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Chapter 4 is all of the partial sentences in Part II.

a beautiful column in the majestic corridor of a visionary castle, covered with mosaics of
intricate design (eyes closed)

a being possessed of mysterious creative powers, able to utilize new forms of energy
(That’s all of us.)

a better understanding of the visionary and mystical language of poets like Blake,
Wordsworth and Whitman

a break from everyday perception, recognized as such by the mystic, which is regarded as
infinitely more important than everyday perception

a central viewpoint from which not only the chemistry, the structure, the color, but rather
all attributes become significant

a clarifying of all thought, and the flowing in of the richest influences from the world
around me

a colorful visionary adventure resulting in a profound spiritual opening and personality

a conception of the holy man and sage who is not impossibly remote, not superhuman but
fully human and above all, not a solemn and sexless ascetic

a continual dance involving the whole cosmos—the basis of all existence and of all
natural phenomena

a convincing sense of personally remembering and reliving something that one had
experienced previously

a cosmic adventure in consciousness aimed at solving the riddles of personal identity,
human existence and the universal scheme

a deep awareness of the fact that such profound transpersonal states reveal authentic
dimensions of existence

a direct awareness of the processes which physicists and biochemists and neurologists

a distinct increase of interest in religious matters, involving spirituality of a universal

a drama complete with such a richness of historical and anthropological detail (eyes

a dream-like state marked by extreme alterations in consciousness of self, in the
understanding of reality, in the sphere of experience and marked changes in perception

a euphoric state with its feeling of well-being, contentment, sociability, mental and
physical relaxation

a fantastic display of colorful visions, some of them abstract and geometrical, others
figurative and full of symbolic meaning (eyes closed)

a fantastically effective aphrodisiac, makes lovemaking an adventure which dwarfs the
imagination of the pornographers

a far away land where the mysteries of life could be explained (That far away “land” is
always right here and now.)

a feeling of awe, beauty, reverence, and humility, emotions characteristic of the mystic

a feeling of complete communication on all levels, such as eye gestures, mouth gestures,
hand gestures, verbal and tonal messages

a feeling of joy, gratitude, pleasure or onrush of grace at catching a glimpse of the

a firsthand, immediate perception of the Holy and the individual’s relation to it,
accompanied by emotion, excitement and feeling

a flowing series of richly detailed, colorful, constantly changing images and emotional

a fractured and disorganized view of the world, with a mentality so fascinated by speech
and thought that it has lost the power to feel the interval, the reality between terms

a fresh look that would teach us to tap the enormous reservoir of potentialities buried
beneath the threshold of awareness

a gain in sensory intensity and richness at the expense of abstract categorization and

a golden chance to tune in, to break through, to glorify, to really groove and dance with
God’s great song

a growing sense of something, somewhere, somehow getting better and that we had
something to do with it all

a heightened capacity for introspection and intimacy along with freedom from anxiety
and depression

a high state of consciousness in which man finds union with the ultimate reality of the

a historic movement that would inevitably change man at the very center of his nature,
his consciousness

a keen appreciation of the beauty of the music, my surroundings and myself, although
without egotism

a liberation of the senses which, far from destroying civilization, would give it a firmer
basis and would greatly enhance its potentialities

a lively appreciation of the feelings and manners of all people in whatever lands and ages,
a spiritual cosmopolitanism

a lovely moment when everything was so intensely significant that you don’t even want
to communicate, just wanting to take it all in

a magic key to paradise, a paradise of beauty and depth of knowing and understanding
which had been dormant within me

a more acute awareness of color, a wonderful awareness of the almost infinite detail that
objects will yield up if only one will give them one’s attention

a more joyful, interesting and satisfactory way of being in the world, with a sense of
belonging, meaning, natural spirituality

a much broader view of consciousness than has been held by those who adhere to the
Newtonian-Cartesian model of reality

a mystical experience of great depth during which he felt “dissolved” in “the universal
pool” and experienced “the peace that passeth understanding”

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
positive self-transformation

a new perceptual capacity responsive to dimensions of the stimulus array previously
ignored or blocked from consciousness

a new soul-shaking appreciation of the inner beauty, either seen or potential, of all

a new type of consciousness, an expanded awareness stressing man’s commitment to
love, beauty, joy and truth

a Now that changed incessantly in a dimension, not of seconds and minutes, but of
beauty, of significance, of intensity, of deepening mystery

a path which could lead to deep levels of psychological-spiritual growth or true

a peculiarly immediate conscious access to the inner workings of the central nervous
system (eyes closed)

a perception of everything as not only potentially beautiful, but as basically beautiful in
its own right

a phenomenon of nature, a singing, dancing, bubbling, laughing, exuberantly, loving,
energetically thinking and talking human being

a potent universal drama from which the person emerges with a sense of having been
redeemed, transformed

a primordial emotional state where subject-object relationships no longer exist and one is
a part of, not apart from, one’s environment

a process of experiencing Essence in such a way that it illuminated all of existence, a
kind of flight TOWARDS reality

a process of purification, the onset of enhanced psychic sensitivity giving access to the
hidden and highest potentials of human 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 psychedelic experience a drug-induced loss of self, a journey to the inner world, the
endless possibilities of the experience

a radiance that seemed comparable to the light of super-natural brilliance that according
to Oriental scriptures appears to us at the moment of death

a radiant face with eyes that held a far-away look as if seeing something that was
invisible to me

a radical conversion experience, a transformation of self based on a new state of
awareness, a new state of consciousness—higher consciousness

a realm of experience which is nonlogical and meaningless in the sense that it doesn’t
symbolize or signify anything other than itself

a religion which goes beyond symbols, a knowledge of God entirely transcending

a religious experience, a feeling of oneness with God and the universe—the point at
which the individual is overcome with joy and good will

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 religious experience, though in a highly transcendental ineffable sense not closely
related to institutional religion or a dogmatic, creedal theology

a renewed sense of personal worth coupled with a relaxation of habitual mechanisms of
ego defense

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 rose—its petals rhythmically expanding and contracting and hues of pink rushing into
its heart and out again

a sense of boundless freedom and he who experiences it has not the slightest doubt as to
the completeness of his release

a sense of certainty that this knowledge is ultimately more relevant and “real” than the
perceptions and beliefs we share in everyday life

a sense of exultation, of immense joyness followed by an intellectual illumination
impossible to describe

a sense of immortality, a consciousness of eternal life, not a conviction that he shall have
this, but the consciousness that he has it already

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 sense of receiving new flesh, new blood and new eyes, being charged with supernatural
energy and connected with the elements of nature

a sense of social unity which civilized man has long since lost (Just how civilized is man
without a sense of social unity?)

a sense of spiritual rebirth associated with a new way of being in the world and
perceiving it

a sense of unity or oneness with internal and external processes which can be ecstatic and

a single overwhelming experience that produces a drastic and permanent change in the
way a person sees himself and the world

a single undifferentiated state of mind containing all possible dimensions of human

a slowing down of time, of mental hurry, allowing the contents of consciousness to
happen without interference

a sort of intelligent and superconscious space containing the whole cosmos as a mirror
contains images

a special kind of feeling or intuition or realization—a sense of the oneness of all things in
their divine principle

a spirituality that is quite independent of the individual’s childhood experiences, religious
programming, church affiliation and even cultural and racial background

a state in which the fruits of nature and the potentialities of the human organism may
develop more richly

a state of consciousness in which he experiences directly and vividly what our own
scientists know to be true in theory

a state of consciousness without differentiation of the knower, the knowing and the

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 state of mind which is experiential rather than intellectual—a kind of sensation rather
than a set of ideas

a stirring emotional encounter sufficient to change one’s established values and the
resolution to act upon the revelation

a stream of symbolic visions that bear an uncanny relationship not only with his own past
but to his ancestral history as well (eyes closed)

a structure so subtly ordered, that is, intelligent, that conscious thought is as yet far from
being able to describe it

a substance of such fantastic effects on mental perception and on the experience of the
outer and inner world

a sudden breaking through from “reason” to intuitive “intellect” capable of a genuine
insight into the divine Ground of all being

a transcendental state of consciousness whose impact is to trigger a release of a universal
“inner programming” of higher human potential

a transformation of the external world so that it seems overwhelmingly beautiful and
alive and shining

a tremendous surge of compassion and a powerful desire to share one’s rapture with

a trip to what spiritualists have called the Other World, which lay beyond the deceptive
boundary of everyday consciousness

a truly miraculous instrument for new perceptions and insights about those aspects of
reality which concern him personally

a union beyond the realm of duality, where to be and not to be God presents no

a unity of things, a sort of movement that goes through everything and is beyond

a very vivid perception of an undifferentiated unity underlying, not merely the world, but
the total cosmos

a view of life which sees its worth and point not as a struggle for constant ascent but as a

a vivid flooding of his mind with an intense sense of pastel colors of changing hues and
with a wavelike motion

a vivid sensation of the mutual interdependence of his own behavior and the behavior of
his environment, so that the two seem to become one—the behavior of a unified field

a vision of a free society based on Love rather than greed, where everyone’s survival
needs were sanely addressed

a vision of God as a radiant source of light of supernatural beauty or a sense of personal
fusion and identity with God perceived in this way

a vision of the ocean with the waves marvelously colored and sparkling like jewels
rolling in

a vision of what may be called living geometries, geometrical forms brilliantly lighted,
continuously changing (eyes closed)

a wave of psychedelic painters whose work reflected dimensions accessible only to the
turned-on eye

a way of life in which the original sense of the seamless unity of nature is restored
without the loss of individual consciousness

a whirling mass of light, brilliant color, movement and gaiety coupled with unutterable

a will to yield utterly to a wild, animalistic sensuality and emotional outpouring—an

a yogic practice called Tantra, where ritual sexual union is used as a vehicle for inducing
spiritual experiences

able to look at the world and by reflection, at themselves in a new and relatively
unprejudiced way

access to his creative sources (LSD can get people in touch with their creative sources
which are within themselves, but usually blocked off from consciousness.)

access to levels and domains of reality described by the great mystical traditions of the

accurate information, openly shared, calm, courageous response to the evidence (Will
scientists and authorities ever understand?)

acid a boon to psychotherapy, an enlarger of creativity, a religious sacrament and a
liberation of the human spirit

acquiring certain information or perceiving a certain situation that according to generally
accepted paradigms is beyond the reach of the senses

alarm clocks sufficiently powerful to wake us from the sort of sleepwalking existence
which nowadays passes for “normalcy”

all joyous color and sound and magic and hope and maybe just the same old chips of
glass beads, and mirrors, but seen in a glorious new way

all the myths in concert together, each one flowing over into the next and they are all
myself (eyes closed)

all the world so strange and multi-level intricate, but so perfect, so beautiful, so fine, so
good, so perfect

alteration of the filtering mechanisms that regulate the access of perceptual and emotional
stimuli to consciousness

alterations of perception which enable us to see ourselves and the world in their basic

alterations of sense perception, of emotional level and tone, of identity feeling, of the
interpretation of sense data and of the sensations of time and space

amino acids, the basic building blocks of life, protein molecules combining into new

an acute awareness of symbolic dimensions in every object of perception and a
heightened significance

an altered state of consciousness in which the ordinary structures of experience are
broken down

an altered state of consciousness that focuses our awareness on something other than our
ego and intellect

an atmosphere of psychological freedom; of permissiveness to think, to feel, to be
whatever is discovered within oneself.

