101+ Psychedelic Quotes, and Sayings

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The word psychedelic literally means “mind revealing,” which is one way to describe the powerful effects of psychedelic drugs (sometimes also called hallucinogens or entheogens).

“Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”

Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness.

On The Importance of Psychedelics
Many people who use psychedelics have had life-changing experiences — almost always for the better. After using these substances it becomes clear how strongly society needs them as a whole.

Psychedelic Quotes

My life is proof that I don’t need you to do what I do. If there’s no one to see it, I’ll watch it.

“Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third-story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behavior and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.”

“It is no surprise that psychedelics, with their activation of deeply healing intelligent capacities, seem to spontaneously engender internal and interpersonal experiences of love.”

“LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.”

I was looking for something and I wasn’t sure what it was. [After experimenting with] certain funguses, I had a psychedelic experience where I looked up at the clouds and went, ‘Oh!’ I realized that we all have our own power and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen.

“It’s a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it’s healthy that people should have this experience.”

Classic rock, psychedelic rock – I like to dig up old music and see what I can get influenced by.

A life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”

“If you’re in a relaxed environment with the right setting and right music, and you’re not being overstimulated and don’t have an agenda of a party, you start to go places in your autobiography, in your past… You can start to deal with some very difficult material.”

“Part of what psychedelics do is they decondition you from cultural values. This is what makes it such a political hot potato. Since all culture is a kind of con game, the most dangerous candy you can hand out is one which causes people to start questioning the rules of the game.”

There is no such thing as recreational drug use.

“Psychedelics prove to you that there’s more than one way of seeing the world”

I already had top 10 records before ‘Sunshine Superman,’ with ‘Catch the Wind’ and ‘Colors,’ but this was a real breakthrough for me. It was a consciousness change for songwriting, as people are now saying I initiated the psychedelic revolution with this album, ‘Sunshine Superman.’

“With psychedelics … there is this epiphany that everything is connected. That we’re all tiny little beings on a huge planet. If you pull back and see the big picture, you see that we are all one organism, interconnected or interdependent.”

“Objects and their functions no longer had any significance. All I perceived was perception itself, the hell of forms and figures devoid of human emotion and detached from the reality of my unreal environment. I was an instrument in a virtual world that constantly renewed its own meaningless image in a living world that was itself perceived outside of nature. And since the appearance of things was no longer definitive but limitless, this paradisiacal awareness freed me from the reality external to myself. The fire and the rose, as it were, became one.”

The evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness.

“I think of going to the Grave without having a Psychedelic Experience is like going to the Grave without ever having Sex. It means that you never Figured out what it is all about. The Mystery is in the Body and the way the Body Works itself into Nature.”

FKA Twigs is stunning. She has a beautiful contemporary and unique sound with an almost psychedelic vibe. Her music is great for the runway.

Entheogens (or psychedelics, to be more historically correct) have now been recognized as the mother of our Western ecology and conservation movements, as well as the entire field of transpersonal psychology and our apparent desire to return to some firsthand spiritual and/or mystical understanding of god — rather than blindly accepting traditional religious dogma without an experiential basis.”

“Although many of us think of psychedelics as dangerous drugs, it’s time for a rethink. They are non-toxic, non-addictive, have very few side effects, and could potentially offer relief for people suffering from a range of psychological difficulties.”

“It’s a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it’s healthy that people should have this experience.”

I ask of cinema what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs.

“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which he tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.”

I have the craziest dreams when I’m digesting a massive amount. It feels so real, it’s psychedelic.

The forest is not only good to eat but good to think”

“I figured psychedelic therapy must be addressing the root of the problem rather than suppressing the symptoms.”

“…we were back at home, and I had returned to that reassuring but profoundly unsatisfactory state known as ‘being in one’s right mind.”

Know what [drug] you’re using, decide just why you’re using it, and you can have a rich experience.

“LSD was an incredible experience. Not that I’m recommending it for anybody else; but for me, it kind of it hammered home to me that reality was not a fixed thing. That the reality that we saw about us every day was one reality, and a valid one but that there were others, different perspectives where different things have meaning that was just as valid. That had a profound effect on me.”

Right from the outset, the prevailing mindset in British comics fandom was a radical and progressive one. We were all proto-hippies, and we all thought that comics would be greatly improved if everything was a bit psychedelic like Jim Steranko.

“The opportunity that we have in the landscape of psychedelics, I really think, is towards unity.”

