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Bad Trips and the "Laws" Of psychology/Tripping

Right,not sure where to start,so I'll just state a few "laws" first.

Right,not sure where to start,so I'll just state a few "laws" first.

"The Law of Opposites."This is a psychological law as much as a physical one("what goes up must come down" is a simple explanation of the physical law of opposites.)

"The law of Relativity",in psychological terms means comparing things,eg.I am happy,but I could be happier,compared with yesterday.This also includes "The Law of Cause and Effect",one thing causes another,except....

"The Law of Absolutes",where comparing things isn't done,something is what it is,and there is no cause for something,eg.Me being happy,relatively-is caused by something,absolute-is just the way I feel,the way I am.

Right,everything has its opposite,good and bad experiences,pleasure and pain respectively-which incidentally are the opposite of each other,and symbolic of the opposites.For instance,money is good,it is symbolic for freedom.But what not many people are aware of is its opposite-that money can be TOO good,and we can become a slave to it.People blame other things for their trouble,not money-they are unconscious that it is being enslaved by money that is the cause of their problem.Something unpleasant like hard physical work also has its opposite,that it helps us earn money,but more importantly,psychological attributes like character,and independance...psychological independance.And this is what is important,the psychological attributes.All the physical things are just symbols,of psychological situatuons or experiences.

Right,when tripping,and say,we are hallucinating snakes,we could either enjoy or fear the hallucinations.That's because,when we fear the hallucinations,we don't like snakes,or what they symbolise.Why don't we like them?Because of what they symbolise that is being projected from ME.It is I THAT I FEAR,the "snake like me",I fear to ADMIT THAT FACT.Because we are only aware of the NEGATIVE opposite of the meaning of the snake.The POSITIVE meaning is unconscious.If we manage to become conscious of the unconscious positive,then we bring positive and negative together and they neutralise.Then,the meaning of the snake changes,and we no longer fear it,we have become conscious of ourselves.

But becoming conscious of the opposite needs exactly the characteristic that is unconscious,in the first place.So,if it is unconscious,then how can we become conscious of it?By realising that the snake is SYMBOLIC of both the conscious negative meaning(that causes the fear)and the unconscious positive,by realising that the snake is symbolic for the TRIPPER that is fearing it.By realising,"I am like the snake...low down,sneaky..DISHONEST",a paradox is taking place,the tripper is being HONEST ABOUT HIS DISHONESTY,a contradiction,a consciuous meeting of the opposite,that is,the tripper is bringing together consciously the unconscious contents that is coulped with his unconscious honesty,and making him aware of his dishonesty,that is,albeit seen by others,is unconscious to himself,and is projected in the symbolic form of a SCARY snake.So,the unconscious comes to the tripper,not the other way around,which explains why when having a bad trip it gets worse when we try to do something about it,because even though we don't know it,that is what we are doing.

The above can be used in everyday life too,not just when tripping.It's called,"Leading the Symbolic Life."

Heroin is good,TOO good.And that is also its problem,and the nature of addiction.Geddit'?

(Aquestion.Ok,so,above,we have said that the snake is scary,and that is symbolic for an unconscious part of us.But,WHY is it symbolic for that part of us?Hmmm...the answer must be deeper in the unconscious somewhere.....

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