So i was wondering if anyone here has tried using alcohol as a tool to help you get into trance? I’ve been looking online and there seems to be a tradition among some buddhists where they will drink during meditation, not to get drunk, but just enough to have a release of their egos. From the article:
Here’s the basic idea: once a meditator has developed basic Buddhist discipline (known as Hinayana training) and adopted the intention to dedicate his or her life to benefit others (the Mahayana view) the practitioner is ready to incorporate Vajrayana teachings, in which the simple prohibitions outlined in traditional Buddhist sutras are re-evaluated. When a meditator reaches this point, which usually takes a number of years, a dangerous substance like alcohol is viewed—within a context of strong discipline and clear intention—not as a conventional escape, but instead as a tool for loosening the subtle clinging of ego.
“Imagine you are enjoying a picnic in a beautiful spot with your lover,” McKeever told me. “You want for nothing in this situation.” If you choose to drink at this moment, theoretically, you have no reason to overdo it. You’ll drink just enough to relax, to appreciate your situation and, as McKeever puts it, “to help your ego go to sleep.”
Here is the article which goes into detail, but i was just wondering what other peoples experiences were using alcohol to get into trance, communicate with entities, and getting the results you wanted
@serpens_album im curious on your views on this too