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 […]

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.

Who Knows? [A Zen Tale]

There once was an old farmer who worked in the fields growing crops. One day, his only horse ran away. Soon after, neighbours from the village visited and offered their sympathies “What a shame, now […]

Why You Should Start Meditating Today

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You’ve heard about meditation and have an idea about all the apparent benefits, but you’re not sure exactly how it works and if its really worth doing. I’ve been meditating for a few years now […]