Perspective alterations

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Alterations in perspective can be described as a subjective effect component that can manifest within both external and internal hallucinations. It is the alteration of the perspective through which a hallucination is perceived. Perspective alterations are distinct from perspective distortions because distortions are more specific to how one perceives their relationship to the environment.

The experience of this effect can be broken down into four distinct perspectives. These are described and documented below:

  • 1st person - This is the most common form of perspective and can be described as the perfectly normal experience of perceiving a hallucination from one's everyday self and body.
  • 2nd person - This can be described as the experience of perceiving a hallucination from the perspective of an external source of consciousness such as another person, an animal or an inanimate object.
  • 3rd person - This is essentially an out-of-body experience and can be described as perceiving a hallucination from the perspective of floating above, below, behind, or in front of one's physical body.
  • 4th person - This the least common form of perspective and can be described as the experience of perceiving a hallucination from multiple or even seemingly infinite vantage points simultaneously.

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:

See also