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The Perception Scope: How to Conjure Open-eye Visuals at Will

The Perception Scope: How to Conjure Open-eye Visuals at Will

People talk about how subtle psychedelic hallucinations can be. As long as your eyes are open, they say, objects may appear different — more vibrant, breathing in and out, or covered with patterns — but they won’t morph into faeries and slithering monsters like they do in the movies. Unless, of course, you take a heroic dose; then anything is fair game. I disagree. I see “things that aren’t really there” on any decent dose, sometimes into the following day. If you haven’t seen more than patterns and wobbling walls, you probably just need some direction and practice. In...
RollSafe.org, the MDMA Harm Reduction Guide

RollSafe.org, the MDMA Harm Reduction Guide

There’s plenty of information out there about using MDMA, but never before has it been so cleanly presented. Check out RollSafe.Org, a handy little guide on how to use MDMA as safely as possible. The guide has lots of good tips on testing MDMA purity, using supplements (such as Tums, magnesium, vitamin C, ALA, and 5-HTP), safe and dangerous drug combinations, and more. Any other good tips for rolling? Let me know in the comments!  Liked this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed to get much more! Or enter your email address for weekly updates: Share this:
Tripping as a Tool for Self-Realization

Tripping as a Tool for Self-Realization

Psychedelics are the chameleons of the drug world — amenable to a variety of uses, dependent on the user’s attitude. The importance of set and setting cannot be overstated. If you use them as intoxicants, you will become intoxicated. If you want to see pretty shapes and colors and “trip out” to music, then they will act as sensory enhancers. If you just want a new mode of consciousness that leads you to experience life in a novel way, they will satisfy that urge. There’s nothing wrong with these approaches. “Getting fucked up” can be a completely legitimate...
How to Conjure Visions in Ribbons of Smoke

How to Conjure Visions in Ribbons of Smoke

The image of smoke swirling through the air, catching the light as it dances upwards, can be absolutely breathtaking. In a dark room with a single stick of incense, you can follow the threads of smoke as they weave about, reacting to your every breath. Here’s the exercise. You will need: incense, a  candle, and materials for getting high (not strictly necessary, but cannabis amplifies the imagination in my experience). This works best indoors. Turn off all the lights except for a single candle. I mean all of them — if you have so much as a dim...