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The Main Natural Psychedelics and Ethnobotanics Thread
Natural vs. Synthetic substances for spiritual enlightenment
Do you think there is a diffence in effect or deeper quality between compounds made in laboratories
and compounds derived from nature?
What about semi-synthetics, compounds derived from nature but tinkered with in labs?
And what about purified natural chemicals from extraction or synthesized, like pure psilocybin?
Typing a reply in another thread about HBWS made me come to the opinion that I much prefer natural trips (mushrooms, weed, etc.) as opposed to chemicals made from a lab (mda, lsd, 2cb, dxm if you can call it a trip).
For me the natural trips always seem to take a different hold of you as if it is almost natural to be in the state of mind and body for the few hours you are effected by it and the comedown of the trip feels smoother.
I find that LSD almost feels like a strenuous and forced mind change and the slow comedown leaves me feeling mentally drained. The effects of LSD, MDA and DXM I find have a "dirty" feel about them compared to say mushrooms.
I'm still yet to try a lot of the natural wonders such as salvia, mescaline, HBWS, morning glory seeds (are a few that I can remember) or could it just be my mind toying with me while I'm on the chemical drugs telling myself that I'm under the effect of a dirty chemical and shouldn't be polluting myself.
Sure enough, LSD is a great unique substance and can bring on huge personal and spiritual growth but I would always pick a mushroom trip over it anytime.
What do the rest of you psychonaughts think?