posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 05:58 AM
Syd was an excellent songwriter in his creativity and loose thinking, however I think that what began as a creative experimentation with '___'
transformed into an abuse of the drug to cope with stress and isolation... This might be why he eventually lost it completely.
'___' is not a particularily dangerous drug, but can be mentally damaging if used in the wrong way or under the wrong circumstances. Being stressed
and isolated is not the ideal condition for using copious amounts of the drug, as it is a drug that provides its most positive influences when the
user is in a state of exploration, expansion and relaxation. I think during his early '___' days, Syd was in the perfect state to be using the drug,
but as the fame and pressure grew on him, he started falling out of tune with that state of mind, building up more mental barriers from his true
This is how I explain '___' use to people who have never tried it and have fears about trying it:
As people grow up within society, they are taught from a very young age to be like someone else, and this causes them to shut out their real
personalities. They build walls around their true selves using images of what others expect them to be, and naturally some people build much thicker
walls than others.
When a person takes '___', it's like firing a bullet into your psyche, and depending on the thickness of the walls, some people experience an effect
where this bullet gets lodged into the thickness of their barriers, thus causing them to experience effects of isolation which could lead to
The people who do not experience this have stripped away some of these barriers and the bullet can often shatter whatever remains, allowing it to
reach the inner psyche... These people often have strong experiences of self-learning and will often discover amazing things through their
Basically, anyone has the mental capacity to handle an '___' trip if they are sufficiently prepared for it. The idea is that you must often come to
terms with some of the ugly truths about the self that many people fear to admit. Every person has the power to break their own barriers if they so
choose, but they must be willing to do so, and ultimately, they must be willing to accept all the truths that they learn in the process. '___' is just
a tool to force you to look at yourself, and in the end, once a person has come to accept all the darkness in their souls, then they will perhaps find
the light and see what makes them beautiful in contrast, and this can be quite an amazing experience.
I have never been one to push the use of '___' on people, I feel it is their own choice to make, however, I will always be willing to educate people
before they make their decisions. I always give them a fair warning, but in contrast, I also tell them about the endless possibilities that make it a
very unique and interesting experience which can help them grow as a person... if they so choose to take it. I always use Syd as an example of how NOT
to use '___'.