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This article attempts to break down the visual effects contained within the psychedelic experience into simple, easy to understand titles, descriptions and levelling systems. This is done without depending on metaphors, analogies or personal trip reports. The article starts off with descriptions of the simpler effects and works its way up towards more complex experiences as it progresses.

Enhancements

Visual acuity enhancement

Visual acuity enhancement by StingrayZ - This animation serves as a replication of visual acuity enhancement, which is a common psychedelic effect. It demonstrates the general differences between normal vision and acuity enhancement by shifting between the two states. There is also a subtle amount of visual drifting within this replication.

Acuity enhancement is defined as a heightening of the clearness and clarity of vision. This results in the visual details of the external environment becoming sharpened to the point where the edges of objects become perceived as extremely focused, clear, and defined. The experience of acuity enhancement can be likened to bringing a camera or projector lens that was slightly blurry into focus. At its highest level, a person may experience the ability to observe and comprehend their entire visual field simultaneously, including their peripheral vision. This is in contrast to the default sober state where a person is only able to perceive the small area of central vision in detail.[1]

While under the influence of this effect, it is common for people to suddenly notice patterns and details in the environment they may have never previously noticed or appreciated. For example, the complexity and perceived beauty of the visual input often become apparent when looking at sceneries, nature, and everyday textures.

Acuity enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as color enhancement and pattern recognition enhancement.[2][3] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild 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 and dissociatives such as MDMA or 3-MeO-PCP.

Image examples

 Caption
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
Moss on tree bark.jpgMoss on tree Bark by Chelsea Morgan
Psilocin
Experience:LSD (120ug) - An Overdose of LSD and Trip into Insanity
4-HO-DiPT
4-HO-EPT
MiPT
2C-C
5-MAPB
Omberacetam
Efavirenz
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
1P-LSD
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
2C-T-7
DOI
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
4-HO-DPT
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
5-MeO-DiBF
Lisdexamfetamine
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
Aniracetam
Towel.jpgTowel by Chelsea Morgan
3,4-CTMP
DMT
DET
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
AL-LAD
Oxiracetam
2C-T-2
2C-B
4-AcO-MiPT
Pramiracetam
25C-NBOMe
25B-NBOMe
5-MeO-MiPT
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
3-MeO-PCP
2-Aminoindane
2C-E
Citicoline
MET
MDA
2C-T-21
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
Experience:LSA (20 HWBR seeds) – A pleasant adventure with a harsh body load
Βk-2C-B
4-AcO-DET
DPT
5-MeO-DMT
25N-NBOMe
Phenylpiracetam
25I-NBOMe
MDAI
Experience: 5-EAPB (60mg) + 2-FMA (20mg) + 4-AcO-DMT (10mg) - Emotional catharsis
Methallylescaline
MiPLA
5-MeO-DALT
Experience:3 drops of cinnamon bark oil/ 5 drops of german chamomile oil/ 2mL of nutmeg oil in lecithin - experiments with nutmeg oil
MPT
25I-NBOH
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
Experience:800 seeds LSA - My First Trip Ever
Ayahuasca
DOM
5-MeO-DiPT
Desoxypipradrol
4-AcO-MET
DOC
25C-NBOH
Allylescaline
PRO-LAD
1P-ETH-LAD
Experience:3g mimosa / 3g syrian rue - Connecting with my body
Experience:2.5g Mushrooms + 500mg DMT
3C-E
4-HO-MiPT
Proscaline
Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
Escaline
LSZ
LSD
Coluracetam
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
Tree Bark.jpgTree Bark by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:60mg 4-AcO-DMT Nonstop Quasi-Orgasmic Objectless Euphoria
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
DOB
25B-NBOH
ALD-52
Experience: 1.5g Psilocybe Cubensis - Analysis of body and mind
Memantine
ΑMT
25D-NBOMe
3-MeO-PCE
4-HO-DET
Piracetam
4-AcO-DMT
2C-D
Experience:26mg - Stage 3 Trip
TMA-6
LSA
LSM-775
Mescaline
4-HO-MPT
Amanita muscaria
2C-I
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
TMA-2
4-AcO-DiPT
Ibogaine
2C-P
4-HO-MET
2C-B-FLY
Experience:25mg 3-MeO-PCP - Enhanced film experience
ETH-LAD
Phenethylamine (compound)
PARGY-LAD
1B-LSD
Bromo-DragonFLY


Colour enhancement

Colour enhancement is defined as an intensification of the brightness and vividness of colors in the external environment. During this experience, reds may seem “redder”, greens may seem “greener", and all colors will likely appear much more distinct, complex, and visually intense than they comparatively would be during everyday sober living.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] At higher levels, this effect can sometimes result in seeing colours which are perceived as surreal or seemingly impossible.[4][5]

Colour enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and pattern recognition enhancement.[2][3] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild 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 and dissociatives such as MDMA, ketamine[10], or 3-MeO-PCP.

Image examples

 Caption
Experience:A combination of DOC, 5-MAPB, 5-MeO-DMT, ETH-LAD, Cannabis, Pentedrone
4-HO-DiPT
MiPLA
5-MeO-DiBF
ETH-LAD
Aniracetam
4-HO-DPT
ΑMT
2C-B
4-HO-MiPT
6-APDB
MDMA
4-AcO-DiPT
DiPT
Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis
LSM-775
Experience:Unknown Dose DOC (Insufflated) - Overdosing and Terifying Ego Death
4-FA
Enhancement of colour rose.jpgRose by Chelsea Morgan
Oxiracetam
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
DOM
GABAergic hallucinogens
3-MMC
Methallylescaline
25I-NBOMe
Experience:60mg 4-AcO-DMT Nonstop Quasi-Orgasmic Objectless Euphoria
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
Ayahuasca
4-HO-EPT
4-HO-DET
JWH-073
2C-P
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
4-AcO-MET
MPT
Βk-2C-B
MiPT
THJ-2201
Bufotenin
4-HO-MPT
2C-E
Experience:2.5g Syrian rue + 6g Mimosa Hostilis - Becoming God (my second experience with unity)
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
Experience:800 seeds LSA - My First Trip Ever
Phenethylamine (compound)
25B-NBOMe
EPT
Efavirenz
1P-ETH-LAD
AL-LAD
Experience:3-MeO-PCP - Extreme psychosis
2C-B-FLY
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
5F-PB-22
4-AcO-DET
2C-I
2C-T-21
Amanita muscaria
2C-T-2
Bromo-DragonFLY
2C-T-7
Psilocin
Escaline
THJ-018
DET
25B-NBOH
5-MeO-DALT
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
Memantine
Omberacetam
4-AcO-MiPT
Mescaline
Experience:225ug LSD + 9g cubensis - Galactic Melt and the Meverse
LSD
Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
1P-LSD
PARGY-LAD
Chameleon.jpgChameleon by Anonymous.
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
Experience:3g mimosa / 3g syrian rue - Connecting with my body
ALD-52
5-Hydroxytryptophan
3-MeO-PCE
Experience:75mg 3-FMA - Perfect Blend of Euphoria and Functionality
DOB
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
LSZ
Pregabalin
Experience:120mg - Garden of The Gods
Tree.jpgJapanese Garden by Anonymous
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
Enhancement of colours - woods.jpgThe Woods by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:250mg DXM - DXM Itch and Trip Report
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
Allylescaline
5-MeO-MiPT
MDEA
MDAI
DOI
25C-NBOMe
Experience:2 tabs DOB - My DOB Nightmare
Experience:25mg 3-MeO-PCP - Enhanced film experience
LSA
DMT
Chur City in Switzerland.jpgChur, Switzerland by Naps284
Experience:300µg AL-LAD - Don't worry, because you're everyone!
Experience:4-HO-MiPT / A care free psychedelic getaway
Piracetam
Experience:4-AcO-DMT + 200mg Pill
Coluracetam
25I-NBOH
PRO-LAD
Cannabis
Ibogaine
6-APB
Experience: 5-EAPB (60mg) + 2-FMA (20mg) + 4-AcO-DMT (10mg) - Emotional catharsis
Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
Enhancementofcolour.jpgShowing differences by Chelsea Morgan
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience:300mg DXM + 25mg DMT + Cannabis - A crazy night
Experience:25mg Deschloroketamine - My first time orally dosing DCK
1B-LSD
DOC
Phenylpiracetam
Paradise island by Xanny.jpgParadise island by Subsentience
MDA
5-MeO-DiPT
TMA-2
2C-D
4-HO-MET
2C-H
MET
Proscaline
JWH-018
DPT
4-AcO-DMT
Experience:225mg Pregabalin +Cannabis -Bliss and Serenity; a hedonistic evening
25D-NBOMe
3C-E
25C-NBOH
25N-NBOMe
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
TMA-6
2C-C
Pramiracetam


