The ‘psychedelic ego’ refers to an ego that is based on — or inflated by — psychedelics. This may seem counterintuitive since psychedelics can lead to the diminishment or complete dissolution of the ego (known as ‘ego death’). However, during the psychedelic experience, the ego does not disappear forever. You can experience egolessness and perhaps glean some wisdom from that state — yet the ego will come together again as you gain sobriety.
Originally published at www.samwoolfe.com on November 13, 2018.