Insights, Revelations, Awakening, Enlightenment, Illumination, Deliverance
A harmonious inner awakening is characterized by a sense of joy and mental illumination
that brings with it an insight into the meaning and purpose of life.
A healthy society provides and protects the sacredness of the teen-age psychedelic
voyage. A sick, static society fears and forbids the revelation.
A man “comes to himself,” wakes up from the egocentric daydream when he realizes
Who he is.
Although the experiences have been fulfilling in hundreds of ways, by far the most
meaningful have been the religious insights and feelings of spirituality.
Artistic and scientific insight requires a touch of the same kind of loose thinking or
craziness that is found in altered states of consciousness.
Buddhists set up a whole social structure centered on the cultivation of enlightenment and
Consciousness awakens to its original condition and suchness, which is also the suchness
of all existence.
Creative vision and mystical illumination are a function of the cortex when it is
temporarily relieved of word and ego games.
Dr. Suzuki has defined spiritual insight or enlightenment as “becoming conscious of the
Ecstasy is the sensation of surrendering to vibrations and sometimes to insights that take
you out of your so-called self.
Enlightenment comes when the individual self realizes it has no separate identity beyond
Enlightenment is based on an ecstatic moment of realization which is supposed to imbue
all life thereafter with a certain grace.
Every kind of typically religious emotion, symbol, and insight appears during
psychedelic drug trips.
Experiential identification with inorganic matter is often accompanied by fascinating
insights of a philosophical, mythological, religious and mystical nature.
Extremely valuable insights may enable the subject to revise his thinking and self-image
and to alter his behavior in desirable ways.
Faith is the first step. Then comes illumination and with it certainty and then
For those who have lived a lifetime of conformity and spiritual neglect, freedom is
impossible, that is, short of mystical revelation.
God is divided in play, in make-believe, but remains undivided in reality, so that when
the play comes to an end, the individualized consciousness awakens to find itself divine.
He (Leary) knew how important it was to have a warm supporting setting to experience
the ego-shattering revelations of the mushroom.
He said that a few LSD sessions had given him more insight into his personality than the
whole of four years in analysis.
How can we preserve the freshness, illuminate each second of subsequent life? How can
we maintain the ecstatic oneness with others? (This refers to when the trip is over.)
I find this world to be beautiful and if I can retain the insights I am getting, there will be
some fundamental change in my whole being.
I’ve seen this quality of childlikeness, this enlightened quality in him (comment about
Immortality is participation in the eternal now of the divine Ground; survival is
persistence in one of the forms of time. Immortality is the result of total deliverance.
In addition to being instruments of philosophic revelation, mystical unity and
evolutionary insight, psychedelic drugs are very powerful aphrodisiacs.
In this state of knowledge of God, the mind is enlightened from out of the depths of
divine wisdom which defy our scrutiny.
Insightful knowledge or illumination about being or existence in general that is felt at an
intuitive, nonrational level and gained by direct experience.
Insights are accepted without reservations and seem much more valid than under nondrug
conditions. (The insane ego is gone.)
Insights are accompanied by an emotion which reinforces the conviction that a fragment
of Truth has been discovered. We call this kind of learning “revelation.”
It is a special kind of enlightenment to have this feeling that the usual, the way things are,
is odd, this feeling of universal oddity.
It is easier to change behavior if you understand the learned-game nature of behavior.
This sort of insight can be brought about by consciousness-expanding drugs.
It would appear that everybody who experiences these levels develop convincing insights
into the utmost relevance of the spiritual dimension in the universal scheme of things.
Liberation might be defined as the process of waking up out of the nonsense, nightmares
and illusory pleasures of what is ordinarily called real life, into the awareness of eternity.
Looking back on my own experiences, they all converge toward a kind of insight to
which I cannot help ascribing some metaphysical significance.
LSD could shake people out of the rut of ordinary perception and catalyze some sort of
LSD encaptulates 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.
LSD provides unrivaled insights into the dynamics of emotional disorders and the
functioning of the human mind in general.
LSD shows me the real Reality. It is the final enlightenment. The insights I gain are true.
(That’s right and don’t ever listen to anyone who doesn’t understand that.)
LSD stimulates an easy recall of events long buried in a patient’s subconscious and
striking insights into his own nature and the real world around him.
Magnificent revelations, both spiritual and philosophical can occur marking the highest
union of experience and intellect.
Many are able to apply various insights from their psychedelic sessions in a creative way
in their professional lives.
Many LSD subjects reported unusual aesthetic experiences and insights into the nature of
the creative process; they frequently developed a new understanding of art.
Many people who embark on a journey of self-exploration develop the insight that our
inner dimensions are bountiful and endless.
Now the chemical messiah has come which has the ability to awaken this sleeping
realization of mind potential in even the most skeptical.
Often one is struck with the familiarity of the revelation, as though he is now revisiting
an inherent buried truth, having “been there before” at some indefinite time in the past.
On the level of ultimate unity, consciousness totally awakens to its original condition,
which is also the suchness of all of existence.
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.
Once the threshold of altered consciousness has been crossed, we are flooded with a
kaleidoscopic vision of extended perceptual fields and psychological insights.
One could look at a pebble for days, and in a sufficiently enlightened state of mind, there
would always be more to be learned.
One must have a genuine curiosity about new direction of personal growth and the fabric
of psychedelic insight and discovery. There should be dedication of purpose.
Organized religion has very little to do with the non-verbal education of individuals for
Release of unconscious materials frequently occurs. Insight is added to insight. At last I
am seeing the world without self-deceit or illusion.
Religion is in its truest sense an instrument for awakening us to the revolutionary process
of growth to godhood.
Since earliest times, man has felt impulses to rise above his everyday self and achieve
either some higher insight or some release from mundane concerns—or both.
So astonishing will be this new insight that he may be absolutely overwhelmed and in his
excitement, laugh and cry at the same time.
Sometimes they acquire new insights and intricate knowledge about the life process from
sources within them that are not ordinarily available.
Spiritual insights accompanying the psychedelic experience might be subjective accounts
of the objective findings of astronomy, physics, biochemistry and neurology.
Spirituality is a legitimate dimension of existence and its awakening and development are
Such insight is intuitively felt to be of a more fundamental form of reality than the
phenomena of everyday consciousness.
The aim of all Eastern religion, like the aim of LSD, is basically to get high, that is, to
expand your consciousness and find ecstasy and revelation within.
The blinders are removed and the individual glimpses the nature of the process. This
revelation comes through a biochemical change in the body.
The cause of pain and evil is craving for separative ego-centered existence with its
corollary that there can be no deliverance from evil except by getting rid of such craving.
The changes of consciousness have ontological relevance through offering valid insights
into the nature of human existence and the universe.
The early experimentation with LSD brought important new insights into the nature of
the creative process.
The experiences they produce are of an infinite variety. They might be aesthetic,
psychological, philosophical insights or emotional releases.
The images may enter into consciousness as supremely meaningful, illuminating the most
important areas of the subject’s life. (eyes closed)
The insights psychedelics potentiate frequently enable one to see through the myriad
pretentions and deceits which make up the mythology of the Social Lie.
The insights that have been achieved by LSD experimentation are of lasting value and
The keynote of the experience is the tremendous exciting sense of an intense
The liberated or awakened man is free from the confusion of conventional entities with
The LSD experience is felt by almost everyone who undergoes it to be profoundly
significant and enlightening.
