LSD: The Aftermath – Nihilism & Loss of Meaning

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For me personally, at times my relationships have been skewed by acid thinking. I have felt very distant and lonely in my outlook, distant from my parents and old friends. Something has changed – become less real and simultaneously more real – e.g. the everyday conversations about the weather take on new disturbing meanings because I’m analysing the human interaction taking place rather than just going with the flow.

LSD: The Aftermath – Identity

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Reality has seemed so petty at times afterwards. The feeling I had transcends the heights and limits of beauty and truth, at once amplifying them and making them seem ridiculous at the same time, or so normal they seem ridiculous.

LSD: The Aftermath – Flashbacks & After-Shocks

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A look at some of the after effects of a first LSD experience, by guest poster and good friend, Neil Philips.

LSD: The Aftermath – Paranoias

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Before this trip I had done acid once before on my own, I had an enjoyable experience – albeit with some insecurities and guilt coming to the fore in the hairier moments. Being in a group for my second and much more profoundly affecting trip made me think more about how acid changed the nature of reality.

LSD: The Aftermath – Epic Realisations

At one stage of the trip, I’d just had a freak out, mainly physical. I was coming up hard and had lost all sense of physical being which was scary; “Chris” I appealed, “I feel weird mate”. “It’s OK” he said, “you’ve taken drugs”.

LSD: The Aftermath – Return To Reality

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Standing perched on that hill at the bus stop, I did begin to feel different, like I was a drifter, but I wasn’t drifting from town to town, I was drifting through states of consciousness.

Ritual Cat [A Zen Tale]

When the abbot and his disciples practised their evening meditation, a cat who lived in the monastery made so much noise that it distracted them. So one day the abbot ordered that the cat be […]

10 Ways To Develop Your Meditation Practice

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Looking to improve or nourish your meditation practice? Eager to refine your focus and develop your continuity of practice? Look no further, here are 10 foolproof ways to boost your practice…

How To Make The Most Of Your 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Course

10 Day Vipassana meditation courses are available all over the world. This post is intended to give you an idea of what to expect on the course and, if you decide do one, to make […]

Crossing The River [A Zen Tale]

Two monks were on a pilgrimage. One day, they came to a deep river.