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Written by Charles T. Tart   
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 00:00

Chapter 24.    Levels of Intoxication



THIS CHAPTER will summarize the data on minimal levels of intoxication for the various effects of marijuana intoxication. The first three sections will deal with overall views of the material, and the final section will present a detailed summary of all effects by minimal level of intoxication.

 

THE MINIMAL LEVEL MODEL AND TOTAL EFFECTS

The basic model of marijuana intoxication effects, discussed at length in Chapter 2, assumed that any given effect became available for the user to experience once he was intoxicated to some certain minimal degree and when the variables other than level of intoxication assumed necessary configurations. Above this minimal level, the model assumes that the effect is always available as long as the other variables maintain the necessary configurations.
Examination of the present data, combined with interviews with informants, has convinced me that this model is valid for the vast majority of the effects presented. In a few cases, however, it seems that at some level higher than the minimal level the effect may no longer be available. Ease of reading is an example; at the low levels of intoxication an increased fluency of reading may be experienced, but this drops out above the Moderate level and is replaced by reading difficulty (Chapter 15).

Figure 24-1. CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTIONS:
TYPES OF EFFECTS BY MINIMAL
LEVELS OF INTOXICATION


Further discussions will assume the general validity of the minimal level model unless otherwise noted.
An important consequence of the minimal level model is that the nature of the marijuana experience at any one time becomes more variable at higher levels of intoxication. That is, at higher levels of intoxication more and more effects are potentially available. In terms of experimental studies of intoxication, this means that non-drug variables (personality, set and setting, etc.) become increasingly important at high doses.
This is illustrated in Figure 24-1, a plot of the cumulative distributions of various types of effects by the minimal level of intoxication presented earlier for each individual effect.
At the Just to Fair levels, only five effects are available; by the time the Maximum level is reached, over two hundred effects are potentially available.
Looking at types of effects, we see that Characteristic Effects almost all become available by the Fairly/Strongly level, Common Effects by the Strongly/Very Strongly level, Infrequent Effects by the Very Strongly level, and Rare Effects at the Very Strongly/Maximum level. Thus the experiences of a user who is mildly intoxicated are fairly predictable from this knowledge of level alone, but predictability drops off rapidly with increasing level.

 

LEVELS OF INTOXICATION AND CHARACTERISTIC EFFECTS

The 30 effects rated as occurring so frequently they were called characteristic (at least 50 percent of users rated them Very Often or Usually) are ordered by minimal level of intoxication in Figure 24-2. They range from the lowest level, Just/Fairly,[1] up to the Very Strongly level. Most characteristic effects begin at the Fairly and Fairly/Strongly levels.
Characteristic effects come as close as we can presently get to indicating what the "pure drug effects" of marijuana might be. That is, because they occur so commonly, either they must result from very powerful effects of the drug that manifest regardless of other determining factors, or the necessary configuration of non-drug factors on which they depend for manifestation is extremely common within our culture. To some extent, then, Figure 24-2 represents the relationship of relatively "pure drug effects" to level of intoxication.

FIGURE 24-2. LEVELS OF INTOXICATION, CHARACTERISTIC EFFECTS
Just Fairly Strongly Very
Strongly
Maximum

Type size code:
MOST CHARACTERISTIC
VERY CHARACTERISTIC
CHARACTERISTIC

FORGET START OF CONVERSATION
NEW QUALITIES TO SEXUAL ORGASM
EASILY SIDETRACKED




MORE HERE-AND-NOW



SEE PATTERNS IN NORMALLY AMBIGUOUS VISUAL MATERIAL



TIME PASSES MORE SLOWLY



DISTANCE IN WALKING CHANGED



SPONTANEOUS INSIGHTS ABOUT SELF



MORE CHILDLIKE, OPEN TO EXPERIENCE



DIFFICULT TO READ



PHYSICALLY RELAXED



NEW QUALITIES TO TOUCH



MOVEMENT EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH WHEN DANCING



TOUCH MORE EXCITING, SENSUAL



GREATER SPATIAL SEPARATION BETWEEN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS



DEEP INSIGHTS INTO OTHERS



VISUAL IMAGERY MORE INTENSE



APPRECIATE VERY SUBTLE HUMOR


HARD TO PLAY ORDINARY SOCIAL GAMES


LESS NOISY AT PARTIES THAN WHEN STRAIGHT


LESS NEED TO FEEL IN CONTROL OF THINGS


MORE TOLERANT OF CONTRADICTIONS


INVARIABLY FEEL GOOD FROM TURNING ON


TASTE SENSATIONS HAVE NEW QUALITIES


EASY TO GET TO SLEEP AT BEDTIME..?.?.?.*


UNDERSTAND WORDS OF SONGS BETTER


ENJOY EATING A LOT

LESS NOISY AT PARTIES THAN WHEN TIPSY OR DRUNK

NEW, SUBTLE QUALITIES TO SOUNDS

CAN COME DOWN AT WILL

Just Fairly Strongly Very
Strongly
Maximum
*There is some question whether this effect is available at all levels above the minimal one.


