The Intensity of a Trip after use of psychedelic drugs can be divided
This level produces a mild "stoning" effect, with some visual
enhancement (i.e. brighter colours, etcetera). Some short term memory
anomalies. Left/right brain communication changes causing music to sound
Bright colours and visuals (i.e. things start to move and breath), some
2 dimensional patterns become apparent upon shutting eyes. Confused or
reminiscent thoughts. Change of short term memory leads to continual distractive
thought patterns. Vast increase in creativity becomes apparent as the
natural brain filter is bypassed.
Very obvious visuals, everything looking curved and/or warped patterns
and kaleidoscopes seen on walls, faces etc. Some mild hallucinations such
as rivers flowing in wood, grained or "mother of pearl" surfaces.
Closed eye hallucinations become 3 dimensional. There is some confusion
of the senses (i.e. seeing sounds as colours, etcetera). Time distortions
and "moments of eternity".
Strong hallucinations, i.e. objects morphing into other objects. Destruction
or multiple splitting of the ego. (Things start talking to you, or you
find that you are feeling contradictory things simultaneously). Some loss
of reality. Time becomes meaningless. Out of body experiences and e.s.p.
type phenomena. Blending of the senses.
Total loss of visual connection with reality. The senses cease to function
in the normal way. Total loss of ego. Merging with space, other objects,
or the universe. The loss of reality becomes so severe that it defies
explanation. The earlier levels are relatively easy to explain in terms
of measureable changes in perception and thought patterns. This level
is different in that the actual universe within which things are normally
perceived, ceases to exist! Satori enlightenment (and other such labels).