“To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and the inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at Large – this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual.”
— Aldous Huxley
This is one of the deep beauties of the psychedelic experience — that it brings you out of your ordinary perception for 4-8 hours, into literally new perceptions; perceptions beyond what you can imagine before ingesting a psychedelic.
Alcohol is nothing like psychedelic drugs. Alcohol does take people out of their everyday ordinary perceptions, but in a numbing way.
Psychedelics are like the opposite of alcohol. They get you connected with your entire body – to the point where you can feel everything within you. & like I said — Psychedelics bring you out of your ordinary perception for multiple hours – you can’t imagine what you are going to experience with a psychedelic ingestion. It is quite an alien experience to most.