Enormous, Vast, Immense, Huge
A vast reservoir of energy was somehow made available. Always it seems as if a new
form of potent energy is clearly involved.
Acid opens your door, opens the windows, opens your senses, opens your beam to the
vast possibilities of life, to the glorious indescribable beauty of life.
An immense mythology and folklore has arisen and has been crystallized around precious
Consciousness can be expanded or deepened so as to include vast areas of experience
entirely ignored or “screened-out” by conscious attention.
Deep experiential work requires a vastly extended cartography of the psyche that includes
important domains uncharted by traditional science.
Drugs like LSD reveal something of the otherwise dimly visible expanse of the mind and
suggest that its vast potential is scarcely to be comprehended.
Each of us potentially has access to vast realms of knowledge through his own mind,
including secrets of the universe known so far only to a very few.
How do we keep alive this world of immense value which people have had during
In psychology, the psychedelics have provided the key to the unimagined vastness of the
Intelligence increase drugs like LSD enormously accelerate, extensify, intensify the
human brain function.
It has been puzzling how a single drug can produce such an enormous range of different
experiences, appearing in various combinations and seemingly on the same continuum.
It is a condition of extreme suggestibility where minor cues come to assume enormous
significance and great mood swings can be precipitated by hitherto insignificant stimuli.
It swings open the gates to vast new possibilities, providing us with information about the
nature of our lives that is quite revolutionary.
It’s a universe of inconceivable beauty in which all things are full of life and charged
with an obscure but immensely important meaning.
LSD encapsulates an enormous amount of experience into a relatively short period.
Insights that might normally take years to acquire can burst forth in an awesome flurry.
One vast, immense, everlasting, cosmic wind blows through all and everything and keeps
it in motion—alive, changing, growing.
The brain’s enormous potential is contracted. (We must expand our consciousness in
order to reach our potential.)
the incredible immensity of that submerged continent, the unconscious—There is a vast
beyond that lies within.
The most vital human need is to discover one’s own inner reality. This makes it possible
to draw on the enormous resources and wisdom of ages that lie in the collective psyche.
The psychedelic state is an immensely powerful one for obtaining insight and
understanding through visual symbolism.
The range of experiences which occurred in daily living represented only a small slice of
a vast, unlimited spectrum.
The study of psychedelic drugs has engendered an enormous emotional reaction from
The ultimate pleasure organ is the brain, an enormous 30 billion-cell hedonic gland
waiting to be activated.
The world becomes more mysterious, being immeasurably grander, vaster, more complex
and indeed, more imaginative than we had supposed.
We believe the experience to be of enormous potential value, both to the subject and
We may not see reality except in terms of functions, which shuts out an enormous
amount of reality.
When one turns his attention inward, he discovers a world of ‘inner space’ which is as
vast and as real as the external, physical world.
You gaze into the big picture, thinking about the cosmos and know everything’s
You may feel awed, filled with wonder by the scope, immensity and quality of your
A lively boost was the publication of Huxley’s books, Doors of Perception and Heaven
and Hell; his enormous erudition and lucid explanations put the whole business of taking
a drug to change your consciousness on a totally new level.
An enormous amount of energy from every fiber of your body is released under LSD,
most especially including sexual energy. There is no question that LSD is the most
powerful aphrodisiac ever discovered by man.
Awareness of all normal sense impressions and the empirical ego seems to die or fade
away while pure consciousness of what is being experienced paradoxically remains and
seems to expand as a vast inner world is encountered.
Become a cheerleader for evolution. That’s what I did and my grandfather before me.
These brain-drugs, mass-produced will bring about vast changes in society. (That was
Aldous Huxley speaking to Timothy Leary while both were tripping.)
Gem-like objects, bright, self-luminous, glowing with preternatural color and
significance, exist in the mind’s Antipodes, are seen by visionaries and are felt by all who
see them to be of enormous significance.
It is possible to cut beyond ego-consciousness, to tune in on neurological processes which
flash by at the speed of light, and to become aware of the enormous treasury of ancient
racial knowledge welded into the nucleus of every cell in your body.
Our models of “reality” are very small and tidy, the universe of experience is huge and
untidy, and no model can ever include all the huge untidiness perceived by uncensored
Psychedelic, mind-manifesting drugs give promise of providing access to the great and
hitherto largely impenetrable realms—the vast, intricate and awesome regions we call
The sense of the vast gulf between the ego and the world disappears and one’s subjective,
inner life seems no longer to be separate from everything else, from one’s total
experience of the stream of nature.
