LSD, acid, Mr. Natural, Orange Barrel, Orange Sunshine, Green Pyramid, whatever you want to call it, it was fantastic. Whatever effect it had on brain chemistry, it was phenomenal. It’s true that it’s not for everybody. But if you’re the adventurous type, you’ll love the insights you’ll glean from the radical perspective of an acid trip.
I was around 17 years old when I first tried acid. Before then, I was an innocent. A teen, wending his way to adulthood. But Orange Sunshine changed all that. My eyes were opened to the possibilities of experience.
One of the greatest insights was the temporal nature of thought. We rarely live in the moment . . . in the now. We usually live in the future: whether that be 1 second or 1 decade from now. Whether or not you stand up, sit down, or invest in stocks, you’re constantly thinking in terms of what’s coming up.
LSD, among other things, removes the future from consideration. You live in the moment; without an inkling of what’s happening next.
I can’t explain what that feels like. All I know is that I started thinking critically after experiencing LSD. It’s been almost 4 decades since my last acid trip. I’ve had a family and career and then retired (early), at the age of 52, back in June 2006. I don't see any ill effect from my experiments with LSD.
I credit my “cerebral awakening” to the aftereffects of LSD. I’ve known many others who responded very differently to LSD; so I can’t say it’s a surefire way to experience something truly transcendent. But if you’re the type who can benefit from mind expansion, I wholeheartedly recommend it.