First of all, I wouldn’t recommend psychedelics to someone who has no “mentor” to guide them, you need someone who has taken hallucinogenics before and knows how to control a trip so they can help you. I don’t really know anyone who has tried it without a seasoned guide, but I have heard it does happen. I highly advise against it however, for your first time anyhow. I’ve done it a few times alone but it’s certainly not as fulfilling solo.
Now most movies and media give an inaccurate depiction of hallucinogenic effects, there have only been a few films that were anywhere close, and they still couldn’t capture the experience. In fact, most films give LSD, mushrooms and DMT a bad rep. Not to say your trip can’t go wrong, because it can, but you can control your trip if you learn how.
Do not take hallucinogenics if you have terrible unresolved life issues, it is a bad idea. Here’s why:
I believe the reason hallucinogenics have been used for centuries as a way to expand your mind and accelerate your spiritual journey because when you’re tripping, essentially your dimensional veil is lifted *and* your inner most fears and hopes come to surface. Both of these things, if you can come to understand and recognize them, bring you closer to god and your inner self.
However, if while under the influence of a psychedelic you begin to focus on the negative or think about nightmares, they will haunt you until only you banish them from your mind. Sounds crazy to someone who hasn’t experienced this but you’ll understand if you do.
The first time I understood everything that was happening during a trip, my life and mind changed completely. I am now no longer a lifetime atheist. LSD showed me how to find god inside myself and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. The fifth dimension truly is a heaven we cannot imagine or fathom. I cannot even explain it in the words that I have now. Maybe, someday…
This one trip in particular really changed my point of view, my attitude and my life.
Once an atheist and lonely black soul, full of hate and regret, I thought if I just swept the shadows under the carpet I could forget about them and be a “better person”… almost worked.
During the LSD trip I’m referring to, there was actually a moment, which felt like days but was only a few minutes (according to my boyfriend who witnessed me go into a trance state), in this ‘world’ where I could see colors I’d never imagined and felt an overwhelming peace and a pleasure that was not physical at all, but in my core, my mind, soul (whatever you want to call the inner most part of yourself). It was nothing like our world, it wasn’t made of the same elements, but still it felt like HOME though. In this dimension, god spoke to me. God asked me to follow, I did. At the time, and I still believe, I was astrally projecting to another dimension.
Then the record I was really listening to in the real world stopped skipping, and SNAP I was back in my old dimension. I was depressed instantly at having to leave that world, and leave the presence of god. I don’t know why but it was like everything I’ve ever been searching for I had finally found and the chasm in my spirit had been filled.