The variability of response to the drugs is enormous, largely because what is most
important for a particular person to learn at a particular time will vary tremendously and
thus the experience will differ accordingly.
The vast majority of individuals lose, in the course of education, all the openness to
inspiration, all the capacity to be aware of other things than those enumerated in the
Sears-Roebuck catalogue which constitutes the conventionally “real” world.
There are mental spaces inside our skulls as enormous as the spaces out there. The
experience of distance, of inner distance and outer distance, of distance in time and
distance in space—it’s the first fundamental religious experience.
They induce “levels of consciousness which are vast extensions and enlargements of
normal experience” and thus “open to conscious awareness a wider, clearer, more
complete view of the world.”
An individual who has a transcendental experience develops an entirely new image of his
or her identity and cosmic status. The materialistic image of the universe in which the
individual is a meaningless speck of dust in the vastness of the cosmos is instantly
replaced by the mystical alternative.
Colors are bright and glowing, the outlines of objects are defined as they never have been
before, spatial relationships are drastically altered, several or all of the senses are
enormously heightened—“all at once” the world has shed its old, everyday facade and
stands revealed as a wonderland.
Each atom is a structure of detailed intricacy held together by energy of such speed and
power that it eludes our conception. Each atom is a space-ship of galactic proportions
and at the center of each galactic structure God places the entire staff of his atomic
engineers. Do you understand the brilliance of the design?
How strange that we should all carry around with us this enormous universe of vision and
that which lies beyond vision and yet be mainly unconscious of the fact! How can we
learn to pass at will from one world of consciousness to the others? Mescaline and LSD
will open the door.
In view of the enormous variety and scope of the phenomena, most of which lie far
beyond the conceptual framework of traditional psychology and the philosophy of
Western science, it is not surprising that Western scientists and educated laypersons alike
tend to take these claims with a grain of salt.
It is most curious to find, from Japan to Western Europe, these same images coming
through again and again, showing how universal and how uniform this kind of visionary
experience has been and how it has constantly been regarded as of immense importance
and has been projected out into the cosmos in the various religious traditions.
The consensus among the architects interviewed seems to be that LSD, when
administered under carefully controlled conditions, does enhance creativity to the extent
that it vastly speeds up problem-solving, aids in visualizing three-dimensionality and
generally heightens perceptivity.
The craving for and contact with transcendental realities can be more powerful than the
sexual urge. Throughout history, countless individuals have been willing to take
enormous risks of various kinds and to sacrifice years or decades of their lives to spiritual
The drug can mediate access to vast repositories of concrete and valid information in the
collective unconscious and make them available to the experient. The revealed
knowledge can be very specific, accurate and detailed; the data obtained in this way can
be related to many different fields.
The Good, the True and the Beautiful are absolute values and in a certain sense one can
say that visionary experience has always been regarded as an absolute value, that it has
been always felt to be intrinsically of immense significance and importance and worth
having at a very great price.
The guide possesses enormous power to shape the experience, move consciousness with
the slightest gesture or reaction. The key issue here is the guide’s ability to turn off his
own ego and social games, to muffle his own power needs and fears. The guide must
never be bored, talkative, intellectualizing.
The new data support quite unambiguously the view that has been held by the mystical
traditions of all ages: under certain circumstances, human beings can also function as vast
fields of consciousness, transcending the limitations of the physical body, of Newtonian
time and space and of linear causality.
Under the current dispensation, the vast majority of individuals lose, in the course of
education, all the openness to inspiration, all the capacity to be aware of other things than
those enumerated in the Sears-Roebuck catalogue which constitutes the conventionally
We seem unable to free ourselves from preconceptions imposed on us by our culture and
by what we believe to be common sense. However, if we are to maintain these illusions,
it becomes necessary to ignore a vast body of observations and information coming from
modern consciousness research and from a variety of other scientific disciplines.
Among Jung’s best known contributions is the concept of the “collective unconscious,”
an immense pool of information about human history and culture that is available to all of
us in the depth of our psyches. Jung also identified the basic dynamic patterns or
primordial organizing principles operating in the collective unconscious, as well as in the
universe at large. He called them “archetypes.”
