Some of mine:
That’s a great list. I don’t have much to add to it except for setting intentions as well. You can just party, sure, but you could also use psychedelics for exploration. What part of you would you like to explore this time?
Weed does not always work for me, btw. It reduces clarity.
Silence, darkness and solitude can also be your friends, if you are up to it. Sometimes the greatest experiences are the ones you are afraid of facing.
Don’t trust anything you “learn” on your trip, don’t take the revelations too seriously, at the time or afterwards. It’s all bunk, probably.
At some point, stand on bare earth in your bare feet. You should also walk around a bit but if you’re not used to walking in bare feet it might surprise you, so stand for a while first. It sounds like nonsense but it’s incredible, you’ll just have to try it.
Love the bare feet tip. Also appreciate the tip to not take too seriously the lessons of a trip — however, I can’t say I entirely agree. Many of the epiphanies I’ve had on psychedelics have proven valuable and have been reinforced by other experiences.
Of course they’re valuable, just don’t take them too seriously.
I mean, your soul may well be nothing more than the harmonic interplay between the simultaneously spoken words with which god has begun and ended the universe, but how seriously do you want to take that idea?
3 most important factors: the drug, the set and the setting:
Drug: make sure you take a correct dosage, more do’s not always meen better. do some good research on the perfect dosage for your body weight. higher dosages bring a bigger breakdown the next day.
Set: the people you surround yourself with is very important, tripping with your best friends or people you feel relaxt with are the best people. try to avoid new or unpredictable people.
setting: Location is very important, try some great woods or a lovely room full of cushions and blankets are amazing.
-Music is so important for me. The music can change my entire trip. However, don’t get caught up on deciding beforehand because often your mind will change when you’re trippin.
-As for my advice, trip outside or at least have the ability to go outside. You don’t want to feel trapped. Even if it’s just the forest in your back yard. The one time I had a bad trip I was stuck inside all night. Drove me so crazy. It’s just nice to have the ability to go outside. However, I usually always come back and snuggle in some blankets after a few hours of outside adventures.
-Speaking of blankets, a safety blanket always makes me so comfortable. I often have a sweater or something to hold onto and put on if I get cold or sit on if I go outside in the grass.
-Clean beforehand so you don’t comeback to an empty house
-Snacks handy (healthy snacks!)
-Deep breaths before
-Just remember that you have control over your mindset
Anytime man im glad its depth reached i heard it from this great youtuber, under the name “psychedsubstances” hes extremely helpful and informative.. otherwise happy tripping!
also my friends and i aways told each other that, psychedelics choose to do you..you dont choose to do psychedelics
Great list to start with and excellent additions from people. I always like to keep a journal and a few pens with me while I trip. Having a comfortable playlist on my phone with headphone ready is always a safety/comfort device for myself. Other than those two additions, get outside! Best times for me have been at the beach and in the forest. Worst time was in a small hotel room. Enjoy the trip!
I gotta say one of the most important to me is every bad trip has a lesson, if you find yourself lost, just relax.. clear your head, and you’ll probably just come to realize what you just learned because it’s always pretty eye opening and oddly comforting. It’s called a trip because you’re wrapped up in the past and not focusing on the present and being aware. Nature is always the best, but really you enjoy anything no matter what.. It’s a state of euphoria. Regardless if you’re on a “drug” the thoughts in your mind are still your own, life is a perceived fantasy. Don’t be afraid of thinking, just roll with it, don’t focus on your tracks but what’s ahead and it’ll be an amazing experience every time.
I suggest you to start with a dose you can control, and then move up with it.
With lsd I am always very careful not to get in contact with other people who are in an ordinary state of consciousness. They can be an excellent screen for projections, and intensify the experience (in a disturbing way).
I love to trip alone because for me it is a great way to overcome my shadows with noone there to help me but me…
also, if you can build a campfire and sit next to it, it is amazing how warming and comforting the presence of the fire can be, holding you in a safe environment, being the ‘safe space’ during your trip.