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Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem?
    #1774078 - 08/02/03 11:16 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I never really took the time to look at myself in a mirror while on shrooms, but when I trip everything looks so beautiful, even normally dull and ugly things. One time I stared at this plain-gray carpet in my apartment for 10 minutes just because the light shining on it made it look like the most wonderful pale blue shade. So I got to thinking, if you stared at yourself in the mirror, wouldn't your self-esteem automatically sky-rocket because you'd look so good? Not that I have low self-esteem, this is just what I'm thinking. Maybe some of you have already done this... what were your mirror-gazing experiences like (on low or high doses)?


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: ]
    #1774435 - 08/03/03 01:16 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I should imagine people have better or more exciting things to do whilst on mushies than to gaze into a mirror.

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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: ]
    #1774456 - 08/03/03 01:25 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You look really different in the mirror. I've got a sort of 'evil' feeling about mirrors when I'm tripping, it's like they are windows into a parralel universe.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: TheShroomHermit]
    #1775499 - 08/03/03 03:13 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

But isn't everything better and more exciting when you're on mushies?


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: Sparklehorse]
    #1776373 - 08/03/03 09:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

ive done that while i was all baked before. i never do it on purpose, but sometimes when im in front of a mirror ill just trip out for like 30 minutes making facial expressions and shit that go along with my thoughts.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: sleepysmoker]
    #1776422 - 08/03/03 09:41 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I've looked in the mirror on mush and I looked alot different, I thought it looked better than I normally do. But I kind of think I look ugly so.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: Aristar]
    #1776516 - 08/03/03 10:05 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

mirrors fuck with your ego as mushrooms also do. They do not mix well.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: tak]
    #1776675 - 08/03/03 10:52 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I looked at myself in the mirror after the peak of a high level 3, and my face looked all sharp and angular, and my eyes kept rolling off the side of my head and then snapping back into place. You know how the world looks when you get "the spins" off, say, nicotine / weed and alcohol? It was as if only my eyes were doing that. My face was too alien for me to make any aesthetic evaluation, it just looked really cool and trippy.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: Noviseer]
    #1776716 - 08/03/03 11:02 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Everytime I look at myself in the mirror on psychedelics it seems like I'm looking at a stranger...


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #1776856 - 08/03/03 11:57 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I'm wondering how far back the mirror phenomenon goes back. Do you think that 3000 years ago an ancient South American Indian took some mushrooms and looked into a pool of water to ponder his own reflection? I mean the first time I tripped was 15 years ago, we had no community of trippers to speak of, but the first thing that caught my attention as weird or REALLY trippy was gazing at my reflection in a bathroom mirror. Now, no matter where I go, the consensus is that it is one of the weirdest things to do while tripping. I have also had consensus that the second weirdest thing to do is to take a shit while peaking. Suddenly you are all alone in a room ejecting material from your mortal coil, with sphincters and tubes and digestive juices, and food production and consumption, and you can suddenly see the process of life in all of its grand circle. All that from taking a dump. Hmmm, what if you take a dump, and then look into a mirror?

I also know that if you Xerox a mirror you will go back in time.

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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: RANKSRAGGY68]
    #1777070 - 08/04/03 01:17 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i looked in the mirror when i was on AMT and i was just staring into my eyes staring at nothing just right through my eyes like i could stare through my head it was wierd


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: RANKSRAGGY68]
    #1777369 - 08/04/03 04:24 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You should try taking a dump while looking in a mirror while peaking.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: ]
    #1777750 - 08/04/03 11:12 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

A lot of people hate looking into mirrors while tripping because they don't want to see themselves transform into ugly/sinister/demonic looking beings. It happens. The way I see it, everything you see in the mirror is a manifestation of some aspect of yourself. It has to be. Mirror gazing feels kind of like a cleansing experience. Don't judge what you see, just accept it. At the end of the session you will probably feel better about yourself, and look better too. More "you".

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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: Revelation]
    #1777835 - 08/04/03 11:57 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Something better too do then stare in mirror at yourself is watch scary movies holy shit you get scared out of your mind (I perfer texas chainsaw massacre)


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: showcivic17]
    #1777848 - 08/04/03 12:04 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Mirrors Tarnish Women's Image, Canada Study Shows

Admittedly it isn't while tripping but it serves the same point, if you are looking for some kind of boost then looking in the mirror to let it jump out at you isn't always the best option, I have had both good and bad experiances with mirrors and for the most part wouldnt trade either in for something else.


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: blink]
    #1777855 - 08/04/03 12:09 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

mirrors are bad when tripping


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: crazycanadian]
    #1778259 - 08/04/03 02:59 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i hate looking into mirrors

the only time i looked into the mirror while trippin i starting thinking "shit, im just a fucking pathetic ass human being, i cannot fly, i cannot really do shit, and i have to wipe my ass after i shit, thats weak"


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1778592 - 08/04/03 04:58 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I love looking into mirrors. I always wind up giggling at myself or just grinning like an idiot -- well, when my face isn't sliding in different directions and my moustache isn't growing down to my chin...and that's damned neat too. %)


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #1779164 - 08/04/03 08:14 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i agree. i always feel like I am looking at someone that is not me and i am not of my body


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Re: Mirror gazing to boost self-esteem? [Re: absentminded]
    #1780142 - 08/05/03 01:52 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Coming down off a shroom trip my friend likes to look in mirrors a lot, it helps him think, it helps him sort of realize who he really is...but my friend is sort of going through an identity crisis which is part of the reasons he experiments with the learning tools. And they're helping.
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