Marijuana users usually test the quality of the marijuana they are buying. This is done either by smoking a fixed amount of it and rating the level of intoxication reached or by smoking until a desired level of intoxication is reached and noting how much marijuana was required. While each marijuana user probably has certain idiosyncratic effects he uses to judge how intoxicated he is, some of the characteristic effects presented in Figure 24-2 probably function commonly as a guide to level and thus to the potency of the marijuana.
Because so few characteristic effects have a minimal level above the Strong level, Figure 24-2 does not provide useful information about what else, in addition to these characteristic effects, may occur at the higher levels of intoxication. Such data is found in the final two sections of this chapter.

 

LEVELS OF INTOXICATION AND TYPES OF EFFECTS

To determine what sorts of effects may begin to occur at each of the eight levels of intoxications distinguished in this study, one could tabulate the effects beginning for each level, and this has been done in the next section. This is a cumbersome procedure, however, and it also tends to overwhelm the general reader with material, even if very useful for the researcher.
I have condensed most of the effects reported on earlier into sixteen general categories, explained below. I then determined the minimal level of intoxication where at least 50 percent of the effects in the category had begun.[2] These categories and their average minimal levels are plotted in Figure 24-3. No attempt was made to include frequency of occurrence information in this graph, as was done in earlier graphs of this sort.

FIGURE 24-3. TYPES OF EFFECTS AND MINIMAL LEVEL OF INTOXICATION
Just Fairly Strongly Very
Strongly
Maximum









NAUSEA





MYSTICAL & PARANORMAL EXPERIENCES





IDENTITY CHANGES





LOSS OF CONTACT





MEMORY ALTERATIONS




INTERNAL BODY AWARENESS




DRIFTING, LOSS OF CONTROL, INEFFICIENCY




INTENSIFIED IMAGERY, FANTASY, HALLUCINATIONS




SPACE TIME ALTERATIONS



AFTEREFFECTS



INSIGHTS INTO SELF AND ALTERATIONS IN COGNITIVE PROCESSES



FOCUSING, CENTERING, EFFICIENCY.?.?.*



GREATER SENSITIVITY AND SUBTLETY IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS



SENSORY ENHANCEMENT



RELAXING, QUIETING, OPENING


RESTLESSNESS

Just Fairly Strongly Very
Strongly
Maximum
*There is some question whether this effect is available at all levels above the minimal one.


Restlessness includes six effects[3] indicating restlessness, a desire to move about to do things. Comments by informants indicated that these types of effects probably do not fit the minimal level model; i.e., restlessness is often a transitory phenomenon of the very low levels of intoxication and is replaced by relaxation and lethargy as soon as the user becomes more intoxicated. This is indicated by the use of question marks on the graph.
Relaxing, quieting, opening includes 52 effects indicating feeling physically relaxed, content, open to whatever happens, less striving, less active.
Sensory enhancement includes 72 items dealing with new, enhanced, or more subtle qualities of sensory perceptions of the external world.
Greater sensitivity and subtlety in interpersonal relationships includes 26 items dealing with feelings of insights into others, increased empathy with them, and the ability to interact in very subtle and sensitive ways, to play subtle "games" Focusing, centering, efficiency includes 28 items dealing with focusing more clearly on tasks at hand, being more here-and-now, being centered in oneself in a situation rather than pulled off balance, and feeling more capable and efficient at tasks. This is another category of effects that probably does not fit the minimal level model in all respects, with feelings of inefficiency being more likely at the higher levels of intoxication.
Insights into self and alteration of cognitive processes includes 32 items dealing with heightened awareness of one's mental processes and one's personality characteristics, often including the awareness of alteration in functioning of these processes.
Aftereffects includes some 14 effects occurring the day following a session of marijuana intoxication, without regard as to whether these are desirable or undesirable. Space/time alterations includes 37 effects dealing with changes in perception of space, spatial relationships, and time.
Intensified imagery, fantasy, hallucinations includes 41 effects indicating greatly intensified imagery in all sensory modalities, intensified and more absorbing fantasy activity, synesthesia, and visual hallucination.
Drifting, loss of control, inefficiency includes 36 effects reflecting an inability to concentrate, to perform tasks well, or to recall desired memories.
Internal body awareness includes 65 effects dealing with enhanced awareness of sensations and processes inside one's body.
Memory alterations includes some 19 effects concerned with false memories, deja vu, alterations in memory retrieval, state-specific memory, and the like. Simple worsening or bettering of recall has been included in the inefficiency or efficiency categories above.
Loss of contact includes 29 effects dealing with loss of contact with the external environment or one's own body, often resulting from absorption in internal activities.
Identity changes includes 9 effects dealing with temporary changes in personality, archetypal qualities to events, and changes in the relationship of self-concept to the body.
Mystical and paranormal experiences includes 12 effects dealing with spiritual experiences and ostensibly paranormal effects such as telepathy.
Nausea includes 2 effects dealing with the feeling of nausea and actual vomiting.

