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LSD for Spiritual Experiences
Question:

I recently broke free of the cycle of addiction and am now three months sober. While I do not miss drinking, the majority of my problem, I do miss hallucinogenic drugs, specifically LSD. I believe that it provided me with spiritual experiences and helped me remain in tune with nature and the Universe itself. Should I continue to avoid these drugs, even though they provide spiritual benefits?

Response:

Good for you for staying sober these last 3 months. Because of your addictive past, it would be wise to avoid hallucinogenic drugs like LSD, even if it did provide some spiritual opening for you before. The experience of attunement with all of Nature is always available to you as your true essence, even without drugs. If your only experience of spiritual unity has come through hallucinogens, you are more inclined to think you need them in order to have that experience, instead of recognizing that higher states of consciousness are your natural developmental birthright and can be awakened through the meditation practices.

Love,
Deepak

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They tell you with one hand all of existence is an illusion but that psychedelics provide a false illusion. It is simple suppression if we are able to attain great insight and inspiration it is clearly a tool for exploration of the self provided for our use. they wish to lord it over you by claiming it is only the property of the guru. It is a tool for us. we should not depend solely on it or solely on meditation or self reflection or mantras but all of these in combination. If we are asked to simply surrender ourselves to god I challenge all enlightened individuals to do much much less and make a temporary agreement with a plant. It is guaranteed to dissolve ego.
crowfoot - September 13, 2013
Bromas, and they just do not get it.
Jimmy B E Hamilton - February 4, 2013
I think the best comment I can offer is that the drug kills us in the process of obtaining that (polyester) spirituality. Whereas, if we allow our natural higher selves to achieve that state, the \"devil\" of a drug won\'t be killing us by the back door in the process. All the best to you.
Tracy Ellyn - February 2, 2013
I am wondering why you tried to get clean and sober in the first place? Like what you said hallucinoigens, it gives us HALLUciNatIOnS........
Paula Grace Valencia Cowan - February 2, 2013
So true.
Jennifer Lindley - February 2, 2013
I deeply recommend Debbie Fords shadow work for a fast lane into un-concious and as a way to access ALL of who you are...since she is a sober addict too - her work is also attuned with choosing to live sober!
Heléne Anderberg - February 2, 2013
Yes
Derek Plummer - February 1, 2013
yes stay away from drugs, you can think in a spiritual way without them. It wasn\'t the drugs that let you do it anyway. It was you and your brain, your blessed because you already see the writing on the wall. Stay clean stay happy.
Eric Woolery - February 1, 2013
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