Looking in the mirror while tripping

2 years, 2 months ago

Why do people say to not look in the mirror during a trip?

December 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

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Profile photo of will2goman will2goman (@will2goman) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Never heard that and I disagree. I like to take a long look at my body and stare deep into my own eyes at least once every trip.

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Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Yeah I’ve found myself doing the same thing. I also tend to try to do this while under the influence of ANY other substance.

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Profile photo of Rob Rob (@facets) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

You guys have never heard anyone say that looking in a mirror while tripping is dangerous?
It may just be a local urban myth.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@facets,

Urban myth.

I have heard of it once aswell, but my PERSONAL experience wasn’t bad, I find it easy to laugh at myself when I’m tripping balls and I see my face.

Try it.

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Profile photo of jgreen jgreen (@andropar) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@facets, I heard about that too and it really isn´t such a big deal, atleast for me … it can get very interesting tho, you might get kinda lost in your own eyes and sink into them for a while :D don´t watch the movie ‘Mirrors’ before, that will most likely fuck up your whole trip :>

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Profile photo of Jonny Jonny (@jonnyiscool) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I looked at my face, and it was constantly morphing. I looked at my stomach, and it was constantly morphing in between HUGE and tiny. It was so hilarious. I recommend it.

Especially looking into your pupils. ;)

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Profile photo of Vteezy Living Vteezy Living (@groig22) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

The best someone has explained this phenomenon to me is that you’re whole face and/or place you’re concentrating on morphs between you’re best and worst expectation of it. It definitely scared me the first time i walked into my bathroom on shrooms. I believe that once you overcome any self doubts or negative beliefs about yourself this becomes a more pleasant and almost funny experience rather than a scary thing.

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Profile photo of Cody Cody (@versai) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve never heard anyone say that before, in fact looking into my own eyes while on mushrooms was one of the most enlightening experiences. Decently into my trip, I had to pee and went into the bathroom and just happened to glance into the mirror as I did my business. I tripped into myself, was pretty insane. My face or perspective of my face was shifting between so many positions, I saw the most evil and most holy expressions in my muscles; it was enchanting. Definitely something I would at least recommend trying. I kind of lost myself in myself after what felt like 10 minutes of staring, forgot to pull my pants back up from taking a leak and stumbled out of the bathroom with my pants off lol. After this I was apparently walking around the living room knocking things over until my fellow trippers could push me into my room. I think I was at least partially blacked out, cause I remember those 20 minutes like a dream. Although I was a little embarrassed later after partially remembering and being told what happened, everyone took it well and we all laugh about it. They were tripping equally hard in their own ways, so it was a night to remember. The mirror-play was perhaps the most interesting part of the entire night, and I think was what accelerated my state to its peak. This was with 2g cubensis and 1g peganum harmala for MAO inhibition. Have fun, I think no matter what drug you are on, taking a couple minutes to analyze your self in the mirror can be a huge opportunity.

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Profile photo of highideals highideals (@highideals) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@facets, it usually relates to inner problems with one’s own image. For me the mirror can be very powerful during a psychadelic trip. Often i find myself deeply analyzing my perception of self. A good friend of mine was having problems with acne and when he looked in the mirror his trip took a turn for the worst. However this all has to do with self esteem. I enjoy the mirror personally.

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@tangerinesky624) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve heard it multiple times, and also done it multiple times :)
I personally dont really like it. When I trip, I get what I call a “tripping face.” Whenever I look into a mirror, my face looks weird and distorted, and it makes me feel like I’m not myself, like I magically transformed into some other human being that I dont know, and as you could imagine that could be a little freaky when tripping.

Depending on the trip though, sometimes I can just stare at myself and laugh it off.

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@tangerinesky624) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

also, being in a bathroom while tripping can be a pretty damn weird place to be.

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Profile photo of Kelli Kelli (@kankles) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

The last time I tripped was at an EOTO show and happened to peak while I was waiting for a friend in a grungy bathroom and it hit pretty hard, and when I looked in the mirror shit was cray. But a good cray- I saw myself in a different “light” per se. So I guess my own idea is that if you aren’t ready to trip you might be a bit freaked out but if you are ready and/or experienced then it’s definitely not a bad thing to do. It’s more or less interesting to say the least.

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Profile photo of MPHill MPHill (@everymorningbornfromtheashes) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Feels like your are on the other side of the mirror, mimicking yourself perpetually

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Profile photo of MPHill MPHill (@everymorningbornfromtheashes) 2 years, 2 months ago ago
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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Because they’re close-minded cowards who are afraid of having insights into themselves, afraid of facing their real selves, afraid of having their bullshit revealed to themselves.
Ignorant little shadows…

This is the main principle behind the “devil’s toybox,” no matter where you look you have to face yourself, because it’s all mirrors.

Look yourself in the mirror for long enough and you’ll trip out, no need for psychoactive toxins.
Drugs are for the lazy, the dumb, the weak. You don’t need those things to trip.

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Profile photo of MPHill MPHill (@everymorningbornfromtheashes) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@manimal, haha, yeah I haven’t tripped in the mirror, but I sure have felt a strong presence of something like described.

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Profile photo of Mike Mike (@mtdeffely) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

If you want to grow and face some inner “demons” check out the mirror. Its a good way to shift some perspectives you have of yourself. And if managed carefully and not by reaction to whatever thoughts come up, you will be better off for it.

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