The LSD revelation is the clear perspective. The LSD panic is the terror that ego is lost
The LSD session helped them gain deep insights into the world of painters, empathize
with them and understand their art.
The man in whom this Self is realized is the Awake, the true man of no rank. (He is
above or beyond all classifications.)
The mind grows clearer, more luminous, more peaceful, insight becomes more
The mirror image has provided insights resulting in amelioration or resolution of long-
The moment of revelation when you’re turned on to the whole process, which men of old
called the mystic, is the purpose of life.
The most important scientific insights or intuitions come precisely through the somewhat
reluctant use of a nonthinking mode of awareness.
The most valuable insights come from questioning the most obvious forms of common
The motives for hasheesh-indulgence were of the more exalted ideal nature, for of this
nature are all its ecstasies and its revelations.
The power of psychedelics to evoke evolutionary archetypes awakened many women to
the goddess within.
The psychedelic drugs produce insights into some of the absurdities within the individual
and also within the social structure in which he is embedded.
The psychedelic experience can also become a source of revelatory, aesthetic,
philosophical or spiritual insight.
The psychedelic state is an immensely powerful one for obtaining insight and
understanding through visual symbolism.
The realm of insights or problem solutions is in any area which is meaningful to that
individual be it social or personal, intellectual, religious, philosophical, things like that.
The religious systems of the world have been built up, in the main, by men and women
who were not completely selfless or enlightened.
The spiritual insights accompanying the psychedelic experience might be subjective
accounts of the objective findings of astronomy, physics, biochemistry and neurology.
The subject in this state feels that he has access to direct insightful knowledge and
wisdom about matters of fundamental and universal significance.
The visionary revelation answers the escape question. There is no death. Ecstatic,
This most intimate of relationships of the self with another (sex) would naturally become
one of the chief spheres of spiritual insight and growth.
Through music, I am aware of an occasional surge of inspiration and insight that has
become a dynamic element in whatever creativity I may possess.
Traditionally it was said that the devil, the embodiment of evil, opposes everything we do
towards enlightenment or tries to block our approach to the realm of Spirit, Self and God.
Useful analytical knowledge about the world is replaced by some kind of biologically
inessential but spiritually enlightening acquaintance with the world as beauty.
Visiting new realms within yourself, you are suddenly imbued with creative ideas and
new insights and find that your potential seems limitless.
Wake up! You are God! You have the Divine plan engraved in cellular script within you.
You’ll be reborn.
We must wake up and realize we know little. There is much more and the mystery is
We now have the means of providing the enlightenment to any prepared volunteer. (That
was Timothy Leary in the 1960’s.)
We were seeking a clearer, purer realm. A realm of unbounded joy. The realm of
enlightenment. The pure land. Buddhahood.
When the ego is dispelled, there is insight, the perception of a whole new pattern of
relationship comparable to scientific or artistic discovery.
Whether one is enlightened or ignorant, there is in reality no escape from the Supreme
While one is under the drug, one has penetrating insights into the people around one and
also into one’s own life.
Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten. The things and events to which symbols refer
belong to mutually exclusive realms of experience.
You are going to face the blazing illumination of the divinity. It’s going to change you
completely. You’re never going to be the same. Do you want to do it?
A visionary will recognize the possibility of discovering from mind, in some of its
extraordinary awakened states, a truth, or a collection of truths, which do not become
manifest in his every-day condition.
Any point from which one sees the one-ness is a center. That one point of vision is the
eye of God, seeing, glorifying, understanding the whole. One such moment of revelation
is the only purpose of life.
Awakening almost necessarily involves a sense of relief because it brings to an end the
habitual psychological cramp of trying to grasp the mind with the mind, which in turn
generates the ego with all its conflicts and defenses.
Because of their clarity and vividness, transcendent states frequently feel more real than
“ordinary” reality; people often compare the discovery of these realms to awakening from
a dream, removing opaque veils, or opening the doors of perception.
Closed-eye fantasies in this world seem sometimes to be revelations of the secret
workings of the brain, of the associative and patterning process, the ordering systems
which carry out all our sensing and thinking.
Current psychopharmacology is a superstitious form of black magic sponsored and
supported by the federal Food and Drug Administration, a government agency about as
enlightened as the Spanish Inquisition. (That was Timothy Leary.)
Enlightenment is the ego’s ultimate disappointment. (That’s because enlightenment
means that it’s all over for the ego, the ego being exposed for the fraud that it always
For many people, one or two psychedelic experiences can accomplish the goals of a long
and successful psychotherapy, a deep understanding and game-free collaboration between
participants, plus insights.
Hallucinogenic drugs give people who lack their gift of spontaneous perception the
potential to experience this extraordinary state of consciousness and thereby to attain
insight into the spiritual world.
He is, as it were, embarked upon a voyage of discovery which is only completed by his
return to the normal world, to which he comes back with insights different from those of
the inhabitants who never embarked on such a voyage.
I can gain insight into the nature of consciousness or experience, the meaning and
essence of being and the experience of harmony, the mystery of life, communion and
sharing, the delight of ecstasy. (Anyone can gain that insight. LSD is the best way.)
“I have no peace of mind. Please pacify my mind.” “Bring out your mind here before me
and I will pacify it.” “But, when I seek my own mind, I can’t find it.” “There, I have
pacified your mind.” At that moment, he had his awakening.
I have used the symbolic expression “awakening” because it clearly suggests the
becoming aware of a new area of experience, the opening of hitherto closed eyes to an
inner reality previously unknown.
Ideation, images, body sensation and emotion are fused in what is felt as an absolutely
purposive process culminating in a sense of total understanding, self-transformation,
religious enlightenment and possibly mystical union.
In such states, the subject has a revelation of the significance and interrelationships of
many dimensions of life; he becomes aware of many levels of meaning simultaneously
and “understands” the totality of existence.
In this type of experience, the subject has the feeling of encountering the Creator of the
universe or even of full identification with him. This can be accompanied by
extraordinary insights into the process of creation.
It opens access to most extraordinary realms of experience, offers remarkable
philosophical and spiritual revelations and mediates fascination insights into the cosmic
processes by which reality itself is created.
It seems that everyone who experientially reaches these levels also develop convincing
insights into the total relevance of the spiritual dimension to the universal scheme of
It’s an ecstatic experience of Nature and Process which leaves the subject with a sense of
having acquired important insight into, as well as identity with, the fundamental nature
and structure of the universe.
Jesus called people to awaken, to repent. (To repent doesn’t mean asking forgiveness for
“sins”. To repent is to awaken to cosmic consciousness. Yes, Jesus was talking about the
equivalent of LSD consciousness.)
Like sensitivity to beauty, the capacity to encounter the Holy seems to reside within
every human soul. Too often, it may sleep there eternally, but it is ready to be awakened
by the right combination of circumstances.
LSD subjects sophisticated in mathematics and physics have repeatedly reported that in
their psychedelic sessions they gained illuminating insights into a variety of concepts and
constructs that are not imaginable and visualizable in the ordinary state of consciousness.
Mathematicians and physicists reported remarkable experiential insights into various
problems related to astronomy and astrophysics that can be expressed in mathematical
equations, but cannot be fully intuited in the ordinary state of consciousness.
New insights into a new, transfigured world of givenness, new combinations of thought
and fantasy—the stream of novelty pours through the world in a torrent, whose every
drop is charged with meaning.
