Long time lurker here! Just wondering how many people here have ever tripped.
@hollowinfinity, Pretty sure it was LSD due to the energy associated. I felt tense the whole time, like I needed to be doing something, which I’ve heard is often associated with ‘cid.
I don’t know. I get intense anxiety on the come up of trips. Real extreme, its just an instinct of my mind from my first trip, so I always have to deal with that for an hour or so. Then I went on a walk, looked at some graffiti. It just wasn’t as amazing as I expected. I really, really wanted to paint though, but didn’t have any. I started thinking about who I am and what I’m doing. How I felt unfulfilled. I want more, but don’t know where to go. Feel like maybe I’ve betrayed myself in a career path / education. Kept walking around. Got back to my house and realized I probably had 4-6 more hours of this so I woke my friend up, told him we need to go on a bike ride. Biking was great, but not euphoric. Played with my friends dog.
I felt like I was avoiding some extreme underlying questioning of reality, another stemming of my first trip. Now that I look at it I think the entire trip was basically running on a treadmill away from some nasty revelation I had years ago that I tucked away somewhere.
I remember looking at the puppy in the yard and how happy he was, and I got hit by this wave of uncertainty, chaos, and depression. Automatically, like some defense system it just disappeared.
I rode around on my bike some more and I felt like I was pushing for euphoria, TRYING to enjoy the trip. Eventually I sat down under some trees and fell in love with the ground, the trees. I was coming down.
That god damn existential bull shit is so debilitating sometimes!
I think I really just need to go sit in the woods, by myself, and take a large dose. No distractions, just the birds, the trees, and the sky.
Craziest experience i had on acid was when a bunch of us decided it would be a good idea to go trekking through the woods at night ..holy balls that was an intense night, in a good way though, your imagination just takes over. I thought i was some Victorian explorer trekking through the Amazonian rainforest (this was actually in some tiny woods in northern England) The thing i remember most is coming across three strangers in the middle of the woods and they had this intense whitish yellow aura it was so bright the i could not look directly at them for longer then a split second..crazy shit ..
@michaelfindel, that sounds like an awesome idea for a story. Reminds me of why I took interest in substances in the first place, to push the boundaries of imagination for creative purposes, to suspend my belief in what is real, and to throw out the rules of day to day existence so that I could once again experience make-believe. Turns out I feel that you don’t really need drugs for that, but psychedelics are fun nonetheless!
There is only one problem I have though, whenever I have taken psychedelics, I always carry some anxiety in with me because I am afraid that for some reason, they won’t work. I guess the anticipated disappointment then manifests itself in a rocky trip.
@theskafish yeah i have the same feeling of anxiety when i do any drugs really, I think is the fact that you dont know where its going to take you, but iv come to realise is that without it maybe it wouldn’t be as good. A lot of people on here are saying that they would do acid on there own, Thats something that never appealed to me. i think its best when your with a good group of friends, it puts you at ease and creates a positive vibe.
I’ve definitely enjoyed it in 1-2 hit doses and it helped expand my mind. It allows you to see the world and your life more objectively. It’s been a positive, yet scary experience that i’d like to try a few more times. I do fear it can make you lose interest in mundane life, however, and should be a carefully planned experience.
i’ve tripped on ‘good’ acid twice. got sold some bunk hits also. HUGE difference between real stuff and bogus. LSD completely changed my life perspective and, i think, made me a better person. i highly recommend using LSD at least once in your life.
my first trip, i ‘died’ and was reborn several times, had some wonderful feelings and visuals, but also had some dark moments. ended up peeing in a friend of mine’s dorm room to come out of the trip. pretty epic if you ask me.