"In order to understand this, imagine that your mind is the single floor of an office, with cubicles running as far as the eye can see. Each cubicle is responsible for different jobs, such as memory, balance and hearing, only talking to each other on the annual company retreat. LSD is like a disgruntled former employee, temporarily smashing down the plyboard dividers and forcing everyone to collaborate."
"As one researcher puts it, 'Taking LSD is like being grabbed by the collar and thrown into a psychic wall for
eight hours.' Not surprisingly, surveys of volunteers for legal LSD experiments showed that the well balanced [or
ignorantly blissful] found the drug interesting but only wanted to try it once, twice or three times. [LSD is Sacrament.]"
"Grace Slick, the lead singer for Jefferson Airplane, said that if LSD is like being sucked up a straw, DMT is like being shot out of a cannon"
"If LSD is like being strapped to a rocket, learning to meditate is like gently raising a sail."
"Take Shakespeare's classic quote, "the whole world is a stage." LSD is like a backstage pass. It's like your part of the audience all the sudden...you're not a character in the play, Scott said."
"With LSD I get a view from the inside. With other drugs, such as MDMA, you don't get that. LSD is like an emotional bottle opener for me; it helps me see things from a different angle. But I had to find the right dose, the balance between disorientation and self-awareness."
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