Anybody who has been into the Sainte Chapelle in Paris or into Chartes Cathedral must
realize the extraordinary visionary power which those windows have. It is possible by
means of stained glass windows, to turn the whole of a vast building into one single
jewel. One is inside a great jewel. (With LSD, wherever you are is like that and much
Exploration of the human psyche with these powerful catalyzing agents has shown
beyond any doubt that the biographical model developed by Freud’s “depth” psychology
barely scratches the surface of mental dynamics. To account for all the extraordinary
experiences and observations in psychedelic states, it was necessary to develop a vastly
expanded cartography of the human psyche.
I pronounced that LSD was the greatest discovery man had ever made. It has such
enormous potential because the mind is infinite. LSD opens up the resources of the mind.
Since the mind is the most important aspect of the human being, what could possibly be
more important than a drug that revealed the awesome, infinite potential that lies within?
(That was Timothy Leary.)
It is a very interesting historical fact that in the 12th century the famous Abbot of St.
Denis, Suger, says that in his time, in all the churches, there were 2 collecting boxes, one
for the poor and one for making stained glass windows and whereas the collecting box
for the poor was generally empty, the collecting box for stained glass windows was
always full, showing that people did immensely value this kind of visionary experience.
Leary believed that the human race is presently evolving to a higher level of
consciousness and a greater spiritual awareness. His research with LSD seemed to bear
out the fact that our nervous systems are equipped to receive a vastly greater spectrum of
reality than we realized; and once the veils of perception are cleansed, wars, racism,
competitiveness and violence will be seen as old, outgrown, pre-human traits.
Once people have experienced the spiritual dimensions growing in their lives, they often
learn that their lives without it were futile and impoverished. Previously, they may have
managed adequately but unhappily, unaware of the seemingly endless realms that have
since enormously enriched their existence. They discover that spirituality is a necessary
element that enhances their lives and sense of well-being.
The image of human nature on which this approach is based is closer to Hindu
philosophy than to Freudian psychoanalysis. Behind the barrier of negative instinctual
forces associated with early biographical traumas, there exist vast transpersonal realms of
the super-conscious mind and a system of positive universal values not dissimilar to
Abraham Maslow’s metavalues.
The too-sudden opening up of the universe can induce an onslaught at what Aldous
Huxley called the “horror of infinity,” a terror of the vastness of the void within or
without, of the utter minuteness and aloneness of the soul in the cosmos. A clenching
reflex is, after all, a natural response to the floor and ceiling flying out of your mind.
(One needs to be prepared for this and understand that it’s all right.)
Consciousness is not narrowed, but enormously enlarged.
Existence is basically a kind of dancing or music, an immensely complex energy pattern.
God is infinite in the sense of being at once indefinitely immense and indefinitely minute.
Huge areas of the brain are blocked off from consciousness.
Humanity was making a giant step forward in evolution.
It can produce an immense enrichment of one’s own existence.
It opens the doors in so many ways to so many vast dimensions.
LSD can produce enormous changes in our sensory and emotional systems.
LSD offers vast possibilities for accelerated learning and scientific-scholarly research.
Perception is enormously improved.
stained glass—Inside the church, one is inside an immense gem of jeweled vision.
The drugs appear to give an enormous impetus to the creative intuition.
The intrinsic beauty and significance of the thing (object) seen is enormously magnified.
The physical pleasure is just immense.
The possibilities for individual transformation and cultural change are enormous.
The vast reaches of these undiscovered wilds are awesome.
There are vast untapped potentialities in the human psyche.
There is an enormous ignorance about the science of consciousness alteration.
These drugs have present value and an enormously greater potential value.
Uninhibited release of emotion can be immensely liberating.
He senses the incredible emptiness that lies within the atoms, where the electron planets
circle their proton suns at distances which are comparably as vast as those in the solar
He is seeing immense zodiacal figures laid out in jeweled definition with blue and gold
stones against the heavens “on a grand cosmic scale.” He speculates that the zodiacal
signs that man has “imposed upon the stars” derive from corresponding physical
structures in the brain. (eyes closed)
An immense calm has set in. A fusion of contradictions. There are no more obstacles.
Outside, everything is so vast. An inch is a million miles of space.
The stars are as big as huge diamonds—gleaming, sparkling, singing.
Everything I could see seemed alive and immensely beautiful and meaningful. Trees,
rocks, cacti, the entire landscape was radiating with relevance.
He felt the walls of consciousness opened by an enormous thrust and he was cast out of
I was alone and adrift in infinities—lost in the universe of myself, vast and teeming, and
in no thing different from the one we call outside. There is no outside.
