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The fragmentation and fluidity and sense of being able to plug anything into anything else is something I got from all three and psychedelics.
Oh absolutely! I've noticed that psilocybin visuals are very organic, wavy, all sinuous tendrils and vines; bufotenin (which is nearly but not quite the same chemical) is similar but more angular and geometric; mescaline is also geometric, sort of crystalline, and so on. I can't really imagine getting all this from meditation, but the visuals are ultimately cosmetic next to the psychological effects, aren't they? I mean luka says he doesn't visually trip at all, and he clearly finds them worthwhile.Different hallucinogens have different visual styles, right? Sometimes when you mix them whole new things come out too.
I honestly think that if we had a chat face to face, instead of this very inefficient and clunky text medium, you might be surprised that we're not as different as you think. True, I don't believe in the literal, objective existence of magic or the supernatural, but if psychedelics have taught me anything, it's that you don't need mystical beliefs to have mystical experiences.I suspect a scientific rationalist would have quite a tough time breaking through, though ;p
This is fascinating isnt it. Meditation and exercise are shown to boost neurogenesis in the brain too