7th Gate of Dreaming - Crown Chakra
At the 7th gate of dreaming, you experience a sort of lucid sleepwalking. You can walk around with your physical body and look at things, but you are still dreaming. I've never been around other people when it has happened to me, so I don't know how I would look to them, maybe drunk in a trance, I don't know. It isn't really important. The point of this state of consciousness is that it allows you to see 'energy' in this world, among other things, in a dramatic and vivid fashion. When using your dreaming body to look through the eyes of your physical body, you can see all of the weird things that Carlos wrote about in his books and talked about at the lectures. Stuff like inorganic beings, flyers, power plants, the assemblage point, etc. Pretty much all of the sorceric content of Castaneda's teachings can be viewed first hand if you can operate your physical body with your dreaming body.
What I find most impressive about this type of awareness is the vibrancy of it all, the incredible impact of this type of perception. I tried LSD once, a long time ago in my youth, and that does not even come close to what the 7th gate can do. For me, it is the emotional element of the experience that catches me off guard. In all other types of lucid dreaming, my emotions are barely brought into play at all. But, when my physical body is involved with the lucid dream, everything changes. I am not only able to see such things as the "flyers" but also have a strong emotional reaction to them. You can literally see through walls and other solid objects, with the only thing different being that night is day and day is night, but I just think of it as a "lighting" difference so as not to get distracted by it. Still, seeing the world in this way goes beyond seeing what was previously invisible, now it is also profoundly beautiful in a way that was somehow forgotten to the physical body.