an awakening of a consciousness always present in the nervous system but ordinarily

an awareness of and participation in the processes involved on the level of tissue
physiology, cellular exchange and biochemical reactions

an ecstatic experience of an ascent into the celestial regions and the acquisition of
supernormal knowledge

an ecstasy infinitely exceeding anything describable or anything I had imagined from
what the world’s accomplished mystics have struggled to describe

an effect of heightened interest and fascination with the panorama of experiences that
begin to come into consciousness

an enchanted reality wherein everything is bound up with everything else in a pattern
which is absolute for the whole universe

an enhanced sense of relaxation and loosening of inhibitions, together with an increase in

an entirely different understanding of emotional and psychosomatic disorders, as well as
the therapeutic process and strategy of self-exploration

an entirely new outlook on life, whereby everything becomes transformed and made of
the Glory of God

an eternal giving in to the temptation of losing control of the situation, of trusting oneself
to chance, the passion of the gambler

an evolutionary jump in consciousness that can take us as far beyond our present
condition as we now are from the primates

an exciting adventure into new territories of the mind as yet uncharted by Western

an existence of peace and equanimity, a state of well-being and wholeness—transcending
all fear of death

an expansive vision of the continuous rebirth of the planets and souls in a very big

an experience, a vision, a revelation which will explain, without words, why there is a

an experience in which old forms and points of view are being destroyed in order for new
ones to emerge

an experience, nonverbal in character which is simply inaccessible to the purely literary
and scholarly approach

an experience of ecstatic connection with nature, with the cosmic order, and with the
creative energy of the universe

an experience of intense emotional release, the ending of an artificial and absurd use of
the mind

an experience of merging with the environment and a sense of unity with perceived

an experience or state of consciousness called moksha or liberation—Indian philosophy
is primarily this experience

an extremely realistic feeling of the ultimate biological crisis that frequently gets
confused with real dying

an illuminating insight into the transcendent and eternal spiritual nature intrinsic to
human consciousness

an immediate awareness of things as they live and move, as distinct from the mere grasp
of ideas and feelings about things which are the dead symbols of a living reality

an increased attentiveness to immediate experience in contrast to memories of the past or
plans for the future

an increasing awareness of the spiritual dimension in one’s life and in the universal
scheme of things

an increasing sense of calmness which usually shifts into a mild to strong sense of

an indiscriminate, unsupervised, uncontrolled 2 billion year old energy dance with
ecstatic communion as its goal

an inner dedication, an unruffled optimism, a deep belief in the religious experience and
the power of psychedelic drugs to produce it

an inspiration to people who still believe in the intrinsic spiritual power within the

an instance in which vision was so heightened under LSD that a subject was able to read
a newspaper at a distance of 30 feet

an intense experience of cosmic consciousness, of the vivid realization that oneself is a
manifestation of the eternal energy of the universe

an intensity of beauty, a depth of intrinsic meaning, incomparably greater than anything
he had found in the same music

an intimate, personal experience of the reality to which most forms of religion and
philosophy come no nearer than an intellectual or emotional description

an object of the most magical beauty, strangeness, intensity of thereness, of pure

an Old World of personal consciousness and beyond a dividing sea, a series of New

an ontological experience infinitely more direct and real than any truth, however
profound, that could be mediated by an established creed or ritual

an opening of intrinsic spiritual areas in the human mind that are independent of the
individual’s racial, cultural and educational background

an opportunity to work through one’s own areas of conflict and problems on various

an order of experience radically different from that which discursive thinking professes to

an overpowering sense of gratitude, a desire to give thanks to the Order of Things for the
privilege (of the LSD experience)

an overwhelming and continuous, vibrating, sensuous, erotic-orgasmic feeling and
expression of ecstasy

an overwhelming reaction in which an individual comes to experience himself in a totally
new way, a transcending feeling of being united with the world

an upsurge of unconscious material into consciousness, repressed memories relived with
remarkable clarity

an undifferentiated unity wherein the knower, the knowledge and the known are
experienced as a single reality

an unending series of colorful, very realistic and fantastic images, constantly changing in
shape and color like pictures in a kaleidoscope (eyes closed)

an uninterrupted stream of fantastic images of extraordinary plasticity and vividness and
accompanied by an intense kaleidoscopic play of colors (eyes closed)

and so it went—a ten thousand years’-long adventure condensed somehow into a few
brief hours

as though one had stood before the Infinite in profound humility, overwhelmed by
feelings of awe and reverence

astonishing display of divine archetypal entities, rainbow spectra or intricate peacock
designs (eyes closed)

astonishment at the absolutely incredible immensity, complexity, intensity and
extravagance of being, existence, the cosmos—ontological shock

at Harvard, scientific enthusiasm, scholarly fever, experimental dedication (Timothy
Leary’s psychedelic research)

at last discovers that he can’t control his mind at all and “lets his mind think whatever it

at the secret of that infinity of beauty which shall be beheld in heaven and earth when the
veil of the corporeal drops off

awakening this level of consciousness that dissolves boundaries and offers transcendent

aware of this other dimension of existence, an existence that we have long since relegated
to oblivion

aware that I was not myself, but a selfless, egoless, joyous representative of all humanity,
loving, searching and soaring into the infinite

aware that you’re part of and surrounded by a charged field of energy which seems
almost electrical

awareness of new dimensions of the total stimulus array—a process of “perceptual

awareness of the process of photosynthesis in the leaves, the mysterious process that is
the basis of all life on our planet

awareness of the special quality and purity of plants that make them important examples
for human spiritual life

awareness that I, the others, are only collections of clusters of molecules which are all
part of the same stream

awareness that our bodies are momentary clusters of energy and that we are capable of
tuning in on patterns

awe, bliss, a sense of certainty, feelings of extraordinary creative awareness or spiritual

awesome beyond-musical choruses that surged to holy crescendos of sound and then
receded to equally holy silence

back into the roots of total being in which I could truly believe that there was no longer
and “I” or “me” but that I was somehow the All

beauty, fun, philosophic wonder, religious revelation, increased intelligence, mystical
romance, glamour, sexuality

beauty, inspired artistic creations, spiritual feelings and highly satisfactory human

became a giant and was afraid the room wouldn’t be able to contain him, afraid his
expanding body might crush the guide’s body

became aware of fantastic dimensions of being, all of which possessed a profound sense
of reality

become capable of experiencing consciously something of that which unconsciously is
always with us

become more perceptive, more intensely aware of inward and outward reality, more open
to the spirit

becomes aware of physiological and biochemical processes, rhythmic pulsating activity
within the body

becomes open to the possibility that consciousness might be independent of the physical
body and continue beyond the moment of clinical death

becoming oceanic—may find himself uncertain as to where his body leaves off and its
surroundings begin

beings whose feet are planted on the ground, but whose heads and hearts can reach the

beyond the narrow boundaries of the physical organism and limitations of their own life

blindness to divine Reality—complete ignorance of the reason and purpose of human

books whose color was so intense, so intrinsically meaningful that they seemed to be on
the point of leaving the shelves to thrust themselves more insistently on my attention

Brave New World—the gap between technology and wisdom, the failure of education to
create a whole man

breaking down ego defenses and bringing up repressed feelings and thoughts from the

breaking through the normal boundaries separating persons, the simultaneous sharing of
images and visual patterns and apparent telegraphic communication

“breaking through” towards the universal consciousness, inspirational impulses of
consciousness leading to breakthrough (Break on through to the other side.)

breaks down the solid world of Newtonian objects into a system of subjective
experiences related to different senses

brings a sudden liberation from ignorance and illusion, enlarges the spiritual horizon
liberation from self-consciousness (to experience Self-consciousness)

brotherly feelings for all fellowmen and appreciation of warm human relationships,
friendship and love

burst through the shell of language and convention into the country of the real under
impetus of the psychedelics

can bring spiritual and philosophical understanding of such high level that everything is
redefined and appears in a new perspective

can lead to a coming to terms with the body and a strengthening new feeling of athomeness
in the body

can mediate experiential connection with any aspect of the phenomenal world and with
various mythological and archetypal domains (eyes closed)

can open access to areas of experience for which our culture does not have an adequate
conceptual framework

can pass into paradisical states led by heroes, heroines, angels and super-spirits (eyes

can relive a forgotten or repressed experience with all its original emotional intensity,
emotion which has remained bottled up inside him without his knowledge

centuries of safe ritual and spiritual use of psychedelics by generations of shamans,
individual healers and entire aboriginal cultures

changes in consciousness, changes in our ways of feeling our own existence and our
relation to human society and the natural world

changes in perception of sunlight on the floor, the grain in wood, the texture of linen, the
sound of voices across the street

characterized the reality in which self and world are separated as “the schizoid
catastrophe, the Western neurosis”

Christianity which is uncompromising, ornery, militant, rigorous, imperious and
invincibly self-righteous

Christianity with its politically ordered cosmology and technology, with its imperialistic
mechanization of a natural world from which man himself feels strangely alien

cleanse the window of the senses, open up the lenses of cellular and molecular

combinations of details and objects that at first seem unrelated but have some intellectual
and visual connection

common mythological theme—that the universe arises from the sacrificial
dismemberment of a divine being

completely moving outside the sensory and symbolic dimensions into the transcendental

complex images involving groups of persons, various animals and specific scenery (eyes

concrete and detailed archetypal images of celestial landscapes, with cites of light, radiant
palacial mansions, exotic gardens and magnificent rivers (eyes closed)

concrete archetypal symbolism related to specific religions and mythologies of different
cultures (eyes closed)

confront the awesome illumination of the metaphysical void and new energy

confronted by a chair, which after a long time and with considerable difficulty, I
recognized as a chair

connecting with the intrinsic spiritual dimensions of the psyche and deep resources of the
collective unconscious

connecting with the deep spiritual dimensions of the psyche and elements of the
collective unconscious

consciousness of certain parts of the body such as various organs, tissues or individual

consciousness processes guided by cosmic intelligence rather than mechanical

contacted an Energy or an Intelligence that seemed to deserve the description

contacted the molecular energies within the cellular structure, experiencing the “inner

cosmic companionship (Having someone who understands LSD tripping with you can be
very valuable and important.)

“cosmic consciousness” in which the individual feels that his own inmost Self behind his
superficial ego, is God

“cosmic consciousness” the shift from egocentric awareness to the feeling that one’s
identity is the whole field of the organism in its environment

courage not to be afraid in facing those unknown realms of experience opened up by
psychedelic drugs

cover the entire range of dimensions from atoms, molecules and single cells to gigantic
celestial bodies, solar systems and galaxies

cut off from his own mind, cut off equally from his own body—a half-crazed creature in
a mad world. (That is the so-called mature, sane, civilized, well-adjusted adult.)

creative insights expressing themselves within and beyond some given technical

dances which are spiritual, body movements can get you grooving with your internal

dancing through time and out of time, dancing everlastingly and in the eternal now,
dancing and dancing in all the worlds at once

dedicated to the process of consciousness expansion, to the ideal of maximum
wakefulness and internal freedom

deep awareness of the critical importance of the spiritual dimension in the universal
scheme of things

deeply and uniquely within themselves at a depth to illuminate them with a cosmic

developed an affirmative attitude toward the totality of existence and a general
acceptance of whatever happens in life as being ultimately all right

direct access to the deep structures and processes where thoughts, feelings and motivation

direct experience of self-transcendence into the mind’s Other World of vision and union
with the nature of things

direct spiritual experiences, such as feelings of cosmic unity, death-rebirth experiences,
encounters with archetypal entities, visions of light of supernatural beauty

directing the beam of the table lamp, which had a strong bulb, straight at my closed
eyelids and the effect was quite spectacular

discover that eating can be an adventure involving qualities and dimensions they had
never imagined

discover that the entire string of evolution on this planet is writ in protein molecules
inside the nucleus of every cell in your body

discovered in her first experience that life is about expressing what she calls the Real
Self, a concept which she had not previously explored

discovers a world of sublimely beautiful landscapes, of living architectures and of heroic
figures (eyes closed)

discovery of one’s true identity and of the dimensions of one’s being that connect the
individual with the entire cosmos and are commensurate with all of existence

discovery of the world within, a world infinitely more complex and rich than the artificial
structures of the outer world

disinhibiting certain regulatory, selecting, screening and controlling mechanisms that
guide our perception and thinking

distinction between God as described in terms of conventional thought and God as he is
in reality

dramatic changes in human consciousness and our experience of the inner and outer

drugs—part of the search for the meaning of life, as tools to reach new levels of
awareness, for revelation

drugs useful for exploring perception and different possibilities and modes of

dwindled to molecular proportions and was afraid of falling through the vast spaces
between the atoms, wanted to cling to the arm of the guide

ecclesiastical Christianity with its nature-alienated religiosity (Will they ever realize that
nature and God are one?)

ecstatic energy movement felt in the spine. This energy will be sensed as flowing

ego fighting to maintain or regain its hold over an outpouring of feeling over a
dissolution of emotional boundaries

Einstein’s discovery that there is no “time” or “space” that a physicist can measure, but
only a “space-time” event which is the unit of modern physics

emerging from the experience with the understanding that they are divine and so is
everyone and everything else

emphatically merging with the object, thinking and feeling as he supposes the object
would think or feel

encountered surpassing states of awareness and returned with the conviction that they had
attained the truth

energy, fun, religious revelation, sexual enhancement, aesthetic kick, ecstasy, accelerated

enhances awareness and introspection, leads to compassion, and helps gain insights into
connections with the world

enlightenment, full awareness of that blissful Reality whose attributes include
inconceivable wisdom, compassion, light, beauty, energy and gaiety

episodes of oceanic ecstasy with a mystical connection to life and to the cosmic creative

escape from the prison of his conditioning, his robot-self and move towards wholeness,

evaluative judgment based primarily, not on outside standards or prejudices, but on one’s
own feelings, intuition, aesthetic sensibility, sense of satisfaction in self-expression, etc.

ever more complex and more personally significant realms of symbolic experience (eyes

everyday experience, that narrow, utilitarian world that our self-centered consciousness
selects from out of the infinite wealth of cosmic potentialities

evidence that ergot, from which LSD is derived was used in the annual Eleusinian
Mysteries (That was in ancient Greece.)

