Visualizing The LSD Experience

Interesting graphical representation of description of LSD experiences at, prepared by



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  • Reuben_the_Red

    This is how the NSA looks at all our communications: a map of words, removed from context, and graded on whether those individual words are positive, negative, or neutral, according to their own scale of whatever that means, until it’s all just one big swirly meaningless wordcloud of malcontents and revolting peasantry.

  • constantine

    also, psychedelic is neutral? I believe if someone is using a psychedelic drug, having psychedelic experiences would be a plus…

    • emperorreagan

      It’s on a site for rehabs, so I’m sure they’re loathe to label anything as positive.

  • Chaos_Dynamics

    Reading these words is stimulating my pineal gland.

    • Mr Grim

      Weirdly, they make me want to chew on someone else’s pineal gland. Mmmmm, adrenochrome!

  • echar
  • New Monkey

    But the chart doesn’t visualize the LSD experience, as promised by its title. What it visualizes is the words used by people to describe the experience on one particular website, i.e Erowid.

    Which calls into question the reasons behind the people posting about it on Erowid in the first place – I’d hazard a guess that they’re statistically more likely to be reporting bad trips than good…

    • Rhoid Rager

      Exactly. I thought the same thing. It’s like dumping a box of shredded Penthouse Letters confetti into a room, sorting random words out of the pile based on your own view point (musty=bad; salty=bad; sensual=good; sticky=bad etc.) and then claiming it ‘visualizes the sex experience’.

  • ezeric

    Insights covering all aspects of LSD and the psychedelic drug experience