Ego Death: The Momentous Journey of Self-Realization
“There is nothing to become and everything is already here.”
This might sound like a lofty, incomprehensible idea for some people but in reality, it’s relatively simple to understand.
There are several ways that one can approach the concept of ego-death and transcendence but they all come down to this: you don’t need anything other than yourself because you’re already complete.
In order for this understanding of “self” to be recognized, there needs to be a shift from an individual identity or personality that separates us from the rest of reality into something infinitely larger than ourselves; which we often refer to as enlightenment.
What is Ego Death?
Ego death is a term describing a particular state of mind or lack thereof. An immeasurable amount of people have experienced ego death in many different cultures. Buddhists, for example, call it Nirvana; Christians call it being “Born Again.” That moment where everything is crystal clear and makes perfect sense.
What most people report on psychedelics is a separation of your essence from your body and brain. In fact, part of your brain is responsible for determining where “you” or your body ends and the world around you begins. During ego death, that barrier or separation seems non-existent, and you feel like you are part of the universe.
This brings a revelation to many people, who view the world, life and death differently afterwards. Some people even forget their names and who they are during ego death. Not to worry, this usually only lasts a few minutes.
Though ego death can be a scary experience, most who have been through it are grateful they have. They realize their ego is not necessarily a true self but a construct or a character you’ve fabricated with your brain, quite like you fabricate the rest of the world around you.
What is the dosage needed to experience ego death?
This phenomenon happens to people on any dose, but usually, 3.5-5g will do the trick, especially when mixed with weed. It is a strong, primal feeling and should not be taken lightly. Ego dissolution can change you to your core and change the person you are forever.
Ego death is the opposite of a bad trip because you want to avoid a bad trip and get closer to ego death. However, they are similar in the sense that you should not sit around waiting for any of them to happen. If they occur, be ready and know how to react, but we wouldn’t recommend making these your main focus when tripping.
It’ll happen when you are ready, and you genuinely want it to happen, whether you are a Buddhist monk, a born-again Christian or a drug-enthusiast!