Colour shifting

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UV Mandala by StingrayZ - This image serves as an accurate portrayal of the commonly experienced psychedelic effect known as color shifting as seen within a mandala tapestry. There is also a significant amount of visual drifting.

Colour shifting can be described as the experience of various objects shifting and changing their colour through a continuously repeating cycle that occurs in a fluid motion across the surface of the object. For example, moss on a rock could physically shift from green to red to blue to any other colour and then back to green again in the visual style of a smooth and seamless animated loop. This effect is particularly strong if the objects original colour was bright or out of place.

Colour shifting is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as color enhancement and colour replacement. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of certain stimulants such as MDMA.

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Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:


Experience reports

Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:

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