Lazy Vulpes wrote:
I'm not a man of many words, so I'll make it a short and simple question..
Is there any complications to consider when using hashish and "out of body" experiences purely as a way to entertain myself?
Edit: For those who don't know, hashish is concentrated cannabis.
This will be my first response in this forum.
Having 7 years of heavy smoking and other drugs as well behind me, I would strongly say that yes there are complications, but it depends on how you are as a person. What I mean with "how you are as a person" is, how is your relation to your family, your friends, would you care if their minds are set to drugs-are-bad mode? Would you care if they become worried about you being home amusing yourself with hashish and visiting other galaxies, instead of maybe socializing with them?
Smoking hashish changes your brainwaves and activity. If you smoke daily, your behaviour WILL change.
When I first encountered Bob Monroe on Youtube, I was astonished. To travel outside my body was a great desire.
I read his books, while stoned as I always was, and found them absolutely mind-blowing.
It always seemed as his stories and information reminded me of something, I could resonate with the data, even though the "memories" where very faint.
I quickly found out that smoking cannabis would in fact help me reach these desired states, probably because of a lot of reasons.
The muscles in my body became much more relaxed, also it seemed to help my brain to have a larger activity. I could "think" more clearly, removing the noise that the left side of the hemisphere creates. All the worries, and so forth.
This of course is necessary to reach deep meditative states.
But lets say that you have been amusing yourself for a year with this, smoking cannabis and reaching OBE states. Lets say that because of some reason, like you promised your mother to quit smoking, or your local drug dealer moved away from town, or simply that you desired to reach these states without the aid of cannabis or hashish; What does your logical mind tell you? Will it be easy to get relaxed, to have the same brain activity that you are so used to while going on an OBE? I say no, it is not, and I speak of experience.
Also, while in a deep meditative state under the influence of cannabis, blocks something. It´s like the data you receive is not making any sence. It is kind of like when taking psychoactive drugs, BOOM you get blasted out in the cosmos, you come back, your logical mind tries to make some form of sence of the large amount of data, but it simply can't. Some parts you remember though.
After 7 years of smoking almost every single day, I say that the amount of data I have received by the aid of cannabis and hashish is extremely large. So large that my logical mind has had many intense weeks or month trying to interpret it all.
But the downside is almost not bearable. I have lost many friends because of the socializing I have missed, my family lost trust in me because of their view of how a person should be in this society. You really don't know how important it is having people that trust you untill it is gone.
Maybe your surroundings aren't as affected by society and the rules and laws within it, and maybe you don't care.
What I'm trying to say is that please, be careful. Using or abusing any drug always has complications.
I am not trying to promote drug use to anyone, but if you really desire OBE's while under influence of drugs, I would rather eat shrooms.
I would also want to include in all this that being spiritual or talking about consciousness with people and so on isn't always joyful and graceful. It can turn pretty uggly. In this society and especially where I live, this is all considered weird and strange. My mum for sure wouldn't appreciate me talking to her about how the greater reality works. It doesn't fit with society's way of thinking. You all know what I mean. And if you are known by some to be a drug user, your part in trying to help humanity evolve can make your surroundings ridicule you instead. On the other hand being ridiculed greatly also makes you greatly strong, over time.