exotic history, images of Nile palaces and Hindu temples flashing up on some inner
screen (eyes closed)

expanding consciousness through the use of sacramental substances in accord with
spiritual growth and well-being

expanding one’s consciousness to the extent that it seems to encompass all of mankind
(or the entire universe)

experience himself as made of wood, metal, glass or whatever, but doesn’t interfere with
the flexibility of his body

experienced a breath of timelessness, liberation from the past and the future, blessedness
through being completely here and now

experienced an intense white light followed by a massive intellectual and moral

experienced that expansion of feeling, a new mental amplitude difficult to describe but
quite intense

experienced the rapid kaleidoscopic flow of images, visions, insights and ideas of another
world (eyes closed)

experiences accompanied with such a powerful sense of authenticity and reality, more
real than reality a common description

experiences of a mythological, mystical, archetypal, historical, sociopolitical,
anthropological, or phylogenetic nature

experiences of sequences taking place in other historical periods and other countries (eyes

experiences that underlie and yet are beyond our everyday perception of the world and
outside the reach of traditional scientific method

experiences visits to other realms of reality, many of which are fantastic and
mythological in nature (eyes closed)

experiences which point toward the ultimate evolutionary potential of human

experiencing consciousness, freed from the cardboard social games that comprise

experiencing emotions and physical sensations of great intensity, often surpassing
anything we might consider humanly possible

experiential adventures in the universe-at-large, which involves what can best be
described as cosmic consciousness or the superconscious mind

experiential confrontation with artistic creations of high aesthetic value—visions of
beautiful temples, sculptures or paintings (eyes closed)

experiential dimensions that are clearly beyond the confines of what is agreed upon in the
West as objective reality

experiential identification with the primordial Emptiness, Nothingness, and Silence,
which seems to be the ultimate cradle of all existence

experiential expansion of the individual to the consciousness of all mankind (or the entire

experiential identification with the primordial Emptiness, Nothingness, and Silence,
which seems to be the ultimate cradle of all existence

extraordinary intensification and broadening of all types of sensory experience including
the sexual

eyes closed—mosaics, temples, sacred objects, patterns of great intricacy and profoundly

eyes closed simple images—geometric forms, shifting “clouds” of color, clusters of
jewels (The images get more complicated.)

fantastic visions of extraordinary vividness accompanied by a kaleidoscopic play of
intense coloration (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”

fear—is only because we do not really believe in the gift of union with God (It is the ego
which fears and doesn’t believe.)

feeling of reliving memories from the lives of his or her ancestors, drawing on the racial
and collective unconscious

feeling that what is apprehended is holy, sacred or divine, feelings of blessedness, joy,
peace, happiness, etc.

feeling the inner body as consisting of trees and vines, streams and waterfalls, hills and

feelings of joy, peace, love, blessedness. Such high-intensity emotion is far removed from
everyday experience

feelings of spiritual rebirth and unity with other human beings, the entire universe and

feels his body is heavier or lighter, has greater or less density, one subject reported
himself unable to get out of his chair, felt like ton

feels that his substance now is the same as that of some part of the environment, reports
that his body or some part of it has become the stone or clay upon which he stands

feels the encounter with Being has led to the erasure of behavior patterns blocking his

feels unified with the creative source from which we came and of which we are each a

felt that this experience was a stage that everyone would have to go through one way or
another in order to reach a higher

finally knowing the meaning of genuinely meeting another person without the subtle
masks that separate man from man

flowers breathing, a repeated flow of beauty to heightened beauty, from deeper to ever
deeper meaning

flowers shining with their own inner light and all but quivering under the pressure of the
significance with which they were charged

forests, gardens, lakes, beaches good for tripping—getting a sense of the world’s beauty
and of the subject’s harmonious place in the overall “scheme of things”

freedom to find your own inner potentiality and to develop it without coercion from an
external, centralized, authoritarian political entity (internal freedom)

freeing oneself from distractions that interfere with the perception of higher realisms or
more beautiful aspects of existence

frees the mind from fixed preconceptions of beauty, creating, as it were, a free space in
which altogether new forms and relationships may emerge

full appreciation of the therapeutic potential of the mystical and religious dimension of
the LSD experience

gain an understanding of the origin of many disorders and learn how to diagnose and heal

gained access to new information about areas about which they previously had no
intellectual knowledge

gave him certain inner enduring feelings that seemed to play some significant part in his
pattern of living

Ginsberg the cosmic politician, the cosmic crusader, the social worker politician
explaining the sex-drug-freedom, ecstasy movement (Timothy Leary said that.)

gives the world a touch of freshness, novelty, cleanliness and joy associated with a sense
of triumph

glimpses something so profound that certain “facts of life” prior to the experience are no
longer exclusively true

God as the cosmic stuffed shirt in whose presence no laughter is allowed (That’s what the
Western religions make God out to be. Is that God or is it a joke?)

“golden doors” from which he will pass from the material world into a new spiritual

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

had an intensity of beauty, a depth of intrinsic meaning, incomparably greater than
anything he had ever found in the same music

had opened my eyes to beauty such as this world has never seen and to God (“This
world” means the so-called “real world” of ego, without LSD)

had opened new vistas to my experience and has hinted at many other realms yet to be

had unitive states in which you melted into the cosmos and felt yourself to be part of an
interconnected web of consciousness

had visions of crystals, diamonds, jewels, ornate goblets and chalices in beautiful colors
and supernatural radiance (eyes closed)

has an extraordinary potential for opening the way for exploring the entire spectrum of
the inner world

has opened new vistas to my experience and has hinted at many other realms yet to be

has provided us with some brand new clues into the meaning of the ancient journeys into
other realities

heedless to the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future, can’t be
happy until he lives with nature in the present above time

high souls and brave hearts, which make their throb felt in the giant pulses of a great

higher levels and states of mind that lead to the realization of one’s divine nature and God

highly developed spiritual capacities, with expanded consciousness of the depth and the
incomprehensible wonder of being

his eternal inner spiritual core, something like the “inner Christ” in the writings of the

holiness a wise innocence, a relaxed intensity, a humorous humility, a supernatural
naturalness, a perpetual uncalculated life in the present

holy fools who indulge in a behavior incompatible with established morality (The real
fools are those who are hung-up on “established morality”.)

how real, definite and memorable an event of sudden conversion may be to him who has
the experience

how to break out of personality into new realms of consciousness and how to avoid the
involuntary limiting process of the ego

how to explain in scientific terms the mechanism that allows psychedelics to change

humanity’s eternal appetite for technologies to activate and direct one’s own brain

Huxley’s Brave New World—the gap between technology and wisdom, the failure of
education to create a whole man

Huxley’s thesis that altered states of consciousness included the highest forms of human

Huxley’s view of the scientist as one who bridges the disciplines of religion and
philosophy with science

hypnotized into experiencing himself as an ego—as an isolated center of consciousness
and will inside a bag of skin, confronting an external and alien world

ignored and repressed aspects of the perceptual field—aspects to which we respond
organically but not consciously

images of God perceived as pure, spiritual energy, as a transcendental or cosmic sun
(eyes closed)

images related to religious rituals and ceremonies involving sex and wild rhythmic
dances (eyes closed)

immediate contact through chemicals with the reality of “consciousness, energy and

immediate perception of the eternal Unity, the experience which mystics universally

in closest touch with that point of experience where reality can alone be discovered: this
moment. Here, life is alive.

in the Garden of Eden, in an Other World which is yet essentially the same as this world,
but transfigured and therefore transporting

in the very midst of those wonderful moments, beholding life for the first time in all it
young intoxification of loveliness, in its unspeakable joy, beauty and importance

in touch with their deepest emotions instead of being constantly enmeshed in the web of
abstractions spun by their own calculating intellects

inalienable rights, the freedom of the body, the pursuit of joy and the expansion of

increased perceptual sensitivity and portentousness, intensification of interpersonal
experience, feelings of unique insight into life

increased powers of concentration and introspection and experiences deep religious

increased vividness of color, visual harmonies, change in depth perception, sharper
definition of detail, changes in time sense, especially listening to music

incredible colorful and dynamic visions of geometric designs, architectural forms,
kaleidoscopic displays (eyes closed)

incredible power and complexity operating at speeds and spatial dimensions which our
conceptual minds cannot register

influencing the mind-body-essence of man, as a magic, spiritual drug, a new world age
which begins to act evolutionarily

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.)

instilling a sense of meaning in his personal existence and a feeling that since there is
meaning in life, there is meaning in death

intellectual and emotional adventure, sensory pleasure, enhanced awareness, self-
exploration, religious and mystical insight

intense and often rapidly shifting emotional experiences or concurrent emotions (having
opposite emotions at the same time)

intense emotional reaction to slight gestures, enhanced empathy, deep introspective

intense sexual orgiastic feelings and scenes of orgies, pornography, harems, lascivious
carnivals, rhythmic sensual dances (eyes closed)

intensification of color and sound, euphoria, sense of having discovered some great

internal freedom, the politics of the nervous system, the right to change your

into some strange land of unlikeliness, which can only be grasped in terms of
astonishment and mystery, as an ecstatic Nirvana

introduced to unfathomable realms within, new awarenesses and undiscovered

is no longer an emotionally charged ego, but finds himself an element in the given reality
which is not an affair of objects and subjects, but a cosmic unity of love

is so transformed and has come to a new level of feeling of love about their spouse or

isn’t sitting with a blank mind, but simply a quiet awareness, without comment, of
whatever happens to be here and now

jars one free of mental ruts, allowing old problems to be seen from new angles, accessing
higher levels of information, some of which were spiritual in nature

jokingly complained about “constantly being tickled by fishes (a person’s comment about
his experience of being an ocean)

junk in a car—a masterpiece of nonsense, a huge heap of marvelously incongruous

knock out inhibitory processes in the nervous system which select, discriminate, censor,
evaluate, and they thus release an enormous flow of previously screened-out awareness

knowing who in fact one is, being conscious of the universe and impersonal life that lives
itself through each of us

knowledge of ourselves brought back from the subterranean regions of our psyche—our
phylogenetic awareness

knowledge other than the contents of our surface consciousness, which can apprehend
reality only in the form of one abstraction or thought at a time

knows directly the mysterious workings of Nature which science is only beginning to
guess at

landscapes which change constantly, passing from richness to more intensely colored
richness, from grandeur to deepening grandeur (eyes closed)

latent forces of vitality which we have not yet included in our physical or psychical

Leary—Doctor of Philosophy, A. Watts—Doctor of Divinity, Huxley—Secretary of

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.)

Leary’s model for “transcendental communities” where family members could maintain a
level of experience which cuts beyond routine ego and social games

leaves behind one mode of being and moves into another and totally new experiential

leaves of trees intricately patterned and at times resembled webs spun by God-inspired
spiders of a thread of unraveled emeralds

letting in a free flow of comprehension beyond the everyday threshold of experience
while keeping the mind clear

liberation from self-consciousness (to experience Self-consciousness or Self-

liberation, the ending of sorrow, ceasing to be what you ignorantly think you are and
becoming what you are in fact

liberation through special types of yoga involving sexual intercourse with a “spiritual

life an indiscriminate, unsupervised, uncontrolled 2 billion year old energy dance with
ecstatic communion as its goal

light which doesn’t seem to fall upon surfaces from above but to be right inside the
structure and color

like internal cosmographers charting new internal seas of experience and perhaps
pointing out sensory landmarks

limits of mechanical emotions and robot mentation that are inescapable as long as one
remains within one dogmatic model or one imprinted reality-tunnel

look in mirror—image reflected may be determined by the physical or emotional state or
by what he is thinking

LSD a kind of telescope to scan the deep-space regions of the spirit and discover a greater
understanding of his religious instinct

LSD a “psychic broom” to sweep out the cobwebs and bring alive those senses so little
used that they are all but atrophied

LSD a very powerful behavior-changing agent with immense potential for therapy if used

LSD, its eerie power to release ancient, wise, at times even holy sources of energy, inside
the human brain

LSD one of the most important scientific discoveries of our time, the significance of
which has yet to dawn on modern man

LSD religious experience—a Christian will report it in terms of the Christian vocabulary
and the Buddhists will do likewise.

