redrabid wrote:Thank you, babson, a bit of antidote was needed. Not very often, but too often for my liking, I saw people having very bad trips. I found those experiences very frightening, even though many weren't affected in the long run. But one experience I thought much more disturbing: the girlfriend of one of my best friends back then went (hardly recognizable at first) totally mad during one of her first trips. She was tripping seemingly quietly, but afterwards she told us that she had turned her ears inwards while tripping, to hear "inner truths". Problem was, that she couldn't turn her ears outwards again. Never. She still is weird, very weird. What a waste of a life. I decided that those chemically induced experiences just weren't worth the risk.
And yes, alcohol is a dangerous drug too.
It may be that for your friend's girlfriend the truth was lies and all the joy within her died. LSD opens up a door between the conscious mind and the subconscious. If your conscious mind and subconscious mind are in synch there is less danger. However if they are out of synch then taking LSD could be more dangerous. An example of an out of synch situation would be if she had been given up for adoption in infancy but the adoptive parents never told her. She does not consciously remember being adopted but the subconscious mind that develops in the womb and infancy would remember. She believed her parents were her parents consciously, but when she took LSD her subconscious mind began sending signals to her conscious mind that something was wrong. She conciously does not know what is wrong because she believed her parents. She may be trying to think her way through the issues she has instead of feeling her way through it. She may believe that the cause of all her problems was the LSD she took, and not that her parents are not telling the truth. She may be subconciously looking for her real mommy.
I do not know your friend so that was just just an example. Perhaps she witnessed something in her early childhood, that only those who knew her then would know and they may not be telling out of some kind of fear
It may be that kind of thing that messed up your friend. Just my 2 cents.