I was recently reading a description someone gave of a psychedelic experience they had with an indigenous tribe in South America. They gave the guy a drink and he went into a crazy trip that reminded me of the imaginativeness/absurdity of a memory palace journey (or a really imaginative movie like Spirited Away). He said that he went on to learn non-drug induced ways of having these experiences from various shaman’s around the world.
I’ve never taken a psychedelic drug or had a psychedelic experience but having done memory palaces and done some more vivid meditative work in them I’m kind of interested in having a non-drug induced psychedelic experience.
Has anyone tried this?
I also wonder what, if any, relationship memory palaces and psychedelic experiences had in distant past. Both techniques are no doubt very old and precede the written history.