Is it a sin to use psychedelics? What about just microdosing where there is no possibility of encountering spirits? What if while tripping you completely refuse to talk to any spirits?
I do know that tripping allows demons to speak to you, but I wonder if its redeemable whatsoever. I did read one interpretation of the Old Testament that manna (Exodus 16) is identical in appearance to mushrooms. Also sorry for the DMT Ape Man talking point but what about the burning bush? It seems there is some precedence for psychedelics to be used in order to communicate with God or His messengers. Perhaps if you scrutinized and tested each entity you encounter ( 1 John 4:1) you may avoid displeasing The Lord. Here is a relevant excerpt from Orthodoxy: Religion of the Future by Seraphim Rose.
"St. Gregory of Sinai was careful to instruct his monks on the dangers of these experiences: “All around, near to beginners and the self-willed, the demons are wont to spread the nets of thoughts and pernicious fantasies and prepare moats for their downfall….” A monk asked him: “What is a man to do when the demon takes the form of an angel of light?” The Saint replied: “In this case a man needs great power of discernment to discriminate rightly between good and evil. So in your heedlessness, do not be carried away too quickly by what you see, but be weighty (not easy to move) and, carefully testing everything, accept the good and reject the evil. Always you must test and examine, and only afterwards believe. Know that the actions of grace are manifest, and the demon, in spite of his transformations, cannot produce them: namely, meekness, friendliness, humility, hatred of the world, cutting off passions and lusts — which are the effects of grace.Works of the demons are: arrogance, conceit, intimidation and all evil. By such actions you will be able to discern whether the light shining in your heart is of God or of satan. Lettuce looks like mustard, and vinegar in color like wine; but when you taste them the palate discerns and defines the difference between each. In the same way the soul, if it has discernment, can discriminate by mental taste the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the fantasies and illusions of Satan.”
Yet at the same time I wonder if I am just being to expedient. I used to trip but stopped when it became clear to me I was in communication with demons and I needed to re-conceptualize everything I knew about psychedelics and the spiritual world. The spiritual warfare you undergo while tripping is compared to the spiritual warfare of monks. Am I being retarded for thinking that I, a lousy sinner, have enough fortitude to resist demons when seeing them face to face when it is difficult for monks to?
Regardless of myself, should there not be a Christian guide for those who do wish to undergo tripping to warn them of what they might encounter and how to resist the prelest that follows ignorant acceptance of the half-truths of demons?