Any sort of explanation for this? I've seen them, they were there on my most recent big trip. When I'd close my eyes, I could see all those geometric shapes and patterns and fractals that everyone always talks about. And that so many artists who have tripped, have created images of for us to view when sober. So while looking at them, I figured I'd try and understand it. Because I go to these places to learn. I thought I'd try to see what this part of psychedellics was all about. Couldn't figure anything out. They just sort of sit there, moving and changing. But somehow not moving or changing.
Is there any word on what they are, or what they are for? I finally gave up and just didn't find them very interesting. Its like yeah, they are there, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this. Paying attention to them didn't really get me anywhere, or teach me anything. At least not that I know of. I finally just wrote them off and opened my eyes and basically ignored them, because I didn't know anything about them or what should be done with them, if anything.
So does anyone have any idea on what they are, or what they're about?
I think a big reason why fractal/geometric patterns are so commonly reported by psychedelic trippers (across time and across cultures and with different psychedelics) is that our brains or neurons have a fractal layout, and we are tuning into this, into our internal [fractal] brain/neuronal architecture when we are tripping the lights fantastic (our brains being constructed in this way in all of us, hence the universality of this experience).
Our brains are full of fractals! In fact, they couldn't function if not for fractal geometry. The human brain comprises approximately 100 billion neurons. Amazingly, there are about 100 trillion synapses, or connections, among these brain cells. That's an average of 1000 connections for a given cell, though some neurons may only make a single connection, while others may have hundreds of thousands of synapses with cells all over the brain. The axons reach out to make synaptic connections with the dendrites of other neurons. It is the fractal branching pattern of the neuron's axons and dendrites that allows them to communicate with so many other cells. If neurons were shaped like cubes and neatly packed into the brain, one neuron could only connect with at most 6 other cells.
Edited by Samwise, 03 January 2018 - 04:08 PM.