LSD startlingly effective in releasing blocked emotions, recovering repressed childhood
memories, revealing defense mechanisms and developing emotional insights

make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and

make the world appear fraught with an intensity of significance that everyday common
sense cannot perceive

making people aware of their religious potentialities, linking them consciously with a
great tradition of prophets, saints and martyrs

makes possible an ever deepening knowledge of the mystery of human—that mystery
which merges ultimately and becomes one with the Mystery of Life itself

man and cosmos as a single living organism, as a harmonious process of interrelated

many mechanisms of therapeutic change that are entirely new and have not yet been
discovered and acknowledged by traditional psychiatry

mapping uncharted zones of the human psyche, to resurrect a lost art or a lost knowledge
or a lost consciousness, said Ginsberg

maximum awareness of the inner process and its full emotional, perceptual and physical

may gain a new perspective on himself or gain an important insight into his defenses
which results in a change of behavior

mediates understanding as to where and why religions went astray and lost contact with
true spirituality

memories from the lives of the individual’s ancestors or experiences of various
phylogenetic crises (eyes closed)

metaphysical anxiety, the terror of being ultimately wrong and rotten to the core (That’s a
con game. You are ultimately right and pure at the core.)

Millbrook an attempt to bring people back from their trip in a position to maintain their
spiritual transformation

mirror image reflected may be determined by the physical or emotional state or by what
he is thinking

moments of vivid awareness, of intense realization of and absorption in the immediacy of

more real than the phenomenal world as it is experienced in a more usual state of

mosaics, temples, sacred objects, patterns of great intricacy and profoundly meaningful
(eyes closed)

multiple levels of reality which differ in their complexities and are mutually interacting
and interdependent

music which provided intense pleasure sensations as if each nerve end were being
simultaneously stimulated

my central sense of identity which springs directly from the heart of reality and is not
subject to birth or death

my ecstasy which heightened to behold the same rose-radiance lighting us up along our
immense journey

mystical experience, visionary breakthroughs to a deeper, more comprehensive reality
than that perceived by our rational everyday consciousness

new and powerful mechanisms of healing and personality transformation that are now
available in traditional psychiatry and psychotherapy

new chemical instruments for accelerated consciousness, enhancing memory and
speeding up learning

new insights into a new transfigured world of givenness, new combinations of thought
and fantasy

nondefinable aspects of reality far beyond accepted limits of science (Science has limits.
Reality has no limits.)

non-ordinary states of consciousness, an area grossly neglected not just by traditional
science, but by the entire Western culture

non-ordinary states of consciousness which allow us to see the guiding forces of our lives
much more clearly

not a confused state, but the clearest of the clearest, the surest of the surest, where death
was an almost laughable impossibility

numerous features and dimensions of the world to which our senses respond without our
conscious attention

objects, people, landscapes which seem to be impregnated and shining with their own

observes the altered image in a mirror, has an altered feeling of his body’s contours, feels
his body is heavier or lighter, has greater or less density

of exquisite colors such as surely no one has dreamed of (That’s until they have taken

of surpassing beauty, glowing with color, bathed in intense light, buildings of
indescribable magnificence (eyes closed)

ontological and cosmological insights and their relationship to the revolutionary concepts
of modern physics

opening up the channels through which the formative and intelligent spontaneity of the
organism can at last flow into consciousness

opens up some kind of neurological sluice and so allows a larger volume of Mind with a
large “M” to flow into your mind with a small “m”

organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from
the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies

Osmond astonished and delighted by the range, boldness, flexibility and sheer
playfulness of Huxley’s splendid mind

other kinds of knowledge, “higher” and more satisfying than the knowledge attained
through the abstract, hyper-intellectual process of ordinary science

our being born with a drive to experiment with other ways of experiencing our

our need for higher intelligence, richer involvement in the cosmic script, further

our potential for voyaging into the consciousness of other species (as well as plants,
objects or anything else)

our technology which has done so much to narrow our consciousness and to produce this
robotlike conformity

out of her head with sensations of pleasure that she literally had not experienced since

out of the everyday world of common, conceptualized experience into the magical Other
World of nonverbal visionary awareness (or experience?)

overcoming a type of sense perception and a whole image of the world that was in
opposition to the senses and the organism

overcoming the dualistic world view a prerequisite and basis for the recovery and
spiritual renewal of occidental civilization and culture

participate directly in and respond emotionally to the mythic and ritualistic re-enactments
(eyes closed)

patterns and scenes so intense and autonomous that they seem to be physically present
(eyes closed)

patterns of leaves and flowers, with recurrences and varieties reminiscent of the living
geometries of the Other World

people who had evolved past the ego, who were living beyond “the persona, the role or
mask which we normally are compelled to exhibit socially”

perceptions of a mystical nature that may present themselves in a variety of symbolic

permits entry into consciousness of certain kinds of mental activity normally excluded as
possessing no survival value

permits the entry into consciousness of experiences, visionary or mystical, from “out

phenomenal kaleidoscopic displays, magic sparkling fountains, majestic fireworks (eyes

philosophizing on subjects pertaining to life in a manner which, at times, appears to be
out of keeping with his intellectual level

powerful corrective emotional experiences on very deep levels that are not easy to reach
by conventional psychotherapy

primordial human being, original nature, a condition of primal innocence and paradisiacal
unity with all life

produces an intellectual ecstasy and understanding that defies description—past
philosophical reading will take on living meaning

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

promises new and exciting possibilities for the study and understanding of human history
and culture

propel awareness out beyond normal modes of consciousness, propel us into new
dimensions of awareness

propel consciousness into an eerie, novel landscape in which everything seems possible
and nothing remains fixed

provided the subject with a living reality and a directional frame of reference previously

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

psychedelic drugs especially valuable in the area of comparative religion where the
researcher might find a key to the understanding of the genesis of religious experiences

psychedelic drugs potentially useful for a wide variety of therapeutic, religious, and
creative purposes

psychedelic drugs the great liberating force of our time, the destined sacrament of the
Aquarian Age

psychedelic experience not a matter of intellectual conviction or belief but of direct

psychedelic rebels promoting LSD as the basis for a new kind of society and a new kind
of humanity

psychedelics a powerful tool to cut through conditioning, to bring a person to direct
understanding of their own true nature, and the nature of the universe

psychedelics, that they had the potential to facilitate for the individual the experience of
major insights and problem solutions of an intellectual-emotional nature

psychedelics—the potential to facilitate for the individual the experience of major
insights and problem solutions of an intellectual-emotional nature

psychiatrists whose proprietary claim to a revealed understanding of the mind and whose
antagonism to consciousness expansion are well known

psychotherapeutic value in the LSD experience as a new beginning—an existential
encounter of decisive proportions to be followed by a realignment of the perceptual set

punitive laws, the lengthy imprisonment of citizens for no other crime than the altering of
their own consciousness

pushing human consciousness beyond the present limitations and on towards capacities
not yet realized and perhaps undreamed of

radiant, the child-like smile of absolute knowing, knowing beyond words, peace that is
not static but flowing

radical insight arising from entry into a condition beyond the realm of time, space and

reaching that level of measuring and understanding variously referred to as illumination,
liberation, and enlightenment

real worlds revealed when the mode of consciousness has been changed from the
utilitarian to the aesthetic or spiritual

realistic and authentic experiences related to individual stages of the biological birth

realization of the higher intelligence, the divinity, the Ground of Being, the ground which
is the source of all Becoming

realized for the first time that during all the years of his life he had been behaving “like a
person who had no mind”

realizes that the whole universe is his body, a marvelous interrelated harmony organized
from within itself rather than by interference from outside

realizing through an out-of-body experience that you are not this physical body (You are
the entire universe.)

realness of experience and forms of thinking now unknown (That’s unknown to most
people, not everyone.)

rebinding or re-tieing ourselves to the divine source of our being—the source we have
lost awareness of

rebirth into a broadened understanding, in which acceptance of unity displaces the
anxiety of separateness

recognition of spirituality and transcendental needs as intrinsic aspects of human nature
and the right of every individual to pursue his or her own spiritual path

re-examination of values and purpose, enhanced aesthetic appreciation, gaining a new

reimprint—you take a new picture of yourself and of the people around you, getting a
new perspective of yourself and the other people

release from life lived in a vicious circle, trying to solve a false problem, a self-frustrating

release of fixed perceptual patterns and the temporary opening up of fluid, boundaryless

relevant insights into the dynamics of important religions, historical and sociopolitical

reliving of emotionally important events in the individuals’ lives, from early childhood,
later life or even the remote past

reported that their previous suicidal tendencies had actually been unrecognized cravings
for the ego-death and transcendence

restoring man to a dynamic communion with his own sundered psyche, with his old sense
of community and with the whole of life and the universe

reveal extraordinary capacities of the human psyche and important aspects of reality
normally hidden from our awareness

revealed the glory, the infinite value and meaningfulness of naked existence, of the given
unconceptualized event

revealing the brightness and true beauty of God which would shine if we allowed the love
within us to glow to full capacity at all times

reveals a rich spectrum of dimensions of reality that are ordinarily hidden from human
awareness and are not available in the everyday state of consciousness

rich potentialities waiting to become actual, to make themselves glowingly present to our

said to himself, at that second, that for the infinite happiness he had felt that second really
might well be worth the whole of life

saw the magnificent unfolding of the cosmic design in all its infinite nuances and

see beings, events and things as processes which, however clearly distinguishable, are
inseparable from the processes which surround them and constitute their environment

see that objects are also events, that our world is a collection of processes rather than

see through the whole paranoid game and mutate to a wider, funnier, more hopeful

seeing the room in wonderful technicolor, raving about the beauty, the texture, the
delicate shades, the shadows on the rug, the subtle play of light on the wall

seeing that the mind, the basic reality, remains spontaneous and ungrasped whether one
tries to grasp it or not

seeing through the social institution of the separate ego, no longer confusing his identity
with his social role or taking his role seriously

seeks to attain in his most valued moments escape from the boundaries imposed on him
by his five senses, to break through into another order of experience

seems to allow detours from the customary channels of experience and permit
transcendence of some of our peculiar social inhibitions

sees man’s unity with God in an ontological and natural principle in which all beings are
metaphysically one

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-realization, freedom from inhibition, communal ecstasy, expanded awareness,
cleansed perception

self-understanding, religious enlightenment, mystical experience, harmony with the
universe and with other persons

sequences of psychological death and rebirth, encounters with archetypal beings, visits to
mythological realms of various cultures (eyes closed)

similar to the heavens and fairylands of folklore and religion, the prototype of many

should be trained to recognize landmarks, use internal compasses, arrange setting, to have
a voyage plan

socialization, getting each new recruit to the human race to behave and experience in
substantially the same way

Socrates—this other earth, where everything is brighter and clearer and more real than in
our world

something not of this world, something alive in spirit and in truth a sense of harmony and

sound a vibration of sound/silence, the whole universe, existence, a vibration of

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

spiritual consciousness—a strange and almost always hitherto unexperienced awareness
carrying with it a “flavor of eternity”

standing in the wind and becoming the wind, the body weightless or “dancing” in the

staring with huge amazed eyes at his circus, returning to babble ecstatically about how
BIG it was and how he’d actually stood face to face with the true final IT

state of consciousness in which the individual discovers himself to be one continuous
process with God

states of consciousness that transcend ordinary space/time limitations and operate in a
reality that is more aptly described in the language of subatomic physics

strange visions of extraordinary vividness accompanied by a kaleidoscopic play of
intense coloration

stretch his imagination to the furthest limits of time and space and to explore the inward
mystery of his own consciousness

suggesting, indicating the very essence and reality of religion by dropping religious forms
and terms altogether

surfaces swelling and expanding from bright modes of energy that vibrated with a
continuously changing, patterned life

sunrises unbelievably lovely and seemingly made of jewels so fantastically
overwhelming in brilliance and vastness

talking yourself into believing some piece of foolishness because it happens to be in the

telescope, microscope—aids to perception of external states, LSD—aid to perception of
an internal state of the nervous system

that Adam fell from Paradise when his “play became serious business” and that the mode
of God’s own activity is play

that all his experience of the world, together with the world itself, subsists in some kind
of unifying and intelligent continuum

that ancient current of passionate hope and risky belief that humanity can evolve into a
higher wisdom

that Archetypal World where men have always found the raw materials of myth and
religion (eyes closed)

that at least for some cancer patients, LSD psychotherapy could become a factor
contributing to healing and not only a preparation for death

that man is born of woman incomplete and there must be a second birth of a spiritual

that branch of metaphysics termed ontology or the metaphysics of Being: the study of
life’s essential nature

that childlike wisdom which must be learned again before one may enter the kingdom of

that drugs had been used in esoteric religious rituals from the days of antiquity right up to
the present, as a stimulus to religious experience

that each “thing-event” involves every other and that the highest insight is simply the
perception of them in their natural “suchness”

that eternal namelessness and formlessness which is yet the very substance of the
manifold concrete and transient universe

that hallucinogens produced radical changes in consciousness that could have a profound
and beneficial effect

that highly emotionally charged memories can be imprinted in the genetic code and
transmitted through centuries to future generations

that his experience of the world, together with the world itself, subsists in some kind of
unifying and intelligent continuum

that infinity of beauty which shall be beheld in heaven and earth when the veil drops

that Jesus was a man like ourselves who had an overwhelming experience of cosmic
consciousness in which it became completely clear to him that “I and the Father are one”

that one should be concerned about the quality of the experience of life rather than the
quantity of external possessions and achievements

that peculiar naturalness and un-self-consciousness for which little children are loved and
which is sometimes regained by saints and sages

that prolonged concentration was a prominent characteristic in the lives of creative

that psilocybin had the potential to facilitate major insight of an intellectual-emotional

that psychedelic insight can supercede both science and religion as we presently
understand them

that scientific freedom was no more secure in the 20th Century than in the Dark Ages, if a
scientist became too revolutionary in his thinking

