RE: Metarationality (was: JOIN: Alden Streeter)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 09:02:23 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Yet I often
> went to a particular mind-state on LSD that I might describe as
> "being under the skin of reality". I called it that because it
> was as if I could see all the hidden processes at work within
> everyday things and, in some cases, influence a few of those
> processes that are usually not accessible. It was a very
> hyper-aware intuitive state. I used to walk the city all night
> observing everything in that state.

I experienced something similar to this and called it, at the time, the
"inverse meta" ;)

A phrase intended to evoke something similar to your phrase "under the skin"

But one time I stayed in the inverse meta too many consecutive days, and I
decided I was done with LSD for a while....

ben g

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