Stepping Outside the Matrix: My Experience with LSD and Psilocybin

Memarzadeh Ali
7 min readDec 19, 2022

As I sat on the couch, staring at the swirling patterns on the walls, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of awe and wonder. I had always been curious about psychedelic drugs, but I had never actually taken one myself. That is, until tonight.

I had heard about the transformative and spiritual experiences that people have on LSD and psilocybin, and I was eager to see for myself what all the hype was about. So when a friend offered me the opportunity to try them, I jumped at the chance.

As the hours ticked by and the drugs began to take hold, I felt myself being pulled into a world beyond my wildest imagination. Colors became brighter and more vibrant, and my thoughts seemed to take on a life of their own.

But what I experienced that night was more than just a simple drug trip. It was a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment that would change the course of my life forever.

“Stepping Outside the Matrix: My Experience with LSD and Psilocybin” is the story of that journey and the lessons I learned along the way. It’s a tale of personal growth and transformation, and the power of the human mind to break free from the confines of reality.

I had always been curious about psychedelic drugs, but I had never actually tried them myself. I had heard about the profound and transformative experiences that people have on substances like LSD and psilocybin, and I was eager to see for myself what all the hype was about.

So when a friend offered me the opportunity to try them, I didn’t hesitate. I was a little nervous, but I figured that if I was going to do it, now was the time.

We met up at my friend’s apartment on a Saturday night, and after a quick briefing on the dos and don’ts of taking psychedelics, we each took a dose of LSD and psilocybin.

At first, nothing seemed to be happening. We sat around chatting and listening to music, waiting for the drugs to take effect. But after about an hour, I started to feel a strange sensation in my body. It was as if something was shifting and changing inside me, like a wave of energy coursing through my veins.

As the drugs began to take hold, I started to feel a sense of detachment from my body and the physical world. It was as if I was floating above it all, looking down on everything from a new perspective.

The colors around me became brighter and more vibrant, and my thoughts seemed to take on a life of their own. It was as if I was seeing the world in a completely different way, and everything seemed to be full of hidden meanings and messages just waiting to be discovered.

I was overwhelmed with a sense of awe and wonder, and I knew that I was in for the ride of my life.

As the night went on, I found myself having deep, philosophical conversations with my friends about the nature of reality and consciousness. We talked about the interconnectedness of all things and the idea that we are all part of a larger, universal consciousness.

It was a mind-expanding experience, and one that I will never forget. It opened my eyes to new ways of thinking and being, and showed me that there is so much more to the world than what we can see and touch.

But the trip wasn’t all philosophical musings and deep insights. There were also moments of sheer terror and confusion as I struggled to make sense of the bizarre and surreal visions that were flashing before my eyes.

At one point, I found myself convinced that I was in a dream, and that I would wake up at any moment. But as the hours ticked by, I began to realize that this was real life, and that I was having a true psychedelic experience.

As the effects of the drugs began to wear off and I returned to my normal state of consciousness, I knew that my life would never be the same. I had stepped outside the matrix, and there was no going back.

I was left with a sense of clarity and understanding that I had never experienced before, and I knew that this experience would stay with me forever. It was a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment, and one that I will always be grateful for.

As the days and weeks went by, I found myself reflecting on my psychedelic experience and the lessons I had learned. I had always been a curious and open-minded person, but this experience had taken me to a whole new level of understanding and awareness.

I began to see the world in a different way, and I was filled with a sense of wonder and possibility. I felt more connected to others and to the world around me, and I was inspired to live my life in a more authentic and meaningful way.

But the experience had also been challenging at times, and I had struggled with feelings of fear and confusion. It had pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to confront some of my deepest fears and insecurities.

But I knew that these challenges had been a necessary part of the journey, and I was grateful for the opportunity to grow and learn from them.

As I continued to integrate my experience into my daily life, I began to notice subtle but significant changes in my thoughts and behaviors. I was more present and mindful, and I was better able to connect with others and express my true self.

I felt more alive and more connected to the world around me, and I knew that this was just the beginning of my journey of self-discovery and growth. I was excited to see where it would take me next.

I also began to see the value of psychedelics as a tool for personal growth and healing. I had always been skeptical of the hype surrounding these drugs, but my own experience had shown me that they had the power to facilitate profound and transformative experiences.

I began to read more about the research being done on psychedelics and their potential for treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and addiction. I was amazed by the promising results and the potential for these substances to revolutionize the way we think about mental health treatment.

As I learned more about the positive potential of psychedelics, I became more passionate about advocating for their responsible use and research. I knew that my own experience had been a life-changing one, and I wanted to help others have the same opportunity.

I began to share my story with friends and family, and I was amazed by the response. Many of them had also struggled with mental health issues and were intrigued by the possibility of using psychedelics as a tool for healing.

I realized that my experience with psychedelics had given me a unique perspective and a voice in the conversation about mental health and wellness. And I knew that I wanted to use that voice to help others and to promote the responsible use of these powerful substances.

As I continued to share my story and advocate for the responsible use of psychedelics, I began to get involved in the larger community of people interested in these substances. I attended conferences and events, and I joined online groups and forums where people could discuss their experiences and share their knowledge.

I was amazed by the diversity of the community and the range of perspectives and experiences that people brought to the table. I met people from all walks of life, from researchers and scientists to artists and healers, all united by their curiosity and passion for psychedelics.

I also learned about the long history of psychedelics and their role in indigenous cultures around the world. I was fascinated by the stories and traditions of these cultures, and I was inspired by their respect and reverence for these substances.

As I delved deeper into the world of psychedelics, I began to see them not just as a tool for personal growth, but as a way to connect with something larger and more profound. I saw them as a way to tap into a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, and to connect with others in a more authentic and meaningful way.

I knew that my journey with psychedelics was far from over, and I was excited to see where it would take me next. I had stepped outside the matrix, and I was ready to explore all that the world had to offer.

As I continued to explore the world of psychedelics and their potential for personal growth and healing, I became more and more interested in the role that these substances can play in spiritual development.

I had always been a spiritual person, but my experiences with psychedelics had opened my eyes to new ways of thinking about the spiritual world and my place within it.

I began to read more about the use of psychedelics in spiritual practice, and I was fascinated by the stories of people who had used these substances to connect with a higher power, to gain insight and wisdom, and to experience a sense of oneness with the universe.

I was also intrigued by the role that psychedelics can play in facilitating spiritual experiences and helping people to overcome spiritual crises and struggles. I knew that my own journey had been a challenging one at times, and I was grateful for the support and guidance that I had received along the way.

As I continued to explore these topics, I felt a sense of purpose and direction emerging in my life. I knew that my journey with psychedelics was far from over, and I was excited to see where it would take me next.

I had stepped outside the matrix (At least for a few hours)

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Memarzadeh Ali

Always on the lookout for new knowledge and experiences. Sharing my discoveries and thoughts on all kinds of topics on my Twitter feed. @Arnaultmemarza1