00individual commented on Sync Recall: SNLSD
This is true; “strange attracts strange”. I have experienced many trips where situations that would never happen, do happen, in reality while tripping. It is a real phenomenon that I believe come about when the level of strange brings about like strange events.
Another LSD inspired sync happened in 2008 at a music festival. My girlfriend at the time and I took acid before going to a mid-day yoga class that was being held on a grassy hill overlooking the main stage. In my experience, taking LSD broad daylight, and in public, is an invitation for some awkward moments- probably mostly in one’s head, but potentially spilling out into the quasi-objective realm of subtle psychic/social interactions. For this reason, many people discourage tripping in festival type atmospheres, and at this point, I would generally agree with them. Though, kids will be kids.
My girlfriend had only done acid one other time, also at a festival, and had a bad impression- “too synthetic”, she said, claiming to prefer mushrooms. So, I was going into it with some anxiety about her not enjoying herself and having to deal with hours of “I wish this was over” type of regret on her part. It was her choice though and I figured I may as well go along since I was a big fan of LSD and thought it would be easier to watch over her if we were in a similar head space.
I recognized the yoga instructor from another music festival about a year before. I was on mushrooms at the time and playing drums with a few other people around a fire. I suspected she was hitting on me because afterwards my friend told me that she was stalking me- a little creepy. So, here she was yelling at everyone to follow her lead as she demonstrated various poses. My girlfriend was also a yoga instructor and I guess was rushing into the next position before instructed because the woman came over and started micromanaging her form. This is about when the acid kicked in.
“Oh, honey, you are going to have to go to a doctor. You have scoliosis really bad!” she said as she forcibly pushed down on my girlfriends lower back until it was hurting her. My girlfriend and I looked at each other with a nonverbal, “what the fuck is wrong with this bitch?” At one point I reached out to hold her hand, to reassure her that everything would be fine. A shadow fell over us as the instructor loomed over and said, “oh, how cute are you two?”
Under normal circumstances I would have written this woman off as a tactless and petty cunt but with the LSD taking full effect I felt like she presented a very real existential threat. Keep in mind, I hadn’t mentioned to my girlfriend my prior encounter with this woman which was making it all the more creepy to me, but without saying anything the dynamic was still obvious and felt like it was being projected out over the entire festival. We ended with a silent meditation which was anything but silent as there was a band performing on stage at the same time.
“Close your eyes.” We were instructed. As I started to slip into some pretty closed eye visuals my attention snapped to the band playing, whose female vocalist sounded a lot like our yoga instructor, “I’m your naughty guru… I’m going to get inside your mind and screw you…” and it went on like that. With my eyes closed I could imagine she had wondered onto the stage and was proceeding to mind fuck us in front of thousands of people. It became too much. At a certain point I had to just crack up laughing because I could tell that our instructor could tell what I was thinking and I could tell she was the one who was coming off as an asshole in front of anyone with the eyes to see what was going on.
We both sat there for a while after, sort of glowing in the aftermath of weird tension and the instructor came up to us and apologized to us both. We all laughed about what had happened without going into detail and then went our seperate ways. The night ended up being not so bad for us, though I saw several people go full-on cartoon meltdown and, yeah, acid isn’t really meant for those settings.