Pattern recognition enhancement

Face in a cloud by Neil Usher - This image serves as an example of pattern recognition enhancement.

Pattern recognition enhancement is defined as an increase in a person's ability and tendency to recognize patterns (usually faces) within vague stimuli.

This innate ability which human beings possess in everyday life is referred to by the scientific literature as pareidolia and is a well documented phenomenon.[11][12][13] Common examples of this include spotting faces in everyday objects, such as the front of a car, or seeing different objects in clouds.[8]

During this effect, pareidolia can be significantly more pronounced than it would usually be during a sober state.[14] For example, remarkably detailed images may appear embedded in scenery, everyday objects may look like faces, and clouds may appear as fantastical objects, all without any visual alterations taking place. Once an image has been perceived within an object or landscape, the mind may further exaggerate this recognition through the hallucinatory effect known as transformations, which goes beyond pareidolia and becomes a standard visual hallucination.

Pattern recognition enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and colour enhancement.[2][3] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Image examples

 Caption
1P-LSD
4-AcO-MiPT
DOB
4-FA
2C-T-7
LSM-775
4-HO-MET
PRO-LAD
Proscaline
Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow
LSZ
DPT
6-APB
Squinting rooftop.jpgSquinting eyes on a roof top by Anonymous
4-AcO-MET
4-HO-DiPT
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
Storm-face.jpgFace within a cloud by Denis Farmer
4-HO-DET
Efavirenz
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
4-HO-MiPT
4-AcO-DET
5-MeO-DiBF
6-APDB
MDA
25I-NBOH
25N-NBOMe
25I-NBOMe
Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
Experience:20mg (insufflated) - permanent all-encompassing states of unity and interconnectedness
MET
Absents of the mermaid.jpgAbsents of the mermaid by Octavio Ocampo
PARGY-LAD
2C-P
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
4-AcO-DMT
Ayahuasca
2C-B-FLY
25B-NBOMe
Experience: 200µg 1P-LSD (sublingual) + 12mg CBD - The Vortex of Empathy
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
ΑMT
2C-E
1B-LSD
Experience:0.75g MDMA - Possibly some MDA through metabolisation?
Experience:250 seeds - Harsh body load
Escaline
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
Methallylescaline
Shuplyak faces 10.jpgOptical illusion by Oleg Shuplyak
25C-NBOMe
AL-LAD
Ibogaine
4-HO-MPT
4-HO-DPT
EPT
2C-D
4-HO-EPT
DOI
Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis
Psilocin
3-MMC
25D-NBOMe
Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
TMA-2
Smiley face.jpgSmile in tree bark by Chelsea Morgan
Βk-2C-B
2C-I
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
3C-E
MiPT
DOM
1P-ETH-LAD
Bromo-DragonFLY
MDEA
2C-T-2
Allylescaline
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
Skullflower.jpgSkullflower by Anonymous
25C-NBOH
Face within tree bark.jpgFace within tree bark by Bev Doolittle
25B-NBOH
MPT
5-MeO-MiPT
ETH-LAD
Faceincloud.jpgFace in a cloud by Neil Usher
DET
LSA
2C-C
Opticalillusion1.jpgOptical illusion by Oleg Shuplyak
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
MiPLA
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
5-MeO-DiPT
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
LSD
MDMA
TMA-6
Eye.jpgEye of the tower by Davide Lombardi
Harmala alkaloid
The Forest Has Eyes.jpgThe Forest Has Eyes by Bev Doolittle
2C-B
DOC
5-MeO-DALT
Experience:25mg - A labyrinth of organs and a storybook walk
Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
2C-T-21
DMT
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
ALD-52
Mescaline


Magnification

Magnification by StingrayZ - This is an animated example of the common psychedelic visual effect known as magnification. There is also a significant amount of visual drifting present within the animation.

Magnification is defined as the experience of distant details within one's visual field appearing closer and more "zoomed in" than they actually are due to both visual enhancements and hallucinatory effects.[15] This can give the perception that one is seeing objects from greater distances than is usually possible within everyday life.

At its lower levels, this can allow people to see nearby objects (such as within reaching distance) as much closer than they really are, resulting in the perception that their visual capabilities have been enhanced.[15] At its higher levels, this can induce the perception of seeing distant objects as if they were right in front of the user despite their distance. These distances can range from several feet to hundreds of meters. Since this is most likely a physiological impossibility, it suggests that higher level magnification may actually be a seamless hallucinatory state in which the details of distant visual input are predictively simulated in a realistic and convincing manner.

It's worth noting that this effect is considerably more likely to occur if a person spends extended periods of time staring at an object or scene within the distance.

Magnification is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and pattern recognition enhancement. It is a rare effect that is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.


Distortions

Colour shifting

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 is defined as the experience of various objects within the external environment shift and change their colour through a continuously repeating cycle that occurs in a fluid motion across the surface of the object.[5] For example, moss on a rock could visibly shift from green to red to blue to any other colour and then back to green again in the style of a smooth and seamless animated loop. This effect is particularly strong and likely to occur 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 entactogens such as MDMA, MDA, and 6-APB.

