Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Is information obtained in an altered mindstate valid?

In experiments done with psychedelic mushrooms, a significant number of patients reported having a positive spiritual experience with the drug. Because knowledge was gained in an altered state of conscious, is it valid?

1 comment:

Big D said...

I think that sensory and emotional knowledge while in a altered conscious can be just as powerful and true as knowledge in a regular consciousness. Psychedelics give us a different view of the world and sometimes that perspective allows us to see the world and ourselves in a different way.
However under an altered state of conscious, logical ability may be impaired.
I believe that different views on life provide for emotional and spiritual open-mindedness and revelations however logic is best left to the sober.