Yeah, SunriseChampion... I often question the “all manner of dysfunction” that may best NOT be underestimated.Sorry to interject here, but I'm a bit of a middle ground as far as my opinion on your interesting little disagreement goes. I've never done DMT (yet...coming 2020, trust) but I've done mushrooms a lot and while I wouldn't necessarily say it's some sort of.....magic revelation it sure as hell is a bit more than "just getting high" like I have with cocaine or meth....or alcohol for that matter.
Go eat 7g of mushrooms and report back about how banal the psychological outcome is for ya.
I wouldn't understimate their ability to have profound effects on the brain in physiological ways that can enhance all manner of dysfunction.
( Resulting from high-dose psilocybin ingestion )
“Dysfunction” being a relative term, within the confines of Western Culture, and an evermore incrementally discordant template of adaptation to that culture.
Does that make sense?
I’m getting older, and the ability to attach the most effective words to often abstract concepts, is becoming less fluid.
Nonetheless, the often “revelatory” nature of heavy psychedelic experiences ( once you get past the distracting retinal circus, and assorted jesters / demons / message bearers ) appears as a revelation of the importance in a common thread of realignment with nature, and the CODE, in an unadulterated form.
The DISCHORDANT, is a non-alignment with that CODE.
Heavy psychedelics can definitely exacerbate the feelings of being OUT OF CONTEXT, in a society that is evermore combustible, inhospitable, and hurtling down a path of self-destruction.
Being “too-sensitive”, or open, to erratic, stray energies, and malevolent entities can make for “crazy”.
The greatest respect for ALL entheogens is a message that I would truly wish to propagate in these forums.
These are not toys.
They are not just to “get-high”.
There needs to be more reverence.
These are vectors, and doorways to realms beyond mere mortal comprehension.
Nobody REALLY knows what happens there.
Having a strong core sense of self is extremely important, in my view.
I’ve been to “psychotic” states with it.
It’s impossible to be truly objective regarding whether or not I have permanently impacted myself in a destructive way because of extreme psychedelic usage.
Insanity is a relative term.
Love is Real.
Bryan in Seattle