sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Oct 5 07:05:30 UTC 2006
On Oct 2, 2006, at 3:02 AM, Alex Ramonsky wrote:
> Yo Eugen : )
> I did LSD for an average of four days per week from 1983-84.
> [Despite heroic attempts, we couldn't get it to work more often than
Hmm. Every few days was about the max as I remember it from my a lost
period in my youth long past and then only if you ate reasonably well
and took vitamins. No more than once a week for a relatively good
trip. Once every two - four weeks was better still.
> I personally felt pretty blissed out in very much the same way I
> have on heroin.
Bliss is only a small corner of what can/does happen with acid. It
usually happens, if it happens, about 2-3 hours in but sometimes on
the way back down. With acid a lot depends on "set and setting" and
of course on dosage. Never took heroin but as the mechanism is *very*
different I would expect they aren't that similar generally. I have
never heard of heroin having set and setting dependencies either.
> Maybe other people don't.
> I've only ever done heroin a couple of times, and that orally; so
> that may make a difference too.
> Drugs have very different effects on different people. I can only
> say what it was like for me. I do have colleagues who have done both
> and claim a similar experience, but perhaps the real answer here
> lies in one's personal semantics for the meaning of "blissed out".
> To me it means "Totally anxiety-free".
That is hardly "bliss" in my book. Bliss is more than absence of
> Or these days, perhaps I should say, "Normal".
Bliss is not normal. Or perhaps I should say that what is generally,
and the word implies/invokes generality, "normal" is not bliss.
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