consciousness of the Universal Mind—This is one of the most profound and total
experiences observed in LSD sessions.
Cultures of all times have shown a profound interest in nonordinary states of
During any profound emotional experience, religious or otherwise, chemical or hormonal
bodily changes occur.
Each one of us may be capable of manufacturing a chemical, minute uses of which are
known to cause profound changes in consciousness.
If a member of a typical congregation were to have a profound religious experience, its
minister would very likely send him to a psychiatrist for medical treatment.
Individuals may have profound experiences, yet they give the impression to an external
observer that nothing is happening or that they are sleeping.
Inherent in the nondifferentiated unity of mystical consciousness is a profound sense of
holiness and sacredness.
LSD serves as a catalyst for inducing rapid and profound changes in the subject’s value-
belief system and in his self-image.
Many of the states that psychiatry automatically categorizes as symptoms of mental
disease are actually important and necessary components of a profound healing process.
No external interventions have a chance to create a better world unless they are
associated with a profound transformation of human consciousness.
On the threshold of the most profound and ultimate depths, we are faced with the
revelation that our experience is contained within the depths of the Divine Life itself.
One can undergo an experience of total annihilation and emerge from this process
renewed and reborn. The learning here is profound.
Profound emotional bonds can develop as a result of an LSD session—bonds that can last
Profound self-understanding and a high degree of self-transformation may reward the
Psychedelic substances can induce without any specific programming, profound death-
rebirth experiences and facilitate spiritual opening.
Since it can be the most profound and moving experience of your life, no one should ever
enter it, in my opinion, without the most careful preparation.
Texture and shape yield their qualities in the most profound manner to the sense of touch;
the absolute essence of any scent is penetrated by the olfactory senses.
The basic structure of experience is given by our sense of space and passage of time.
Both are profoundly altered in psychedelic mystical states.
The LSD experience is felt by almost everyone who undergoes it to be profoundly
significant and enlightening.
The most profound recent development in psychiatry has been to redefine the basic
categories and assumptions of psychiatry itself.
The process involves a profound personal transformation during which most aspects of
the individual’s life are dramatically redefined.
There is an intensification of what I may call intrinsic significance. That which is seen,
either with the eyes closed or open, is felt to have a profound meaning.
They describe the state as definitely not blank or empty but as filled with intense,
profound, vivid perception which they regard as the ultimate goal of the mystic path.
This profound experience may constitute a new and powerful means for facilitating
profound therapeutic changes and for facilitating reconstructuring of the personality.
When the voyager is clearly in a profound ego-transcendent ecstasy, the wise guide will
Your emotions are profoundly affected and you feel that an indissoluble bond unites you
with the others who have shared with you in the sacred agape.
Aesthetic responses are greatly heightened, colors seem more intense, textures richer,
contours sharpened, music more emotionally profound, the spatial arrangements of
objects more meaningful.
Experiencing the profound psychological changes induced by LSD is a unique and
valuable learning experience for all clinicians and theoreticians studying abnormal mental
For many, professional artists as well as laymen, the LSD session represented a profound
aesthetic experience that gave them a new understanding of modern art movements and
art in general.
Human beings have a profound need for transpersonal experiences and for states in which
they transcend their individual identities to feel their place in a larger whole that is
If the perceptions touched off by the drugs are in any reliable sense religious, then an
invaluable means of studying the dynamics and effects of profound religious experience
at firsthand is available to us.
It has mediated a profound spiritual opening in atheists, skeptics and materialistically
oriented scientists, facilitated far-reaching emotional liberation and caused radical
changes in value systems and the basic life style. (The “it” is LSD.)
LSD patients who had experienced profound feelings of cosmic unity frequently
developed a negative attitude toward the states of mind produced by intoxication with
alcohol and narcotics.
Profound transpersonal experiences move the individual out of the narrow framework of
identification with the body-ego and lend to feeling and thinking in terms of a cosmic
identity and unity with all creation.
Religious experience is the most profound and powerful aspect of the human personality
and is the aspect most capable of bringing out the compassionate and creative qualities of
the human spirit.
Sexual union that occurs in the context of a powerful emotional bond can take the form of
a profound mystical experience. All individual boundaries seem to dissolve and the
partners feel reconnected to their divine source.
