Perhaps due to our economic downturn you find you have to cut back on your recreational drug purchasing, choosing to rather spend that money on food, or rent, or whatnot. Or, say, you’ve never had the experience of LSD but really want to know why those kids you went to college with were always giggling or doing some version of Surrealist automatic drawing, or tripping balls at Disney World, consuming those giant “turkey legs” which were actually emu, or maybe doing elaborate glowstick routines to Madonna’s Ray of Light album. (But who did that? In the late ’90s? While attending UCF and living in a rented pink house off a dirt road near a cow pasture, with a bi-curious white trash neighbor and one time an Amazonian chick who jumped through a bonfire while a full rock band played in your living room, the living room where your roommate, on the first day after you moved in, spilled bleach on the maroon carpet thereby creating a giant discolored spot, and then tried to hide it? *Cough* Who indeed?)
Anyway! Here’s the thing: you can apparently “hack your brain” and simulate the full hallucinatory experience with nothing more than a ping-pong ball and a staticy radio by doing something called the Ganzfeld Procedure (see above graphic). So simple, anyone can use it! There are also other mind tricks in the article, but I’m pretty sure I know where your head is at.
*I hereby absolve myself of any responsibility should you indeed try this at home. Hello, you read it on the internet. Do not always trust the internet. That said, let me know if it works.
Hack your brain [Boston Globe]