In that illuminated state, I felt completely boundless and free, surrounded and filled with
brilliant light and washed by an enormous sense of peace.
It created vast openings of the mind that led to an understanding of spiritual realities and
it was very valuable.
It seemed to him that the walls of consciousness were opened by an enormous force and
the force thrust him out of time.
My gratitude for the moment when the veil parted and I knew that “I” am so much more
than I thought was so immense that I often discovered myself sobbing with joy.
My pelvis was vibrating as enormous amounts of energy were being released in ecstatic
She felt enormous gratitude for her experience and the cosmic insights; she saw them as a
special grace and privilege.
The experience was as big as I thought it was. Others had seen it. The shared wow—the
The most impressive characteristic of the experience was an enormous and for me,
unique sense of freedom.
The person has had what he regards as an enormously impressive and important
The world and its occupants seemed enormously beautiful and harmonious and I was
included within that general harmony.
There came upon me a sense of exultation, of immense joyousness accompanied or
immediately followed by an intellectual illumination impossible to describe.
They felt that the experience had improved their capacity to deal with their problems and
had enormously stimulated their psychological growth.
For what seemed an immensely long time, I dazed without knowing, even without
wishing to know what it was that confronted me. I was so absorbed in looking, so
thunderstruck by what I actually saw.
His emotional state was one of “tranquility, a quiet kind of happiness and a security
coming from the knowledge of having accomplished something enormously worthwhile,
of having made some very great advances.”
I saw that we were part of an enormous sinewy archetype, a monstrous rooted and
branching phenomenon, the primordial life force. I could see the buds opening constantly
to new existences and whole colorful worlds.
I was no longer as I knew myself to be, a small point of awareness confined in a body,
but instead was a vast circle of consciousness in which the body was but a point, bathed
in light and in a state of exaltation and happiness impossible to describe.
There was a huge opening in the sky, I saw God. I had a tremendously mystical
experience. I was deeply moved, deeply in love. And when I say love, it’s not like the
level we know from analysis. It was the absence of all anger, the absence of all conflict.
I was not I any more but a consciousness that encompassed a vastly broader spectrum of
reality than “I” had ever dreamed. I was changed, and the new vision so attracted me that
I stopped paying attention to the segment of reality that had formerly held my complete
attention, mainly, the physical plane.
I was not I any more but a consciousness that encompassed a vastly broader spectrum
than I ever dreamed of. It doesn’t last, but once you have known it, you can never forget
that it exists. When the experience becomes integrated into your life, the fear of death
disappears— and we can only truly begin to live when we no longer fear death.
The essence of what I received that night was a recognition that reality, in its totality, is
something much larger and more complex than will ever fit through the tiny keyhole of
human perception. Technological amplification we might invent, will never begin to
I realized, “My God, every single second is really eternity.” I felt I’d dipped into eternity
and was experiencing a glimpse of it along with a hint of its vastness. I was blown away
by the enormity of these revelations. By now, I was flying so high, I felt I was in an
exalted state, that I was having a mystical experience of the highest order, something I
always dreamed of.
My familiar reality had cracked; a vast new reality that promised liberation from death
and meaninglessness lay before me. I believed that if everybody saw what I now saw
there would be peace on earth. The demons of hate, violence, illness and war would be
banished back into Pandora’s box. The scales would fall from humanity’s eyes and we
would recognize that we are one, and that we are eternal.
Suddenly, I burst into a vast, indescribably wonderful universe. Although I am writing
this over a year later, the thrill of the surprise and amazement, the awesomeness of the
revelation, the engulfment in an overwhelming feeling-wave of gratitude and blessed
wonderment, are as fresh, and the memory of the experience is as vivid, as if it had
happened 5 minutes ago.
He re-experienced his own embryological development, from the fusion of the sperm and
egg through millions of cell divisions and processes of differentiation to a whole
individual. This was accompanied by an enormous release of energy and radiant light.
The sequences of embryonal development were intermingled with phylogenetic
flashbacks showing the transformation of animal species during the historical evolution
of life. (eyes closed)
Color visions began to evolve into immense vistas of enchanting beauty. (eyes closed)
He had honestly seen the Big Eternity.
I felt a vast peace all through me and a sense of secret knowledge.
I felt that I existed throughout a vast extent of space.
I had a major revelation that changed my whole life perspective.
I was awed by the vast range of consciousness.
I was conscious of immense joy, incredible bliss.