No one who has studied the matter closely doubts the reality of psychedelic peak
experiences, the capacity of psychedelic drugs to open up the unconscious, or the
conviction of some who take them that they are gaining insight.
Only in the light of these revelations of what each human being is capable of becoming,
ought to become and is ultimately destined to become, can we fully and clearly
understand what in fact we are.
Perhaps all men share the hunch that normal consciousness is a form of sleepwalking and
that somewhere there exists a form of “awakeness” from which one would not want to
Pleasure, like mystical insight itself, must always come unsought. Pleasure cannot be
given unless the senses are in a state of accepting rather than taking. Pleasure as
ordinarily pursued is never a true fulfillment.
Raptures about “transcendental experiences” often focus on the visual splendors and lofty
insights into the meaning of existence and the universe and the increase in aesthetic
Sometimes the “doors of perception” are cleansed suddenly with a jolt; sometimes the
cleansing comes gradually with ever increasing discoveries. These discoveries may be
psychological insights or may be made through any of the senses.
Subjects had not only past-incarnation experiences but also complex and detailed insights
into this area that were strikingly similar to those described in various religious and
The educational topics, philosophical issues, intellectual questions, and personal insights
which evolved from my LSD experiences and subsequent investigations are a continuing
source of growth.
The enlightened individual goes beyond grammar. He has what may be called a
“grammar-transcending experience” which permits him to live in the consciousness of
the divine continuum of the world and to see the one continually manifest in the many.
The enlightened person is, so to speak, after the rise of language; he lives in language and
then goes beyond it. But what sort of world is there before language is introduced? What
sort of world is the world of immediate non-verbalized experience?
The experiential insights from unusual states of consciousness suggest the existence of
intangible and unfathomable creative intelligence aware of itself that permeates all realms
The highest point of the experience is a moment of transcendence in which the user
passes out of the everyday world into a paradisiacal egoless state in which he believes he
has attained some ultimate revelation about the nature of mind and the universe.
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which
helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in
this increasingly mad and dangerous world.
The LSD experience is a confrontation with new forms of wisdom and energy that dwarf
and humiliate man’s mind. This experience of awe and revelation is often described as
The psychedelic drug doesn’t mean doctor-disease, dope fiend-crime or instant insanity
but ecstasy, sensual unfolding, religious experience, revelation, illumination, contact with
The psychedelic experience at its best embodies a mythic substantiation of the universe
that is frequently overpowering in its revelations. It is a world of myth and ritual, a never-
never land of infinite grace and goodness.
The subject knows with perfect conviction that he will in the future respond in terms of
the new insights and new orientation instead of making the old, painful and non-
productive responses he has made in the past.
The unusual states of consciousness induced by LSD can generate important insights,
facilitate problem-solving and lead to valid intuitions or unexpected resynthesis of
There are many reports of patients receiving meaningful insight about themselves in an
LSD experience without the intervention, participation or even the presence of a
There is evidence that the spiritual insights accompanying the psychedelic experience
might be subjective accounts of the objective findings of astronomy, physics,
biochemistry and neurology.
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 universal tradition of the eternal moment always carries the implications that there is
some very special and splendid insight to be discovered in a kind of concentration upon
the immediate moment.
We are liberated and enlightened by perceiving the hitherto unexperienced good that is
already within us, by returning to our eternal Ground and remaining where, without
knowing it, we have always been.
We came to believe, as a result of our own experiences and those reported to us by others
using psychedelics, that they had the potential to facilitate for the individual the
experience of major insights and problem solutions of an intellectual-emotional nature.
We cannot just talk about spirituality; it needs to be an experiential realization.
Enlightenment does not come simply from following the wisdom teachings. It comes
through direct experience.
While at the cradle of all great religions are the direct visionary revelations of their
founders, prophets, and saints, in many instances a religion loses its connection with this
vital core over time.
You can’t fulfill the hero’s journey if you insist on your comfort and safety. You may
have to risk your life if you seek incomparable enlightenment. (It can be a rocky ride, but
you are not really risking your life, though it can seem like that, especially for the ego.)
An important characteristic of collective and racial memories is the fact that the subject
experiences them as insights into the diversity of cultural groups within the human race,
illustrations of the history of mankind or manifestations of the cosmic drama and divine
play. (eyes closed)
Drug experiences, like all novel experiences, can provide themes and material for the
artists’ imagination to work on. And it has also been suggested that psychedelic drug
experiences can subtly affect the faculty of insight, providing original solutions to artistic
and intellectual problems through new combinations of ideas and feelings.
Enlightenment remains unrealized so long as it is considered as a specific state to be
attained and for which there are tests and standards of success. It is much rather freedom
to be the failure that one is. This freedom is the basis of all mental and spiritual
wholeness, provided that it seeks no result.
Evolutionary memories have specific experiential characteristics; they are distinctly
different from human experiences and often seem to transcend the scope and limits of
human fantasy and imagination. The individual can have, for example, an illuminating
insight into what it feels like when a snake is hungry, when a turtle is sexually excited.
If certain conditions are fulfilled, human beings may cease to behave as the pathetic or
deplorable creatures they mistakenly think they are and be what in fact they always have
been, if they had only given themselves a chance of knowing it—enlightened, liberated,
“godded in God”.
It is a complex revelatory insight into the essence of being and existence. This insight is
typically accompanied by feelings of certainty that such knowledge is ultimately more
real and relevant than our concepts and perceptions regarding the world that we share in a
usual state of consciousness.
It should be one of the chief tasks of the guide to help the subject select out of the wealth
of phenomena among which he finds himself, some of the more promising opportunities
for heightened insight, awareness and integral understanding that the guide knows to be
available in the psychedelic experience.
Let’s come on as psychologists and develop a research project that aims at producing the
ecstatic moment. Develop a science of ecstatics. Train graduate students to illuminate
themselves and others. We have statisticians who systemize the static—how about
ecstatisticians who systemize the ecstatic?
Most of the awe and reverent wonder stems from this confrontation with an unsuspected
range of consciousness, the tremendous acceleration of images, the shattering insight into
the narrowness of the learned as opposed to the potentiality of awareness, the humbling
sense of where one’s ego is in relationship to the total energy field.
Organized religion had little to offer. Faith in an invisible divinity was not enough. What
LSD promised was the direct, unmediated experience of self-transcendence—the
mystical enlightenment where we KNOW what the philosophers and the prophets talk
Our true nature is an aspect of a universal consciousness, Self, Being, Mind, of God. The
awakening to this true nature is the direct awareness that you are more than this puny
body or limited mind. It is the realization that the universe is not external to you. It is
experiencing the universe as yourself.
Spiritual awakening is the difficult process whereby the increasing realization that
everything is as wrong as it can be flips suddenly into the realization that everything is as
right as it can be. (Alan Watts wrote that. With LSD, it’s not a difficult process at all,
except for the ego.)
The aim of the psychiatrist is to teach the (statistically) abnormal to adjust themselves to
the behavior of the (statistically) normal. The aim of the educator in spiritual insight is to
teach the (statistically) normal that they are in fact insane and should do something about
it. (That was Aldous Huxley.)
The best researchers, when confronting problems and riddles that had defied all solution
by ordinary methods, did employ their minds in an unusual way, did put themselves into
a state of egoless “creativity” which permitted them to have insights so remarkable that
by means of these they were able to make their greatest and most original discoveries.
