Hi all, I’ve realized an issue with my current practices that I was hoping to resolve with the community’s aid. I have been a “pot head” for the last 5 years or so and quit smoking just before I began performing magick. While sober my visualization skills are lackluster and I have a difficult time even in the most mundane magick skills.
However, the occasional times that I have smoked I notice that I can go into trance, open up chakras, and even have almost achieved a successful astral projection (far more than i have ever gone). To me it feels like marijuana turns me into a kind of magick savant. There are even things I’ve read on this forum that i was able to accomplish naturally without any form of practice or even knowing what I was doing, I just kind of did it.
So my question is should I continue to smoke before ritual and cope with the natural lack of focus it gives, or should I find a way to achieve this without drugs. Obviously I require practice in my sober life to get there and I definitely don’t want to rely on weed for performing magick, but the effects of “high” magick are tantalizing.
I suppose i could use weed to figure out new ideas and sensations and then master that in sober life but afaik these things haven’t crossed over into sober life for me.