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

that the Beyond is within, that God is to be found in the deepest and innermost reaches of

that the deeper dynamics of the human psyche are, in their essence, numinous and that
spirituality represents a critical dimension in the universal scheme of things

that the Self breathes out scattering all galaxies into the sky and breathes in, withdrawing
all things to their original unity

that the universe is at root a magical illusion and a fabulous game and that there is no
separate “you” to get something out of it, as if life were a bank to be robbed

that union with God is a free and universal gift and that consciousness of it is presented to
us in the Eternal Now

that unitary state of divine harmony, an existence in which only the sense of wonder
remains and all fear is gone

that view of life or mode of living and knowing, which lies at the heart of the psychedelic

the abstract world of so-called facts and events and the concrete world of immediate

the absurd or dangerous nonsense that within every culture, passes for philosophy,
practical wisdom and political argument

the actual reality of this one unique event—neither long nor short, neither fast nor slow,
but eternal

the administration of LSD to terminal cancer cases, make dying a more spiritual, less
strictly physiological process

the almost universal passion for flowers, the almost universal use of flowers in the rites of

the ancient traditions of religious psychedelic use—always one of the places where
spirituality and psychotherapy have converged

the ancient underground society of alchemists, artists, mystics, alienated visionaries,
dropouts and the disenchanted young, the sons arising

the archetypes, those primordial images that we all carry around inside us (seen with eyes

the astounding discovery that consciousness can tune into an infinite number of organic

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 awe and wonder one experiences when confronted with the creative forces of nature
and the many mysteries of the universal design

the awe that comes when the veil is torn from your eyes and you see the nature of the
energy process you’re involved in

the beauty and color, artists trying to get it all down on canvas, the way it glows and
throbs and lives

the belief that a universal or brotherly love is possible and constitutes man’s best if not
only hope

the beneficial potential of mystical experience in stimulating the ability to feel and
experience deeply and genuinely with the full harmony of both emotion and intellect

the better minds of our age who believe in all sincerity that institutional Christianity is a
dead backwater and the multitudes simply follow their opinion

the body which always retains the potentiality of a fully erotic relationship with the
world—not just through the genital system but through the whole sensory capacity

the boldness with which the mystic often asserts his convictions (The mystic knows he’s
right and comes on that way.)

the breakthrough from everyday existence to a spiritual dimension, the leap from the
human to the superhuman

the capacity to experience the physical world with some of the freshness and excitement
of childhood

the center of centers, as remotely distant on the inside as the nebulae beyond our galaxy
on the outside

the challenge that the research of non-ordinary states of consciousness presents to
traditional Newtonian-Cartesian science

the characteristic property of hallucinogens, to suspend the boundaries between the
experiencing self and the outer world in an ecstatic, emotional experience

the chasm that opens between our present ego-restricted lives and the wider seeing which
is possible

the Clear Light of pure Suchness, much brighter than the sun but much gentler—You can
look into the Clear Light and not be blinded, the Clear Light outshining the sun

the Clear Light of reality itself or undifferentiated consciousness which underlies all
being, knowledge and perception

the complete transformation of consciousness which is “enlightenment”, “deliverance”,

the concentration on the present movement that psychedelic drugs produce by crowding
so much into immediate awareness

the confused epoch of modern psychiatry where there was no place for the extraordinary
or the divine

the confusion of our perceptions of reality with reality itself, the formulation of erroneous
hypotheses that do not conform to our own direct experience

the conscious experience of unity behind the diversity of phenomena—said by sages and
mystics of all centuries to be the most blissful and uplifting of human experiences

the consciousness of that ever-present and all-pervading harmony “which we hear not,
because the coarseness of the daily life hath dulled our ear”

the conviction that the subject is seeing himself for the first time as he really is—with all
mental blocks and defenses down.

“The Copernicus of Consciousness” (Terrence McKenna laughed when he said he’s been
called that and also “the New Leary.”)

the creative energy and intelligence of the universe as pure consciousness, existing
beyond time and space

the cultivation of the inner life in response to the hunger for expression of the nonrational
aspects of the psyche, new forms of music, art, poetry, dance, mysticism

the delicate nuances of sensitized perceiving and feeling under psychedelic drugs, the
sensitized nuances of being and perceiving

the direct experience of the concrete, natural world in its nonverbal and nonconceptual

the direct total experience, from the inside, so to say, of Love as the primary and
fundamental cosmic fact (or direct total awareness?)

the discovery of archetypal and mythological realms or entities that seem to have
existences of their own (eyes closed)

the discovery of the existence of shades of inner meaning one would not normally credit
with the capacity for signifying so much

the discovery that both the voluntary and involuntary aspects of the mind are alike

the discovery that the human brain possesses an infinity of potentialities and can operate
at unexpected space-time dimensions

the distinction between one’s true self and the spurious ideas of oneself which constitute
the ego

the divine source of our being—the source we have lost awareness of, what religion is all

the dramatic alleviation or complete clearing of a broad spectrum of emotional as well as
physical problems

the dramatic self-deception whereby the One plays at being the Many and the Godhead
lets itself be forgotten in pretending to be each individual being

the dramatically intense perception of objects and the concomitant sensation of
identification with them

the drug, its revelation of interior mysteries, its glimpses of supernatural beauty and

the ecstatic experience of a mystical nature—the ultimate source from which the strength
of religion flows

the ego and the power of conscious reason nothing but cumbersome clowns in
comparison with the organic wisdom of the body

the egocentric fallacy of the doctor-patient relationship (This refers to psychiatrists,
psychologists and psychology, not medical doctors and medicine.)

the ego-loss experience being a temporary ending of game life, a passing from one state
of consciousness into another

the electric dance of energy, the wisdom of your electricity, radiant, dazzling wave

the element of the miraculous which we feel both at the stars in heaven and at out own
ability to be conscious

the emotional reaction to the fragmentation of differentiated forms—to be engulfed in
ecstatic unity

the emotional reactions which are usually generated by the topic of consciousness

the “empty” or “illusory” character of the visible world of nature—the impermanence of
its forms

the enormity of the experience, the total confirmation, in that it was all intensely seen, the
clarity and reality of what was felt

the enormous potential importance of psychedelic research for many scholarly and
scientific disciplines

the enormous potential of psychedelics, both as therapeutic tools and as substances of
extraordinary heuristic value)

the error of understanding eternity as an integral of clock time rather than an experience
of timelessness, that is, of having escaped the boundaries of time entirely

the essential otherness of the mind’s far continents, the complete autonomy and self-
sufficiency of their inhabitants

the eternal and purposeless background of human life (Purposeless doesn’t mean

the eternal moment of the golden age, this original ground of being a lost and promised
paradise (LSD can get you back there.)

the euphoria induced by the satisfaction of the senses raised to a degree he had never
before experienced

the everyday illusion of Newtonian reality, where we seem to be “skin-encapsulated
egos” existing in a world of separate beings and objects

the existence of these elements in the human unconscious and the possibility of
experiencing them consciously in a vivid and realistic way

the existing absurd situation in which almost no serious professional research is being
conducted in an area where millions of people have been experiencing on their own

the experience of encounter with what is felt to be a divine dimension deep within a

the experience of having been pure consciousness, unadulterated by the small temporal

the experience of incredible acceleration and intensification of all senses and all mental

the experience of oneself as a potentially unlimited field of consciousness that has access
to all aspects of reality

the experience of transcendence and union with that which is apprehended as lying
beyond the multiplicity of the world

the extraordinary discrepancy between the potentials of the cortical computer and the
poverty of the programs we impose on it

the failure of the rational approach to grasp the many mysteries of nature and the awe and
wonder experienced in confrontation with the creative forces of the universe

the fear that death will take us into everlasting nothingness, like being buried alive
forever, darkness without end—as if that could be some sort of experience

the feeling of profound connection with various animals—not their concrete physical
form, but their archetypal essence

the feeling of profundity and truth that insights acquire under the influence of psychedelic

the feeling of universal fellowship and empathic communion encountered in the peyote
rites (of American Indians)

the feeling that this present experience would remain with me and bring about deep

the fine sensations which spread throughout the whole tissue of my nerve fiber, each
thrill helping to divest my frame of its earthly and material nature

the Flash of God growing out of a pile of shit (Psychedelic mushrooms grow out of cow

the flowers so passionately alive that they seemed to be standing on the very brink of

the fulfilling and lasting feelings of reverence and spirituality, the awareness of the
continuous presence of God

the futility of attempting to capture the essence of the cosmic source in thought or

the genius of knowing the Holy, the awesome knowledge that the stuff of which we are
made is also Divine

the glint of bronze, the rich radiance of colored marble, the unearthly whiteness of

the greatest cosmic adventure—an experiential journey of the expansion of human

the growth of an unfolding process of renewal that may be awakened by the mystical

the habit of automatically imposing our prejudices and the memory of culture-hallowed
words upon immediate experience

the healing, transformative and evolutionary potential of nonordinary states of

the height of egocentricity, the final achievement of controlling my own letting go of

the heightening of perception, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or touching better than

the highest beautitude to which life can attain and yet, simultaneously, the root and
ground of one’s being

the hitherto unconscious unity of life—a unity grounded in the fact that God is man’s
interior and not exterior center

the human mind, its moments of intellectual and visionary illumination, its mysterious
stairways winding downward and upward into the unknown

the idea of launching a new discipline that would combine science and spirituality and
incorporate the perennial wisdom concerning various levels and states of consciousness

the importance of retaining the child’s capacity for fresh, free-flowing perception and

the impossibility of grasping the actual world in the mind’s net of words and concepts
and the fluid character of those very forms which thought attempts to define

the incompetence and vulgarity with which the great obvious truths have been trivialized
by hacks

the incomprehensibility of nonordinary reality from the point of view of ego

the increased significance and meaning attributed both to internal and external stimuli
during alterations in consciousness

the infinite moment when we immersed ourselves in the waters of our deepest selves, one
with the universe, the rhythm, the energy, one with the pulse of existence

the influence on relationships, a kind of powerful bonding among people who tripped

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 intense thereness of natural objects seen by the transfiguring eye of the lover or the

the intense vividness, composition and significance of things seen in the psychedelic

the intolerance of science for such phenomena, her denial either of their existence or of
their significance

the “invasion” of the conscious by unconscious contents which occurs in mystical

the irrationality that pervades much psychiatric thinking about drugs and altered states of

the isolation of man-as-ego from his organic life on the one hand and from his fellow
man on the other

the Jungian archetypes—the world of deities, demigods, superheroes and complex
mythological, legendary and fairy tale sequences (eyes closed)

the kaleidoscopic whirling of sensations, thoughts and emotions, to which the LSD
subject is hyper-attuned

the keenest possible awareness of beauty in everything my glance fell upon, together with
the deepest imaginable appreciation

the knowledge—and not just the belief—that there was a connection between me and the
rest of the universe, that I was more than what’s within the envelope of my skin

the knowledge that nothing that is utterable is real because this indescribable state is so
much greater

the landscapes of the mescaline experience rich with precious stones (eyes closed) All
paradises bounds in gems.

the landscapes, the architectures, the clustering gems, the brilliant and intricate patterns,
these in their atmosphere of preternatural light, color and significance (eyes closed)

the laughter at oneself and with one’s Self, upon discovering play instead of battle behind
the contest of Heaven and Hell

the law against LSD a violation of a people’s god-given right to experience their own

the leap across entangling thickets of the verbal, to identify with the totality of the

the liberated and transfigured consciousness which experiences the paradox of the
absoluteness of relationships, the infinity and universality of particulars

the love of metaphysics and mysticism which carry one’s interests beyond the surface of
the sensible world

the mental paralysis and anxiety which come from excessive self-consciousness (There is
no mental paralysis and anxiety with Self-consciousness of Self-Consciousness.)

the message of the mushrooms which is the wordless, mindless rapture of the moment
(The magic mushrooms are psychedelic.)

