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commented on Oct. 9, 2011
I've only done LSD once in my life, back in 1997, and I don't plan on using ANY drugs anymore (and haven't since 1997, other than alcohol sometimes), but I have heard many reports from people who have used hallucinogens who claim to have had unusual abilities when under the influence of such drugs. For me, the one time I did acid, I didn't notice any strange stuff - it was just mind-blowing. But I have read reports from people who claim to have had experiences such as shared consciousness and telepathy, while using a hallucinogen. Though I don't use any drugs anymore, i have a fascination w/ the topic that just won't go away.
There is this girl named Krystle Cole, for example (aka The Neurosoup girl – her website is www.neurosoup.com); she was involved w/ two of the largest LSD chemists in the world, and tried many forms of hallucinogens with them, and she wrote a book about her experiences called Lysergic. In part of her book, she mentions telekenesis with her boyfriend, and she seems like a very sane, intelligent person, and personally, I do not doubt that this happened to her. I also had friends in the past who have done drugs such as LSD, who seem to have certain "abilities" after using such drugs – they seem to be able to KNOW MORE about people – like, someone would walk up to them and introduce themselves, and they would just KNOW THINGS about the person that didn't have anything to do w/ the senses. My pet theory is that drugs such as LSD "amp up" consciousness so profoundly that what you are experiencing while tripping isn't totally inside your own head. In other words, imho, some aspects of your "consciousness expansion" are real.
Hallucinogens CAN be extremely inspiring and useful in life (and perhaps actually elevate consciousness so that certain interesting things happen), but you can also lose your mind as a result of hallucinogens. I know a few people who were never the same after a bad trip. One thing I DO recall about my past drug use (which was only LSD one time and marijuana MANY times), was that POT seemed to have some strange consciousness-related effect on me. For example, when I was smoking pot regularly back in college, sometimes I would go out to dinner w/ my father (though I was never high when I did), and, in some conversations we had, it was as if I just KNEW things I could not have known – like in a conversation we were having about World War II (I have studied World War II back in high school, though, I kind of flunked that part of the class I was taking becuase I wasn't all that interested) – he would ask me questions and it was as if I just "pulled the answers out of the air." I didn't really know much at all about the war, because I never paid much attention. And there were other such things that happened at this time in my life, and it just happened to correspond with the time I was smoking pot. So I suppose even drugs like marijuana (which technically IS a hallucinogen, sort of) could perhaps "amp up" consciousness in the same way that true hallucinogens do for some people. Have any of you known someone, even yourself, you has had "amped up" consciousness from the use of hallucinogens?