Why distort reality by using controlled substances whilst listening to great music?
Hey Dustin,I personally don't smoke weed anymore for other reasons but in response to your statement, weed without question makes music better lol. I actually have marijuana to thank for my obsession with classical music. Before one night of smoking a few years back, classical music went in one ear and out the other. It really didn't move me at all, but then one night I smoked and randomly came across Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise and it was literally like a transcendent spiritual experience. It was like there was an explosion of new musical colors and feelings in my mind and I bet if you would've had me hooked up to an MRI, my brain would've put any fireworks show to shame. Unreal experience.
Hi MacLeod,You mean listening to Messian doesn't distort reality?
Hi Simon Moon,The 2 experiences are not mutually exclusive.
I don't want to get on a soapbox or anything, but almost every negative impression of psychedelics that entered the zeitgeist from the 60's and 70's, are wrong.
Separate studies show psychedelics not bad for mental health. From a March 2015 article -
"Psychedelics are not known to harm the brain or other body organs or to cause addiction or compulsive use; serious adverse events involving psychedelics are extremely rare," Johansen and Krebs wrote in their most recent analysis. "Overall, it is difficult to see how prohibition of psychedelics can be justified as a public health measure."
LSD as a treatment for alcoholism from an article in Science Daily -
LSD and MDMA to treat PTSD -
Psychedelics help terminal patinets -
Psychedelics and mental health -