The Christian message is essentially a call to be universal—a call to become cosmically
conscious. It is a call to place God at the center of ourselves, not through blind faith but
through insightful awareness, not through rigid adherence to ritual and dogma but
through graceful expression of cosmic principles. It is a call to “be as Gods.”
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 person is at one with the universe. In his mystic selflessness he awakens with a
feeling of rebirth, often physically felt and he is provided with a new beginning, a new
sense of values. He becomes aware of the richness of the unconscious at his disposal; the
energies bound up in and by repression become available to him.
The prime characteristic of cosmic consciousness is a consciousness of the cosmos, that
is, of the life and order of the universe. Along with the consciousness of the cosmos there
occurs an intellectual enlightenment which alone would place the individual on a new
plane of existence, would make him almost a member of a new species.
The reports of LSD subjects who have experienced episodes of embryonic existence, the
moment of conception and episodes of cellular, tissue and organ consciousness abound in
medically accurate insights into the anatomical, physiological and biochemical aspects of
the processes involved.
We overvalue the mind, that flimsy collection of learned words and verbal
communications; the mind, that system of paranoid delusions with the learned self as
center. And we eschew the nonmind, nongame intuitive insight outlook which is the key
to the religious experience, to the love experience.
What’s the difference between being totally enlightened and being totally insane? The
only difference is who has possession of the body you leave behind. (When tripping, you
must have someone with you to make sure your body doesn’t do something you’ll be
sorry about when you come down.)
Almost all of us are still robots controlled by conditioning. We think we are conscious,
but we aren’t. We are asleep, hypnotized, sleep-walking—the metaphors vary, but they
all mean that we can’t see outside our conditioned reality-tunnel. When we begin to
awaken, we perceive the world is nothing at all like the myths and superstitions our
society has imposed on us.
Altered states of consciousness enrich man’s experiences in many areas of life. The
intense aesthetic experience gained while absorbed in some majestic scene, a work of art,
or music may broaden man’s subjective experiences and serve as a source of creative
inspiration. There are also numerous instances of sudden illumination, creative insights,
and problem solving occurring while man has lapsed into altered states of consciousness.
As in the case of other transpersonal experiences, episodes of organ, tissue and cellular
consciousness can be associated with many concrete insights; various details concerning
anatomy, histology, physiology and chemistry of the body found in the accounts of such
experiences often reveal a level of information that the subjects did not have before the
Christianity and even Protestant Christianity has remained, willy-nilly, the most
authoritarian and bigoted of all world religions. He who attempts to question or modify
any of its dogmas quickly gets into very hot water in any Christian country. There has
been one “revelation” and it is enough. He who has new ideas is probably inspired by the
Devil or has been out in the woods taking strange drugs with the witch women.
Elements of plant consciousness can be accompanied by philosophical and spiritual
ideation and insights. Several subjects, for example, have pondered over the purity and
unselfishness of plant existence and have seen plant life as a model for ideal human
conduct; unlike animals and man, most plants do not kill and do not live at the expense of
LSD subjects often consider the possibility that consciousness is a basic cosmic
phenomenon related to the organization of energy and that it exists throughout the
universe; in this context, human consciousness appears to be only one of its many
varieties and outgrowths. Episodes of consciousness of inorganic matter can be
accompanied by various insights of a philosophical and religious relevance.
Mystical insight in no more in the chemical itself than biological knowledge is in the
microscope. There is no difference in principle between sharpening perception with an
external instrument, such as the microscope and sharpening it with an internal instrument,
such as one of these drugs. If they are an affront to the dignity of the mind, the
microscope is an affront to the dignity of the eye.
Opposing terms like psychosis vs. revelation, hallucination vs. vision, regression vs.
mystical insight, and sensory distortion vs. sensory enhancement embodied two different
attitudes toward the experience and even suggested two different world views.
Psychedelic drug users thought that the words of psychiatry and medicine were being
used as a weapon against them.
Psychedelic drugs released new forces into the consciousness of millions of people.
These forces might be seen as good, evil, or morally ambiguous; they might be regarded
as coming from within, as an upsurge from the unconscious mind, or from beyond, as a
revelation from other planes of existence; or some way to reconcile these interpretations
might be sought.
Some individuals are genetically templated to live part of their time in the future. They’re
alienated from current realities. Sometimes they feel agonizingly out of step with the
“nomads” around them. Frequently, they are locked away for having visions. It helps
when mutants can recognize themselves. Then, they can view it all with humorous
The experience of cosmic consciousness provides important insights for deepening our
understanding of the highest forms of creativity. The literature on creativity is filled with
examples of extraordinary artistic, scientific, philosophical, and religious inspiration that
came from a transpersonal source and that occurred in non-ordinary states of
The global popularity of chemical mind-changers is due to their producing ecstasy,
perception change, fresh sensation. Ecstasy means to break out of the verbal prisons,
suspend your imprints, see things anew, perceive directly. With freshened perception
goes the feeling of liberation, insight, the exultant sense of having escaped the lifeless net
The individual is flooded by light of supernatural beauty and experiences a state of divine
epiphany. He or she has a deep sense of emotional, intellectual and spiritual liberation
and gains access to breathtaking realms of cosmic inspiration and insight. This type of
experience is clearly responsible for great achievements in the history of humanity in the
area of science, art, religion and philosophy.
We forgot that for thousands of years the psychedelic vision has been the rite of passage
of the teen-ager—the Dakota Indian boy who sits on the mountaintop fasting and
sleepless, waiting for the revelation. The threshold of adult game life is the ancient and
natural time for the rebirth experience, the flip-out trip from which you come back as a
George used to tell me about the visions and insights and perceptual fireworks. I used to
listen politely but not caring. I had no concepts, no mental hooks on which to hang his
words and no intuitive electricity to get turned-on. Like every educated savage, I
automatically discredited anything that I didn’t understand. Now it was different. The
visionary flash had come. (That was Timothy Leary looking back to before he tried
The richness of the experiential content is augmented by the fact that the process involves
an endless variety of illustrative material from biology, zoology, anthropology, history,
mythology and religion. Psychedelic sessions focusing on the death-rebirth process not
only have great therapeutic potential, but are a source of invaluable scientific,
sociopolitical, philosophical and spiritual insights. (That material is seen with the eyes
After insight comes the deeper question as to the meaning of life.
All scientific revolutions have had this quality of being revelations.
Clear perception of the limitations of the ego will awaken you to the Self.
Composers given the drug discovered that they had greater insight into music.
Deep insights of a personal, social and philosophic nature take place.
Enlightenment, as a goal of the spiritual path, is partly a result of awakening vision.
Enlightenment, as distinct from doctrine, is alive.
Enlightenment awaits you.
Enlightenment is the discovery of our own true nature.
Enlightenment or awakening is the recognition of what always is.
Every insight has degrees of intensity.
Feelings with overtones of metaphysical insight arise.
Great beings of every tradition had their inner energy awakened.
His experience had brought first deliverance and then meaning into his life.
I shall wake up and recollect the infinite joy.
Individuals gain profound insights into the nature of religion.
Insight, when clear enough, persists.
Insights are retained after the drug has worn off.
Insights flash into awareness.
Insights of the unfathomable abound.
It dissolves internal barriers to feeling and insight.
It is a certain comprehensive insight into the essence of existence.
It is an illuminating insight into the very essence of existence.