“That’s why I always recommend a psychedelic experience because it makes you realize that all you’ve learned is in fact just learned and not necessarily the truth.”

“I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.”

The potential of psychedelic drugs to provide access to the interior universe, is, I believe, their most valuable property.

“How odd it is that writers like Belloc and Chesterton may sing the praises of alcohol (which is responsible for about two-thirds of the car accidents and three-quarters of the crimes of violence) and be regarded as good Christians and noble fellows. Whereas anyone who ventures to suggest that there may be other and less harmful shortcuts to self-transcendence is treated as a dangerous drug fiend and wicked perverter of weak-minded humanity.”

I used to wear this cowboy outfit. I wouldn’t take off. It was ridiculous. My mum was like, ‘You’ve got to take that off some time,’ and I was like, ‘No way, this is it.’ It was the ’70s – it was turquoise and yellow, really psychedelic colors. I wanted to be a psychedelic cowboy.

“No one is saying that psychedelics are necessarily what everyone wants, but as in traditional societies if one has a few explorers of consciousness they can bring back findings and help society generally.”

It’s very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.

“In ordinary perception, the senses send an overwhelming flood of information to the brain, which the brain then filters down to a trickle it can manage for the purpose of survival in a highly competitive world. Man has become so rational, so utilitarian, that the trickle becomes most pale and thin. It is efficient, for mere survival, but it screens out the most wondrous parts of man’s potential experience without his even knowing it. We’re shut off from our own world. A primitive man once experienced the rich and sparkling flood of the senses fully. Children experience it for a few months until “normal” training, and conditioning, close the doors on this other world, usually for good. Somehow, the drugs opened these ancient doors. And through them, a modern man may at last go, and rediscover his divine birthright…”

In consciousness dwells the wondrous, with it man attains the realm beyond the material, and the Peyote tells us, where to find it.

“Three hundred and fifty years ago, Shulgin notes, the Church proclaimed, “The earth is the center of the universe, and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic.” Today, the government proclaims, “All drugs that can expand consciousness are without medical or social justification, and anyone who uses them is a criminal.” In Galileo’s time, the authorities said, “We do not need to actually look through that mysterious contraption.” Now the government says, “There is no need to actually taste those mysterious compounds.” In the past, the Church said, “How dare you claim that the earth is not the center of the universe?” Today the government says, “How dare you to claim that an understanding of God is to be found in a white powder?”

I have always argued that all Tame Impala melodies are pure pop. It’s just that ‘Lonerism,’ for example, is a completely rumbling, fuzzed-out psychedelic rock album. But for me, it was just pop music produced the way that I like to produce it.

“Psychedelics alone are not the answer and we must be careful not to make such claims. Rather, they are one of many tools that need to be used in combination with many other modalities and processes.”

The ego-death or ego dissolution experience is one of the primary reasons people turn to psychedelics.

A single seed planted, eventually becomes a garden in time – when things get tough, tend to the garden in your mind.

And so many of these plant psychedelic entities are at least 4,000 years old. Now, when you experiment – when you work with these plant psychedelics, what I have found is that these entities are actually there. They are aware of you, they are aware that you are a person, and they are able to communicate with you.

Hallucinogens are value changer…like it or not, it changes your values, it opens up windows, doors of perceptions was what Aldous Huxley called them.

I really feel that I’ve been unjustly exorcised from the story of psychedelic music.

“To understand nature as a teacher, we must first realize that we are nature.”

When the ego is cast aside, even just for a moment, we see the world through an unbiased lens for what it truly is. This experience can change the way we view life forever.

“Through psychedelics, we are learning that God is not an idea, God is a lost continent in the human mind. That continent has been rediscovered in a time of great peril for ourselves and our world. Is this coincidence, synchronicity, or a cruelly meaningless juxtaposition of hope and ruin?”

All great music is in one way or another psychedelic.

“Which… was more likely to happen first…the spontaneously generated idea of an afterlife in which the disembodied soul…experiences eternal bliss, or the accidental discovery of hallucinogenic plants that give a sense of euphoria, dislocate the center of consciousness, and distort time and space…?”
…The [latter] experience might have had… an almost explosive effect on the largely dormant minds of men, causing them to think of things they had never thought of before. This, if you like, is direct revelation.”

Whilst I’m all for psychedelic science – I think it’s fantastic – I don’t think we necessarily have time to wait for the science to tell us these medicines are useful. The indigenous cultures have already shown us the ways.

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