Before we begin, the material in this article is not scientific. We don't encourage usage of drugs , true happiness comes from your inner self, you don't need the help of an external chemical.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug. Effects typically include altered thoughts, feelings, and awareness of one's surroundings.
It was first synthesized by a Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann in the 1930s. Hofmann didn’t discover the drug’s hallucinogenic effects until 1943 when he accidentally ingested a small amount and perceived “extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors.”
Three days later, on April 19, 1943, he took a larger dose of the drug. As Hofmann rode home from work on his bicycle he experienced the world’s first intentional acid trip.
As LSD became available for recreational use, it started to gain a massive reputation as a magic pill for direct spiritual experience. This dovetailed perfectly with the radical questioning of government and social norms that was prevalent in the 1960s, and the drug’s popularity was significantly helped along by figures like Harvard professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, who encouraged taking LSD and other psychedelics to their students and the world at large. Richard Alpert in particular would continue to champion the spiritual insights that LSD provides as he visited India, changed his name to Ram Dass, and wrote the seminal book “Be Here Now.” Later in life he would assert that LSD gave him the initial insights to follow a spiritual path, but that continued use of the drug was unnecessary.
As LSD became synonymous with hippies and the countercultural movement, it quickly earned a stigma in the rest of society. In the late 60s, LSD was made illegal in the U.S., and the therapeutic benefits it was originally known for were buried under horror stories, disinformation, and a cultural shift away from revolutionary counterculture and back into normalcy. But even as the drug’s popularity waned, its effects were long lasting as a generation of people got a glimpse of the transcendent power that psychedelics provide.
LSD is just one mind-altering substance in a class of drugs called hallucinogens, which cause people to have hallucinations—things that someone sees, hears or feels that appear to be real but are in fact created by the mind.
LSD users call these hallucinogenic experiences “trips,” and LSD is a particularly strong hallucinogen. Because its effects are unpredictable, there’s no way to know when taking the drug whether a user will have a good trip or not.
Depending on how much a person takes or how their brain responds, a trip can be pleasurable and enlightening, or, during a “bad trip,” a user may have terrifying thoughts or feel out of control.
Before using the LSD make sure that you get the correct dose and the LSD is from a trusted source. Do not use LSD if you are currently taking psychoactive pharmaceuticals, such as anti-depressents, SSRIs, anti-anxiety drugs, etc. Always research any supplements or other medicines that you may be taking to avoid interactions.
1)Be sure that you have set aside enough time in a comfortable setting. LSD experiences last a long time. You will need about 6-7 hours for a 100 ug dose and then there will be a gentle decline in intensity over a few hours. Make sure you won’t feel rushed or intruded upon, so that you can focus on the experience and get the most benefit. We highly recommend taking LSD at least 12 hours before you plan to go to bed, as it can keep you awake, even after the effects have mostly worn off. You should consider eating before you take the LSD as you may not feel hungry during the experience.
2)Make sure you have the right dose ready. Start with 100ug if you aren’t sure what level is best for you. Try 300ug if you have some experience and are feeling confident. Start with 50ug if you are feeling very nervous about the process-- this will create a subtle, but noticeable shift in mood and awareness, but will not lead to a significant shift in consciousness.
3)Third, place the dose under your tongue and leave it there for about 10 minutes, until the paper mostly dissolves.
4)Once you take the LSD, you will have about 30-60 minutes before the effects are strong. This is another chance to make sure you get setup with anything you will want to have handy. Lots of folks like to write during the experience, about their ideas and feelings, so you may want to have paper or a computer handy. If you are interested in addressing particular emotional or psychological challenges in your life, you may want to make a list of issues that you want to think about during the experience.
5)As the effects begin to occur, you will start to notice a change in your perception of the world. You may see some slight changes in your visual perception -- subtle rainbow halos around lights, trails behind moving objects, geometric patterns when your eyes are closed, and moving or swirling or crawling patterns on surfaces. These effects can be fun to look at, but don’t let them become too much of a distraction from thinking about your self, your life, and your perception of the world.
6)As you experience this process, try to stay as open to your feelings and ideas as you can. If you have been depressed or stressed or anxious, you’ll find that you can still feel those feelings intensely and they can be very, very immersive. However you’ll also notice that there’s a certain softness present in even the most difficult feelings-- you may still feel troubled by a problem in your life, but you’ll also be able to look at the issue with more openness and the fear that you associate with that problem will be much reduced. The more you can stay open to even the most challenging feelings, the more meaningful and effective the experience will be. As you think about difficulties in your life or things that have led to anxiety and depression, try to find new ways of approaching those feelings and opportunities to come at those challenges in a new way. You’ll find that just spending time thinking about challenges in your life will help you re-store those memories and ideas without as much associated stress and fear.
7)Don’t forget to spend some time just relaxing into the experience. LSD lasts for 6-8 hours before gradually trailing off and it’s worth taking some time to gently relax and be present with the experience without specific goals or focused thoughts. Not only does it give you relief and relaxation, but you may find that important realizations arise about issues that you weren’t even expecting to think about.
8)As the effects of LSD start to fade, you will have several hours of gradual reduction in the intensity of the feelings. This can be a good time to write about your experience or talk with a friend or loved one about what you’ve been experiencing. Gradually, you will start to feel back to your normal self, and this can lead to a bit of disappointment as your typical mental habits start to pop up. Getting to such a free space and then coming back to yourself can leave you longing to always be so free. But as you think about your experience and the ideas and feelings you had, you’ll realize that so much of that freedom and openness is still with you. Take some time to think about what’s happened and to remind yourself to bring some of that openness into your day to day life.