Image examples

 Caption
25C-NBOH
LucytheFairy.gifLucy the Fairy by StingrayZ
Mescaline
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
Experience:100ug 1P-LSD - A Fear and loathing into Bliss
LSZ
25D-NBOMe
4-HO-MiPT
ALD-52
TMA-2
Ayahuasca
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
4-HO-MET
Experience:40mg DMT - Second breakthrough
2C-B-FLY
Experience:LSA (20 HWBR seeds) – A pleasant adventure with a harsh body load
TMA-6
Experience:DXM & DPH in combination
Bromo-DragonFLY
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
1P-ETH-LAD
PARGY-LAD
2C-T-7
Escaline
5-MeO-DALT
DMT
4-AcO-DiPT
ΑMT
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
4-HO-DET
Allylescaline
Proscaline
4-HO-EPT
Psilocin
4-AcO-MiPT
Experience:170mg 4-AcO-DMT - Recklessness rewarded
25I-NBOMe
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
25B-NBOH
Japanese Maple.jpgJapanese Maple by Anonymous
Bufotenin
Experience:2.5g - Swim's first mushroom trip
LSM-775
MiPT
WcYKq.gifPainting by Anonymous
AL-LAD
2C-E
2C-I
25I-NBOH
LSA
Methallylescaline
DET
DOM
1P-LSD
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
Βk-2C-B
MPT
4-AcO-DET
DOC
Mirtazapine
5-MeO-MiPT
PRO-LAD
4-HO-DPT
Colour shifting field.jpgField by Anonymous
Efavirenz
25B-NBOMe
3C-E
DOI
Flowers by Chelsea Morgan.gifFlowers by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
2C-T-2
DOB
MiPLA
4-AcO-DMT
2C-C
Amanita muscaria
LSD
4-AcO-MET
1B-LSD
5-MeO-DiPT
25C-NBOMe
4-HO-DiPT
5-MeO-DMT
DPT
2C-D
5-MeO-DiBF
2C-B
ETH-LAD
MET
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Psilocybin mushrooms
4-HO-MPT
2C-T-21
Ibogaine
2C-P
Garden Painting by Anonymous.jpgGarden painting by Anonymous


Visual drifting

White Wolf Drinking Water by Anonymous - This animated .gif serves as an image example for a very common manifestation of psychedelic visual drifting which is specifically in the form of flowing.

Drifting is defined as the experience of the texture, shape, and general structure of objects and scenery appearing progressively warped, melted, and morphed across themselves.[3][5][16] These alterations gradually increase in intensity as a person stares, but are temporary and will reset to their normal appearance the moment a person double takes.

This effect is capable of manifesting itself across the 4 different levels of intensity described below:

  1. Peripheral - At the lowest level, visual drifting can be described as a wiggling of straight lines within the external environment. This occurs exclusively within a person's peripheral vision and cannot be directly looked at.
  2. Direct - At this level, visual drifting does not necessarily increase in intensity, but can now be directly looked at within a person's central line of sight. This partially alters the appearance and form of shapes, objects, and sceneries within the external environment, causing them to subtly drift, bend, and morph.
  3. Distinct - At this level, visual drifting becomes powerful enough to drastically alter and transform the shape of specific objects within a person's external environment. If one stares at a fixed point and keeps their eyes relatively motionless, the effect can be powerful enough to render objects progressively unrecognizable from their original form.
  4. All-encompassing - At the highest level of visual drifting, the intensity becomes powerful enough to distort not just specific objects, but every single point of a person's vision and the entirety of the external environment. This creates the appearance of an extremely smudged, warped, and blended mass of unrecognisable visual data.

Drifting is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as symmetrical texture repetition and tracers.[3][2] 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 and dissociatives such as MDMA or 3-MeO-PCP.

The particular style of this visual effect depends on the specific continuously changing direction, speed, and rhythm of the distortion. This results in a small variety of different manifestations which are defined and listed below:

Morphing

Morphing can be described as a style of visual drifting which is completely disorganised and spontaneous in both its rhythm and direction. It results in objects and scenery appearing to change gradually, morph, and warp in their size, shape, and configuration.

Breathing

Breathing can be described as a style of visual drifting which results in objects and scenery appearing to steadily contract inwards and expand outwards in a consistent rhythm, similar to the lungs of a living organism.

Melting

Melting can be described as a style of visual drifting which results in the texture of objects and scenery appearing to completely or partially melt. It begins at lower intensities as a gradual distortion of an object's texture which causes them to subtly droop, wobble, and lose their structural integrity. This gradually increases until it becomes impossible to ignore as the lines, textures, and colour between solid objects melt into one another in an extremely fluid style.

Flowing

Flowing can be described as a style of visual drifting which seems to occur almost exclusively on textures (particularly if they are highly detailed, complex, or rough in appearance). It results in the textures appearing to flow like a river in a seamless, looped animation. It is particularly common on wood grain or the fur of animals.