It’s time to wake up. It’s time to really use our heads.
Liberation is called awakening because it is a release from social hypnosis.
LSD would awaken appetite for spiritual meaning.
Man wakes up from his egotistical daydream and discovers himself.
Many insights carry over after the drug effects have worn off.
Most of human history is still a nightmare from which we are seeking to awake.
Mystical insight is fresh and deep.
New illuminations and revelations from the collective unconscious arise.
Our insight into the divine plan becomes more awe-fully detailed.
People have awakened to the reality of the spirit.
People reported “insights” and breakthroughs in emotional blockages.
Salvation, liberation or enlightenment is possible for us at every moment.
Spiritual insight reveals a mystery and magic.
Such experiences may enrich and illuminate theological concepts.
The answer lies in nothing less than species-wide enlightenment.
The enlightened ones in any religion have pointed to the god within.
The essence of the authentic mystical experience is insight.
The essential insights are universal.
The experience can be wonderful, insightful, enlightening and life-changing.
The experience of awakening is timeless and universal.
The experience of the organism/environment field is a revelation.
The experience was so tremendously blissful and enlightening.
The free-thinking enlightened individual is the highest ideal of humanity.
The great Awakening is found in the interval between two thoughts.
The human psyche is filled with wonderful potentials waiting to be awakened and used.
The individual is illuminated by the eternal.
The inmost Self awakens from its dream.
The insight of LSD leads you to concern yourself more with internal or spiritual values.
The LSD experience is a revelation of something outside of time and the social order.
The LSD session is an overwhelming awakening of experience.
The ocean is an environment in which the awareness of our roots can awaken.
The perception of the infinite in a finite particular is a revelation of divine immanence.
The sensory manifestations of awakening can be very rich and varied.
The spiritual awakening amounts to a real resolution.
The world is intelligible only as a revelation of the mind of God.
They have acquired new and profound insight.
To awaken really means to see what is true.
To seek enlightenment in words is like expecting the sight of a menu to satisfy hunger.
Total deliverance comes only through unitive knowledge.
Transcendence of mind makes possible new realms of insight.
Tremendous insights are just delivered to you.
True insight takes me beyond the intellect.
Unforgettable revelations about the nature of reality occur.
We awaken to the vision of unity consciousness.
When the game has run its course, the Self awakens to its original identity.
Your enjoyment of the world is never right until every morning, you awake in heaven.
You wake from the delusion of separate form and hook up to the cosmic dance.
He came to the realization of the Self which is the enlightenment of the darkness that is
ignorance and the deliverance from the mortal consequences of that ignorance.
He found the whole experience exhilarating for having given him insights into his psyche
and the nature of existence that he hadn’t thought himself capable of achieving.
He reported a “continuous stream of penetrating insights and deepened philosophical
He was fascinated by the dimensions of the experience and by the richness of insights
that it entailed.
I awakened into a brilliant, overwhelmingly glorious light. It was very brief but I’d never
experienced anything like it in my life. It had quite an impact.
I had reached a state of “wakefulness” when the brilliance of light on a window sill or the
colors of blue in the sky would be so important it could make me cry.
I thought how trivial and absurd the things were that tied me to my conventional
existence. I had such great insight into the nature of things.
I was getting insights as to why the child’s psyche is so fascinated and captivated by
various mythic stories and their characters.
I was in a daze, stunned by what had happened, trying to figure out what to do with these
revelations, what to do with life.
I was struck with a new sense of possibility, that I could be awakened to dozens of
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 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 with this insight that I was born into a new world. A new form of consciousness
had taken over.
Music seemed to awaken a depth in me that I never knew existed. With each note I
seemed to soar to higher heights.
She felt enormous gratitude for her experience and the cosmic insights; she saw them as a
special grace and privilege.
The drugs produced sudden insight that one has been living in a narrow space-time-self
The revelation had come. The veil had been pulled back. The classic vision. The
fullblown conversion experience. The prophetic call. The works. God had spoken.
There came upon me a sense of exultation, of immense joyousness accompanied or
immediately followed by an intellectual illumination impossible to describe.
They apprehended real truths, common to all our humanity, and needing but some
instrument of intense insight to bring them forth.
Whenever I’d taken LSD, I’d always sought a revelation of the sacred. Now I was in the
midst of one. It was a great honor, a blessing, and I felt very humble.
Einstein discovered the basic principles of his special theory of relativity in an unusual
state of mind; according to his description, most of the insights came to him in the form
of kinaesthetic sensations.
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 felt I had now experienced the grace of God. Truly I had been given a gift of infinite
worth. I could understand why human beings throughout history have relentlessly
pursued truth and sought enlightenment.
I had traveled through all that immeasurable chain of dreams in 30 seconds. “My God!” I
cried, “I am in eternity.” In the presence of that first sublime revelation of the soul’s own
time, and her capacity for an infinite life, I stood trembling with breathless awe.
I saw my world shrink to a micro-speck floating in the eternity of the cosmos and I
smelled enlightenment and was promised answers to the questions I didn’t even know
how to ask.
In several staggered flashes of insight, like flashbulbs popping around a celebrity, I
understood the Cartesian mind/body split. I also understood Beauty and Truth and
Ultimate Reality. Unfortunately, I lacked the words to explain it.
My own personal drama was no more significant than light playing on a movie screen.
Even feelings of joy, ecstasy, and liberation in letting go of attachments were less
important than the insight and sense of knowing, or remembering, inexpressible truth.
This revelation was more primordial than an encounter with Freudian guilt or Original
Sin. It was as though I’d come face to face with a timeless version of my aboriginal and
innately moral self.
I cannot recall whether the revelation came suddenly or gradually; I only remember
finding myself in the very midst of those wonderful moments, beholding life for the first
time in all its young intoxication of loveliness, in its unspeakable joy, beauty and
I understood that the essence of my being was identical with the timeless essence of
every living thing, that formlessness was the essence of form, that the whole universe was
reflected in every psyche, and that my separateness was only an illusion, a dream from
which I had, in this moment, fully awakened.
I’d given up even trying to talk. I just smiled at everything that was said to me, and
nodded my head up and down as the words went by. I felt beautiful and saw nothing but
beauty. I was a little child being led and protected by two wise saints. On the perfect path
to all-the-way-up now. Awake, finally, and headed for truth.
It was a beautiful feeling, a verification of what I hoped would be the ultimate truth and a
hopeful view of creation: Don’t worry about your body or about dying. That’s an illusion.
Consciousness cannot die. To me, this was mind-shattering, the ultimate revelation in my
A most beautiful sunset was dying in the west, the river was tinged by it, the very zenith
clouds were bathed in it, and the world beneath seemed floating in a dream of rosy
tranquility. My awakened perceptions drank in this beauty until all sense of fear was
banished, and every vein ran flooded with the very wine of delight. Mystery enwrapped
me still, but it was the mystery of one who walks in Paradise for the first time.
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 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.
It was as though a veil had been stripped away and certain things had become suddenly
self-evident. I realized that there was just one force in the universe. There is only one
energy and that is consciousness. And there is only one consciousness, one mind, and we
are, in fact, one with this, which means we are all one. I felt this was a revelation of the
true nature of reality.
