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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 11:53 PM
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Is it possible to reach an LSD like state from Meditation alone...
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the reason I'm asking this is that (as explained in another thread in the Drug Policy section) I'm planning on trying LSD...

But before doing so I want your opinion , can Meditation alone open up the senses in a similar way ?
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  -Is it possible to reach an LSD like state from Meditation alone... UndertheOcean  May-14-07 11:53 PM   #0 
  - Yes definitely especially with a decent imagination.  stellanoir   May-15-07 07:39 PM   #1 
  - Try reading Ram Das.  wildeyed   May-19-07 07:06 AM   #2 
  - No, meditation might get you  Pharaoh   May-20-07 08:35 AM   #3 
  - For me the glory of LSD was how it dissolved the boundary between Self and Other  GliderGuider   Jun-07-07 02:38 PM   #4 
  - Well, for what it's worth,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-29-07 11:49 AM   #5 
  - Advice from an old mystic.  leftyladyfrommo   Jul-11-07 09:36 AM   #6 
  - Altered states of consciousness all have similarities regardless  JCMach1   Nov-18-07 05:37 AM   #7 
  - Are you FOR REAL, man?  The Village Idiot   Dec-06-07 10:27 PM   #8 
  - No... It cannot  Myoho   Apr-16-08 10:51 PM   #9 
  - Well.....  Myoho   Apr-18-08 09:39 PM   #10 
  - Where are those rules engraved?  Ricochet21   Jan-31-11 02:49 PM   #45 
  - forget the LSD, just learn to meditate. LSD can/will set up a "False Benchmark". its a synthetic  sam sarrha   Nov-05-08 09:31 PM   #11 
  - Anything that gets you onto the path is fine by me.  GliderGuider   Nov-10-08 11:48 AM   #12 
     - I agree  conscious evolution   Nov-14-08 07:32 AM   #13 
  - Shortcuts are often just cheating...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-15-08 10:09 AM   #14 
  - The answer is: no.  David Zephyr   Nov-28-08 09:18 PM   #15 
  - "Drugs are toxins and are not natural"  GliderGuider   Nov-28-08 09:55 PM   #16 
     - Not a sweeping statement.  David Zephyr   Nov-28-08 11:51 PM   #17 
     - Similarities  GliderGuider   Dec-01-08 06:01 AM   #18 
     - Intoxicants aren't part of the path  LostinVA   Jun-03-09 07:07 PM   #31 
     - Which path?  GliderGuider   Jun-04-09 11:14 AM   #33 
        - Fifth Precept  LostinVA   Jun-04-09 01:45 PM   #34 
           - And if one's path is not Buddhist?  GliderGuider   Jun-04-09 02:15 PM   #35 
     - The Fifth Precept  LostinVA   Jun-03-09 07:10 PM   #32 
  - ..even if you do have an LSD like experience during Meditation, it's just considered a "DISTRACTION"  sam sarrha   Dec-02-08 03:56 PM   #19 
  - And if you have a meditation-like experience during an LSD trip  GliderGuider   Dec-03-08 05:33 AM   #20 
     - It's called 'Linage'.. for the last 2600 years people have been get'n really good consistent results  sam sarrha   Dec-03-08 08:56 AM   #21 
        - So that makes its lineage about as long as that of peyote  GliderGuider   Dec-03-08 12:04 PM   #22 
           - whatever works..  sam sarrha   Dec-03-08 12:23 PM   #23 
           - Exactly.  GliderGuider   Dec-04-08 07:31 AM   #26 
              - However, peyote is consumed under strict cultural rituals within a community setting, there are a  sam sarrha   Sep-02-09 08:18 PM   #42 
           - As a bystander..  Why Syzygy   Jun-11-09 03:08 PM   #38 
  - Or, one could ask, is it possible to know oneself as nondual awareness  balantz   Dec-03-08 12:31 PM   #24 
  - From personal experience  GliderGuider   Dec-03-08 02:16 PM   #25 
  - The answer probably depends on what you mean by "LSD-like state"  hvn_nbr_2   Dec-15-08 06:49 PM   #27 
  - Are you seriously using drugs while you meditate???  LostinVA   Jun-03-09 08:31 AM   #28 
  - I think that "just sitting" is too boring for some people.  leftyladyfrommo   Jun-03-09 12:24 PM   #29 
     - Exactly!  LostinVA   Jun-03-09 07:01 PM   #30 
        - No only that if your serious about your path you realize that any distraction is not good  FreeState   Jun-04-09 02:43 PM   #37 
        - So, if one has dropped acid or smoked pot, and is under the influence,  GliderGuider   Jun-13-09 08:22 AM   #39 
           - I think the idea is just to not do drugs or anything that alters the mind.  leftyladyfrommo   Jun-13-09 10:56 AM   #40 
  - Yes, I have reached an LSD like state from meditation alone.  ZombieHorde   Jun-04-09 02:43 PM   #36 
  - but it would only be a distraction, transitory glamor of illusion,  sam sarrha   Sep-02-09 08:13 PM   #41 
  - It would be a total waste of time. n/t  leftyladyfrommo   Sep-26-09 09:34 AM   #43 
  - Yes  Ricochet21   Jan-31-11 02:48 PM   #44 
  - Absolutely.  Lucinda   Feb-07-11 10:31 AM   #46 
  - I have had weird states of mind while meditating.  ZombieHorde   Apr-30-11 04:45 PM   #47 

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