the metaphysical realization that man’s consciousness is a particular mode of the ultimate
reality and is, in essence, identical with the ground of the whole universe

the mind and senses in the state of open attention, where nature is received in its
unknown reality

the modification of consciousness until it ceases to be ego-centered and becomes centered
in and united with the divine Ground

the moment of awakening, when the voyager discovers the wonder and awe of the divine
life process

the monumental emotions which reached their peak, becoming unimaginably deep and
soul shaking

the most acute sense of the poignancy, fragility, preconsciousness and significance of all
life and history

the most extraordinary and significant experience available to human beings this side of
the Beatific Vision

the mysterious primordial emptiness and nothingness that is conscious of itself and
contains all existence

the mysterious process which enables us to regulate the incredible complexity of our
bodies without thinking at all

the mystery of mysteries, the One in plurality, the Emptiness that is all, the Suchness
totally present in every appearance, at every point and instant

the mystery of the nature of the relations between visionary experience and events on the
cellular, chemical and electrical levels

the mystic non-self and the mystic self-experience, flashing in and out between the two,
the flashing in and out between pure egoless-unity and lucid non-game selfhood

the myth of the ego as an isolated, independent observer from whom the rest of the world
is absolutely external and “other”

the necessity for continuous spiritual growth which alone could lead to the joy of
fulfillment He had spoken of as heaven

the need for a radical revision of our basic ideas about the human psyche and the nature
of consciousness

the need to acknowledge the wisdom of ancient and Oriental spiritual disciplines and
assimilate it into psychology and psychiatry

the need to discriminate between pathological states that have to be medically treated and
transformative states that have a positive potential and should be supported

the new relationship between religion and science that seems to be emerging from the
study of unusual states of consciousness

the new worldview emerging in Western science, the new thinking in psychology, a new
image of the psyche

the “non-active” functioning of the mind—listening without straining to hear, smelling
without strong inhalation, touching without pressing the object

the nonduality of the mind, in which it is no longer divided against itself, a state of
profound peace

the numinous, mythological quality of these people (the people who are with you when
you are tripping)

the other dimension that Western man has pretty much closed off and doesn’t even look

the overwhelming beauty, the awe and wonder, the existential challenge, the creative and
therapeutic insights

the parallels between LSD sessions and esoteric procedures focusing on the death

the part that passion born of ecstasy has played in the early stages of most religious

the peculiar sensation of freedom of action which arises when the world is no longer felt
to be some sort of obstacle standing over against me

the perception of the soul’s capacity for a broader being, deeper insight, grander views of
Beauty, Truth, and Good

the physical world of matter and the transcendent world of consciousness (Ultimately, it’s
all the same.)

the possibilities that psychedelic experiences can offer in terms of self-exploration,
finding the roots of one’s emotional symptoms and solving life’s problems

the possibility of confrontation with the source level of reality, felt as Holy, Ultimate,
Ineffable, in an atmosphere charged with the most intense effect

the possibility of more advanced conditioning designed for more complex consciousness
and communication

the possibility of the average person’s using the mind to intentionally influence or direct
“involuntary” processes of the body

the potential of psychedelic therapy in the treatment of various psychiatric problems and
in the training of mental health professionals

the potentialities of the human cortex to create images and experiences far beyond the
narrow limits of words and concepts

the potentials—social, creative, psychological, cultural and ontological—which may be
experienced by means of the consciousness-expansion process

the psychedelic movement, or psychedelic revolution, or perhaps better, the psychedelic

the purest forms of intuition, unaccountable yet powerful convictions of knowing how
things really are, of sensing directly that something is true

the purest of soul-reaching, high-classic, rock-concert music, the sound of the miraculous
space between eternity—between paradise

the radiance of the Clear Light of Pure Reality (God is radiant not a crackpot dictator
demanding blind obedience.)

the rapture of union, to snap out of the trance that sustains the illusion of our separation
from everything around us

the rarely satisfactory imposition of standard therapeutic procedures upon the psychedelic

the realization of essential Being, of consciousness and identification with the Universal

the realization of that ultimate standpoint from which “anything goes” and which “all
things are of one suchness”

the realization that nature is ordered organically rather than politically, that it is a field of
relationships rather than a collection of things

the realization that one’s true state is “unclassified,” that one’s role is simply

the realization that what he thought was his identity was in fact only a tiny fragment of
the Real Self—and this is liberation

the realm of feeling rather than thoughts, the spirit of poetry rather than formal,
intellective philosophy

the recognition that all these radiances are the emanations of one’s own mind in a state of
perfect tranquility and serenity, a state in which the mind reveals its true universal nature

the rediscovery within ourselves of a virgin not-mind capable of non-verbally, not-
thinking in response to immediate experience

the rejection of classic spiritual and mystical experiences as symptoms of mental illness
by modern science and psychiatry

the relation of the stranger and more remote areas of the mind with all kinds of cultural,
religious and philosophical aspects of life

the relatively crude and rigid structure of verbal rules and the infinitely more fluid and
complex structure of the brain, the organism and the field in which they live

the release of fixed perceptual patterns and the opening up of fluid, boundaryless

the repeated lesson from history that people who put forth truly new ideas—or old ideas
which are unpopular or unfashionable—have often if not usually been said to be “insane”

the rich and comprehensive nature of emotions and sensations involved in these

the rich mental experiences that are normally ruled out of bounds by the rational nine-tofive

the Rig Veda, the ancient Hindu text that spoke of the ecstatic visions obtainable from the
plant soma

the root of religion, namely religious experience, the most captivating and transforming
experience known to man

the sacred mushroom that gives visions and transports the eater to “the world where
everything is known”

the sage or “divine-man” whose consciousness transcends the opposites and who,
therefore, knows himself to be one with the cosmos

the select group of those who have passed through the verbal curtain into other worlds of
consciousness, the elite brotherhood of the illuminati

the sensation, the experience of things and events in relationship, as distinct from the
partial experience of things and events in separation]

the sense of an intense gratitude for the privilege of being alive in a universe as
extraordinary as this, as altogether wonderful

the sense of having transcended his or her own identity and ego boundaries as they are
defined in the ordinary state of consciousness

the sense of physical separateness may be lost—moving towards a mystical-type

the sense of tuning in to the consciousness of various organs or tissues of the body (or
even individual cells)

the sense that communication is multileveled and much more meaningful than at other

the session influencing her emotional condition and deepening her philosophical and
spiritual insights

the shift of attention from the conscious ego to the previously unconscious organism-
environment feedback network

the smug naivete of words in contrast to the raw rich ever-changing panoramas that
flooded my brain

the socially approved sensation of reality, more or less the world as perceived on a bleak
Monday morning

the spiritual dimension, will discover the critical importance of the basic ontological and
cosmological questions

the spiritual state of no-game, no-ego, the ultimate liberation and the very highest forms
of maturity

the spiritual warmth of radiant energy, to become one with the energy, to become the
energy itself, free at last

the state of radiant unity—there is only one network of energy, everything a
manifestation of the single pattern

the “straight” society of limited experience, to whom the expanded consciousness spells
anathema and fear

the strange sense of timeless moments which arises when one is no longer trying to resist
the flow of events

the strong feelings and bodily sensations which are aroused, often for the first time in
many years or since the individual was very young

the subconscious minds of people which LSD is able to penetrate and to bring to life as
experienced reality

the subject becoming aware of himself as continuous with the energy of the universe,
feels himself to be filled by divinity

the subject’s feeling that his or her consciousness has expanded beyond the usual ego
boundaries and has transcended the limitations of time and space

the Super Day feeling, like a treat a child has been looking forward to, like being taken to
the circus

the Tao an integrated, harmonious and universal process from which it’s impossible to

the task of developing brain-change methods for eliminating human ignorance and

the tendency of long forgotten or suppressed contents of experience to appear again in

the tendency of LSD to selectively activate unconscious material that has the strongest
emotional charge

the traditional scientific framework which holds that consciousness resides solely in the
organ within our skulls (They are wrong because it doesn’t.)

the transcendence of verbal word-concept games, perceived space-time dimensions, ego,
and personal identity

“the transcendent unity of religions,” the notion that underlying all the world’s greatest
religious traditions, there is a single and shared transcendent vision of the Divine

the transcendental elevation of the psyche through the manipulation of sound waves

the transformation of character which is the necessary pre-requisite of a total, complete
and spiritually fruitful transformation of consciousness

the transporting visions of the textures of rock and sand, of the shadows and emerald
lights in grass or among the reeds

the tremendous opportunity such experiences may offer for personal growth and the
development of new levels of awareness

the truth of existence as intuited by clear vision, free from the constricting distortions of
partial perceptions

the truth that the creative and meaningful life is impossible without some realization of
union with God

the tyrannical verbal brain disassociating itself from the organism and the world of which
it is a part, censoring, alerting, evaluating

the ultimate meaninglessness of the world (It means that the world has no specific
purpose. It’s all purposeless play.)

the ultimate transcendence of fantasy and discursive reasoning in the timeless act of pure
intellectual intuition

the uncanny ability of LSD to open new creative avenues which stimulated mental
processes rather than dulling them

the undifferentiated awareness characteristic of man’s precivilized mentality (“Civilized”
man is very much a savage.)

the undoubted historical fact of the widespread use of visionary plants in religious

the unfolding possibilities of mind-free consciousness, the liberating effect of the ancient
rebirth process that comes only through the death of the mind

the unique effects of mystical consciousness upon attitudes and interpersonal

the unique sense of potential power and actual powerlessness that the great mass of
young people feel

the universal Store Consciousness, on the surface of which forms arise and pass away,
like the waves on the surface of the ocean

the universality of perception in the psychedelic experience, the universal central

the unreal ego, perpetually distracted from the only source of real satisfaction, the living

the “unreality” of time and space (that time and space aren’t what we think they are, that
we can go beyond the limits of what we think of as time and space)

the unspeakable beauty of the patterns he made in his jacket every time he moved his

the unthinkable ingenuity and creative power of man’s spontaneous and natural

the unusual nature and power of the material that emerges from the depths of the

the value of the drug experience for the purpose of both therapy and personal growth and

the value of the transcendental aspect of such experiences and the utmost importance of
the spiritual dimensions in human life

the value that psychedelic experiences could have for the personal development of
“normal” individuals

the very great importance of the eidetic images and the need to study them (the images
seen with the eyes closed)

the very heart of human experience—It is the center that gives understanding to the

the very highest form of Bliss, wherein he achieved the state of total identification with
all of reality

the very life of the universe, which is complete at every moment and does not need to
justify itself by aiming at something beyond

the view of the world, not as it ordinarily appears but as it really is, when seen by human
consciousness at its greatest height and intensity

the view that science as a branch of human endeavor is socially and psychologically
conditioned just as any other human activity

the virtual infinity of intracellular communication lines perceived and in some sense

the white light of the void, the ecstatic union that comes when you’re completely turned
on, beyond the senses, beyond the body

the world of consensus reality, often referred to as objective reality (This is the narrow,
limited, trivial “reality” of the ego.)

the world of miracle and beauty and divine mystery where experience is what it always
ought to be

the world of saints, heroes, magical forests, visions of delightful temples and jeweled
mansions (eyes closed)

the world not yet ready to receive its saints (This society wouldn’t know a saint if it saw

these gleams and flashes of the highest awareness and hence, also of the “highest mode of

thingification—becoming an inanimate object in the room or transmitted into some
imaginary object

this exceptional state of the spirit and of the senses which can be termed paradisiacal as
compared with the hopeless darkness of ordinary daily existence

this experience of encounter with what is felt to be a divine dimension deep within a

this immediate mystical experience of being at one with the fundamental Oneness that
manifests itself in the infinite diversity of things and minds

this immediate sense on the part of almost everyone concerned that there was something
intrinsically valuable and important in this kind of experience

this indefinable energy system, which in its entirety, is what and who each individual
truly is

this unique and most wonderful of experiences which transcends everything, even the

this vast uniqueness which has no beginning, no middle and no end, that immense unique

timelessness, presence of God, ultimate reality, blessedness and peace, mystery, and

those astonishing moments of insight which Richard Bucke called “cosmic

those delicious raptures of beauty and sublime revealing of truth which break upon the
mind under the influence of the drug

those living geometries which are so characteristic of the visionary experience (moving
color patterns with the eyes closed)

those Other Worlds of transcendental experience where the soul knows itself as
unconditioned and of like nature with the divine

those twilight realms of consciousness where the poet explored the modes of inmost

to allow themselves to experience whatever is emerging in the LSD sessions in order to
find the roots of their emotional problems

to annihilate all vagrant thoughts and notions belonging to the externality of things, and
all ideas of individuality

to awaken and vitalize the religious sense, to give it color, vigor and motivation,
accompanied by emotion, excitement and feeling

to be aware of life, of experience as it is at this moment, without any judgments or ideas
about it

to be delivered out of separate selfhood in time and into eternity as realized in the unitive
knowledge of the Ground

to become aware of feelings of love and unity with nature of which he could never have

to become aware of the transpersonal dimensions of their being and their spiritual core or

to become directly aware of energy exchanges and biological processes for which we
have no language and no perceptual training

to begin the world again, to create the new Garden of Eden, to transcend ordinary reality,
to enter the New Age

to break down ego defenses and induce a “transcendental experience” which seems to be
almost always religious

to break down our conditioned expectations about the boundary between the possible and
the impossible

to bring into the present what is already in the memory and retrieve “forgotten”

to bypass the reducing valve (filter) and tap the unlimited potentials of the brain’s 20
billion neurons

to come into direct contact with the truth itself without allowing theories and symbols to
stand between the knower and the known

to consider the universe as a self-organizing body which moves and regulates itself
spontaneously like the circulation of the blood

to cross over from the ordinary world to the world of the miraculous (Break on through to
the other side.)

to dedicate oneself wholly to the true inner universe, the study of one’s own nervous
system, after one has turned on with LSD

to discover the kind of communion which the world and the soul are holding together,
and the manner in which they hold it

to distinguish between our conceptions of madness and the ability to survive in a world
where what is truly insane is often called normal

to expand the consciousness by reducing or eliminating the psychological defenses that
separate the world of the supernatural from the world of everyday reality

to experience a new mode of existence and consciousness as far beyond our present mode
of existence as ours is beyond that of an animal

to experience a state of egoless freedom, freedom from compulsive ego-centered passions
and desires

to experience more fully the bliss of pure being, just being present to my experience of
the moment

to experience the infinite joy of rediscovering the original and blissful state of Universal

to explore the infinity of inner space, to discover the terror and adventure and ecstasy that
lie within us all (The ego is what has terror.)

