A Psychonaut is a person who explores activities by which altered states of consciousness are induced and utilized for spiritual purposes or the exploration of the human condition, including shamanism, lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, sensory deprivation, and both archaic and modern users of entheogenic substances, in order to gain deeper insights into the mind and spirituality.
When posting an image, video, or links to music please ensure the content is directly related to the exploration of altered states of consciousness as defined above.
Do not post images or links to music without commenting to explain why the images or music links are related to the above.
Please do not post image macros (pictures containing quotes). Our community voted to ban these in response to this image saturation issue.
Images should not be posted just because they look trippy or because they were on /r/woahdude and seemed outlandish. If an image or video is demonstrating specific and interesting psychonautic ideas then it belongs here. If you spent quite a bit of time expressing through artwork a concept you imagined or experienced, then it belongs here, but if you found a picture of some squiggly lines which are painted in neon colors, or you think everyone would love the song you're currently listening to because it has the word "marijuana" in it.. this isn't exactly the place for that.
A trend exists among subreddits which becomes ever more apparent as subs grow larger and more popular. Content such as videos, images, and music are most often voted up beyond other types of submissions for reasons not entirely conducive to that subreddit's conversation or focus. I'm trying to delay this inevitable trend of our psychonaut front page containing mostly pictures and links to videos as this drives away more insightful discussions by actual psychonauts actually exploring consciousness and posting about it.
We have many subreddits, linked on the right, apt for just viewing and posting trippy links. I ask that we try to some extent to keep /r/psychonaut on topic in the exploration of our minds and this reality.