Large trees known for their longevity, such as sequoias and redwoods, were experienced
in the sessions as representing timeless and centered consciousness uninfluenced by the
turmoils and upheavals in the external world. Other insights associated with similar
experiences were related to the mystical consciousness and deep religious significance of
Now I could hear, as if for the first time, the depth of the wisdom in their teachings and in
the mystical doctrines of all ages and all cultures. As I sought for words to express my
own ineffable experience I gained a new appreciation for those individuals who had
attempted to communicate their own insights in writing or art. I also became interested in
understanding intuitive ways of knowing.
The acid took me directly to my lucid, “higher self.” It was as though I’d arrived at my
true nature: sincere, clean of purpose, and more useful and wonderful than I’d ever felt in
my life. I can’t fathom what it was that made me feel so “perfect” and “enlightened” or
what specific obstacle the chemical had overcome to enable me to feel so wholesomely
fabulous. I felt a sweeping reassurance that everything was all right after all.
Thoughts spun around in my head and everything—objects, sound, events—took on a
special meaning for me. I felt like I was putting the pieces of a puzzle together.
Childhood feelings began to come back, as symbols and bits from past conversations
went through my head. The word religious and other words from other past conversations
came back to me and seemed to take on a new significance. I increasingly began to feel
that I was experiencing something like mystical revelations.
A major revelation was of the spiritual nature of trees, the obedient benevolence of trees.
Acid awakened something in me like a waiting genius that I knew was there.
All was serenity, ecstasy, revelation.
Every sense organ was preternaturally awakened.
Following this insightful LSD experience, the patient felt “enormously released.”
His “insight” was induced by music.
I had a major revelation that changed my whole life perspective.
I had a sudden awakening to the innermost divinity of all things.
I had awakened from a long ontological sleep.
Insights came to me like comets flashing across the dome of my consciousness.
It had been a real epiphany, a revelation of God.
It was as if parts of my brain “awoke,” which had been dormant.
My interest in altered states had been awakened.
My mind, with a calm power of insight, penetrated into some of its own kingdoms.
Revelation upon revelation came.
Their minds were enlightened in an immediate experience of eternal life.
They laughed in ecstatic revelation.
This was unexcelled, complete awakening, liberation.
Visions of Paradise, universal truths and enormous insights were all experienced.
With ecstasy, the whole soul drank in revelations.
a new model of the psyche, new understanding of emotional disorders and of the
therapeutic process, new insights into human nature and the nature of reality
a new orientation complete with insight and energy sufficient to effect a dramatic and
a path which could lead to deep levels of psychological-spiritual growth or true
a process of experiencing Essence in such a way that it illuminated all of existence, a
kind of flight TOWARDS reality
a religious experience, a oneness with the universe, insight into oneself and all other
a religious experience culminating in a sense of total self-understanding, self-
transformation, religious enlightenment and possibly mystical union
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
a sense of exultation, of immense joyness followed by an intellectual illumination
impossible to describe
a sense of personal revelation that might be expressed as physical sensation, as personal
insight, or as philosophic or spiritual understanding of self and universe
a state of egoless “creativity” which permitted them to have insights so remarkable that
by means of these they were able to make their greatest and most original discoveries
a stirring emotional encounter sufficient to change one’s established values and the
resolution to act upon the revelation
a sudden breaking through from “reason” to intuitive “intellect” capable of a genuine
insight into the divine Ground of all being
a truly miraculous instrument for new perceptions and insights about those aspects of
reality which concern him personally
alarm clocks sufficiently powerful to wake us from the sort of sleepwalking existence
which nowadays passes for “normalcy”
an awakening of a consciousness always present in the nervous system but ordinarily
an experience, a vision, a revelation which will explain, without words, why there is a
an illuminating insight into the transcendent and eternal spiritual nature intrinsic to
awakening this level of consciousness that dissolves boundaries and offers transcendent
beauty, fun, philosophic wonder, religious revelation, increased intelligence, mystical
romance, glamour, sexuality
confront the awesome illumination of the metaphysical void and new energy
creative insights expressing themselves within and beyond some given technical
dedicated to the process of consciousness expansion, to the ideal of maximum
wakefulness and internal freedom
deeply and uniquely within themselves at a depth to illuminate them with a cosmic
drugs—part of the search for the meaning of life, as tools to reach new levels of
awareness, for revelation
energy, fun, religious revelation, sexual enhancement, aesthetic kick, ecstasy, accelerated
enlightenment, full awareness of that blissful Reality whose attributes include
inconceivable wisdom, compassion, light, beauty, energy and gaiety
experienced an intense white light followed by a massive intellectual and moral
experienced the rapid kaleidoscopic flow of images, visions, insights and ideas of another
world (eyes closed)
far-reaching insights into one’s own self and into one’s relationship with others, an
insight into “the nature of the universe and the purpose of life”
great moments of rapture, bliss and ecstasy, flashes of beauty, love, sexual experience,
perfection, awe, aesthetic or creative wonder or insight
had a very real insight that their existence is part of an intricate, interconnected cosmic
increased perceptual sensitivity and portentousness, intensification of interpersonal
experience, feelings of unique insight into life
insightful knowledge or illumination about being or existence in general that is felt at an
intuitive, nonrational level and gained by direct experience
insights into aspects of people’s lives on psychedelic drugs that you could never have
known and they turned out to be true
insights which go against common sense and social standards of sanity (The social
standards of sanity are what’s insane.)
intellectual and emotional adventure, sensory pleasure, enhanced awareness, self-
exploration, religious and mystical insight
Leary never stinting to dare all in pursuit of his idealistic dream of universal psychedelic
Leary one of the wisest, most illuminatory beings the world has ever known (Michael
Hollingshead said that.)
LSD startling effective in releasing blocked emotions, recovering repressed childhood
memories, revealing defense mechanisms and developing emotional insights
may gain a new perspective on himself or gain an important insight into his defenses
which results in a change of behavior
new insights into a new transfigured world of givenness, new combinations of thought
ontological and cosmological insights and their relationship to the revolutionary concepts
of modern physics
profound new understanding associated with fascinating philosophical and spiritual
providing insights into the psychology of creation by supplying a new way to read the
forgotten languages of the mind, a highway to the unconscious
psychedelics, that they had the potential to facilitate for the individual the experience of
major insights and problem solutions of an intellectual-emotional nature
radical insight arising from entry into a condition beyond the realm of time, space and
reaching that level of understanding variously referred to as illumination, liberation, and
relevant insights into the dynamics of important religions, historical and sociopolitical
self-knowledge or self-awakening—the discovery of who or what I am when I’m no
longer identified with any role or conventional definition of the person
self-understanding, religious enlightenment, mystical experience, harmony with the
universe and with other persons
spiritual awakening, a direct visionary experience of transpersonal realities, the original
source of mainstream religions
spiritual illumination described as “second birth”, as a return to the original Paradise or
that each “thing-event” involves every other and that the highest insight is simply the
perception of them in their natural “suchness”
that psilocybin had the potential to facilitate major insights of an intellectual-emotional
that psychedelic insight can supercede both science and religion as we presently
that self-discovery could be pleasant, that philosophy was fun, that science could be a
pagan love of life, that revelation was joyful, the positive spirit of the 1960’s
the awakening of the senses, the open eye, the naked touch, the real-eye-zation that this is
it—I am eye! I am hear! I knose! I am in contact!
