What an eye-opening experience
Drugs like magic mushrooms and LSD have been outlawed for years due to their intoxicating effect. Regardless, the government has used such hallucinogens for years to learn their impact on a normal human. Now medical science is starting to take them far more seriously for the treatment of ailments like depression, addiction, and psychosis.
These drugs may become medically legal soon, but as of now, are still very much banned. Their illegal status hasn’t stopped people from imbibing hallucinogenics for their incredible effects, though. Shockingly, those effects are even stronger when you don’t have the use of your eyes or ears.
I’m legally blind. It makes me “color blind” in the sense that I can’t really tell different shades of the same colors apart. When I do LSD, colors become really brilliant for me. The first time I did it I inched closer and closer to the TV until my nose was practically touching it because I could suddenly see all the shades of green in a tree on the screen.
It’s amazing, I couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was. I sat in a pile of Christmas lights and wept. Since then I’ve done acid while camping, and at a concert at Red Rock and I still can’t believe how beautiful everything is, especially at Red Rock – it was like the sky was sitting right on top of me and I could see all these billions of stars that I knew were there but had never seen. The residuals of tripping usually last a day or two, and I’m always sad when my colors go. (Im_An_Alcofrolic)
So I’m half-blind (Homonymous hemianopsia). When I take hallucinogens it doesn’t restore my sight or anything like that but when I close my eyes the visuals are in what you’d consider my full field of vision.
One thing that I’m not sure about is if it actually lets me see in my blind half. Because I can sorta see light in the blind side and when I’m on hallucinogens I “feel” like I can see but the signal just isn’t quite getting there. It feels like it is trying to breakthrough that block. In my case a lesion that formed on the optical nerve track.
It is pretty interesting to be half blind but when I close my eyes/have visions I see like I used to. Ayahuasca was very intense in that regard. But I’ve also had the similar experiences with mushrooms and LSD. I felt like I left the physical world behind me and was able to fully see. (GottaFast)
Deaf person here, maybe considered very hard of hearing. Not sure if Marijuana counts as a hallucinogen, but whenever I take it sounds become much louder and clearer. I can hear background vocals in songs and actually make out what the words are, when before I never even knew those background vocals existed. I can focus on the intricacies of a song, being able to mentally slow down time and pick apart every single note of the instrumentation and vocals. I feel like a normal hearing person when I’m high, and I wonder every time I partake of Marijuana why it’s illegal in my state. (Venom05jr)