How To Make Yourself Hallucinate Without Taking Any Drugs


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockApr 21 2016, 18:53 UTC
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Aldous Huxley used to ponder how our minds could reach their beautifully infinite potential, but only when we learn how to overcome our limited senses and perception. Then again, he came to that conclusion after taking mind-blowing amounts of the hallucinogenic drug mescaline. But what if you could experience a mind-expanding psychedelic trip, without the need for illegal chemicals, bad trips, and an existential crisis?

This video from the guys at Scam School shows how you experience hallucinations with just a few sheets of white paper, cotton pads, rubber bands, headphones, and any YouTube video of white noise that is at least 30 minutes long.


It's all based on something called the Ganzfeld Effect. This concept is used in psychology to describe the human mind's propensity to find structure and pattern in unstructured stimuli. It is surprisingly simple, and has been used by artists and scientists alike to find and explore new channels of thought and ideas.



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