the complete transformation of consciousness which is “enlightenment”, “deliverance”,
the drug, its revelation of interior mysteries, its glimpses of supernatural beauty and
the feeling of profundity and truth that insights acquire under the influence of psychedelic
the growth of an unfolding process of renewal that may be awakened by the mystical
the human mind, its moments of intellectual and visionary illumination, its mysterious
stairways winding downward and upward into the unknown
the insight that the totality of existence forms a unified field or network which is
experientially available to each of us
the insight that what is divided in terms, that is, in thought and language may be united in
the intellect divorced from old-fashioned neurosis, freed from egocentricity, the mind
the moment of awakening, when the voyager discovers the wonder and awe of the divine
the overwhelming beauty, the awe and wonder, the existential challenge, the creative and
the perception of the soul’s capacity for a broader being, deeper insight, grander views of
Beauty, Truth, and Good
the revelation of a unified cosmology, no longer sundered by ancient irreconcilables of
mind and matter, substance and attribute, thing and event, agent and act, stuff and energy
the select group of those who have passed through the verbal curtain into other worlds of
consciousness, the elite brotherhood of the illuminati
the session influencing her emotional condition and deepening her philosophical and
those astonishing moments of insight which Richard Bucke called “cosmic
to awaken and vitalize the religious sense, to give it color, vigor and motivation,
accompanied by emotion, excitement and feeling
to be delivered out of separate selfhood in time and into eternity as realized in the unitive
knowledge of the Ground
to feel in herself an awakening to dimensions of reality to which she previously had been
indifferent (or rather dimensions of reality which she knew nothing about before LSD)
to gain insight into the potentials of consciousness and different states of consciousness
of which I am capable
to reach that level of consciousness variously called liberation, illumination or
to unveil the ineffable Other, the revelation of which might help put his or her soul in
unusual insights into the nature of various emotional disorders and ways of detecting and
a legacy of intensely generous insight and teaching whose full value will not be fully
understood nor valued until several years after the millennium (That was Caroline W.
Casey talking about Timothy Leary.)
an experience extraordinarily satisfying in terms of emotions, sensations and fantasy,
complete with technicolor and sound-track, creativity and productively loaded with valid
awakening of a spirituality that is quite independent of the individual’s childhood
experiences, religious programming, church affiliation and even cultural and racial
conscious exploration of the cellular nucleus and of the chromosomes, associated with
insights into the physiochemical code of the genes (Yes, you can experience being inside
the nucleus of a cell and become aware of what’s going on in there.)
orgiastic feelings of cosmic proportions, spiritual liberation and enlightenment, a sense of
ecstatic connection with all of creation and mystical union with the creative principle in
providing new insights into the psychology of creation by intensifying and lengthening
the subjective duration of the kind of subtle mental activity in which original productions
begin and new meanings are created
“stimulates the mystical faculties in human nature” far more powerfully and in a far more
enlightening way than alcohol and, what is more, it does so at a physiological and social
cost that is negligibly low
the impossible paradox and supreme truth that perception is or at least can be, ought to
be, the same as Revelation, that Richly shines out of every appearance, that the One is
totally, infinitely present in all particulars
the rich and accurate historical information that we can assemble from some ancestral
experiences, providing us with valuable insights concerning periods that might otherwise
be lost to history (eyes closed)
the scope of the sacred realms, the profound insight of the sensory and physical
manifestations of mystical experience, this enormous physical, mental, emotional and
the sense of perceiving truths not known before…insights into depths of truth unplumbed
by the discursive intellect…the mysteries of life become lucid…illuminations, revelations,
full of significance and importance, all inarticulate though they remain
visions of many-colored geometries, of architectures, rich with gems and fabulously
lovely, of landscapes with heroic figures, of symbolic dramas, trembling on the verge of
the ultimate revelation (eyes closed)
a broadening of awareness and an increase in individual insight
a calm power of insight
a cosmic Awakening
a cumulative expansion of insight
a deep positive insight
a deeper insight of ourselves given by a new knowledge of the past
a flash of insight
a flood of various specific insights of cosmic relevance
a genuine metaphysical revelation
a heavenly illumination
a journey of liberation and awakening
a mental or spiritual awakening which allows us to look at the world as it actually is
a metaphysical revelation
a mystical revealtion
a new direct insight into the very Nature of Things
a psychedelic religious revelation
a revelation of dimensions that one is not aware of in everyday life
a revelation of hidden things
a revelation of transcendent domains
a richness of insights of cosmic relevance
a sense of sacredness and of ultimate insight into the true and real nature of existence
a state of non-game ecstasy and deep revelation
a true and overwhelming revelation
a true spiritual awakening
a very valuable kind of insight
a vision of higher reality such as comes in moments of scientific or psychological insight
a visionary glimpse of a deeper reality, an insight into the true basis of the universe
accurate new insights
aesthetic, philosophic and interpersonal enlightenments
all the revelation ever wrapped in ONE
amazing new insights
an awakening from within
an awakening of perception which magnifies sensation
an awakening of the God within
an ecstatic revelation—going beyond, confronting God, getting out of your mind
an enlightening journey
an experience of the most enlightening kind
an explosive, often ecstatic or prophetic revelation
an illuminating emotional benefit
an illuminating flash of insight
an intellectual illumination impossible to describe
an intense, dramatic inner process, this dynamic inner awakening
an unprecedented revelation of beauty
attaining tranquility of mind, realization, insight and Wisdom
awakening a generation to its own potential
awakening from conditioned, mechanical consciousness to true, objective consciousness
awakening of higher human potential
awakening of my social consciousness
awakening—the timeless, self-sufficient life of the “eternal now”
awakens in eternity’s sunrise
awakens to full self-knowledge
beatific glimpses of enlightenment and liberating grace
being an object—insights into the nature of the object, how the object “feels”
blissful transcendent illumination
brings a sudden revelation from ignorance and illusion, enlarges the spiritual horizon
calm joy, revelation
chemically illuminated voyages
compassionate insight into the self, the world
complete deliverance into union with the divine Ground
dazzling ecstatic insights
deep and valuable insights
deep, comforting insight
deep religious insight, moving spiritual insights
deeper levels of insight, deeper realms of insight
deliverance into eternity
direct and nonverbal means of revelation and consciousness expansion
direct insight—know the truth by not knowing
direct insight which beholds truths that are universal
dramatic insights into his ancestral past
each time, awed by religious revelations as shattering as the first experience
ecstatic, insightful and educational
emotional and intellectual insights
enlightened by contact with Reality
enlightenment’s brightening dawn
experience of awakening to our “original inseparability” with the universe
experience revelations about the life process
experience their own divinity and attain profound insights into the nature of reality
experienced a deep level of enlightenment
experiencing an important revelation
experiencing insights that resulted in positive changes in their lives
feeling new and clean and awake
feelings of euphoria and philosophical insight
feelings of profound insight, illumination, and truth
flashes of insight
from delusion and ignorance to knowledge and enlightenment
gaining deeper insight into reality
gamble out of spiritual faith, the psychedelic key to revelation
gazing far beyond his eyes at the wonder of enlightenment
getting strong metaphysical insights into the world
giving the subject a truer insight into his personality
glorious opening of heavens, revelation of the divine
great feelings of mystical revelation
growth, spiritual experience, insight, harmony
guide the impulses awakened by ecstasy into creative channels
have been awakened to new dimensions and potentialities within
have the insight to perceive
heavenly visions, prophetic insights
her new universal insights
high level revelation
historical and anthropological insights
