In this episode we speak with meditation teacher & author Michael Taft about his experience of meditating on LSD. Michael describes himself as someone who has likely done more LSD than anyone you've ever known, while also being a hardcore meditator, a skilled teacher, and one of the more high-functioning & well integrated adults that you're likely to meet.
In addition to discussing the potential dangers and downsides of using LSD, Michael also shares his unique experience of the 3 characteristics of the LSD experience, Impermanence, Suchness, & Meta-Rationality, each of which mirror what can be found through Buddhist meditative training.
"For this stuff to be powerful it has to be powerful." - Michael Taft
"It's like opening a door in your mind you did not know is there." - George Harrison
🔗 Deconstructing Yourself (Michael's Website & Podcast)
📖 "The Mindful Geek" by Michael Taft
📖 "Cosmic Trigger" by Robert Anton Wilson
📖 "Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac
📖 "The Doors of Perception" by Aldous Huxley
🎙 Pattern and Nebulosity