Re: Mescaline and SA?
A transcendental experience can be quite profound and life changing.
What a transcendental experience essentially is, is the death of your false self and the realization of your true self. Or in other words, you realize what you have been all along.
But of course, all drugs eventually wear off, and once you have come down from the high, your false self will most likely appear again. This is why so many hippies back in the 60's turned to Buddhism and Hinduism. The realizations they had on acid were the same truths and realizations professed in these religions.
We're talking a lot of acid and shrooms for these god like moments of revelation to take place though. On doses this high it is quite probable that anyone could have a mental breakdown or bad trip.
This is why I meditate. As much as I love psychedelics, it can be quite scary when you go to the deep end of the pool and you can't swim back. When meditating, I can walk away. There is no off switch when you're high.