Image examples

 Caption
Methallylescaline
4-AcO-MET
Experience:25mg (insufflated) - Simultaneously amazing and horrible
Amphetamine
Experience:225ug LSD + 9g cubensis - Galactic Melt and the Meverse
Experience:DMT (~50mg) + Cannabis - Geometric Angels
Symmetric pattern drifting.gifSymmetric drifting patterns by Anonymous
Bufotenin
Experience:20x Extract - a tall humanoid figure wearing a white cloak
Βk-2C-B
ETH-LAD
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
Lisdexamfetamine
2-FMA
A-PHP
Wood.gifBreathing wooden post by Chelsea Morgan
25C-NBOMe
Galantamine
2C-B-FLY
EPT
Experience:250 seeds - Harsh body load
2C-C
25I-NBOH
Psilocin
2C-T-21
ALD-52
Mirtazapine
LSZ
Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow
Ibogaine
Desoxypipradrol
Experience:300µg AL-LAD - Don't worry, because you're everyone!
Experience:30mg - Horrible bodyload
5-MeO-DiPT
Experience:2 hits of LSD + weed - Mindfuck
PRO-LAD
DiPT
4-HO-EPT
2-FEA
Experience:Unknown Dose DOC (Insufflated) - Overdosing and Terifying Ego Death
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
PMMA
Drifting cat by Anonymous.gifDrifting Cat by Anonymous
Allylescaline
Experience:DXM & DPH in combination
Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
LSD
Experience:4-HO-MET 22mg oral
AL-LAD
Experience:4-AcO-DMT + 200mg Pill
Escaline
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
2C-D
4-HO-MPT
Dextromethorphan
DMT
25I-NBOMe
5-MeO-DMT
2bZZ1Dg.jpgDrifting by Anonymous
3,4-CTMP
Experience:6-10g Red Maeng Da - Minor Dissociation and a Peculiar "Nod"
25N-NBOMe
Experience: LSD (Unknown dosage) - My experiences with LSD and anorexia/bulemia
2C-I
GABAergic hallucinogens
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
Red Woods by CountRoloff.jpgRedwoods by CountRoloff
Experience:120mg - Garden of The Gods
Flowing Fruit.gifFlowing fruit by Anonymous
Experience:225ug - Sheer Awe and Joy
Experience:3 drops of cinnamon bark oil/ 5 drops of german chamomile oil/ 2mL of nutmeg oil in lecithin - experiments with nutmeg oil
Living Room by Chelsea Morgan.jpgLiving room by Chelsea Morgan
MiPLA
Experience:50mg - How's the short-term memory?
4-AcO-MiPT
Experience:Datura & DPH - Results of Experiment by Isopropanol
Experience:30mg - Psychostimulant egodeath
Zolpidem
TMA-6
DOB
Experience:100ug 1P-LSD - A Fear and loathing into Bliss
Bromo-DragonFLY
4-HO-DET
Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
Experience: 18 mg 2C-I - Visually intense and strong bodily sensations
Diphenhydramine
Ayahuasca
1P-ETH-LAD
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
MPT
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Tumblr n37xm8eyf31r8oyaho1 400.gifDrifting gun by Anonymous
Experience: 5-EAPB (60mg) + 2-FMA (20mg) + 4-AcO-DMT (10mg) - Emotional catharsis
DPT
4-AcO-DiPT
Zopiclone
2C-T-2
ΑMT
2C-E
Experience:2.5g - Swim's first mushroom trip
Propylhexedrine
2C-B
Experience:45mg 2cc & 45mg 4-aco-dmt - Ego death and loneliness
Experience:2g Syrian rue + 1g Mimosa Hostilis - These voices are the building blocks of consciousness
DET
5-MeO-DiBF
Experience:2.5g Mushrooms + 500mg DMT
Experience: 32mg 2C-B - Bromo Mescaline
PMA
Efavirenz
LSA
DOC
PARGY-LAD
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
4-HO-MiPT
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
5-MeO-DALT
Experience:LSD (120ug) - An Overdose of LSD and Trip into Insanity
Experience:2 grams Psilocybe Cubensis + 2.7 grams Syrian Rue - The Psilohuasca Albino Fox
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience:4-HO-MiPT / A care free psychedelic getaway
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
Experience:40mg DMT - Second breakthrough
Experience:2 x 150 LSD tabs
Experience:LSA (20 HWBR seeds) – A pleasant adventure with a harsh body load
Benzydamine
Experience:40 mg 4-HO-MPT - Underwhelming Experience
Experience:75 mg - Good tunes feat. Jeb Bush
DOI
Experience:Into the Multiverse
4-HO-DPT
1P-LSD
2C-T-7
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
Experience:A combination of DOC, 5-MAPB, 5-MeO-DMT, ETH-LAD, Cannabis, Pentedrone
1B-LSD
Experience:800 seeds LSA - My First Trip Ever
Experience:2.5g Peganum Harmala + 250µg LSD - Ecstasy of Love and Misanthropy
Experience:170mg 4-AcO-DMT - Recklessness rewarded
Experience:Datura Alcoholic Tincture
Salvinorin A
Experience:1064mgs - Fascinating DXM experience - Unusual effects
Cyclazodone
Experience:40mg smoked - Ego death and unity with a friend
DAT BREATHIN' YO!.gifBreathing wooden post by Anonymous
Methamphetamine
Experience:3.5g Syrian rue + 30g Mimosa Hostilis brew - flying through a rainbow tunnel
Datura
MiPT
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
Ephenidine
25B-NBOH
MET
Visual Drifting by Anonymous.jpgVisual drifting by Anonymous
Experience:250mg MDA / 250mg MDMA - unnecessarily large dosage
Experience:25mg Quetiapine - Nice buzz
4-HO-MET
MCPP
Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
TMA-2
Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
Experience:2.5g Syrian rue + 6g Mimosa Hostilis - Becoming God (my second experience with unity)
White Wolf Drinking Water by Anonymous.gifWhite Wolf Drinking Water by Anonymous
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
25B-NBOMe
4-AcO-DMT
Experience: 450 Datura seeds - Talking to Ghosts
25D-NBOMe
Experience:30mg 4-HO-MiPT - Positively groovy
LSM-775
2C-P
LucytheFairy.gifLucy the Fairy by StingrayZ
Experience:700mg - Joining the 700 club
Experience:354mg DXM, weed, nicotine - Descending into the void
5-Hydroxytryptophan
A-PVP
3C-E
5-MeO-MiPT
Wibbly Wobbly Bed Room by Chelsea Morgan.jpgWibbly Wobbly Bedroom by Chelsea Morgan
Experience: 80mg EPT - Bummer
4-HO-DiPT
Mescaline
DOM
Proscaline
Amanita muscaria
Experience:5 yopo seeds - Midnight Jungle
4-AcO-DET
Mobile Phone by Chelsea Morgan.jpgMobile phone by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:30mg (smoked) DMT - The Monolith
25C-NBOH
The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.gifThe Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh


Variations

The specific differences between each potential style of drifting can be broken down into the following variations and may occur independent of effect intensity:

  • Intricate vs. Simplistic – Drifting can alter the external environment in a way that spreads out in many different complex directions and results in the original piece of sensory input becoming completely unrecognisable in appearance. Alternately, it can be simplistic in nature consisting of simple warping, wiggling and bending even at high dosages of psychoactive substances.
  • Slow vs. Fast – Drifting can manifest as alterations that progress at a sudden rate and produce fast movement in the visual field or it can manifest gradually and move slowly as a person stares into it.
  • Smooth vs. Jittery – Drifting can manifest as a smooth, fluid, and seamless movement or it can manifest as jittery with an extremely slow frame rate that moves in sudden and partial transitions.
  • Static vs. Fleeting – Drifting can either freeze in its distorted position until one performs a double take or can be extremely fleeting in nature, resetting almost as soon as a person tries to look directly at it.
  • Realistic vs. Unrealistic – Drifting can either look convincingly natural and life-like in its appearance and motion or can look extremely cartoon-like, exaggerated and unrealistic.

Depth perception distortions

Depth perception distortions are defined as alterations in how a person perceives the distance of various objects within their visual field.[15] During this state, the various layers of scenery can become exaggerated, skewed, or completely rearranged.[5][17][18][19] An example of this could be the swapping of layers in a given environment, in which objects in the background begin to appear as if they are in the foreground and objects in the foreground appear as if they are in the background. In other instances, the same distortion is applied to the entire visual field, such as everything appearing small and distant or large and near.

Another example of these distortions is the complete loss of depth perception.[17][20] This occurs when the different sections of a scene appear to unify into a flat 2-dimensional image regardless of their actual distance from each other and the observer.

Depth perception distortions are often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as perspective distortions and drifting. They are most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Tracers

Tracers by Kaylee - This animation serves as an accurate portrayal of the commonly experienced psychedelic effect known as tracers (level 3).

Tracers are defined as the experience of trails of varying lengths and opacity being left behind moving objects in a manner that is similar to those found in long exposure photography.[21] These can manifest as exactly the same colour of the moving object which is producing it or can sometimes be a randomly selected colour of their own.

A relatively consistent way to reproduce this visual effect is to simply move one's hand in front of their face or throw an object under the influence of a moderate dose of psychedelics.

