I've heard reports ranging from both extremes, some saying mushrooms
are all the same trip to "there's no
I've also heard mescaline has more electric-y visuals is actually more intense than LSD, and is more spiritual.
Someone asked this on Ask Erowid:
"The effects of LSD and mescaline are often
described as being nearly the same in many older books and articles.
While there are many points of similarity, these are two very different
from two very different chemical families. It is very hard to try
to explain the differences to somebody who has not tried both, and this
difficulty is made even worse because no two people will be affected by
both drugs in the same way.
</font></font> Many people feel that mescaline leaves you with a more lucid and
coherent state of mind, where LSD can often create a very confused and
disoriented state of mind. This does not at all mean that LSD is a more
intense experience though. Some people find that mescaline produces
stronger and much more organized visual effects, especially with the
eyes closed. While LSD visions are often mosaics of rapidly morphing
bizzarre scenes, mescaline visions tend to be more organized, less
changing, and more familiar - the difference might be compared to
watching a surreal music video
compared to watching a movie. LSD tends
to be much more of a stimulant, whereas on mescaline many people are
more likely to lie down with your eyes closed. Some find mescaline
produces a strong euphoria
which is compared to that from MDMA
find LSD is more likely to cause anxious feelings.
Some people say LSD is much "deeper" while others will say that
mescaline is the more profound drug
- and others will say they're both
equally deep. All of this is highly subjective, and varies greatly from
person to person. LSD and mescaline are very different drugs, but with
many things in common. Each has its own unique profile of effects, but
what these are will be different for every person."</font>