Made me think on a few things. The article mentions experiments to induce out of body experiences, even in non-schizophrenic people. This sounds like something that could prove useful in magical experiments and rituals.
Second, when entering the hallucinatory stage the schizophrenic encounters ‘angels’, but believing in this reality leads them deeper into psychosis. Magi I know also have relationships with angels without becoming psychotic. Maybe they are hallucinatory, but maybe they still serve some form of subjective or magical use?
I wrote a guest article for Psyche on plutonica.net, entitled, appropriately enough ‘Psyche Magic Revisited‘. This is a relook at the chapter ‘syche Magic’ from my book ‘Kaos Hieroglyphica: Alchemy for the New Aeon’ as feedback has revealed that the original chapter, particularly the ritual, failed to communicate what I was trying to say.
I originally planned to make edits for a second edition, but decided this was not the way to go. Instead I am posting my more recent thoughts in ‘revisited’ articles, of which this is the first. In it I describe the events of the actual time this ritual was used. All other possible uses of the technique (such as quitting smoking etc) mentioned in my book were speculation only, nor am I for the prohibition of smoking (or of any drug), as my repeated stance on behalf of individual sovereignty should make clear. But I do think that a magician that wanted to give up should have the will power to do so, otherwise what kind of magician are they anyway?