I could literally talk about this all day.
I'd like to just paint a picture for you, re: key wisdom accessed. Imagine this scenario:
There is a plane of glass, relatively unassuming, and it separates an exterior world of commotion, and exchange and additive value that represents a string of accumulated work-product that grows longer as it moves through time, somewhat like the game snake where the longer you operate the snake, the more of a tail it gains. And we go out in this world and accumulate our own tails, and we sort of share those experiences with each other in ways that enable us to grow in lots of different ways. And then on the other side of the glass is kind of your abode, where your family dwells and your couch is comfy and its painted lovely inside and smells nice, etc.
so throughout our day, we're jockeying in lots of ways between these zones, and depending on how skillful we are, we face different challenges along the way, sometimes being present to our family in ways other than physically, sometimes being drained in the outside process of exchanging and sharing, and in some ways, they can serve each other. Our efforts outside serve our abode, and our abode refreshes us to move more fluidly outside.
I think psychedelics give us a window where we can pass from inner to outer, and back and back again, and we can become aware of our doing this in ways that were more subconscious or were just engrained in us and taken as "just what is."
And in this process, we find that we can come to stare down the plane of glass that separates the two worlds, and we recognize in some ways that there are experiences happening on both sides, and that we typically engage with those experiences (like moving around the kitchen, or walking into a cafe, etc) but when you are staring down the plane of the glass, not only can you see what's happening in the periphery, but you can also see the reflection of each action upon the glass, and in a weird way, this enables you to be both within and without, and it's not just a hypothetical or something like a hologram because you can engage with and respond to the reflection.
In some ways, this glass, instead of being a single straight plane, it's like a arc which goes back forever to the time before your body existed. You can see down the chasm of time from which you have arisen. It's a very heady thing to perceive because all of us come from an unbroken lineage of ancestry that goes back to mitochondrial levels. If at any point, even to the single-cellular level, you're ancestry had ever failed to reproduce, you wouldn't be here. So you are able to see down the plane which coils and curls into the deep recess of your own eventuality.
And you realize that maybe at some point, some future aspect of yourself will also be looking down this same compressed spiral of preserved experience into the depths from which they've sprang which you will eventually represent.
I think this is a kind of insight that psychedelics can prompt, but it can also be accessed through state-training, meditative practice, periods of extended silence, etc.
I do research on this stuff if you have interest. Psychedelics are fun but like the movie Waking Life suggests in the scene where the man pilots the boat-car, you want to be in a constant state of departure while always arriving. It's ok to allow it to pass. It's what we allow to pass that enables us to free ourselves from the burden of imagining that we alone are capable of preserving or relaying it accurately. It's the same wisdom that you provide in your thesis blog post, https://isaacmorehouse.com/2020/05/25/technocracy-is-evil-and-inhumane/, Technocracy is Evil and Inhumane, about often mistaken impulse to embrace artificial bonds in an effort to "preserve" what is natural.
It is so easy, seeing afterall as how we're in control of these magnificent human bodies capable of executing any and every impulse we can conceive, to think that our brains are capable of suggesting and monitoring and controlling from now until henceforth the appropriate paths down which life should proceed.
Yet we forget, the tail does not wag the dog.
Thanks for your question, Isaac!