Autonomous entities

Namaste (Trifoliata Mystica) by Luke Brown - This artwork serves as an accurate example of a typical geometry-based autonomous entity seen during a psychedelic experience.

Autonomous entities can be described as the hallucinatory experience of perceived contact with beings which appear to be sentient and autonomous in their behaviour. Autonomous entities typically appear during hallucinogenic experiences, during sleep deprivation, during sleep paralysis, and during stimulant psychosis. They can manifest within both external and internal hallucinations.

Autonomous entities will frequently act as the inhabitants of a perceived independent reality. Although many entities seem largely unaware of one's presence, generally speaking, they are often expectant of the person's sudden appearance into their realm and usually choose to interact with them in various ways. The behaviour of a typical entity can vary wildly and seems to depend heavily on one's current emotional state. For example, whilst many entities will act like loving, kind intelligences, teachers or healers, in certain contexts, they are equally capable of acting as indifferent, uncaring or even as malicious tormentors.

Entities can take any form but subconscious archetypes are present and commonly include:

Humans, friends, family, loved ones, strangers, oneself, shadow people, bodiless super intelligent humanoids, aliens, elves, animals, giant spheres, insectoids, beings of light, anthropomorphic beings, plants, conscious inanimate objects, fictional characters, cartoons, robotic machines, gods, demigods, goddesses, bio-mechanical intelligences, hooded figures, demons, indescribable monstrosities, spirits, angels, shamans, ghosts, souls, ancestors, fantastical or mythological beasts, glitch creatures and more.


Personality types

There are a few generally distinct personality types of autonomous entities which one may potentially encounter. They are often perceived to represent a particular subsection of one's own consciousness and can be identified primarily through their personality, but also sometimes their appearance. These individual types are broken down into three separate categories below.

  • Representations of general concepts - This personality type can be described as a hallucinated and seemingly sentient representation of any known concept. This will usually adopt an appropriate personality and set of mannerisms to fit the chosen concept to an impressive degree of accurate detail. For example, the specific concept could include people one has met throughout their life, specific fictional characters or symbolic representations of concepts such as abstract ideas, emotions or key parts of one's own personality.
    • Representations of the self - This personality type can be described as a mirror of one's own personality. It can take any visible form but when conversed with, it clearly adopts an identical vocabulary and set of mannerisms to one's own consciousness.
    • Representations of the subconscious - This personality type can be described as an entity which may take any visible form but is also subjectively perceived to be an autonomous controller behind the continuous generation of the details of one's current hallucinations. They may also be felt to simultaneously control or manage one's current perspective, personality and internally stored model of reality. When interacted with, this category of entity can often possess abilities which allow them to directly alter and manipulate one's current experiences. They commonly adopt an attitude which wants to teach or guide the person and will operate under the assumption that they know what is best for them. However, it cannot be known whether this hallucination is genuinely a representation of the subconscious or is perhaps merely an estimated hallucination which simply behaves in a convincing manner.

Communication styles

Autonomous entities can communicate with a person via a combination of normal spoken word, "telepathy", conceptual thoughts, mathematics and geometry-based visual linguistics which generally consist of morphing colored structures of different textures which are innately readable as representations of specific concepts.

Regarding the conversational topics which autonomous entities choose to discuss, they will often convey insights regarding overcoming personal issues within the one's life and will occasionally help clarify philosophical or spiritual ideas. However, more often than not entities are very likely to speak in cryptic or nonsensical messages which seem to have no clear or obvious meaning behind them.

It is important to note that autonomous entities will never truly convey new information to the person experiencing them. For example, they cannot provide insights about the external world which one did not already know about on some level. Instead, they can only provide alternative perspectives and help build upon pre-existing ideas. This is presumably because autonomous entities do not have access to any knowledge, information or facts which are not already stored within one's conscious or subconscious memories.

When communicated with through spoken word, the level of coherency in which these entities can communicate with is highly variable but can be broken down into four distinct levels. These are described and listed below:

  1. Silence - This level can be defined as a complete unresponsiveness from the side of the entity and a lack of speech despite their obvious presence within the hallucination.
  2. Partially defined incoherent speech - This level can be defined as linguistic conversational responses and noises which almost sound like words but do not contain any real content or meaning beyond a vague sense of emotional intent.
  3. Fully defined incoherent speech - This level can be defined as audible linguistic conversational responses and noises which contain fully defined and understandable words but often lack grammatical structure or an overall sense of general coherency.
  4. Partially defined coherent speech - This level can be defined as linguistic conversational responses which contain fully defined and understandable words with a partially defined grammatical structure and general coherency. It conveys its point on a level which is frequently coherent but may not always be fully understandable and will sometimes descend into broken English or even gibberish.
  5. Fully defined coherent speech - This level can be defined as linguistic conversational responses which contain understandable words and a fully defined grammatical sentence structures. It has an overall sense of general coherency which conveys its point in a level of detail that is genuinely on par with that of one's own intellect.

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psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

1P-ETH-LAD, 1P-LSD, 2-Fluorodeschloroketamine, 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe, 25D-NBOMe, 25N-NBOMe, 2C-B, 2C-B-FLY, 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-I, 2C-P, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCP, 4-AcO-DET, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-MET, 4-AcO-MiPT, 4-HO-DET, 4-HO-DPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 4-HO-EPT, 4-HO-MET, 4-HO-MPT, 4-HO-MiPT, 4-MeO-PCP, 5-MeO-DiPT, 5-MeO-MiPT, 6-APB, 6-APDB, AL-LAD, ALD-52, Allylescaline, Ayahuasca, Benzydamine, Bk-2C-B, Bromo-DragonFLY, DET, DMT, DOB, DOC, DOI, DOM, Datura, Deschloroketamine, Dextromethorphan, Dextromethorphan & Diphenhydramine, Diphenhydramine, Diphenidine, ETH-LAD, Efavirenz, Ephenidine, Escaline, Ibogaine, Ketamine, LSA, LSD, LSZ, MDA, MDMA, MET, MPT, Mescaline, Methallylescaline, Methoxetamine, Methoxphenidine, Mirtazapine, PRO-LAD, Proscaline, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushrooms, Zolpidem, ΑMT


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Documentation written by Josie Kins