I remember extremely vivid childhood hallucinations that lasted from at least 3 to probably 7 years old.
When I was in a dark or dim room I would focus on any object in the room and make it become whatever
I wanted. I would basically project whatever was in my mind into my environment and it would look very real.
For example, balled up socks would become a herd of miniature elephants walking across the floor, luminescent entities would
fill the room, move about and do whatever activities were assigned to them. The darkness would literally come alive with fantastic scenes and activities.
It didn't always have to do with looking at objects, but the darkness itself would be like a canvas for my imagination.
At some point I was introduced to scary ideas from school (Halloween, scary movies) and I started scaring myself at night.
I always knew that I was creating what I saw, that it was in my mind, but after my favorite crochet blanket turned into a blanket of tarantulas I had enough.
It went away as I got older and I was happy about that, but I've always wondered what it was all about and how could I have productively used it.
I also remember having OOB experiences as a child as well. But always wondered about the cause and mechanics behind such extremely
vivid hallucinations. I wonder if anyone else has had such experiences as a child and what could be some reasons for it.
I can't speak to your specific experience, but I can say that there are regions of 'psychological space' that are very much like work studios or practice studios, or art studios where pretty much you just directly create with thought in images. It all happens so quickly you almost trip over yourself and become unsure if you thought of the image and then saw it manifest, or saw it first and then thought of it. For people with uncontrolled or undisciplined minds, this can be quite a fun-house/circus romp in NPMR. It has lots of practical applications once someone gets the hang of it though.