Considering the relation of types of effects to minimal level of intoxication as a whole, then, we see the following:
At the lowest levels there may be a mild restlessness, but this is replaced with relaxation, calmness, and quieting at only slightly higher levels. Sensory enhancement begins at low levels, coupled with feelings of being centered and efficient. While this sensory enhancement persists through all levels, feelings of efficiency may be replaced by those of inefficiency, inability to concentrate on a task, at Strong levels.
The Fairly/Strongly level also is characterized with feelings of insight into one's own and others' psychological processes, so that both thought and social interaction seem very subtle, clever, and different. Some aftereffects the next day follow intoxication at the Fairly/Strongly level, increasingly so at the very high levels.
At the Strong level major alterations in the perception of space and time may occur, and the user can become very absorbed in an inner world of thought, fantasy, and intensified bodily sensations, although social interaction is still easily possible.
At the Strongly/Very Strongly level and higher, memory is altered in its functioning, and the user may become so absorbed in inner experience that he temporarily loses contact with his own body and/or the
environment. Mystical and ostensibly paranormal experiences sometimes occur.
Nausea and vomiting (both rare effects) may occur at the maximal level.

 

LEVELS OF INTOXICATION: DETAILED DATA

The following table presents all the effects of the present study classified by the average minimal level of intoxication. Within the table, the effects are ordered by the arithmetic mean of intoxication level ratings, with the effect having the lowest mean at the bottom.
Frequency data are given by type style in the usual convention; i.e., characteristic effects in boldface, infrequent effects in small caps, and rare effects in lower case. The question number of each effect is also given after the item as an aid to the reader.

TABLE 24-1
EFFECTS BY MINIMAL LEVEL OF INTOXICATION

Effects Beginning at the Just/Fairly Level:

HIGHER PEOPLE GET ME HIGHER (Q121)
LESS NOISY AT PARTIES THAN WHEN DRUNK (Q110)
REMEMBER MORE OF WHAT IS READ (Q20)
HEAR MORE SUBTLE CHANGES IN SOUNDS (Q24)
EASIER TO READ THAN WHEN STRAIGHT (Q19)

Effects Beginning at the Fairly Level:

LEARN A LOT ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES (Q138)
Invariably feel bad when intoxicated (Q166)
Colors get duller (Q2)
HARD TO PLAY ORDINARY SOCIAL GAMES (Q106)
CONTOURS GET SHARPER (Q10)
LESS NOISY AT PARTIES THAN WHEN STRAIGHT (Q109)
EASIER TO ACCEPT WHATEVER HAPPENS, LESS NEED TO CONTROL (Q170)
EASIER TO ACCEPT CONTRADICTIONS (Q137)
CRAVE SWEET THINGS TO EAT (Q46)
REMEMBER LESS OF WHAT IS READ (Q21)
TALK A LOT MORE THAN WHEN STRAIGHT (Q117)
WORK AT TASKS WITH EXTRA ENERGY AND ABSORPTION (QI79)
INVARIABLY FEEL GOOD WHEN INTOXICATED (Q165)
NEW QUALITIES TO TASTE (Q39)
FEEL THE WORLD IS IN BAD SHAPE (Q215)
EASY TO GO TO SLEEP AT BEDTIME (Q197)
UNDERSTAND THE WORDS OF SONGS BETTER (Q25)
MORE SOCIABLE (Ql15)
ENJOY EATING AND EAT A LOT (Q44)