That Plato had some kind of profound ecstatic experience is indicated by the famous
Parable of the Cave, found in the Seventh Book of the Republic. Ingesters of LSD have
had no trouble in recognizing and understanding the metaphysical dimensions.
The esoteric core of the great religious and spiritual traditions could be seen as roadmaps
to higher states of consciousness, and some of the most profound material in these
traditions became especially clear and meaningful during psychedelic sessions.
The mind must be prepared and the conditions right for a profound mystical or religious
experience to occur. And even then, the drug user may go through a descent into torment
and even a seeming death agony before attaining joyous unity and rebirth.
The psychedelic mystical experience can lead to a profound sense of inspiration,
reverential awe and humility, perhaps correlated with the feeling that the experience is
essentially a gift from a transcendent source.
These states of mind can be extremely beneficial, often leading to physical and emotional
healing, profound insights, creative activity and permanent personality changes for the
This euphoric feeling includes elements of profound peace and steadfastness, surging like
a spring from a depth of my being which has rarely, if ever, been tapped prior to the drug
This realization of the fundamental identity of the individual consciousness with the
creative principle of the universe is one of the most profound experiences a human being
To some people, looking only at the surface, the sequence of events of my first
psychedelic experience might seem to border on madness; others will see it in a profound
logic and wisdom.
An LSD trip will show the subject the manifold aspects of reality—a reality that does not
unfold upon a single level or within a single event, but involves a great variety of events
on a number of levels. As the experience becomes more profound, the spectrum of
sensations and feelings becomes almost infinite.
ancient and Oriental religions and philosophies—It has become increasingly clear that
these systems of belief reflect profound understanding of the human mind and of unusual
states of consciousness, embodying knowledge that deals with the most universal aspect
of human existence, and thus is highly relevant for all of us.
If properly handled, a psychedelic crisis has great positive potential and can result in a
profound personality transformation. Conversely, an insensitive and ignorant approach
can cause psychological damage and lead to chronic psychotic states and years of
Metanoia is that profound state of consciousness which mystical experience aims at—the
state in which we transcend or dissolve all the barriers of ego and selfishness that
separate us from God. It is the state of direct knowing, immediate perception of our total
unity with God.
Profound religious experience is always moving and probably the most captivating and
shattering experience known to man. When I say “shattering” I mean that the experience
shatters certain fundamental assumptions about life which stand in the way of a broader
and more humane view.
Religion, I will be thinking of as the inner experience of the individual when he senses
Ultimate Reality, whether as God, a Beyond, transcendent cosmic process, a wholly
different and profound dimension of life, nirvana or however one chooses to name and
interpret this ultimate reality.
Repeated experiences of the transpersonal domain can have a profound impact on the
individual involved. They tend to dissolve the narrow and limited perspective
characterizing the average Westerner and make one see the problems of everyday life
from a cosmic perspective.
The emotional effects are even more profound than the perceptual ones. The drug taker
becomes unusually sensitive to faces, gestures, and small changes in the environment. As
everything in the field of consciousness assumes unusual importance, feelings become
The fates of nations and the lives of billions of people have been profoundly affected by
the divine illuminations of spiritual prophets. We have only to remember the revelations
of Buddha under the Bo tree, Moses on Mount Sinai, Jesus in the desert, Paul on the road
to Damascus, and Mohammed during his visionary night journey for evidence of this.
The individual has become relaxed, has begun to enjoy the increased sense perceptions
and has become fascinated with the world of awareness that is beginning to open to him.
The deep and profound experiences released by the LSD then flow uninterrupted in an
ever widening scope.
According to Laing, psychiatrists do not pay proper attention to the inner experiences of
psychotics, because they see them as pathological and incomprehensible. However,
careful observation and study show that these experiences have profound meaning and
that the psychotic process can be healing. Laing believes that psychotics have in many
respects more to teach psychiatrists than psychiatrists do their patients.
Profound transcendental experiences, such as consciousness of the Universal Mind, in
addition to having a very beneficial effect on the subject’s physical and emotional well-
being, are usually central in creating in him a keen interest in religion, mystical and
philosophical issues, and a strong need to incorporate the spiritual dimension into his way
Sensory perceptions become especially brilliant and intense. Normally unnoticed aspects
of the environment capture the attention; ordinary objects are seen as if for the first time
and acquire new depth of significance. Aesthetic responses are greatly heightened; colors
seem more intense, textures richer, contours sharpened, music more emotionally
profound, the spatial arrangements of objects more meaningful.
