So... are there any aphantasic systems out there that have a headspace/innerworld/etc.?

I'm asking because a headmate of mine tried to build one but failed and I think it might be because we're almost aphantastic and he tried to visualize the innerworld.
So now I'm curious if aphatasic system can even have an innerworld and if so, if it is experienced differently from how non-aphatasic folks experience there innerworlds.


@nightsky_system yes, we do. Remind me to elaborate on this tomorrow, its 6 am and we have a mentally busy day so I dont have the energy right now

— ​:purplebunny:


@moonglow Thanks! Hope then day will be good nonetheless!


@nightsky_system hi! sorry for the late response. We had a difficult couple of days and needed to put ourselves first

We are aphantasic, and we do have an inner world. I can't access most of it personally, anything beyond a certain point is blackness. I need to stay in the front and even then everything is a bit dull and hard to see at times. My systemmates say this manifets as me fading in and out in the inner world. They can see things just fine? I think??

I suspect the reason for me being more aphantasic than the rest is to keep the system hidden when it needed to back in the day. I also got massive headaches from meditating and I think that has to do with it too, otherwise I mightve discovered my system when I wasn't ready. That's the current working theory anyway.

I'm trying to work on my aphantasia but it is kind of difficult to break through it

— ​:purplebunny:

@moonglow Thanks for the response and I really don't mind the wait. I'm familiar difficult days.

This is certainly interesting to read. So your headmates have less aphantasia? I didn't realize that could happen, but it makes sense.


@nightsky_system evidently! I just asked them and they have it less, aside from the past host, leading me to believe that it was indeed to guard us from finding out about our plurality, when we weren't ready to find out yet

— ​:purplebunny:

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