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LSD-25 and magick

From: R.Michael Litchfield 
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Subject: RE: LSD-25 and magick
Date: 11 Dec 1995 23:56:21 GMT
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>In article  > (Lint) writes:
>   I was wondering if anyone out there has done any research on the 
>use of LSD and the enlightenment of magick and how the two might 
>be connected or how one could enhance the use of the other.  

I tend to  be much more chaotic than ceremonial in my approach to magic
and find that the psychoactives play an invaluable role for me.

LSD tends to have two very different and distinct effects depending upon
your dosage level. Lower dosages, up to about 250 micrograms (~2.5 hits),
 are termed psycholytic in the literature, a word coigned to described
the mind opening powers of the drug. Higher dosages, (250 and up), are
termed psychadelic, which was created to describe the mind manifesting
nature of the drug. 

The two levels are distinctly different,  a person having a psycholytic
experience is going to be functioning in the more or less same reality
with the people around them, though things will often take on a glamour
and be percieved in new ways and in new relationships. A person having a
psychedelic experience in not necessarily sharing the consensus reality,
thier internal universe (or perhaps inter experience of the universe) is
much more powerful and effective than some external "reality".

The implications of these two states on magical practice is profound.
During a psycholytic experience the universe is more or less the same
place it was before you dropped, thus magical action occurs in a similar
manner to the way it normally would. You are however aware of many more
things, a blank wall is not blank but full of the sigils of the universe
in constant shifting prose waiting for you to but understand what it is
whispering to you. However you experience some severe limitations, you
are EASILY distracted, your memory is fractured, your intuition will leap
without your rational mind being able to follow, trying to move from
thought to spoken word becomes an effort of immense proportions, and all
in all your focus is fucked.

A psychedelic experience occurs in a universe all its own. In this new
world change doesn't occur according to will, it occurs according to
whim, including unconscious whim. Magic during one of these experiences
tends to be more about bringing your creation back to your waking
reality, and without any of the possible horrors that grow in those
regions. Fortunantly not much comes back accross during these
experiences, except occaisionally the memories, but those memories can be
potent indeed. To truely know what it feels like to call a dream thing
from the nothing around you makes it much easier to accomplish something
the next time you try it in the real world. Of course there is the vague
lingering question as to whether the world you return to is the world you


From: R.Michael Litchfield 
Newsgroups: alt.magick,rec.drugs.psychedelics
Subject: RE: LSD-25 and magick
Date: 12 Dec 1995 00:16:02 GMT
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In article  Peter J. Lima, writes:
>My first trip: "Hmm, whatthefuckisthis?"
>My fifth trip: "Good God almighty this shit WORKS!"
>My eighth trip: "I am God incarnate! Fuck magick -- I'll just take 
>more of this stuff and SAVE THE UNIVERSE!"  (Problem: What do 
>you do the morning after the night you saved the universe?)
>My eleventh trip: "Ho-hum.  Same old stuff.  Jeez, there's nothin' to 
>this lsd. Why bother, this is just like regular life. . ."
>So it goes.
>You get a telegram from a Friend. . .you read the message, it helps 
>you (maybe saves your ass), but afterward you need to throw the 
>telegram away, 'cause its the same message every time you re-read 
>it and you've got it memorized by now.

I have had the "blah same old same olds" they usually are a sign that
this was used.... not incorrectly but not as well as it could be. Perhaps
you are recapitulating the set and setting, maybe you are not exploring
new ground, maybe you have learned all that acid can teach you now, maybe
you are afraid of facing what you approached in a pervious trip.

IF you wish to there are a number of techniques which can be experimented
with to vary the expeerience. 

1- Take more. If you normall only drop a single hit (or even two) try
dropping 4-5. You may decide complacent boredom was better but at least
you may learn something.

2 - Drastically change your setting. If you normally tip in your
apartment in the city, drop while camping in a forrest. If you normally
drop with friends, drop alone.  If you usually trip at night do a day
trip. If you normally try to explore the magical occult aspects focus on
the light causal common events.

3 - Mix drugs. Add something new like X or NO2 or one fo the exotics.
(It helps to be familier with the new drug BEFORE you mix it).

4 - Make it very ritualistic, fast for a few days befoirehand, deprive
yourself of sleep, engauge in heavy S/M, push your limits in some
non-pharmaceutical direction.

5 - Babysit someone through thier first trip and try to see the acid
coloured world through thier eyes.

>(Petros Xristos)


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