The opportunity to vividly experience specific memories from different periods of one’s
life makes it possible to see their interrelations and discover chains of unconscious
neurotic patterns underlying specific emotional problems. This can be an important
transforming experience that results in profound changes in the personality structure,
emotional dynamics, and behavior of the individual.
The symbolic images are predominately historical, legendary, mythical, ritualistic and
“archetypal.” The subject may experience a profound and rewarding sense of continuity
with evolutionary and historic process. He may act out myths and legends and pass
through initiations and ritual observances often seemingly structured precisely in terms of
his own most urgent needs. (eyes closed)
When we experience identification with the cosmic consciousness, we have the feeling of
enfolding the totality of existence within us, and of comprehending the Reality that
underlies all realities. We have a profound sense that we are in connection with the
supreme and ultimate principle of all Being. In this state, it is absolutely clear that this
principle is the ultimate and the only mystery.
In ordinary seeing, we are hardly ever directly aware of our immediate impressions. For
these immediate impressions are more or less profoundly modified by a mind that does
most of its thinking in terms of words. Every perception is promptly conceptualized and
generalized, so that we do not see the particular thing or event in its naked immediacy;
we see only the objective illustration of some generic notion, only the concretion of an
A present event becomes charged with profound emotional significance.
A profound transcendental experience should leave a changed man and a changed life.
Drugs change the quality of consciousness profoundly.
Emotionally, there is a profound feeling of oneness.
Even a single psychedelic experience can have profound and lasting consequences.
Individuals gain profound insights into the nature of religion.
Its impact on my life has been profound.
Its significance is profound.
Many of us are profoundly grateful for the vistas opened up by the drug experience.
Psychedelic feelings are profound.
The experience is profoundly significant.
The mystic experience can be ecstatic, profound, therapeutic.
The object focused on assumes a profound significance.
The object is invested with a profound significance.
They have acquired new and profound insight.
He said the session had been the most important, profound and intense experience of his
He stood there motionless, gazing, gazing through a timeless succession of mounting
intensities and ever-profound significances.
I had never before seen, touched, tasted, heard, smelled and felt so profound a personal
unity and involvement with the concrete material world.
It reveals the soul. My own experience under LSD was the revelation of my soul to me.
There can be no deeper experience, or more profound revelation.
It was a feeling that was deeper, more profound, more moving, more meaningful, than
any feeling I have ever had.
The books, like the flowers, glowed, when I looked at them, with brighter colors, a
There was a sense of having shared something with him in some unremembered time, a
most profound experience.
I felt totally new, as though I’d just been born. Having had so much ego burned away had
cleared and refreshed my spirit. It was a grace that profoundly changed my life by giving
me a reason to override my scientific skepticism and accept the reality of the spirit.
I had the most profound experience of my life. From this single experience, the whole
scope, depth and direction of my life have changed miraculously. Indeed a miracle has
happened to me.
I experienced a wave of extraordinary bliss, like a full-body orgasm, and the sense I was
in the presence of something absolutely awesome. Sex is nothing compared to the ecstasy
I felt at that moment. I had no awareness of my body or ego or time, only a profound
sensation of illumination and the feeling I was in the presence of ALL That Is, eternity,
God, whatever you might call something all-encompassing.
I was experiencing how consciousness manifests itself in separate forms while remaining
unified. I knew that fundamentally there was only One Consciousness in the universe.
From this perspective my individual identity and everybody else’s appeared temporary
and almost trivial. To experience my true identity filled me with a profound sense of
My soul, I learned, is most “into” joy and beauty, i.e., experiences of joy and beauty most
occupied me on acid. Joy and beauty do not dominate my awareness in general—and
never with a comparable intensity—so I treasure these experiences on the grounds of
their rarity alone. They were also profoundly educational. I think I understand the human
race a little better.
His spirituality was of the kind that doesn’t announce itself, yet is profound.
I felt profound empathy with life, strong ecological awareness.
I felt very good in the deep and profound knowledge of my eternalness.
I stood still and listened. I was aware of a profound living silence.
I was filled with a genuine sense of profound hilarity.
It was a profoundly moving, real and deeply meaningful experience.
My aesthetic sensibilities were profoundly enhanced.
My appreciation of life was profoundly enhanced.