This effect is capable of manifesting itself across the 4 different levels of intensity described below:

  1. Subtle - At the lowest level, tracers can be described as an almost completely transparent after image which disappears quickly and drags closely behind moving objects.
  2. Distinct - At this level, tracers increase in length to become roughly half as long as the distance across the visual field which the object it is following has travelled. The clarity of these tracers shifts from barely visible to distinct and partially transparent in colour.
  3. Intense - At this level, tracers become mostly solid in appearance and almost completely opaque with increasingly distinct and sharp edges. This creates a clear contrast between the tracer itself and the background behind it. The tracers become slower to fade from a person's vision and can remain in the air for up to several seconds. This results in longer trails covering the entire distance across the visual field which the object creating it has moved.
  4. All-encompassing - At the highest level, a person’s visual field has become so sensitive to the creation of tracers that it entirely smudges and blurs into an all-encompassing tracer at the slightest movement of an object or the eye. This can make it extremely difficult to see unless one's eyes are kept still in a motionless environment as tracers linger almost indefinitely or until one looks elsewhere within their visual field.

Tracers are often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as drifting and after images. They are most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic[22][23] compounds, such as LSD[8][24][25][26], psilocybin, and mescaline. However, they can also occur less commonly under the influence of certain stimulants and dissociatives such as MDMA or 3-MeO-PCP.

Image examples

 Caption
Experience:2mg Etizolam & N20 - "Hippy Crack" Indeed
Methallylescaline
Mescaline
DOB
3-MMC
Allylescaline
Ibogaine
Harmala alkaloid
PMMA
MPT
25D-NBOMe
ΑMT
Experience:DMT (~50mg) + Cannabis - Geometric Angels
5-Hydroxytryptophan
2C-T-7
2C-D
LSA
5-MeO-MiPT
4-AcO-MET
4-HO-EPT
MDMA
Tracersblur.jpgTracers by Chelsea Morgan and ohwatever
Proscaline
4-HO-DET
DOC
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis
DOI
4-HO-DiPT
MDAI
Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
DPT
TMA-6
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
4-AcO-DiPT
1P-LSD
Experience:800 seeds LSA - My First Trip Ever
Pregabalin
Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
3C-E
Motion by Bill Wadman.jpgMotion by Bill Wadman
MiPT
Ayahuasca
ALD-52
25B-NBOMe
Shamanic tracers by Anonymous.jpgShamanic tracers by Anonymous
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
Escaline
5-MeO-DiBF
LSM-775
PRO-LAD
Βk-2C-B
4-HO-MET
PMA
Mirtazapine
MDEA
Efavirenz
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
4-AcO-DET
4-HO-MiPT
Experience:25mg Deschloroketamine - My first time orally dosing DCK
25C-NBOMe
4-AcO-DMT
MDA
2C-T-2
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
25I-NBOH
25C-NBOH
DET
Cannabis
4-HO-DPT
Zopiclone
1B-LSD
PARGY-LAD
MiPLA
Experience:3 drops of cinnamon bark oil/ 5 drops of german chamomile oil/ 2mL of nutmeg oil in lecithin - experiments with nutmeg oil
4-HO-MPT
Experience:Ephenidine:185mg - A Weird and Rewarding Trip
ETH-LAD
2C-P
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
2C-I
5-MeO-DALT
LSD
6-APB
MCPP
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
MET
4-AcO-MiPT
Dextromethorphan
Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
2C-E
2C-B
DOM
Experience:300μg 1P-LSD + 40mg diphenidine - My first psychotic break
25I-NBOMe
Experience:4-AcO-DMT + 200mg Pill
Tumbling Dice by Rosendahl.jpgTumbling Dice by Rosendahl
GABAergic hallucinogens
25B-NBOH
Experience:120mg - Garden of The Gods
TMA-2
6-APDB
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
LSZ
2C-T-21
AL-LAD
Psilocin
Psilocybin mushrooms
Amanita muscaria
2C-B-FLY
2C-C
1P-ETH-LAD
DMT
5-MeO-DiPT
Bromo-DragonFLY


Symmetrical texture repetition

Grass by Chelsea Morgan - This image serves as accurate portrayal of the commonly experienced psychedelic effect known as Symmetrical texture repetition.

Symmetrical texture repetition is defined as the perception of textures becoming mirrored repeatedly over their own surface in an intricate and symmetrical fashion that is consistent across itself. This maintains the same level of detail no matter how closely one attempts to look at the distortion and tends to remain most prominent within one's peripheral vision. It usually manifests itself in rough textures such as grass, carpets, tree bark, and asphalt.

During this state, if one stares at a fixed point the symmetrical texture repetition may progressively increase and further tesselate into more complex forms. However, this progression of complexity will usually reset back to baseline as soon as one double takes.

Symmetrical texture repetition is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as pattern recognition enhancement[2][3] and transformations in a manner which can result in the appearance of a huge array of abstract forms and imagery embedded within the symmetry. It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, it can also occur less commonly under the influence of certain stimulants and dissociatives, such as MDMA or 3-MeO-PCP.


Scenery slicing

Scenery Slicing by StingrayZ - This image serves as an accurate portrayal of the commonly experienced effect known as scenery slicing.

Scenery slicing is defined as the experience of a person's visual field appearing to split into separate cleanly cut sections, these individual slices then proceed to drift slowly away from their original position before disappearing and resetting to normalcy. This effect typically occurs spontaneously and rarely sustains itself for more than several seconds.

The organisation of these slices can be quite varied; they can be as simple as three separate sections or extremely complex, with formations such as multiple intricate slices of moving interlocking spirals or an infinite variety of other potential geometric designs.

Scenery slicing is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as environmental cubism and visual disconnection. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of dissociative compounds, such as ketamine, PCP, and DXM. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of psychedelics[2] such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Image examples

 Caption
Psilocybin mushrooms
DPT
3-MeO-PCE
25B-NBOH
4-AcO-MET
Scenery Slicing by Xanny.gifScenery Slicing by Subsentience
ETH-LAD
25I-NBOH
4-AcO-DMT
O-PCE
Salvinorin A
Memantine
Scenery slicing.jpgA Walk in the Park by Chelsea Morgan
4-HO-MET
Mescaline
1P-ETH-LAD
3-HO-PCP
Finn Jumping Rocks by Chelsea Morgan.jpgFinn Jumping Rocks by Chelsea Morgan
4-MeO-PCP
2C-B
AL-LAD
2C-I
Experience:Into the Multiverse
Diphenidine
2C-P
Methoxetamine
LSD
Ephenidine
2C-E
4-HO-DPT
Methoxphenidine
Ketamine
DOM
25C-NBOH
PCE
MET
25I-NBOMe
1P-LSD
PCP
2-Fluorodeschloroketamine
Escaline
25B-NBOMe
1B-LSD
Experience:2 tabs DOB - My DOB Nightmare
5-MeO-MiPT
2C-T-2
Psilocin
ΑMT
DMT
25C-NBOMe
3-MeO-PCP
MiPLA
2C-T-7
LSA
3-HO-PCE
Ayahuasca
Dextromethorphan
Llama by Chelsea Morgan.jpgLlama by Chelsea Morgan
Efavirenz
Dissociative scenery slicing by Chelsea Morgan.jpgDissociative scenery slicing by Chelsea Morgan


Geometry

Switch by Sam Perkins - This image serves as an example of a single frame of typical level 4 psychedelic geometry.

