Grof, Dr Stanislav - Loosening and losing of ego boundaries
Type of Spiritual Experience
Even drug users of some of the less toxic drugs can get a whiff of what love can be. In this case it is acting as a carrot, rather than a full blown experience, but through the love so generated by the drug, more love and better love can proceed
A description of the experience
LSD Doorway to the Numinous – Professor Stanislav Grof
This type of transpersonal phenomenon is characterised by a transcendence of the usual spatial limits of consciousness. The subject experiences various degrees of loosening and losing of ego boundaries and merging with another person into a state of unity and oneness. In spite of feeling totally fused with the personal partner, the individual always retains simultaneously the awareness of his own identity. In LSD sessions, this state of dual unity can be experienced with the therapist, sitter, family members, or other participating persons.
It can also occur entirely in the inner space of the individual on a purely subjective level and be quite independent of the persons actually present during the session.
Typical examples of this category are symbiotic union between the mother and child, the unitive fusion with a sexual partner (with or without the element of genital union) and the sense of oneness with a spiritual teacher – the guru disciple relationship. The experiences of dual unity are accompanied by profound feelings of love and of the sacredness of the relationship.