What do Drug Related Visons and Experiences Tell Us About Who We Are and What We Can Do?

Although I’m sharing drug related experiences with you, I don’t advocate illegal drug use by anyone. Personally, my most profound experiences in altered states occured while I was completely sober and clear headed. – Pete

My Thoughts on Dealing with Addiction

by Pete on March 26, 2011

I don’t know what to tell you, exactly. You just kind of do it, I guess. I’ll try and put it into words. No one gets into any addictive habit, such as taking drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking cigarettes with a plan, they just try them and enjoy the escape they provide; escape from their […]


I smoked marijuana twice while we lived in San Francisco and once in Santa Rosa (we moved to Santa Rosa in 1980). A friend from Sonoma County gave me three joints while visiting me in San Francisco. He called it Acapulco Gold and said it was really good stuff. The first time I tried it […]


Skin Viewing on Marijuana

by Pete on February 23, 2010

The next day (after smoking marijuana), I asked Sandra why she left so abruptly. She said she could feel the energy I was directing at her and it scared her. A few nights later I smoked the last of the three joints. For some reason I decided to move my chair into the middle of […]


Shape Shifting on LSD

February 23, 2010

In late 1980, I took LSD for the second time. This time it was in the form of a small white tablet. When it kicked in I stripped naked and stood in front of the bathroom mirror. It was daytime and I was home alone. On impulse, I began to Tone, repeating the sound of, […]

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Insight and Laughter on LSD

February 23, 2010

I took LSD (a hallucinogen) for the first time in early 1974. My family and I lived in San Francisco at the time. One evening, a friend, who was living with us temporarily, asked if I had ever tried LSD. I said, “no” and he asked me if I wanted to try some. I had read […]

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Chest Cavity Blues – Role for Marijuana in Therapy?

February 12, 2010

My final experience with marijuana came in the Summer of 1981. One of our magazine subscribers, C, arrived from Pennsylvania to visit us for several days. I don’t know whether her visit had anything to do with the fact I had missed several publishing deadlines or not. At the time, I was depressed and suffering […]

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Pete’s Drug Related Experiences

January 15, 2010

Discussion between Norske and me (Pete), Post: Angelical Atheism, on Thom Hartmann’s Message Board: Norske: By any chance did you partake of LSD or Magic Mushrooms in your youth? Pete: Fair question. After reading Inside Ivy several years ago, my daughter, Crystal, asked me if I had been on drugs. The answer is, “no.” However, I’ve taken LSD four […]

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