>>599260 I never did acid, but mushrooms are as profound as anything can be. I don't think it is enlightenment or magical, but the experience of a totally altered perspective is a very learning experience. It helped me to be more understanding of how people can see things differently on a fundamental level, it broadened my horizons. That's not a delusion.
>>599272 Very similar, I would say doing shrooms was one of the single most defining moments of my life for that very purpose, the ability to "step out" of my own consciousness and analyze things with entire different perspectives.
it seems like one of the most common mistakes people make when talking about psychedelics is that they assume that if they didn't have a super life-changing or spiritual experience then nobody does or that it doesn't happen often which is not true. Also there have been scientific studies conducted that found that for most people doing psilocybin is one of the most significant and mystical experiences in their entire lives.
>>601298 But I did have those experiences. i have broken through on DMT 3 times and have dropped acid nearly two dozen times with doses upward of 600ug. But I was also a Christian and then a Buddahist before I took psychedelics. I have been exposed to intense spiritual experiences beforehand on retreats, during fasting, and even just on a normal Sunday. A lot of people that are blown away by psychoactive substances have never had any other kind of spiritual experience so they have nothing else to compare to. My two friends that are now hardcore acid heads grew up in secular households. >Also there have been scientific studies conducted that found that for most people doing psilocybin is one of the most significant and mystical experiences in their entire lives. You mean old and depressive people who have been straight edges there hold life are blown away by hallucinations paired with euphoria? Who woulda thunk?
>>601329 I know that you may not have had any significant experiences, but after 2 years of being moderately depressed, a few good trips blew all that away. I don't think LSD opens you up to anything outside of your own experiences, but it's clear that it allows you to think differently and from alternate perspectives that are not usually accessible. That combined with the euphoria is an extremely valuable experience.
I've done a lot of psychedelics over the years and they have affected me profoundly.
It made me realize that everyone is born into the world on equal footing, nobody knows what they are doing or what their purpose is. For many, religion is that answer because otherwise where would society put them and where would they put themselves? In the grand scheme of things, nobody is put on this earth for a purpose no matter how much they try to argue it and justify it.
>Nobody wants to accept a harsh reality >There is no God, there is no Faith, there is no heaven, there is no divine intervention for the worlds atrocities. >people are truly cruel.
Life is a fleeting experience, therefore, the only way I choose to live my life is enjoying it in a hedonistic fashion. I accept the harsh reality that I am a nobody who was put on this earth for no reason, who will never do anything significant and will probably die a pointless death just like everyone else who has ever existed.
It robs you of your sense of self and you lose the ability to process sensory input from an individual perspective.
I could see the room I was in, feel the chair I was sitting on, but all the input was disconnected, unable to coalesce into something that I could consider being my own viewpoint, my own "self". I would look at the time on my watch and be unable to put that time into perspective regarding what I or other people would normally be doing at that time. Looking through the contacts list on my phone, I could understand that the people in it had some relation to the person who owned it, but couldn't fully understand that the person was me, because I didn't know what "me" really meant.
>>599091 Took a ton when I was 16-18. Had a lot of fun. Gave it up because it's actually bad for your brain when you take a lot (or at least it was for mine). I tell people who ask me now to take it with caution, that's about it. I still smoke hash sometimes, I don't take any other drugs, though, not even alcohol.
>>602377 >Life is a fleeting experience, therefore, the only way I choose to live my life is enjoying it in a hedonistic fashion. I accept the harsh reality that I am a nobody who was put on this earth for no reason, who will never do anything significant and will probably die a pointless death just like everyone else who has ever existed.
This is basically my experience with psychedelic users: they have whatever ideologies they want to have. If they are depressed, the drugs will give them a validating worldview; if they want some universal understanding, they will get something that convinces them they've found it. It sounds like you are the former.
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