She underwent a profound spiritual transformation.
The music became very profound, or my feeling became so.
a colorful visionary adventure resulting in a profound spiritual opening and personality
a deep awareness of the fact that such profound transpersonal states reveal authentic
dimensions of existence
a profound feeling of sacredness or holiness that is associated with certain deep processes
in the psyche
a profound mystical or religious experience involving elements of death and rebirth,
cosmic unity or communication with God
a rich spectrum of transpersonal experiences that provide profound insights into realms
and dimensions of reality that are ordinarily hidden to human perception and intellect
an ontological experience infinitely more direct and real than any truth, however
profound, that could be mediated by an established creed or ritual
as though one had stood before the Infinite in profound humility, overwhelmed by
feelings of awe and reverence
became aware of fantastic dimensions of being, all of which possessed a profound sense
eyes closed—mosaics, temples, sacred objects, patterns of great intricacy and profoundly
glimpses something so profound that certain “facts of life” prior to the experience are no
longer exclusively true
profound aesthetic imagery—Objects in the room may suddenly become transformed into
works of considerable beauty and artistic value.
profound feelings of interpersonal communion and unity which endow every action with
beauty and significance
profound new understanding associated with fascinating philosophical and spiritual
that hallucinogens produced radical changes of consciousness that could have a profound
and beneficial effect
the feeling of profound connection with various animals—not their concrete physical
forms, but their archetypal essence
the nonduality of the mind, in which is it no longer divided against itself, a state of
to go beyond the regions where the terrain is unfamiliar, but where a much more
profound transformation and self-realization is possible
to realize that the universe is profoundly different from what, on their ordinary,
conditioned level of experience it had seemed to be
the scope of the sacred realms, the profound insight of the sensory and physical
manifestations of mystical experience, this enormous physical, mental, emotional and
a dramatic emotional healing and a profound personality transformation
a feeling of profound peace and joy
a period of profound elation as a result of my discoveries
a profound aesthetic experience contemplating a bowl of cherry jello
a profound and lasting personality change
a profound and liberating alteration
a profound and meaningful experience of certain realities that are alien to our culture
a profound awareness of the mystical dimension of existence
a profound cultural impact
a profound ego-transcendent ecstasy
a profound experience of “cosmic consciousness”
a profound mystical experience of unity
a profound sense of well-being
a profound series of new perceptions
a profound transcendental experience of an ecstatic and integrative nature
a profound transformative experience of a transcendental nature
a releaser of profound religious experience of an ecstatic and mystical nature
a single experience which is so profound and impressive
a state of profound peace in which truths were revealed to him in immediate awareness
a transforming experience, one that profoundly and beneficially changes the person
a very profound and liberating experience
an extremely profound and important experience
can be a very profound and valuable experience
can have profound and often lasting influence on the individual
carry me far into the profound
creates a situation of profound congruence and coherence within the individual
deep, profound and moving experience
experience of profound transcendence
experience their own divinity and attain profound insights into the nature of reality
feelings of profound insight, illumination, and truth
feelings of profound unity
feels profoundly satisfying
had a profound influence
LSD’s profound effects on the way the mind handles both emotions and perceptions
profound alterations of consciousness
profound and deeply moving experiences
profound and soul-soothing breakthroughs
profound archetypal and transcendental forms of consciousness
profound clarity and perception
profound consciousness-altering effects
profound ecstatic religious experience
profound emotional experiences often called religious
profound healing and life-transforming experiences
profound inner radiance
profound insight into the ultimate secrets of existence
profound mystical contemplation
profound new insights
profound peace, surging like a spring from a depth of my being
profound philosophic visions
profound serenity and joy
profound significance, special significance
profound states of altered awareness
sudden and profoundly impressive perception of ultimate reality
the most important, profound and intense experience of his life
the most profound and moving experience of my life
the most profound educational experience in my life
the most profound human experiences
the most profoundly consuming aesthetic experience I have ever had
the profound depth of what I felt
the profound revolutionary transformation
the profound wisdom of the great spiritual philosophies and mystical traditions
the profoundest feelings of mystical union
thinking more clearly, profoundly and creatively
this profound sense of somehow living the continuation of a glorious past in the present
was a profound and overwhelming mystical experience
wholesome, profound personality change
will regard this experience as one of the most profoundly meaningful events of his life