I was immensely grateful that I was able to have this experience.
My eyes penetrated farther and farther into the immensity.
The range of my vision was vastly expanded.
These mystical experiences had an enormous relevance.
Visions of Paradise, universal truths and enormous insights were all experienced.
a fresh look that would teach us to tap the enormous reservoir of potentialities buried
beneath the threshold of awareness
a sense of exultation, of immense joyness followed by an intellectual illumination
impossible to describe
an expansive vision of the continuous rebirth of the planets and souls in a very big
astonishment at the absolutely incredible immensity, complexity, intensity and
extravagance of being, existence, the cosmos—Ontological shock
dwindled to molecular proportions and was afraid of falling through the vast spaces
between the atoms, wanted to cling to the arm of the guide
junk in a car—a masterpiece of nonsense, a huge heap of marvelously incongruous
knock out inhibitory processes in the nervous system which select, discriminate, censor,
evaluate and they thus release an enormous flow of previously screened-out awareness
LSD a very powerful behavior-changing agent with immense potential for therapy if used
my ecstasy which heightened to behold the same rose-radiance lighting us up along our
staring with huge amazed eyes at his circus, returning to babble ecstatically about how
BIG it was and how he’d actually stood face to face with the true final IT
sunrises unbelievably lovely and seemingly made of jewels so fantastically
overwhelming in brilliance and vastness
the enormity of the experience, the total confirmation, in that it was all intensely seen, the
clarity and reality of what was felt
the enormous potential importance of psychedelic research for many scholarly and
this vast uniqueness which has no beginning, no middle and no end, that immense unique
Jung’s assertion that our psyches are deeply affected by a collective unconscious that
gives us access to a vast warehouse of memories encompassing all of human experience
from the beginning of time
the scope of the sacred realms, the profound insight of the sensory and physical
manifestations of mystical experience, this enormous physical, mental, emotional and
unveils behind the urgent realm of good and evil a vast region of oneself about which
there need be no guilt or recrimination, where at last the self is indistinguishable from
a scientific and philosophic adventure into the vastness of the universe of the mind
a scientific tool of enormous potential
a vast calm
a vast dimension of one’s being which has been kept hidden
a vast journey of growing self-awareness and a return to our true identity
a vastly enhanced sensitivity to facial expressions, intonations, and choice of words
a world of vast, radiant, indescribable light
accessing those large circuits of our brain that are tuned into cellular traffic
an enormous burst of light
an enormously complex continuum of realities
an illuminated vastness, brilliant light and the gloss and smoothness of material things
an immense elation and freedom as the outlines of conflicting selfhood melt down
an immense inner domain waiting to be explored
archetypal memories from the vast mass unconscious aroused and activated
can be of immense value to us and of great importance in changing our lives
colors bright and gay, the enormous intensification of color
consciousness in its fullest development a vast sea itself
discover a world of visionary beauty, the enormous heightening of the perception of color
enormous erotic excitement
immense changes in perception
immense forces of creativity
immensely exciting experience of infancy—the age of the non-talker
insights of enormous importance
intense sexual arousal, the enormous intensity of the sex drive
my mind and the “bornless” Mind, Little Mind and Big Mind
sensations of immense subtlety and richness
the enlargement of vision, the acute awareness of vaster potentials
the enormity of the spectrum
the enormous expansion of his or her experiential world
the enormous individual variability of reactions
the enormous joke of existence
the enormous range of potential experiences
the enormous significance of the experience for one who undergoes it
the enormous spiritual force that is active during an awakening experience
the enormously rich and varied range of experience open to the psychedelic subject
the exhilaration and vastness of the mystical experience
the existence of vast reaches of mind beyond our conscious, rational mental processes
the immense expanse of the unconscious
the immense potentiality of sex energy
the immensity of hyper-brain consciousness
the immensity of the experience
the immensity of time and space and eternity
the music, the vast music
the novel and immensely exciting experience of infancy—the age of the non-talker
the potentially vast possibilities of LSD
the vast and mysterious world of human potentialities
the vast dimensions of the creative spirit
the vast expanses of the inner world
the vast, mysterious world of the unconscious
the vastness of the experience
the whole field of vision with its vast multiplicity of colors and shapes
to feel connected again to the huge and invisible
to see with enormously increased precision
vast experiences and insights via LSD
vast explosions of vibratory color
vast serenity, elated excitement
vastness, incredible luminous light, a different radiant quality here never seen before