Geometry is defined as the experience of a person's field of vision becoming partially or completely encompassed by fast-moving, colorful, and indescribably complex geometric patterns,[2][8][27][28][16][29][30] form constants,[31][32] shapes,[28] fractals,[28] and colors. These geometric forms can also become structured and organized in a manner that appears to present genuine information to the person experiencing them far beyond the perception of meaningless, although complex, shapes, and colors. The geometric representations may feel as though they depict specific concepts and neurological processes that exist within the brain in an extremely detailed manner.

Geometry is rarely motionless and is generally extremely fast-moving,[2] and self-changing in regards to its shape and style. During this process, the geometry naturally drifts laterally or radially across the visual field to create overlapping webs of geometric patterns which transition through many distinct states, all of which are visible within a single perceptual frame.

This experience is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as internal hallucinations,[28] environmental patterning, and drifting. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds such as LSD,[28] psilocybin, and mescaline. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of cannabinoids, entactogens, and dissociatives such as cannabis,[27] MDMA, and DXM.

Geometry is capable of manifesting itself across known nine different levels of intensity. These tend to depend on the dosage, but can also fluctuate wildly in their intensity due to external triggers such as a person's set and setting. The individual levels are defined below:

1. Visual noise

At the lowest level — which may be experienced in a completely sober state — geometry is perceived as visual noise or static, combined with stray light and dark red regions that appear under the eyelids.

2. Motion and color

At this level — which is also obtainable without hallucinogens — the effect can be described as the appearance of unstructured regions of sudden flashes and clouds of color. These are typically referred to as phosphenes and can often be experienced in a sober state by rubbing or applying pressure on or near the closed eyes.

3. Partially defined geometry

At this level, relatively complex shapes and patterns with a vague structure begin to form. These patterns remain strictly two-dimensional. Geometry at this level is fine, small, and zoomed out in size with a dark color palette that typically limits itself to only a few different shades, such as blacks, reds, and dark purples. They are displayed in front of both the open and closed eye visual fields across a flat veil of geometry. However, they are significantly more detailed with the eyes closed or within dark environments.

4. Fully defined geometry

At this level, the detail in which the geometry displays itself becomes profoundly complex and fully structured, but still remains strictly two-dimensional. At this point, the geometry becomes larger in size and extremely intricate in detail with a color palette that is nearly limitless in its possibilities. They are displayed on both the open and closed eye visual field across a flat veil of geometry that floats directly before a person's eyes, remaining significantly more detailed with the eyes closed or in dark environments.

5. 3-Dimensional geometry

At this level, the geometry has become fully three-dimensional in its shape and position across the visual field. This adds a new layer of visual complexity and leaves the geometry sprawled out across the surfaces and objects of a person's environment instead of merely displaying themselves across a basic and flat veil in front of one's visual field.

6. Partially overriding visual perception

At this level, the geometry has become so intense, vivid, and bright that it has begun to block out and replace the external world. The visual perception of a person's environment begins to be replaced by geometry, with objects and scenery either transforming into complex geometric structures or simply being blocked out and covered by them. This occurs in a manner that drastically impairs the use of a person's normal vision. From this level of geometry onwards it is even possible to view geometry which is perceived to be four-dimensional or created from new, ineffable, non-euclidean, or nonsensical geometrical principles, although this is more common at higher levels.

7. Fully overriding visual perception

At this level, the geometry continues to become more intense, vivid, and bright as it begins to completely block out or replace the external world and a person's sense of normal sight become completely impaired. This creates the perception that one is no longer within the external environment, but has "broken through" into another reality of extremely complex and otherworldly geometric forms.

Level 8A and level 8B

At the highest level, geometry is capable of forking off into two separate levels of equal intensity known as level 8A and 8B. Environmental factors, a person's state of mind, and the substance consumed may determine which level a person experiences.

Once visual geometry reaches level 8A or 8B it begins to become structured and organized in a way that appears to present genuine information to the person experiencing it far beyond the preceding seven levels of relatively meaningless, although complex, shapes and colours. This occurs through the perception of innately understood geometric forms that feel as if they depict specific concepts and neurological processes that exist within the brain. Although this is also possible to a much lesser extent at lower levels it does not occur as consistently, and the intensity of it at levels 8A and 8B is significantly higher. At this point concepts can be seen as not just embedded within a person's closed or open eye visual field, but can also be simultaneously felt through indescribably complex physical and cognitive sensations.

It is worth noting that there are particular attributes of psychedelic substances which tend to result in a higher likelihood of level 8A over 8B and vice versa. Psychedelics which are physically stimulating and contain low amounts of hallucinatory content typically result in level 8A. For example, hallucinogens which tend towards causing level 8A include LSD, 2C-B, and 4-HO-MET. In contrast, psychedelics which lead to level 8B are typically sedating in physical effects and contain high amounts of hallucinatory content. For example, hallucinogens which tend towards causing level 8B include psilocybin, LSA, DMT, and 2C-T-7.

8A - Perceived exposure to semantic concept network
A visualisation of the brain's semantic concept hierarchy based upon data collected through fMRI scans.[33][34]

8A geometry is one of the two potential final levels of visual geometry; the other is 8B geometry.

A level 8A experience can be described as the feeling of being exposed to a seemingly infinite mass of geometry comprised entirely of innately comprehensible representations which are perceived to simultaneously convey every internally stored concept, memory, process, and neurological structure stored within the mind. This experience is not just perceived through visual geometric data, but is also felt in an incomprehensible level of detail that manifests in the form of complex cognitive and physical sensations. These sensations are felt to convey an equal amount of innately understandable information as that of which is also experienced through a person's vision.

At the lower end of level 8A this effect is something that fluctuates wildly and is neither constant nor consistent in its intensity. Instead, it is momentarily triggered by the experience of a concept. For example, if someone were to say the word "Internet" to a person who is currently undergoing this state they would see the mind's concept of the Internet immediately manifested in a geometric form amidst the very center of their visual field. This form will then quickly branch out from itself in a manner which is similar to a spider diagram or mind map chart, such as a network of geometric nodes descending from an origin concept where each node in the network is directly associated with their parent node, but with each degree of separation from the origin reducing the level of association with the source concept. For example, with the origin concept "Internet" one may have dozens of immediate child nodes that are representative of computers, which may have associated descendant nodes involving technologies, which may have their own children which represent human intelligence, which may also have child nodes involving all concepts related to the evolution of humanity, and so on until all concepts known to the person are represented within the network.

Once this occurs the sensory overload can temporarily disconnect one from their external environment and result in simultaneous long-term memory suppression or "ego death" for several seconds to a minute before a person is returned to reality until something triggers the process again, usually immediately. It is worth noting, however, that at this level it can to a certain extent be disabled through continuous physical movement. This seems to be because movement stops the process from branching out into everything by not giving the effect the time it needs to lock onto a concept.