Effects Beginning at the Fairly/Strongly Level:

DISTANCES SEEM GREATER (Q52)
MEMORY FOR OTHERWISE FORGOTTEN EVENTS IS WORSE (Q152)
SEE PATTERNS, FORMS IN OTHERWISE AMBIGUOUS VISUAL MATERIAL (Q13)
TIME PASSES MORE SLOWLY (Q58)
LESS SOCIABLE (Q116)
PICTURES ACQUIRE A THIRD DIMENSION OF DEPTH (Q4)
STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY COMPANIONS (Q120)
TALK A LOT LESS (Q118)
DISTANCES IN WALKING CHANGED (Q51)
SPONTANEOUSLY HAVE INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF (Q139)
WORK ON TASKS LESS ACCURATELY, JUDGED BY LATER EVALUATION (Ql44)
INHIBITIONS LOWERED (Ql73)
SMELL HAS NEW QUALITIES (Q47)
VISUAL IMAGES AUTOMATICALLY ACCOMPANY THINKING (Ql48)
SMELLS RICHER, MORE UNIQUE (Q48)
THINK IN A MORE INTUITIVE FASHION (Ql49)
SURFACES SEEM ROUGHER, FORM INTERESTING PATTERNS (Q34)
BETTER PERSON TO MAKE LOVE WITH WHEN STONED (Ql27)
PLEASANT, WARM TINGLING INSIDE BODY (Q81)
DREAMS MORE VIVID (Q201)
PAIN MORE INTENSE IF CONCENTRATED ON (Q89)
MORE INVOLVED IN ORDINARY TASKS (Q217)
OBJECTS SEEM HEAVIER (Q35)
FEEL MORE CHILDLIKE, OPEN TO EXPERIENCE (Q207)
CLOSER MENTAL CONTACT WITH PARTNER WHEN MAKING LOVE (Ql25)
MORE DIFFICULT TO READ (Q18)
PLAY CHILDISH GAMES (Q105)
FEEL THE WORLD IS IN GOOD SHAPE (Q214)
PHYSICALLY RELAXED (Q99)
IDEAS MORE ORIGINAL, CREATIVE THAN WHEN STRAIGHT (Q145)
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF IF I DELIBERATELY TRY TO HAVE THEM (Q14O)
MEMORY FOR OTHERWISE FORGOTTEN EVENTS BETTER (Q151)
MOVEMENTS VERY SMOOTH, COORDINATED (Q100)
NEW QUALITIES TO TOUCH (Q31)
COMPULSIVE DESIRE TO GET HIGHER (Q176)
SURFACES FEEL SMOOTHER, SILKIER (Q33)
FEEL EMOTIONS MORE WEAKLY (Q162)
EVENTS AND THOUGHTS FLOW MORE SMOOTHLY (Q61)
TOUCH MORE EXCITING, SENSUAL (Q32)
DREAMS LESS VIVID (Q202)
NEED FOR SEX GOES UP (Ql22)
GOOD MEMORY FOR PERIOD OF INTOXICATION (Ql58)
GET PHYSICALLY RESTLESS, WANT TO MOVE AROUND (Q98)
GREATER SEPARATION BETWEEN INSTRUMENTS WHEN LISTENING TO STEREO (Q29)
EMPATHIZE STRONGLY WITH OTHERS (Qll4)
FEELS AS IF MIND IS WORKING MORE EFFICIENTLY (Ql41)
VIVID TASTE IMAGERY (Q45)
DEEP INSIGHTS INTO OTHERS (Q113)
SAY MORE PROFOUND THINGS (Q111)
AUDITORY IMAGERY MORE VIVID (Q27)
VISUAL IMAGERY MORE VIVID (Q8)
APPRECIATE MORE SUBTLE HUMOR (Q146)
MOOD BEFORE INTOXICATION AMPLIFIED BY INTOXICATION (Ql60)
PLAY VERY ELABORATE GAMES (Ql47)
WORK ON TASKS MORE ACCURATELY, JUDGED BY LATER EVALUATION (Q143)
NEW COLORS, SHADES OF COLOR (Q1)
SALIVATE A LOT (Q42)
MARKED INCREASE IN SEXUAL DESIRE IF SITUATION IS APPROPRIATE (Ql24)
GROUP TAKES ON A SENSE OF UNITY WHEN STONED (Qll2)
SLEEP MORE REFRESHING THAN USUAL (Ql99)
MORE VISUAL IMAGERY WHILE READING (Q22)
RETASTE FOOD WHEN BELCHING (Q43)