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 float through the universe of your body and not lose your way, to let your heart pump
you down long red tunnels, to float through each tissued corridor (eyes closed)

to focus the attention on reality itself, instead of our intellectual and emotional reactions
to reality

to free the subject from his customary self-imposed restraints and in general enable him
to speak more freely:

to gain insight into the potentials of consciousness and different states of consciousness
of which I am capable

to go beyond into regions where the terrain is unfamiliar, but where a much more
profound transformation and self-realization is possible

to go beyond what we generally consider our rational minds in order to experience new
levels of consciousness

to have one’s consciousness undisturbed by grasping desire, in such a way that the senses
do not receive a distorted and fragmentary vision of the world

to impart a superhuman knowledge which could not possibly be gained during waking

to induce states that would lend extraordinary lucidity and light to the mind’s
unconscious and creative process

to lead the voyager back to the central stream of energy from which he has been
separated by game involvements

to learn how to use psychedelic drugs to create a heaven on earth, to use drugs

to make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and

to move consciousness from the usual objective level back to the process or energy level
found by modern mathematical physics

to move experientially from a personal, psychologically-oriented frame of reference into
a wider, spiritual one

to open herself to joy, peace, love and being, to permit herself to be irradiated by them
and to become one with them

to overthrow the domination of the conceptual and to open up the “potential forms of

to perceive his life in these symbolic terms, in terms of a myth or some rite of passage
(eyes closed)

to reach that level of consciousness variously called liberation, illumination or

to regain the former lost paradise of close contact with nature and the world of living
things, including himself

to realize that the universe is profoundly different from what, on their ordinary,
conditioned level of experience it had seemed to be

to remove certain habitual and normal inhibitions of the mind and senses, enabling us to
see things as they would appear to us if we were not so chronically repressed

to restore the delights of the primal Paradise, to enable men, if they will, to inhabit a
world of joy and splendor

to revise his present scientific beliefs rather than to question the relevance of his own

to see rather than look (seeing meaning in general and looking meaning looking at
something in particular, for a purpose)

to seriously review ancient and non-Western knowledge about consciousness and to aim
for a genuine synthesis of age-old wisdom and modern science

to shift one’s attention from the abstract to the concrete, from the symbolic self to one’s
true nature

to speak of reality as “nondual” rather than “one”, since the concept of one must always
be in relation to that of many

to take them higher, to a new realm, to a psychic state they’d never experienced before, a
new land of intensity and passion

to talk about the mystic experience simultaneously in terms of theology, psychology and

to throb in harmony with the energies radiating on the sense organs the mark of a sage,
holy man, a radiant teacher

to touch that universal, to taste it, to touch the mystery, to touch the One, to touch the

to transcend conditioned reflexes connected with social role and to become an
evolutionary agent, a time traveler

to transcend the preoccupation with the small self to reach out for the greater Self that
embraces all of humankind and connects us with the spirit

to transport the beholder out of the old world of his everyday experience, far away,
toward the visionary antipodes of the human psyche

to understand at least a little of the significance of what, in our pathetic imbecility, we
call “mere things” and disregard in favor of television

to unveil the ineffable Other, the revelation of which might help put his or her soul in
ontological context

to use marijuana and LSD to get beyond the TV studio, to enhance creativity, as catalysts
to deepen wisdom and meaning

to utilize powerful experiences for healing, the healing and transformative potential of
powerful experience

to wear out one’s intelligence in order to unify things without knowing that they are
already in agreement

to work through emotional, creative or intellectual blockages and further the process of

transcend time and space and are inhabited by celestial and mythological beings (eyes

transcendence—becoming aware of a reality which lies outside of time and space and the

transcendence of linear time, exploration of the biological, cultural and spiritual past
(eyes closed)

“transcendental” experiences—a state beyond conflict—often with rapid and dramatic
therapeutic results

transcendental experiences with a paradoxical quality of being “contentless yet all-

transcending everyday realities and exploring realities quite outside the realm of ordinary

transformation into animal forms, becoming inanimate objects or pure energy and
dissolution into the no-body state

tricked into disowning himself and his own feelings by accepting the fiction that he is his
ego and not his entire organism

tuned in to experiences and values on sensory and spiritual levels which are diametrically
opposite to the materialistic power orientation of the American mainstream

unconventional knowledge and understanding life directly and not in abstract, linear

undergone a series of evolutionary metamorphoses carrying them from protoplasm up to
man and experiencing all the stages on life’s way

understood the Cosmic meaning of all nature dances and how man and nature merge into

unique shifts in their subjective experience of perceptual processes which they held to be
an integral part of their creative gifts

unusual insights into the nature of various emotional disorders and ways of detecting and
healing them

unveils behind the urgent realm of good and evil a vast region of oneself about which
there need be no guilt, where at last the self is indistinguishable from God

use drugs to intensify our ecstatic, sensual, emotional, intellectual and spiritual

usual idea of God—produced the world by making, Tao—produced the world by “notmaking”,
by “growing”

various types and levels of experience that have become available in certain special states
of mind and that seem to be normal expressions of the psyche

very complex situations from different cultures and centuries which may be visualized in
considerable detail (eyes closed)

very sudden and great extensions of the ordinary “field of consciousness”, the sudden
broadening of consciousness

vision of the inner reality, looked into the deepest foundation of things, gazed into the
very heart of things

visions of archetypal forms, deities and demons, and complex mythological sequences
that seem to have a life of their own (eyes closed)

visions of archetypal forms, individual deities and complex mythological sequences (eyes

visions of archetypal personages and themes, encounters with deities of various cultures,
and complex mythological, legendary and fairy tale sequences (eyes closed)

visions of complicated geometrical compositions closely resembling Oriental mandalas
(eyes closed)

visions of every kind of sexual encounter one can imagine and tremendous waves of lust
and rapture (visions with eyes closed, lust and rapture with eyes open or closed)

visions of light that has a supernatural radiance and beauty and is usually perceived as

visions of religious ceremonies involving sensuality, sexual arousal and wild rhythmic
dances (eyes closed)

vivid and colorful memories of experiences from the period of infancy and early

vivid and complex sequences from other cultures and other historical periods that have all
the qualities of memories, a reliving of episodes from previous lifetimes (eyes closed)

vivid reenactments of traumatic or unusually pleasant memories from infancy, childhood
or later periods of life

watched 2 grasshoppers go into a kind of cosmic dance. The perception triggered a
transcendental experience of great intensity and depth

watching the first sunlight caught in the tree leaves and it was all about as fresh and clean
and lovely as you could want

“wave energy flow”—aware that you’re part of and surrounded by a charged field of
energy which seems almost electrical

ways of knowing and feeling that the categorical rationalism of the West fails to pick up
or even denies

what Aldous Huxley called “perennial philosophy”, an understanding of the universe and
of existence that has emerged again and again in different countries and historical periods

what all of us have always been, a part of the divine substance, a manifestation of love,
joy and peace, a being identified with the One Reality

what Jung termed “archetypal” imagery, a universal imagery, common to people of all
cultures (eyes closed)

when the ego-sense is relaxed, when a sense of the infinite and eternal replaces our usual

whether man is ready to move ahead and make use of the new tools provided by modern

whether our physical models describe the universe objectively or just define the limits of
our own knowledge

will restore awareness of this ignored aspect of life, for consciousness is thereby led back
to its organic roots

windows in the soul through which can be seen images created not by human but by the
divine imagination (eyes closed)

would find liberation, the energies would flow, the neurotic armor would fall off, a new
and naked soul would be born

would intensify your visual awareness and would make you aware of colors—some of
which you may never have seen before

activities of those circuits of the brain that lead to philosophic inquiry, scientific
curiosity, somatic awareness, hedonistic lifestyle, humorous detachment, high-altitude
tolerant perceptions, chaotic erotics, ecological sensitivity, utopian communality

an abstract, one-at-a-time translation of a universe where things are happening altogetherat-
once, a universe whose concrete reality always escapes perfect description in these
abstract terms (Words are “abstract terms” and can be spoken only one-at-a-time.)

an age of spiritual vacuity, machines, world wars, political tyrannies, materialistic
philosophy, legalized ethics and debilitating self-consciousness (We can do a lot better.)

an all-too-natural wild and satisfying, defiantly brave psychedelic religious pioneer
existence, backed by smiling Buddhas and holy Christian martyrs all giving me the nod
and the go-ahead

an area of human experience accessible through the intervention of a sacrament which is
whatever it is that helps make God present in man (God is in man. The LSD sacrament
makes it possible to realize that.)

a body so keenly aware that its whole surface and every sense is an erogenous zone,
restoring too, the sensation of oneness with the external world which we have forgotten
in learning to adopt our social roles

a deep unconscious association between oceanic ecstasy and the experiences of natural
beauty, inspired artistic creations, spiritual feelings and highly satisfactory human

a dramatic shift in our value system, from the emphasis on mechanical prolongation of
life to concern about the quality of dying and death (This refers to people who are really
dying and take LSD. It is also related to the assisted-suicide issue.)

an experience extraordinarily satisfying in terms of emotions, sensations and fantasy,
complete with technicolor and sound-track, creativity and productively loaded with valid

an internal awareness of the bodily functions, like the flow of blood through the veins, or
the receiving and transmitting operations of the nervous system and the activities of the

an inward liberation from the bounds of conventional patterns of thought and conduct,
understanding life directly, instead of in the abstract, linear terms of representational

a legacy of intensely generous insight and insight whose full value will not be fully
understood nor valued until several years after the millennium (That was W. Casey
talking about Timothy Leary)

a long, slow form of sexual intercourse wherein the couple remain joined for an hour or
more with very little motion, keeping the preorgasmic tension as high as possible without
aiming at the release of climax

a memory of things, things related to things in some blessedly familiar way that could not
yet be clearly apprehended (When it does become clear, that is awakening,
enlightenment, liberation, etc.)

a sense of merging with another person into a state of unity and oneness, retaining
awareness of his or her own identity (One can also experience being another person, even
someone from ancient history.)

a state of which, because there are no longer any God-eclipsing obstacles between
themselves and Reality, they are able to be aware continuously of the divine Ground of
their own and all other beings

a 20th century version of a process that has been practiced through the millennia in
various temple mysteries, rites of passage, secret initiations and religious meetings of
ecstatic sects

a visionary torrent of cultures and contexts, myths and symbols, remnants of what may
seem to be racial or transpersonal memory—that near infinity of components that appears
to constitute our being (eyes closed

awakening of a spirituality that is quite independent of the individual’s childhood
experience, religious programming, church affiliation and even cultural and racial

being aware throughout most of this experience that I was not myself, but a selfless,
egoless, joyous representative of all humanity, loving, searching and soaring into the

breaking through the barrier surrounding our ordinary day-to- day, biologically utilitarian
world of consciousness and breaking through into another mode of consciousness, the
visionary mode

confronts us with the undefined nature of our cosmic existence, leads us backstage to
make us aware of the artificiality of our cultural values, and then shows us a world
without limit

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.)

