From The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary:
"In planning a session, the first question to be decided is "What is the goal?" Classic Hinduism suggest four possibilities:
(1) For increased personal power, intellectual understanding, sharpened insight into self and culture, improvement of life situation, accelerated learning, professional growth.
(2) For duty, help of others, providing care, rehabilitation, rebirth for fellow men.
(3) For fun, sensuous enjoyment, aesthetic pleasure, interpersonal closeness, pure experience.
(4) For transcendence, liberation from ego and space-time limits; attainment of mystical union."
(Other answers from the Shroomery Tripper's FAQ Discussion Thread)
Its far out man!
Because it's different
There's nothing like it in the world, anywhere
You can learn so much about yourself
To know thyself
To find the truth
To fix problems or aspects your unhappy with but don't know why or how
To learn about the real imporant thing in life.
To learn what life is about FOR YOU.
To learn about our inner-self
To learn about existance
To learn about the complexity simplicity of it all
To learn about good evil
To learn about love
To understand God
To understand infinity
To experience something beyond the matrix.
I think tripping is one of those things you can't explain, like a color or a number. It just is what it is by itself, and its only when you have encountered this thing that you can use it to better describe what it isn't. Almost like to better understand what consciousness IS, you need variation, something for comparison, without intoxication how can you really know soberiety?
To learn that there is no past and there is no future, there is only now. Future and past are only concepts, hypothesis, and not reality. Reality can only be now.Discuss at The Shroomery BB