ime, psychedelics gives tons of insight, but most if not all of it is lost once back to sober. it can gives insights into how you could feel and experiene reality and what you should really try to attain (inner peace, love, serenity, satisfaction) but it really gives no indication or method in how to train yourself on how exactly to be able to feel that way WITHOUT the psychedelic drug.
You've seen the studies on psychedelics given to terminal cancer patients, right? Those dying people don't seem to think the effects are lost 'once back to sober'...
yes ive seen the studies.
I guess we'd have to determine what exactly insight means?
what I mean by i often feel I loose the insights I gain on psychedelics is real for me. I cannot say for the dying people.
what cwmbrancity says is important
the first couple of psychedelics experience definitely changed my life in a certain way. repeating the experience is indeed less dramatic. hence the famous quote about psychedelics by alan watts: "once you get the message hang up the phone"