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For Rayge

Postby Jimbo » 09 Sep 2018, 11:09

Twenty-One Thoughts On Psychedelics

by Caitlin Johnstone


https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/twen ... a24405a5ae

I like how she calls out guys like me who brag about how many trips we've taken or what powerful doses we've taken. But that was something back in the day each of us trying to top our friends' experiences. What I learned was how I built up a resistance to acid and I had to pace myself and trip only once every third day or so to ensure a powerful experience.
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Postby The Modernist » 09 Sep 2018, 11:12

Jimbo wrote:
I had to pace myself and trip only once every third day or so to ensure a powerful experience.


..there's something to be said for moderation. :?

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Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2018, 13:50

The Modernist wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
I had to pace myself and trip only once every third day or so to ensure a powerful experience.


..there's something to be said for moderation. :?


Apart from any other consideration, tolerance to LSD builds up, and vanishes, remarkably quickly. To get the same effect the day after a trip (not that I ever tried, you need to take 30-40 times the dose, while after three days you're down to maybe twice, and after a week back to single dose - which was handy for us, because every Saturday and the occasional Wednesday was our speed for a few years in my early 20s.
And another consideration is that the day after a full-on trip - especially one that involved a lot of exertion, such as a hike, or 90 minutes of intense Frisbee freestyling – I was always pretty useless, with very little will or energy, which mattered very little if that day was a Sunday.
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Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2018, 14:09

Well, I was agreeably surprised by that, lots of good sense, although someone who considers cannabis and MDMA to be 'psychedelics' gives me pause. Especially as she didn't mention mescaline, DMT or Salvia divinorum at all - what a lightweight ;) . And it's psychenaut, not psychonaut :) .

In other news, see what I bought myself for my 70th birthday next month

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Postby Deebank » 09 Sep 2018, 14:52

A dragon turd?
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Postby Jimbo » 09 Sep 2018, 14:54

Rayge wrote: Salvia divinorum ]


I can see you're going to have a very zappy 70th!

I tried salvia once and that was the most powerful and shortest trip ever. I had no idea. One puff and almost instantly the world came crashing around my ears. Thank god it only lasted a few minutes.

Like cookies and milk, peanut butter and jelly, my favorite psychedelic combo was to eat hash and trip. It was cartoony like Roger the Rabbit world.
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Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2018, 15:13

Deebank wrote:A dragon turd?

:) Possibly.
Clue: I bought it at Loudmouth (formerly Hush) in Fore Street

http://www.loudmouthexeter.co.uk/
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Postby Deebank » 09 Sep 2018, 15:22

Rayge wrote:
Deebank wrote:A dragon turd?

:) Possibly.
Clue: I bought it at Loudmouth (formerly Hush) in Fore Street

http://www.loudmouthexeter.co.uk/


Thought it might be a ‘special’ cactus of some sort.
You’ll be pissed off when the dog eats the only ‘bloom’ it produces in a decade :lol:

My only observation to add is the rather less exciting revelation that it’s impossible to get pissed the day after taking acid (or mushrooms). I wonder if that’s why it’s being considered as a cure for alcoholism.
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Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2018, 15:35

Deebank wrote:Thought it might be a ‘special’ cactus of some sort.
You’ll be pissed off when the dog eats the only ‘bloom’ it produces in a decade :lol:

It's peyote. It's all good.
Deebank wrote:My only observation to add is the rather less exciting revelation that it’s impossible to get pissed the day after taking acid (or mushrooms). I wonder if that’s why it’s being considered as a cure for alcoholism.

Can't say I ever noticed this, though my lot were stoners rather than drinkers. I think the alcoholism link is about its use in breaking habitual behaviour
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