Started by CrucifyCindy, August 24, 2015, 02:55:13 PM
Quote from: Nihil-ist on August 27, 2015, 09:10:22 AMYou don't need drugs to have psychedelic experiences they can be induced through mediation and float tanks too.
Quote from: aitm on August 27, 2015, 02:51:52 PMBecause other than one particular wonderful orgasm that lasted several minutes ( so it seemed, turned out I actually was peeing in her) I have had no drug experience that enlightened any damn thing.
QuoteI raised the volume on my surround-sound system to the perfect level, with the music I had carefully selected: Beethoven's Tempest, the third and final movement, Allegretto. I sat in a comfortable chair, reclined, and took a few deep breaths. I am ready for this, I half-heartedly told myself, as my still-trembling hands raised the pipe to my lips in a slightly mechanical fashion. As the acrid vapor swirled into my lungs I thought, This is it. This is what we have been waiting for, questing for, and no one can ever be ready for this! Then it happened. The physical world dissolved before my eyes. It felt as if the entire universe had been compressed down to the size of a pea, and then placed in the center of my brain. Time stopped, and I ceased to exist. In that timeless moment, I was everything and nothing, all knowledge was mine, but I had no thought. I observed all matter and energy in the universe swirl together, swept into a mandala that included the energy formerly known as Scott. I was simply one element in this universal, homogeneous solution. Then a startling truth became known: This is death.I was instantly overcome with the most paralyzing, all-consuming terror imaginable. As my ego struggled to regain control, I became separated from the mandala and spiraled down into darkness. I knew I was dead and this was eternity. There was no possibility of return, because all things exist in the mandala, and I was far away from it, in the void, in hell. I had visions of my children growing up without a father, of the machine of Western society turning them into materialistic consumer-drones because I am not there to guide them. I saw my friends and family shaking their heads and sighing, saying, "What a tragedy," then continuing on with their lives as if I had never existed.I would exist only as a memory. This fear was the fiber of my being. I experienced this for what seemed like months or years; there is really no time in that dimension, so it could have been an eon. Finally I realized that my body was not dead and I could return to it and my children, friends, and family. I remembered: I wasn't dead permanently, I had simply smoked DMT. I became aware of my body once again, my eyes snapped open, and the objects of the physical world hurriedly jumped into their places in my field of vision, as if they did not expect me to be observing them at that moment, and frantically scrambled back to the places I expected them to be when I opened my eyes.Everything was normal and tangible again. I have never been so grateful to be here, in this body, alive and breathing, as I was in that moment. Life-affirming is a gross understatement. I had been reborn. I shouted out a tearful "Thank you" to the cosmos, because I realized that each moment is a divine gift to be cherished, and I knew I would never again take my life for granted; I would live each moment as if it were my last.
Quote from: Nihil-ist on August 27, 2015, 07:01:42 PMI know you guys are really skeptical of this stuff. I was too then I kept reading "trip" reports and couldn't help but what to learn more. My thirst is insatiable for learning. http://www.serendipity.li/dmt/340_dmt_trip_reports.htmBasically I had a experience similar to this one.
Quote from: Mike Cl on August 27, 2015, 07:59:46 PMYou really do remind me of a new convert; much like a sports fanatic is called a 'fan'. You are somebody who has discovered a new toy and you love it so much you want to share it. That is a good thing. But, because that toy interests you does not mean it will interest anybody else or to the extent you are interested. You cannot 'convert' anyone here to your new toy. Your outlook is good for you and it seems to work extremely well. Over time, it may work out well for you--or not. If I thought your experience would help me, I'd use it. But I don't need that type of help or experience. Something else I've learned in my later years is that something that worked for me in my 20's or 30's may not work now; my interests have changed, my needs have changed and my outlook has changed. If, by some happenstance of time travel, I were to find myself in the same room with myself of my 20's, I may not even recognize myself. I'd be different, that's for sure. So, maybe soft peddling your new found knowledge would get you farther.
Quote from: Hakurei Reimu on August 27, 2015, 12:39:31 PMI don't need psychedelic experiences to live a full life of wonder and beauty. You don't either.
Quote from: surreptitious57 on August 28, 2015, 05:35:28 AMBuddha instructed his students to assume nothing but question everything. This included his own teachings.
QuoteBuddhists believe too that psychological dependence in the form of cravings lies at the heart of all human suffering. And that the path to enlightenment is reached through eliminating such negative desires. And Jainists believe in the principle of non violence to the point where they would rather lay down their own life than inflict any physical harm upon someone else through self defence. These virtues are morally superior to the ones commonly associated with the Abrahamics.
QuoteBuddhists do not even believe in God.
QuoteSo comparing the two sets of religions is false equivalence. For they are not the same at all