curanderos or shamans—explore all the corners and caves and hidden inlets of the
visionary world and then guides other visionary travelers through the jungles of their own

direct spiritual experiences, such as feelings of cosmic unity, a sense of divine energy
streaming through the body, death-rebirth sequences, encounters with archetypal entities,
visions of light of supernatural beauty

enormous networks of electrical forces—atom, molecule, cell, planet, stars: all forms
dancing to the nuclear tune. The cosmic design is this network of energy whirling
through space-time

exhilarated elation with unmotivated laughter, exuberant joy, deep feelings of peace,
serenity and relaxation, orgiastic ecstasy, hedonistic pleasure, feelings of voluptuousness
and sensuality

experiences of a world transfigured into unimaginable loveliness, charged with intrinsic
significance and manifesting, in spite of pain and death, an essential and divine All-

freedom from the learned cultural mind, the freedom to expand one’s consciousness
beyond artificial cultural knowledge, to move from constant preoccupation with the
verbal game, the social games, the game of self, to the joyous unity of what exists beyond

fulfillment of people as individuals, as whole strikingly beautiful beings in and of
themselves instead of parts that are only validated by some sort of institutional or
governmental body

heightened sensitivity to nuances of language and to non-verbal cues; greater use of
gestures and shifts of posture and facial expressions as means of communicating; the
sense that communication is multileveled and much more meaningful than at other times

image after image after image, flowing in succession more rapid than I would have
wished, but all exquisitely detailed and with colors richer and more brilliant than those
either nature or the artist has yet managed to create (eyes closed)

Jung’s assertion that our psyches are deeply affected by a collective unconscious that
gives us access to a vast warehouse of memories encompassing all of human experience
from the beginning of time

lacework patterns, geometrical forms, architecture, fountains, fireworks, landscapes,
persons, animals, historical and mythical scenes, all constantly moving and changing
(eyes closed)

levels of reality denied by Western mechanistic science, but recognized and
acknowledged by many ancient and non-Western cultures and by the great mystical
traditions of the world

mainstream psychiatric literature suggesting that direct spiritual and mystical experiences
in the lives of the great prophets, saints and founders of religions were actually
manifestations of mental diseases

man’s fall from original innocence and integrity, his remoteness on this earth from Divine
vision (We were all born innocent and Divine. Conditioning and ego have robbed us of
our lives. LSD can get us our lives back. Is anything more important?)

metaphysics—refers to the knowledge of that which is beyond the natural order to the
universal, infinite and eternal, as distinct from and beyond the individual, the finite and
the temporal

one myth after another, lived out and traced back to the basic flash in the silent,
impersonal, whirring of primal vibrations, beyond sense, beyond cell, beyond seed,
beyond life (eyes closed)

opens to conscious awareness a wider, clearer, more complete view of the world—an
unhabitual, unified and undistorted “new look” which is the basis of the creative capacity
and problem-solving ability

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
the universe

participation in cellular flow, visions of microscopic processes, strange undulating multicolored
tissue patterns, being a one-celled organism floating down the arterial waterways,
being part of the fantastic artistry of internal factories (eyes closed)

persecuting men who are merely attempting to experience that part of their nature that
they feel most entitles them to regard themselves as human, namely, their encounter with
Ultimate Reality or what they call God

prepare the individual for eventual biological death by establishing a deep, almost
cellular awareness that periods of destruction are those of transition rather than

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

psychedelic art—trying to express something in a non-conceptual highly figurative and
often emotive way, through symbols which may themselves be magical, the power to turn
us on

reports he’s seeing this fresh new world with the eyes of a child. Everything looks new
and fresh, unblinkered by convention, his vision not yet limited and distorted by

said that the process of breathing is the connected link between conscious and
subconscious and that breath is the key to the mystery of life, to that of the body as well
as that of the spirit

science—the systematic attempt to record and measure the energy process-data,
religion—the systematic attempt to provide answers to the same questions by direct
personal experience

seems to project his consciousness away from his body and can see his body as if he were
standing off to one side of it or looking down at it from above or observing it from a

sensory and emotional changes referred to as “distortions,” “regressions,” “loss of ego
structure,” “abnormal perception of body image”—This is the language of pathology. (It
is absurd to refer only negatively to such sensory and emotional changes.)

“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

that the truly inward source of my life was never born, that it has always remained inside
in somewhat the same way as the life remains in the tree, though the fruits may come and
go. Outwardly, I am one apple among many. Inwardly, I am the tree.

that visionary experience has always been regarded as an absolute value, that it has been
always felt to be intrinsically of immense significance and importance and worth having
at a very great price

the art of abandoning all conceptions of how one should feel in order to discover how one
actually does feel—to get down to pure experience, free from all prejudices and
preconceptions of what it is “supposed” to be

the capacity to stimulate powers by sweeping away the intellect’s fixed categories and
definitions, exciting new associations of ideas, and shaping abstractions into symbolic

the Church’s disagreeable insistence on the reality of the totally malignant spirit of
cosmic evil, everlasting damnation and on an absolute distinction between the Creator
and the creature

the deliberately inculcated conservatism of the psychiatric-medical mind, brainwashed
through many years of arduous academic training to perceive any change in functioning
as pathological

the discovery of freedom and truth (In the “free” united States, most people don’t know
or even have much concept of what freedom and truth are or the meaning of those

the experience of the Void, of the primordial emptiness, nothingness and silence which is
the ultimate source and cradle of all existence, the “uncreated and ineffable Supreme” (It
can’t be described, so they call it the Void.)

the five senses disembodied, all of them keyed to the height of sensitivity and awareness,
all of them blending into one another most strangely, until the person, utterly passive,
becomes a pure receptor, infinitely delicate of sensations

the fundamental importance of a mystical experience for the recovery of people in
Western industrial societies who are sickened by a one-sided, rational, materialistic world

the goal of internal freedom, the ability to move voluntarily from one level of
consciousness to another, just as the scientist focuses his vision from the microscopic to
the telescopic

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 liberated soul who takes on in the spirit of play the task, which others view as a
matter of life or death (The liberated one knows that it’s life and death or life-death-lifedeath,
not life or death.)

the mind that has broken out of its prison of cultural conditioning and egotism and is as
fully receptive to given reality on every level, as it is possible for the human creature to

the mistake of persecuting men who are merely attempting to experience that part of their
nature that they feel most entitles them to regard themselves as human, namely, their
encounter with Ultimate Reality or what they call God

the opening of areas of religious and spiritual experience that seem to be an intrinsic part
of the human personality and are independent of the individual’s cultural and religious

the opening up of religious and spiritual areas that appear to be an intrinsic part of the
human personality and are independent of the individual’s cultural and religious

the optimism, the intellectual and spiritual enthusiasm around those early openings of
consciousness, wonderful, passionate, excitement and interest (That was Timothy Leary
referring to his days at Harvard.)

the potentials of the drug experience for revealing new levels of consciousness and
bringing about changes in personality and behavior faster and more effectively than any
other method known to us

the “projection” of consciousness to a point some distance from the body with visual
perception appearing to be from that point and not from the actual physical location of
the organ of sight

the Protestant social web, so sterile and anti-sense and anti-Christ, so false to the memory
of that half-naked sensual Jew visionary prophet who sat on the floor to wash dirty feet
and then stood up to the Roman Empire (Timothy Leary wrote that.)

the psychedelic drug “world” of myth and ritual which is also a world of legendary and
fairy tale themes and figures of archetypes and of other timeless symbols and essences
(eyes closed)

the psychological implications of the psychedelic experience, the accelerated personality
change, the rapid learning, the sudden life changes so regularly reported by psychedelic

the retrospective impressiveness of the drug experience (If one has an impressive
experience, they don’t forget about it. If they do forget, then it wasn’t that much of an
impressive experience for them.)

the revelation of a unified cosmology, no longer sundered by the ancient irreconcilables
of mind and matter, substance and attribute, thing and event, agent and act, stuff and

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 experiences, this enormous physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual input

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

the significance of visionary experience, this manner of comprehending the world—in
cultural history, in the creation of myths, in the origin of religions and in the creative
process of which works of art arise

the state in which we transcend or dissolve all the barriers of ego and selfishness that
separate us from God, the state of direct knowing, immediate perception or our total unity
with God

the subject “going back in time” to very vividly experience the emotional as well as the
other contents of important forgotten or repressed events (while, however, retaining his
link with the present time)

the subject so totally re-experiencing events from his past as to lose all contact with the
present and relive, as child or even infant, the significant occurrences most relevant and
crucial to his present (nondrug-state) situation

the very life of the universe, which is complete at every moment and does not need to
justify itself by aiming at something beyond (The universe is infinite and there is nothing

the Western discovery of the creative power of “no-thought” and contemplation without
strained attention. Such a mode of awareness is essential when research is expected to
bring forth new concepts.

the world of the “collective unconscious”, an infinite ocean of knowledge from which we
can each draw. (It’s everything anyone and everyone who ever lived knew, did, said, or

to explore the underlying mystery of the spirit which lives and moves in forms, the
underlying rhythm of the mysterious spirit that manifests itself in every aspect of our

to go outside routine modes of experiencing, beyond learned or familiar concepts so that
one was no longer aware of oneself as a social figure, but as another entity, outside
parochial worlds of experience

to regain the lost dimensions, the encounter with the Holy, the dimensions which cut
through the world of subjectivity and objectivity and goes down to that which is not
world but is the mystery of the Ground of Being

two types of vision—central and peripheral, central for reading, focusing, peripheral less
conscious, taking “subconscious” notice of things not in the direct line of central vision
and can take in many things at a time

unconscious ignore-ance, the habitual selective acts of consciousness which screen out
“separate” things from their context (Thinking that things are separate ignores the
relationship or connections between them.)

unveiled mysteries in which the drama of the self is played out within a lucid series of
sequential stages bearing the subject along to a moment of powerful resolution (eyes

vision of the inner reality, looked into the deepest foundation of things, gazed into the
very heart of things. Viewing the herbs and grass of the field in his inward light, he saw
into their essences.

visions of many-colored geometries, of architectures, rich with gems and fabulously
lovely, of landscapes with heroic figures, of symbolic dramas, trembling perpetually on
the verge of the ultimate revelation (eyes closed)

Western culture’s preference for consensus reality, lack of a genuine understanding of
altered states of consciousness and strong tendency to pathologize all such states without
discrimination (It is “consensus reality” based on ego that is really pathological.)

assertions of having known the origin and goal of history, of having found the answer to
the ancient query, “What am I?”, of having intuited the harmonious structure of the
universe, of having experienced the primacy of love and the brotherhood of man, or of
having realized the reality of life that transcends temporal death.

greater spontaneity of emotional expression, reduction in depression and anxiety, less
distance in interpersonal relations, more openness to experience, increased aesthetic
appreciation, deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life, and an enhanced sense of unity
with nature and humanity

the beauty that transports the beholder because it reminds him of the preternatural lights
and colors of the Other World (That’s what seeing gems can do when you aren’t tripping.
When you are tripping, there is no need to be “reminded” or “transported” because you
are already in the Other World, the Real World.)

the heuristic value of LSD as a tool for the exploration of the human unconscious
(Heuristic means a person learning, finding out or discovering something themselves, not
just being told about it. With LSD, this is especially true. The person has to have the
experience or they are just blowing meaningless smoke.)

the opening of spiritual areas of the unconscious that are intrinsic parts of the structure of
human personality and are independent of the individual’s racial, cultural or religious
background (One can refer to them as archetypal, belonging to the collective unconscious
which Jung wrote about)

the Primordial Tradition: an age-old wisdom of humanity, neglected only where modern
science and secularism rule, its truths revealed to the interior eye in altered states of
consciousness and now, finally, in natural science itself as it reaches its limits and begins
to glimpse something beyond

those universal psychic archetypal structures that we share with the whole of mankind,
such as the archetypal idea of mana, the hero, the cosmic God-man, the mother earth, the
helpful animal, or the trickster figure, which we find in all mythologies and all religious
systems (These things are seen with eyes closed.)

through into another dimension…billions-of-protein-file-cards, flicking through,
confronting me with endless library of events, forms, visual perceptions, memories, not
abstract, but pulsing…now…experiential…a billion years of coded experience, classified,
preserved in brilliant living clarity that makes ordinary reality seem like an out-of-focus,
tattered, jerky, fluttering of peep-show cards, tawdy and worn (eyes closed)

must resist the dictates of reason, as we understand it and give up the supremacy of
egohood (If we associate reason with ego, that is quite unreasonable because the ego is
unreasonable. Ego cares only about itself and nothing else which is not reasonable
because there are other people and their egos. If all egos are going to do is fight with each
other, that’s why we have the world we have. When we get beyond ego, we’ll have a real

originating in the transpersonal realms of the human psyche: the interest in ontological
and cosmological problems; an abundance of archetypal themes and mythological
sequences; encounters with deities of different cultures; ancestral, phylogenetic
memories; elements of the racial and the collective unconscious; the experiential world of
extrasensory perception and other paranormal phenomena (These things are seen with
eyes closed.)

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