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"[The feeling of doing '___'] is as though one had been struck by noetic lightning. The ordinary world is almost instantaneously replaced, not only
with a hallucination, but a hallucination whose alien character is its utter alienness. Nothing in this world can prepare one for the impressions that
fill your mind when you enter the '___' sensorium.
"The extraordinary brevity of the experience," he continued, "argues that it is incredibly harmless. It virtually disappears from the organism in
about ten minutes. The paradox is that '___' is the most powerful yet most harmless of all these things. This is probably because, for reasons which
are mysterious to us, '___' occurs in normal brain metabolism [in Serotonin]."
-- Terence McKenna
- - Load Universe into Cannon. Aim at Brain. Fire. - -
intense open eye visuals and kaleidescopic patterning
powerful "rushing" of sensation
radical perspective shifting
profound life-changing spiritual experiences
change in perception of time
auditory hallucination (buzzing)
colorshifting (for example red green and gold coloring to the whole world)
hard on the lungs to smoke
slight stomach discomfort
difficulty integrating experiences
fast onset and intensity can lead to problems if not prepared (dropped pipe, knocking things over, falling)
"Drifting deeply into the visual ebb and flow of the '___' I just walked through the thin fabric of the visual fractal fantasy. It was like a gauze
layer of the dream just separated and boom .. it was like walking from a dark night into a brightly lit casino in Las Vegas. I felt like I had walked
behind the scenes into a series of rooms. Everything was prime color cranked up to it s fullest potential. The images were clear, crisp and vivid.
many times more vivid then the early pre-room images.
There were two people a man and a women or a girl and a boy. They appeared to me like simple balloon computer generated images. As soon as I stepped
in the room, they glided up to me and spoke directly to me. They kept saying welcome back and words like: the big winner, he has returned, welcome to
the end and the beginning, you are The One! As I looked around the room I felt the sense of some huge celebration upon my entry to this place. Bells
were ringing, lights flashing fear began to rise in me as I felt the deep change in my world. The sprites begin to lead me around the room showing me
how all my life they had been preparing me for this return. I was shown dozen of experiences simultaneously in my life, that had lead up to and been
clues to this moment. I was shown in a flood and a onslaught of images, thoughts, situations, raw feelings that everything had been building to this
moment. That this moment had been planned.
They told me it was a gift. That I had been selected to be The One. I felt feelings of huge relief, excitement and fear in the sprites. At this moment
in the experience I became afraid for my life. I felt that this gift would cost me my life. I did not want to be The One. The sprits felt this fear in
me and begin to hold my hands and arms rushing me deeper into their world. I felt their fear and I begin to believe that I had stepped out of the
dream, out of the drug, out of my body and mind and into this super world. I begin to believe in the transformation. As I walked deeper I could see
standing in the middle of the room, in the center of this place, an object similar to an hour glass. It was slowly turning over. I became aware that
this vessel, as it tipped over, transferring its contents from the small red end to the larger blue end was transforming me. I felt my humanity slip
out as I was filled with this new powerful light. A light of greater perception, of clarity. It felt like returning home. It felt familiar. It felt
like I was waking up from a hollow, pale dream of reality. I felt god like and omnipotent. I realized the this gift was not only a gift but equally a
death sentence for my physical body. I felt like I had been chosen to receive this not out of benevolence but out of a need to release this power and
perception There had to be The One, to relieve the others. There had to be The One who perceived completely. I felt like Christ at the moment of
realization of godhood and the inevitable moment of his crucifixion. I also felt like all this knowledge and perception was far too large to be
processed by my physical mind and that death was the obvious transition.
As this moment of realization hit me I felt the sprites smile and step back. They told me I WAS The One and this WAS real and that it would never end.
They said do you not believe..... then see.
At this moment I sat up (in the real world) and opened my eyes. This moment true panic set in. I was deeply hallucinating. The real world was being
covered, transformed into a psychedelic kaleidoscope of energy. Every surface had something like movie film, one image after another lined up like
film shown through an overhead projector. These were the prime images of our symbolic nature. Slowly rolling over every surface. like the sprites of
the objects. I felt I was seeing time in a singularity. I felt like I was seeing the symbolic patters like a second perception of true meaning. In the
real room there were two people sitting next to me. When I looked at them I felt reassured momentarily. Then they exploded into dozens of two
dimensional layers of light. Looking like computer generated futurists paintings. Wafer thin halos created the shapes of my friends. Dave looked up at
me and said Welcome Back causing me to panic. Because when he said welcome back I did not think it was back to reality but back into the fold of this
super world I was in. Back as there chosen one or at least one amongst them. I perceived Dave and Poon as personal guides or Guardians or gatekeepers
there to welcome me into this new exalted state. That moment striped me of my world, my truths leading me to believe that my hallucinations were
truth. I once again had the crashing feeling of winning, of being chosen, and being forced to receive this unwanted sentence of total vision. I had
this crash as I could see once again the cause and effect of my being there and the price I would have to pay. I was the Bean King and the price of my
gift would be perceptual transcendence but physical death.
At this time I felt a collapsing feeling as I gave in to the experience excepting my fate. I remember thinking that the hour glass had turned a little
farther and I was pouring out of this life into my new one. I said out loud I am dying. Then I lost the support of my body, my self, my existence and
I began to drift.
Dave then touched my leg I remember being drawn back into my body and thinking to hell with this I am not going to die, not yet and I felt the sprites
smiling around me looking at me. I felt the fear. I felt the exhilaration of my visions. I was back in the sprites room. Even though this place was
vibrant and psychedelic it was within my ability to comprehend. The sprits began there pitch at me being a winner and The One. I felt they were taking
me back down the hallway to open those iconic, electric vision and to my death. I then said out loud again I am dying to which Dave responded only
three more minutes and you will be all right.
Three more minutes.. Three more minutes was like a life raft that I sailed out of that world. As soon as I was able to believe that in three more
minutes I would be normal again and everything began to fade. I felt in control of my body and my life. Slowly I drifted out of the their world, back
through the gauzy world of colors and patterns. With a little extra coaxing from my friends I was able to wake up and separate my self from that
I still vibrate from the experience.
I am very grateful to have been with my friends.
Exp Year: 1998 ID: 1839
Added: Jun 14, 2000 Views: 25097"