, like I imagined a hoof would feel. A breeze was going by my feet, though, so that part didn't really work.
When the voice started telling me how my jaw and tongue were elongating into a muzzle, my tongue started pulling inside my mouth of it's own accord. Blah. THAT was freaky.
Those were really the highlights of the audio file portion of my journey. The last couple of minutes were used to teach a phrase: "I'm an awesome pony!" The theory was that this phrase will make my mind and body revert to my "new pony body". Then, when I needed to feel like me again, I only needed to say "Revert to normal." So after I finished the file, I took a breather and said "I'm an awesome pony." And the fingers on my left hand pulled shut, and it was extremely difficult to move them at all. Of course I freaked out, so I said "Revert to normal" and my hand completely relaxed and my fingers opened.
I know that there will be those who don't believe this (I didn't believe it to start), but I can only say that this is all truth. I'm going to explore this more and see if I can get the phrase to do more other than mess with the muscles in my left hand.