illuminate the subject’s exploration of self
illuminates the shadows of man’s mind
illumination achieved through the sudden and unexpected
immediate insight into ultimate reality
increased insight, extended awareness
individual gains profound insights into the nature of religion
insight ineffable in its deepest reaches
insight into creativity
insight into excellencies
insight into the greatness of the soul of man
insight into the inherent unity and peace of prelogical forms of being
insight into the nature of their problems
insight into the transcendent nature of human consciousness
insight produced by chemicals the source of higher wisdom and creativity
insight that is pure
insight that the process is healing or spiritual in nature
insight through the game facade to the inner essence
insightful mystical states
insights about cosmic workings
insights and perceptions which we have all too often relegated to the domain of madness
insights capable of effecting a valuable shift of perspective in the subject
insights from the “other world”
insights into ancient and aboriginal spiritual realms
insights into cosmic creation
insights into esoteric meaning
insights into nature and varieties of transcendent states
insights into the depths of truth unplumbed by the discursive intellect
insights into the human mind
insights into the nature of human existence
insights into the network of unconscious processes
insights of cosmic relevance, powerful mystical overtones
insights of enormous importance
insights of transcendental experience
introspective reflections with a sense of deep insight
intuitive insight into oneself and others
intuitive insights of astonishing clarity
is awakened into reality
flash of insight
fully enlightened, totally liberated
leading to a new realm and awakening and to a new beginning
leads to illumination and releasedness, to victory and transcendence
lofty insights into the meaning of existence and the universe
metaphysical insights, intellectual insights
moments of astonishing insight
music a source of insight
new emotional insights
new insight into the universe and man
new insights into the essence of the creative process
new insights into the human psyche
new insights, new levels of awareness
new insights or revelations of a transcendental nature
new insights provided by consciousness-expanding experiences
new levels of insight
new philosophical and spiritual insights into the nature of reality
non-addictive, revelation-recreation drugs
of enlightening and liberating grace
opening more and more realms of experience and revelation
opens up vistas of natural satisfaction and aesthetic revelation
opportunities for heightened insight, awareness and integral understanding
our evolution from neurotic terrestrial mortals to enlightened cosmic immortals
penetrating psychological insights
philosophic revelation, evolutionary insight
produced a very rich array of insights
profound insight into the ultimate secrets of existence
profound new insights
psychological integration, illumination, self-transformation
reawakened us to the innate joy and playfulness that is also part of life
received a great flash of insight
recognition of one’s own divine nature and insights into the universal order
removing blocks and awakening consciousness, a process of purification
revelation of the deepest spiritual realities
revelation of the eternal
revelation of truth
revelations concerning the nature of the universe itself
revelations full of significance and importance
revelations of hitherto unconceived modes and uncharted fields of spiritual being
revelations of nature’s loveliness
rich emotional and intellectual insights
self-evident revelations of the highest truth
shucked off the mind and awakened to eternity
soul-shaking revelations of transcendent being
spiritual awakening, spiritual exploration
spiritual insight a gift of divine grace
spiritual liberation, deliverance from darkness, salvation and illumination
spiritual liberation, revelation of the ultimate truth, oneness of all of existence
spirituality based on direct personal revelation
spontaneous insights in new experiences
states of spiritual conversion, interpersonal closeness and psychological insight
sudden insights of omnipotence and glory
superior awareness, religious enlightenment
supreme insight into the mysteries of life
tapping that rich field of knowledge, insight, and revelation.
that great insight intelligence realm within you
that true insight would lead to true change
the alertly passive insight receiver
the awakened earth
the awakened senses
the awakened soul
the awakening of a spirituality that has a universal quality
the awakening of potentialities hitherto dormant
the awakening of some unknown intuitional faculty
the awakening of the true self
the awakening to deeper spiritual values
the awesomeness of the revelation
the beautitude into which the enlightened soul is delivered, a participation in eternity
the beauty of nature, the feeling it awakened in me
the bliss of this unexpected spiritual opening abounding in astonishing insights
the chemical path to enlightenment
the clarity of insight
the clear Intuitive Mind, the enlightening Essence of Mind
the cosmic intelligence test that results in enlightenment
the cosmological illumination
the crucial importance of drug-induced “far-reaching insight experiences”
the deeper or higher levels of insight that can be reached
the depth of his insight
the drug as a liberator which facilitates accurate perception, self-insight
the ecstatic smile that welcomes a sudden insight, a revelation of truth or of beauty
the elusive path to even more elusive enlightenment
the end and ultimate purpose of human life—Enlightenment
the enhancement of insightful recall
the enlightening and liberating knowledge of Reality
the enormous spiritual force that is active during an awakening experience
the evil forces that would deny man his rightful due, his birthright…his enlightenment
the evolution of consciousness and the awakening of the human potential in everyone
the experience of awakening or enlightenment (insight)
the experience of revelation
the experience of true insight
the feeling of insight
the flash of enlightenment
the gift of illumination received through an altered state of consciousness
the grandest insight
the grandeur, splendor, romance and revelation of LSD
the harmony and wisdom of nature
the holy sense of unity and revelation
the ideal of maximum wakefulness and internal freedom
the illumination and the meaning and the beauty
the infinitude of the awakening
the insight that life without spirituality is trivial and unfulfilling
the insight that suspension of defenses is a liberating experience
the insight that you are more than your physical self
the most enlightening of all human experience
the most intense feelings of joy and illumination
the new awakening, the new consciousness, freedom
the new insights provided by consciousness-expanding experiences
the one moment’s flash of illumination which seems to shake the whole universe
the Real Thing, the ultimate illumination
the realm of insight intelligence
the revelation of Divine Truth
the revelation of LSD
the revelation of some deep mystery about the nature of God
the revelation of the strangeness and otherness that hides in familiar things
the romantic vision of illumination
the sudden awakening of the mystical experience
the sudden insight, the brilliant hypothesis, the truly “creative” leap
the transcendental state of enlightenment
theological revelations from Cosmic Central
thirst for insight, adventure, strange surprises and mystical discoveries
this alchemical show of revelation
this eternal truth of religious revelation
this colossal revelation
this insight into the nature of things
this psychic eruption, sudden insights and startling revelations
this sexual awakening
this shift from illusion to enlightenment
this sudden flash of awakening
this sudden revelation
this tremendous and enlightening journey
time to go in and leave the garden to the awakening stars
to a complete deliverance into the eternal
to advance toward complete beautification or deliverance through enlightenment
to awaken deeply hidden secrets in your underconsciousness
to awaken spiritual energies
to awaken our true identity
to awaken the spirit of self-divinity
to awaken to joy, light, bliss, universal understanding and higher consciousness
to awaken to the realization
to awaken to your true identity
to be spiritually awake
to cut through the daze and dope of mindless existence and wake us up
to enlighten the heart and mind
to expand limited perceptions and awaken vision
to facilitate insight and personal growth
to obtain insights into his or her true nature
to try and awaken humanity
too egocentric to achieve enlightenment and a total deliverance
true insight that would lead to true change
true path to Enlightenment
unity with this state of perfect enlightenment
universal truths and insights
vast experiences and insights via LSD
wake up in this new brilliant world
waking up from the illusions of ego
was like uncovering a secret revelation or discovering the Holy Grail
were illuminated with new meaning
what is “recovered” in mystical wisdom by deep insight
would not have had such insight without mystic super-knowledge
would wake up to the essential divinity of the human being