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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: silversoul7]
    #7892187 - 01/17/08 10:19 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use?




Ending up like Syd Barrett.


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: Robo]
    #7892206 - 01/17/08 10:25 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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Omni said:
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silversoul7 said:
What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use?




Ending up like Syd Barrett.




Which translates to "a paranoid schizophrenic."


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: it stars saddam]
    #7892208 - 01/17/08 10:26 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Poor guy hid in his house for the rest of his life :nonono:


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: it stars saddam]
    #7892910 - 01/17/08 01:48 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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Which translates to "a paranoid schizophrenic."




Dude, psychedelics can trigger latent schizophrenia that you were predisposed to get anyway, but they don't create it.

Second, there is no concensus that Syd Barrett was schizophrenic, and I see no evidence that he was paranoid. Some speculate that he had autism or whatever but he definately wasn't running around thinking he was the King of Spain and the government was spying on his every move.

Further, psychedelics do not 'impair' the brain. They impair some functions by enhancing the overall volume of information being processed. Over the long term the person who is successful in integrating this new information and alternative perspective could be said to have 'enhanced' brain abilities.

So, those who can see the bigger picture and think in new and innovative ways, have greater empathy for other life and deeper understanding of themselves and their own mind could be seen as elite in some way.

I point you to a 2006 study by John Halpern of the Harvard School of Medicine which showed that native americans that had used peyote in excess of 100 times were better adjusted psychologically than those who abstained, and far better off than those who used alchohol. Not all people are helped by psychedelics because intent is very important and a person who thinks they are screwing up their brain chemistry or impairing themselves to get fucked up is the best candidate to have mental problems because they won't be prepared to deal with what they encounter. Without the right attitude you can mess yourself up, because psychedelics are powerful mental tools and any tool (like a knife) can help or harm depending on how it is used.


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: Ravus]
    #7892935 - 01/17/08 01:53 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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The biggest problem of the drug "problem" is prohibition. As for the alienation, psychedelics seem to enhance one's personality, as one who is creative will be more creative, one who is a loner will be more of a loner, etc. I have always been more of a loner, so it's no surprise that after I started doing psychedelics I continued to want to be alone, just hiking in the woods or being with nature rather than partying. However, if you have any past or family history of mental disorders, the biggest problem of psychedelics can be bringing out the effects of the mental disorder when you may have not had them in your lifetime if you hadn't use psychedelics, but this is rarer than people like to think, IME.




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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: it stars saddam]
    #7893028 - 01/17/08 02:15 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

lookin in the mirror analyzing my 'self'

thinking that im crazy cause the rest of society is crazier and doesnt know it yet

thinking i kno then not sayin a word provin im an idiot

my view that may be distorted rubbin off on others

the fact i cant seem to stop settin myself up

the reasons for gettin anywhere in life taking control of my life

the feelin i get when i wake up in the mourn, thinkin all i wanna do is go out, but at the same time i just want to hole up

my fear of what i do to others that seems to completely ignore 'me'

the idea that these things have anything to do with a drug at all

and last but not least responsibility, the name games a bitch


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: YellowSubmarine]
    #22670250 - 12/18/15 12:08 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

Truly.  Help me spread the love.  Join me.  I have a chemistry background.  We can become the pickards of our day.


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: silversoul7]
    #22670266 - 12/18/15 12:14 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

I feel the same, as though death is merely another level on which we as a reality can exist

How alien it is that this relic of a universe was shaped and programmed so exquisitely.  the detail betrays humanity. 


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: ReaperAndRaven]
    #22670274 - 12/18/15 12:16 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

That this being is so feared is in itself fearful.  I merge with it all on the smallest of levels.


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: ReaperAndRaven]
    #22670278 - 12/18/15 12:17 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

why cannot reality bend and morph as the contours of thought and of my mind?


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Re: What's the biggest danger of psychedelic use? [Re: Xlea321]
    #22670365 - 12/18/15 12:48 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

agreed.  It's just so fucked up.


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