As the dose of the psychoactive substance is increased, the process becomes easier to trigger while extending its length and duration. This eventually results in a stable state of complete disconnection from the external environment alongside of sustained "ego death" and a lasting sense which is often interpreted as experiencing all of existence in a single instant.

8B - Perceived exposure to inner mechanics of consciousness
An analogous representation of the visualization of neural circuitry

8B geometry is one of the two potential final levels of visual geometry; the other is 8A geometry.

The experience of level 8B can be described as the feeling of being exposed to a mass of geometry comprised entirely of innately readable geometric representations which subjectively feel as if they convey the inner mechanics that compose all underlying neurological processes. During this experience, the organization, structure, and programming behind a person's conscious experience are perceived as conceptually understood. It is generally interpreted by those who undergo it as perceiving the supposed inner workings of either the universe, consciousness, or reality. This experience as a whole is perceived through innately understood visual geometric data and is also physically felt in an incomprehensible level of detail through accompanying complex cognitive and tactile sensations.

At the lower end of level 8B geometry, the experience manifests itself as being able to perceive the supposed organization and structure behind one's current conscious thought stream. This is typically presented in the form of a complex, multisensory, and fast-moving network that contains innately understood and relevant geometric representations of specific and abstract concepts. The experience of these innately understandable geometric representations consistently triggers one to visualize and physically feel the concept through highly detailed conceptual thinking.

At the higher end of level 8B geometry, the effect retains its lower levels but expands itself to include the experience of subjectively perceiving, through innately understandable geometric representations, the architecture of subconscious neurological processes which are usually outside of one's normal daily perception or understanding. These processes are often interpreted to include concepts such as the structure of one's neurology, memories, perspectives, emotions, and general cognitive functions.

Level 8B geometry may feel capable of bestowing specific pieces of information onto substance users regarding the nature of reality and human consciousness through the experience of them. These specific pieces of information are usually felt and understood to be a profound unveiling of an undeniable truth at the time, but afterwards they are often found to be either ineffable or simply nonsensical and delusional. Occasionally, however, genuine lessons or coherent messages are innately interpreted through this experience. It’s extremely important to note, that the scientific validity of these lessons is very uncertain and should never be immediately accepted as true without an extremely thorough and sober analysis.

It is worth noting that a greatly simplified and purely cognitive version of this effect is also capable of manifesting itself with no accompanying visual effects.

Image examples

Psychedelic artwork

 Caption
Breakthrough by Larry Carlson.jpgBreakthrough by Larry Carlson
The Phenakistoscope-diamond by Larry Carlson.jpgThe Phenakistoscope-diamond by Larry Carlson
Alien by 013a.jpgUntitled by Anonymous
Geometric.jpgUntitled by Anonymous
1299752566162.pngUntitled by Anonymous
0zisA.jpgUntitled by Luke Brown
Switch by Sam Perkins.pngSwitch. by Sam Perkins
HOGGK.jpgUntitled by Anonymous
Tesselation.jpgTessellation by M. C. Escher
Abstract by Matt W. Moore.jpgAbstract by Matt W. Moore
Lake on LSD by Mrmedicman.jpgLake on LSD by mrmedicman
In the tree by Eddie calz.jpgIn the tree by Eddie calz
Wail to god by Anthony F. Schepperd.gifWail to god by Anthony F. Schepperd (0:50)
Magnolia Sun by Larry Carlson.jpgMagnolia Sun by Larry Carlson

Fractals

 Caption
J7gqGh.jpgFractals by Anonymous
Geometry1.jpgFractals by Anonymous
KBhSz.jpgFractals by Anonymous
Rednwhite.pngFractals by Anonymous
Nw80rh.jpgFractals by Anonymous
NPBg8h.jpgFractals by Anonymous
Fractals4.jpgFractals by Anonymous
ZoomingIntoInfinity.jpgZooming into Infinity by Naps284
WIRTVh.jpgFractals by Anonymous
Ld4Glh.jpgFractals by Anonymous
Natural fractal close up.jpgNatural Fractal - Close-up by Windy Power

Shipibo textiles

 Caption
KnwV4.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
IzZWE.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
PrfHwh.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
DVhvP.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
Nrbq5h.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
VuB63.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
MI3JZ.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
PBUm0h.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
DHOOC.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
QnovUh.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
Geometry2.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
Geometry3.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
OanJzh.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
8D3CFh.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
MZutL.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
JBBBY.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people
6VV07.jpgUntitled by Shipibo-Conibo people

Variations

The specific differences between each potential style of geometry can be broken down into the following variations:

  • Intricate vs. simplistic - Geometry can either present itself as incomprehensibly intricate and complex in its appearance or simplistic, basic and comprehensible even at higher doses. For example, the geometry associated with dissociatives tends to be consistently overly simplistic in form while most psychedelics are significantly more intricate.
  • Algorithmic vs. abstract - Geometry can either appear to follow mathematical rules and logically consistent forms in its design (which often results in high amounts of fractals and semi-predictable shapes). In contrast to this, however, geometry can also be completely abstract or random in its appearance in a way that contains an infinite amount of completely unpredictable variety.
  • Organic vs. synthetic - Geometry can either feel subjectively organic and natural in its visual style, or it can feel synthetic and digital.
  • Unstructured vs. structured - Geometry can either present itself as completely disorganized and unstructured or it can form and condense into a variety of 3-dimensional mechanical and ever-shifting structures which are comprised out of and based upon condensed geometry.
  • Dimly lit vs. brightly lit - Geometry can either present itself as extremely dark and hard to make out from its background or, in contrast, it can be brightly lit and extremely easy to distinguish from its background. For example, the geometry associated with dissociatives tends to be consistently darker in appearance while most psychedelics are significantly brighter.
  • Multicolored vs. monotone - The color scheme that geometry follows can range from extremely varied and multicolored in style to consisting of little (if any) color variety such as grays, purples and blacks
  • Flat shading vs. glossy shading - The shading of geometry can either be flat, bright and simplistic or glossy with depth, gradients, highlights, and shading.
  • Sharp edges vs. soft edges - Geometry can have sharp edges which are extremely well-defined around its perimeter (sometimes with thick black outlines around its edges). In contrast to this, they can also be soft and blurred around the edges, merging seamlessly into each other in a manner which does not affect its intricacy.
  • Large vs. small - Regarding its size, geometry can be extremely large and zoomed in or fine and zoomed out in a way that does not affect its level of intricacy.
  • Fast vs. slow - In terms of its speed, geometry can shift and morph so fast into itself that the amount of information presented to the tripper in extremely short periods of time becomes incomprehensible to process. In contrast to this, they can move slowly and comprehensibly, swirling and shifting into themselves to present ever-changing geometric forms that can be observed at a much higher level of detail.
  • Smooth vs. jittery - In terms of its motion, geometry can move smoothly with a high frame rate, or it can be jittery in its motion with lag and a low frame rate.
  • Round corners vs. angular corners - Geometry can either have mostly rounded and circular corners or mostly sharp corners with sharp and angular geometry.
  • Non-immersive vs. immersive - Geometry can be manifested in front of one's face on a in a manner which feels separate and as if it was being presented on some screen without a distinct sense of size or distance attributed to it. In contrast, geometry can feel as if one is completely immersed in and surrounded by it with a distinct sense of attributed size and distance.
  • Consistent vs. progressive - Geometry can be manifested as consistent and steady in its intensity, complexity and visibility regardless of disturbances within the external environment. In contrast, however, it can manifest as progressive in its intensity which means that disturbances and sensory input such as bright lights, loud noises and distractions within the external environment will prevent or cut off the intensity, complexity and visibility from building up to its limit whilst darkness will cause it to steadily rise in complexity.
  • Level 8A vs. level 8B - At its eighth and highest level of experience, geometry is capable of branching off into two different directions of equal intensity. The first of these is Level 8A – exposure to semantic concept network and the second of these is Level 8B – exposure to the internal mechanics of consciousness.

