Let me share my LSD experiences with you, the hundreds and hundreds of times I tripped hard in Vancouver BC back in the early 90s. It was a complete waste of time, dude. And I'm spiritual and think about prophecy and lots of critical thinking stuff, I didn't waste them by staring at walls watching them breathe... I pondered the universe and tried to figure out my place in life.
Let me tell you something: I realized every LSD trip involved nothing more than fragmenting my neural net and forcing me to deal with that state of partial disassociation every time.
LSD is taking your mind apart and putting it back together. The far end of this road is as follows, please listen very carefully: demons and psychosis. voices. twitchy motor nerves firing without being noticed, making you look tweaky and buggy after a while... from the Strychnine produced from a dirty LSD manufacture. shortened and toxified ligaments and spinal fluid.
History of LSD (the nasty truth) next comment.
Back in the 1940's, a guy named Albert Hoffman took LSD. First tripper ever. Of course it was way too much because we're dealing in micrograms instead of milligrams. His experience was (in his own words) a brutal brush with hell, complete with demons. The correct thing to do was to destroy the recipe, but instead it ended up in the hands of the CIA who knew they could help demoralize the youth of the 60's and 70's to help subvert the nation. Hence the mainstream media pushing crap like the grateful dead, the timothy leary "magic bus" and the push to experiment with mind-bending chemicals was on. Mushrooms, on the other hand, are natural and like all medicines, TRACE amounts can be beneficial but if the subject is doing it get high then that's called recreational use. I personally don't have a problem with mushrooms but I don't touch them or help people find them. Personal choice from bad experiences eating too many of them. Thanks for listening and for your perspective :)