Effects Beginning at the Strongly Level:

BODY FEELS LIGHT, FLOATY (Q79)
BODY FEELS HEAVY (Q80)
LOSE AWARENESS OF BODY UNLESS STRONG STIMULUS OCCURS(Q70)
VISUAL DEPTH MAGNIFIED (Q14)
SPACE BECOMES AN AUDITORY SPACE (Q30)
Others seem dead, lifeless (Q119)
POOR MEMORY FOR PERIOD OF INTOXICATION (Ql59)
DEJA VU (Q63)
FEELS AS IF MIND IS WORKING LESS EFFICIENTLY (Ql42)
LONG TIME DELAY BETWEEN CHEWING AND TASTING (Q41)
Less desire for sex (Q123)
VIVID TACTUAL IMAGERY (Q37)
EVENTS AND THOUGHTS FOLLOW JERKILY (Q62)
SKIP INTERMEDIATE STEPS IN PROBLEM SOLVING (Ql33)
TIME PASSES MORE RAPIDLY (Q59)
VERY AWARE OF BREATHING (Q73)
SOUND OF OWN VOICE CHANGES (Q28)
FOCUSED SIGHTS VERY REAL, OTHERS DIM—VISUAL CENTRALITY (Ql2)
World looks flat, lacks depth (Q5)
MOVEMENTS AWKWARD (Q 101)
DROWSY EARLY IN EVENING (Ql98)
FEEL WEAKER (Q96)
DISTANCES SEEM SHORTER (Q53)
FEEL UNIQUE, NO ONE IS LIKE ME (Q188)
THINGS IN PERIPHERY LOOK DIFFERENT (Q9)
AWARE OF HEART BEATING (Q92)
FEEL STRONGER (Q95)
SPONTANEOUSLY REMEMBER THINGS LONG FORGOTTEN (Q150)
LESS AWARE OF BODILY COMPONENTS OF EMOTION (Q164)
VIVID SMELL IMAGERY (Q50)
NEW QUALITIES TO TEMPERATURE (Q38)
PAIN EASY TO TOLERATE IF ATTENTION DIVERTED (Q88)
GIVE LESS THOUGHT TO CONSEQUENCES OF ACTIONS (Ql31)
FEEL VERY POWERFUL. CAPABLE (Ql90)
NEW QUALITIES TO SEXUAL ORGASM (Q128)
OBJECTS SEEM LIGHTER (Q36)
CAN MEDITATE MORE EFFECTIVELY (Ql93)
EASILY SIDETRACKED, FORGET TO FINISH TASKS (Q175)
MORE HERE-AND-NOW (Q136)
GIGGLE A LOT (Ql74)
NEW MEANING TO COMMONPLACE SAYING, EVENTS (Ql35)
FEEL EMOTIONS MORE STRONGLY (Q161)
EXCELLENT CONTROL OF FANTASIES (Ql78)
MORE AWARE OF BODILY COMPONENTS OF EMOTION (Ql63)

Effects Beginning at the Strongly/Very Strongly Level:

SPACE TAKES ON A SOLID QUALITY (Q56)
AWARE OF INTERNAL ORGANS NORMALLY UNAWARE OF (Q75)
FORGET START OF SENTENCE (Q154)
LOSE SENSE OF SEPARATE SELF, AT ONE WITH WORLD (Q189)
MUSCLES DEVELOP A TREMOR (Q86)
PERSONALITY CHANGES A LOT WHILE STONED (Q185)
IN TOUCH WITH A HIGHER POWER (Q177)
POOR CONTROL OF FANTASIES (Q177)
LOCATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN BODY SHIFTS (Q77)
SO ABSORBED IN FANTASY THAT ATTENTION MUST BE GOTTEN FORCIBLY (Q129)
VISION BLURRY (Q11)
CAN'T THINK CLEARLY, THOUGHTS SLIP AWAY BEFORE GRASPED (Q134)
EVENTS BECOME ARCHETYPAL (Q191)
INNER VISIONS AS REAL AS NOCTURNAL DREAMS (Q218)
THINK I'VE SAID SOMETHING WHEN I'VE ONLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT (Ql56)
THINGS GET NEAR OR FURTHER AS I LOOK AT THEM—DEPTH JIGGLE (Q15)
VIBRATION OR TINGLING IN BODY, NOT PHYSICAL TREMOR (Q85)
VERY AWARE OF INTERNAL ORGANS WHILE DEFECATING OR URINATING (Q78)
BODY FEELS LARGER (Q90)
BODY FEELS SMALLER (Q91)
Sleep poor and restless (Q200)
POWER, FORCE, ENERGY SENSATIONS IN BODY (Q82)
FEEL ISOLATED FROM THINGS AROUND ME (Q107)
CAN CONVERSE INTELLIGENTLY DESPITE SHORTENED MEMORY SPAN (Q155)
Smell sensations broken into components (Q49)
FORGET START OF CONVERSATION (Q153)
FINISH PHYSICAL TASK EVEN THOUGH MENTALLY LOST TRACK OF (Q130)
BODY PART ATTENDED TO STANDS OUT MUCH MORE (Q71)
SENSUAL QUALITY TO VISION (Q3)
FEEL ISOLATED FROM PARTNER WHILE MAKING LOVE (Q126)
OTHERS HAVEN'T NOTICED I'M STONED (Q212)
FEEL PARANOID, SUSPICIOUS ABOUT OTHERS WITH ME (Q108)
So AWARE OF PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS IT MUST BE TELEPATHY (Q65)
TASTE SENSATIONS DIVIDED INTO COMPONENTS (Q40)

Effects Beginning at the Very Strongly Level:

CAN'T COME DOWN QUICKLY ABOVE THIS LEVEL (Q205)
BODY NUMB (Q76)
GET SO LOST IN FANTASY IT TAKES A WHILE TO REORIENT AFTER (Q55)
ANOTHER PERSON'S FACE WILL CHANGE AS I WATCH IT (Q16)
CAN COME DOWN AT WILL IF NECESSARY (Q184)
OBJECTS VIBRATE OR PULSE AS IF THEY HAD A LIFE OF THEIR OWN (Q 17)
Parts of body have moved by themselves (Q182)
SENSE OF BALANCE ERRATIC (Q103)
Tremble a lot in hands after having been stoned (Q102)
HARD TO GET ORGANIZED NEXT DAY (Q209)
Can perform magical operations to affect things or people (Q68)
AURAS AROUND OBJECTS (Q7)
INNER TRIPS, FANTASIES AS REAL AS REALITY (Q208)
Possessed by a good force (Q181)
LOSE CONTROL OVER THOUGHTS (Q183)
OTHERS HAVE NOTICED I ACT DIFFERENTLY WHEN STONED (Q211)
PROLONGED BLANK PERIODS (Q219)
FELT SHAPE OF BODY DOESN'T CORRESPOND TO ACTUAL FORM (Q69)
SYNESTHESIA: SOUNDS HAVE VISUAL IMAGES ASSOCIATED (Q216)
Worry about losing control (Q171)
Aware of energy flowing in spine (Q83)
THINK SOMETHING IS A MEMORY THAT TURNS OUT TO BE A FANTASY (Q157)
DIFFICULT TO GET TO SLEEP AT BEDTIME (Q196)
Do antisocial things that hurt others (Q172)
Precognition, able to foretell future (Q66)

Effects Beginning at the Very Strongly/Maximum Level:

Possessed by an evil force (Q180)
MERGE WITH OBJECT OR PERSON CONTEMPLATED (Q186)
HAVE LOST ALL CONSCIOUSNESS OF BODY DURING FANTASY TRIPS (Q94)
TIME SEEMS TO STOP (Q60)
AURAS AROUND PEOPLE (Q6)
HALLUCINATIONS (Q23)
Aware of chakra centers along spine (Q84)
Sounds are blurry, indistinct (Q26)

Effects Beginning at the Maximum Level:

Felt nauseated and vomited (Q210)
Felt dizzy or nauseated (Q74)
LOST ALL CONSCIOUSNESS OF BODY, FLOATED IN LIMITLESS SPACE (Q93)

 

Footnotes

1. No effect was commonly rated as beginning at the Just level. (back)
2. I shall not present the methods for this tabulation in any detail, as it involved a good deal of my personal judgment, and I am not certain others would classify individual effects the same way. Figure 24-3 is offered more as a suggestion to research than as a final account. (back)
3. Note that the number of times constituting a given category has no necessary relation to the commonness of such effects; it was determined by the construction of the questionnaire. (back)

 

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