After reading the last post on this topic, you may be wondering how to have your own mystical experience. That's understandable, as mystical experience is widely considered one of the most profound and meaningful someone can have. Mystical experience is characterized by feelings of self-transcendence and direct connection with the divine, a sense of cosmic unity, … [Read more...] about How to Have a Mystical Experience: A Research-Based Guide
In the last post we saw that there are some significant, lasting changes in personality traits and values that come as a result of psychedelic experience. It appears that the catalyst for these changes is something called mystical experience. What is mystical experience, and why is it so powerful? A mystical experience, as we will see, is one of the most profound and … [Read more...] about Mystical Experience & Psychedelics: Meaningful, Measurable, Life Changing
The last post asked the question: Can we derive values from psychedelic experience? That is to say what, if anything, does psychedelic experience tell us about how to live our lives? Some related questions came up: Is there a common set of values that unites the psychedelic community? To what extent are values actually imbued by the psychedelic experience, and to what extent … [Read more...] about Psychedelics, Personality Traits, and Values: A Closer Look at the Research
It's a sort of spider-like creature, but a spider with gaping jaws. It crawls towards me on the floor - right towards my face as I'm lying on my back. Now a swarm of these creatures completely cover my body and begin to eat me alive. It started simply from seeing the closet on the other side of the room. A dark and shadowy place - reminiscent of monsters in the closet - and a … [Read more...] about Can We Derive Values From Psychedelic Experience?