Heroic Dose and You. Are You Ready for Them? Posted on January 02nd, 2011 by Gad Asas in Psychedelics with [fetching…]
If you’ve never heard of the term, a heroic dose is just a high dose of a psychedelic. It is past the tipping point into the void. At a heroic dosage level you will not know who you are, where you are or how you got there. At this point, you are in a timeless vortex with all sorts of possibilities.
A heroic dose is for everyone, but not at first. You need to gradually work your way up to a heroic dose, in order to understand the feel of the psychedelic. But in the end a heroic dose is, we feel, a necessity in psychedelic exploration.
What are some examples of a heroic dose?
The term “heroic dose” was originally for psilocybin mushrooms but it can be applied to any psychedelic:
- Psilocybin Mushrooms: 5 or more grams of potent mushrooms
- LSD: 4 or more tabs, or 400+ug, of potent LSD
- DMT: 60+mg
And so and so forth. Put simply, it is the strong threshold level of a psychedelic dosage. A heroic dose will generally come up extremely fast and the peak will last for a little bit longer than usual, with the come down quite normal and gradual.
What are the effects of a heroic dose?
Every psychedelic is different but there are few generalizations that we can make. First, your visuals will take over your reality and you will not immediately know whether or not your eyes are open or closed. It’s best to keep your eyes closed because of this.
Second, your senses are completely intermixed with each other and you will feel as if you have no body. You will be thrown into nothingness, in both thought and sense.
Last but not least, you will not be able to comprehend everyday language, in neither thought nor spoken. Words will become meaningless noise and thoughts will become tangled in themselves. It’s best to let your mind wander along with the void and let the journey take you wherever it is that you need to go.
You may see many things with CEV’s such as entities, other worlds/realities, hyperspace and much more. You will experience only abstract thought and ideas which cannot be translated to language easily. The definitions created in hyperspace are everchanging and you are not permitted to place a static idea on what you experience. Your experiences under a heroic dose will vary depending on your competence, past experiences, set/setting and general goals.
The competence is to be understanding during your trip and to let go of yourself; to immerse yourself in the experience as a whole. Any past experiences with psychedelics will help you understand that these “drugs” are not harmful, for they are medicine.
Set/setting are extremely important in a heroic dose; so much so that if you do not obey set/setting then you are surely to be in for an uncomfortable experience.
Your goals will be wiped away clean for the duration of the trip, for you will have forgotten everything about yourself but you may still look back on the experience once it’s over and see if you’ve met your goals.
Why do a heroic dose?
There are many reasons for going to the heroic level; such as wanting to understand the fabrics of the soul, the universe, and just for general curiosity. It deeply cleanses the soul and keeps the ego at bay. Ego death at a heroic dose level is nearly unnoticeable because it happens so fast and the ego is unable to hold onto itself.
If you want a very significant life changing event in your life then a heroic dose will certainly do it. But tread carefully because it is the core behind all of the psychedelic experiences. Heroic doses generally give people the same trip because they all have something, usually simple, to show us. It does not take your personal problems into play for they are an illusion — it shows you reality as it truly is.
If you are interested in life, as you probably are, then you should look more into heroic doses. It will change your perspective on life, for the good, for as long as you are on Earth in this lifetime.
So what’s an example of proper set/setting and dose?
Proper set/setting is more important than the psychedelic itself for it curves the experience nearly 99%. If you are uncomfortable then your trip will be uncomfortable, it’s as simple as that.
An example would be to prepare 5 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms for the night, in your own home. Eat light and healthy, drink plenty of water and keep yourself feeling clean for the day. Prepare ambient music or melodic, lyricless, trance and then take your mushrooms with a glass of orange juice or something else to chase them with.
Once ingested please turn on your prepared playlist and turn off all of the lights. Lay down in your bed and meditate, you shall have no thoughts from here on out. Lay there in peace, for the show will begin soon.
The peak will come very fast, but if you are properly prepared it will not come startlingly. It will be extravagant and overwhelming but you will be in a trance-like state so it is as if you had been prepared for this moment all of your life.
You will not experience any panic if you properly prepare because your senses and your thoughts will be at ease. The psychedelic will understand your dedication and will not be harsh to you. Panic will most definitely come, however, if you have shortsighted or mis-planned your ventures and/or have rushed the experience instead of having been patient.
Patience will get you there much faster than impatience, remember that for the rest of your life.
Heroic doses aren’t necessarily heroic at all, because they really are a natural part of life itself. Weaker doses are the stepping stones to a heroic dose, and that is their purpose. They guide you into the readiness for a heroic dosage — if you’ve ever done less than a heroic dose you will understand this.
It’s as if you are “almost” at the threshold of enlightenment and everything but you cannot reach there, simply because of the dose. Heroic doses are the trip.
Respect the psychedelic, take care, caution and you will have an extraordinary experience. What are some of your experiences with heroic doses? Are you interested in doing one?