Hallucinatory states

Transformations

This animation serves as a replication for the common psychedelic visual effect known as transformations. It accurately demonstrates the smooth and fluid-like transitions of an object as it morphs between a variety of other forms.

Transformations are defined as the experience of a perceived visual metamorphosis that specific parts of one's external environment undergo as they shapeshift into other objects. For example, people who undergo this effect will often report seeing parts of their environment shifting into completely different things. These transformations have a huge variety of potential artistic styles and differing levels of detail, realism, and animation.

These hallucinations are progressive in nature, which means they form by arising from patterns or objects and then, over a period of seconds, the object smoothly drifts in a fluid-like motion into an entirely new form. This is significantly enhanced and fueled by the separate visual effect of pattern recognition enhancement. It causes vague stimuli and objects to transform into incredibly detailed versions of what they were already perceived as being.

At lower levels, the process of transformation can require some minimal amount of focus and concentration to sustain and will appear more often in the peripheral field of vision. Losing concentration for an instant can cause the image to fade away or shift into another image. Holding the eyes still will usually increase the intensity of the progressive transformation. However, at higher levels, this becomes completely unnecessary.

It is worth noting that the content, style, and general behaviour of a transformation is often largely dependent on the emotional state of the person experiencing it. For example, a person who is emotionally stable and generally happy will usually be more prone to experiencing neutral and interesting transformations. In contrast, however, a person who is emotionally unstable and generally unhappy will usually be more prone to experiencing sinister and fear-inducing transformations which have the potential to exacerbate even more the negative feelings.

Transformations are often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as drifting, pattern recognition enhancement and external hallucinations. They are most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, they can also occur under the influence of deliriants such as DPH, datura, and benzydamine.


Internal hallucinations

Parabolic Vehicle of Conception by Adam Scott Miller - This serves as an example of visionary art which attempts to accurately portray and replicate the experience of psychedelic level 5 geometry combined with level 3 internal hallucinations.

An internal hallucination is defined as the perception of a visual hallucination that exclusively occurs within an imagined environment which can typically only be viewed with closed eyes,[35][36] similar to those found within dreams.[37][38][39] This is in stark contrast to external hallucinations, which display themselves seamlessly into the external environment as if they were actually happening.

At lower levels, internal hallucinations begin with imagery on the back of a person's eyelids which do not take up the entirety of one's visual field and are distinct from their background. These can be described as spontaneous moving or still images of scenes, concepts, places, and anything one could imagine. The imagery is manifested in varying levels of realism, ranging from ill-defined and cartoon-like in nature to wholly realistic. They rarely hold their form for more than a few seconds before fading or shifting into another image. It is worth noting that this level of intensity occurs in a highly similar manner to that of hypnagogia, the state between sleep and wakefulness.

At higher levels, internal hallucinations become increasingly elaborate as they eventually become all-encompassing, fully-fledged 3D scenes which surround the person in a similar manner to that of dreams. This can create the feeling that one has "broken-through" into another reality. The things which occur within this perceived alternate reality can be anything but fall under common archetypes, such as contact with autonomous entities alongside a wide variety of imagined landscapes, and scenarios.

This effect is capable of manifesting itself across the 5 different levels of intensity described below:

  1. Enhancement of mental visualization - At the lowest level internal hallucinations can be defined as a distinct enhancement of mental visualisation that a person drifts into when daydreaming or using their imagination. It can be described as a short-term detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by an ill-defined fantasy. The details of this internal visualisation are slightly spontaneous or autonomous in nature but are mostly controlled by the content of one's current thought stream.
  2. Partially defined imagery - At this level, internal hallucinations consist of partially defined, blurred, and faded imagery within a person's visual field.
  3. Fully defined imagery - At this level, the vividness and intensity increases in a fashion which renders the imagery seen within one's visual field as fully defined and realistic in its appearance.
  4. Partially defined immersion - At this level, the vividness, scope, and intensity of the hallucinations become all-encompassing in a way which begins to display momentary flashes of scenes which surround the person in an immersive environment in a similar fashion to that of a vague dream. Although all-encompassing, they are often blurred or transparent in appearance, and a person's physical body still feels as if it is partially connected to the real world.
  5. Fully defined immersion - At the highest level, the internal hallucinations further increase to become all-encompassing in a manner which displays long-lasting scenes which surround the person with an explorable and fully immersive environment which is similar to that of a dream. This occurs in a fashion which is entirely realistic, detailed, and highly vivid in its appearance. It typically also occurs alongside relevant auditory and tactile hallucinations, as well as the sensation that a person has become completely disconnected from their physical body.

The content within these external hallucinations can be further broken down into four distinct subcomponents. These are described and documented within their own dedicated articles, each of which are listed below:

It is worth noting that the content, style, and general behaviour of an internal hallucination is often largely dependent on the emotional state of the person experiencing it. For example, a person who is emotionally stable and generally happy will usually be more prone to experiencing neutral, interesting, or positive hallucinations. In contrast, however, a person who is emotionally unstable and generally unhappy will usually be more prone to experiencing sinister, fear-inducing, and negative hallucinations.

Internal hallucinations are often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as geometry, external hallucinations and delusions. They are most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. However, they can also occur under the influence of stimulant psychosis, sleep deprivation, and during dreams.

Transition styles

Internal hallucinations typically last anywhere between 30 seconds and several minutes before the person slips back into reality or the presence of another hallucination. There are several different methods through which these hallucinations are transitioned between, these are described and documented below:

  • Zooming - Images can switch between each other via the experience of one's vision zooming into or out of the current image to such an extent that it reveals an entirely new hallucination.
  • Morphing - Images can switch between each other by transforming the details of their shape and structure to show an entirely new image. This can happen in a variety of different speeds and typically occurs in the style of a fluidlike motion.
  • Sliding - Images can switch between each other by sliding in a specific direction which then reveals an entirely new image behind them.
  • Fading - Images can change between each other by fading into nothingness before a completely new image fades back into view.
  • Splitting - Images can switch between each other by splitting into two or more sections which drift away from each other to reveal an entirely new hallucination behind it.
  • Tiling - Images can switch between each other by separating into geometric formations which then slide or fade away from each other to reveal an entirely new hallucination behind them.

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