Hallucinogenic substance documentation project

I have decided to develop a standardized methodology for documenting the subjective effects of individual psychoactive substances in a manner which allows me to produce consistent and highly detailed articles. Although I have already written many articles which attempt to do this over the past several years, I have realized that my methodology was not consistent and that these substances could, therefore, do with being revisited. 

To help me with this project, I have devised an automated subjective effect tracker form which can be used to easily log the individual effect components I am experiencing, as well as their style variations, and level of intensity. It will be used to collect, compare and present data that will later prove useful for this project.

Alongside this, I will use the following guidelines during each of my hallucinogenic experiences:

  • Ensure that you are familiar with subjective effect index terminology to the greatest extent possible.
  • Ideally, take substance at threshold, light, common, strong, and heavy dosages on separate occasions. If not enough of the compound is available to do so, prioritize a heavy dosage.
  • Decide on a relatively consistent setting that will be used between substances. For example, at home with music and roommate or alone in a bedroom.
  • Avoid taking other drugs which could influence the effects in any way. If you are on a required medication, please note this down in your subjective effect tracker form.
  • Fill out subjective effect tracker both while on the substance (so nothing is forgotten) and in retrospect (so nothing was missed).
  • While on the substance, take periodic notes or voice recordings as the effects change.
  • When off the substance, expand upon these notes to write up a detailed trip report with extensive qualitative commentary.
  • Compile all of the collected data into an article that follows a consistent format.

I will likely prioritize the documentation of a combination of classical hallucinogens and compounds which are currently popular and available via clearnet research chemicals vendors. These substances are listed below:

  • RC's: AL-LAD, ALD-52, 1P-LSD, 2C-B-Fly, 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-P, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-HO-MET, 4-HO-MiPT, 5-MeO-DMT, DPT, DOC, 3-HO-PCP, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCP, Deschloroketamine, O-PCE
  • Classicals: LSD, mushrooms, DMT, Ayahuasca, mescaline, 5-MeO-MiPT, 2C-B, Ketamine, DXM, DPH, MDMA, LSA, Nutmeg, Salvia

With each psychedelic experience I undergo, I will be sure to post the documentation here in the form of both a trip report and the subjective effect tracker data. These reports will later be used to write comprehensive articles on a wide variety of substances.

I am very excited about this project and intend to start immediately.

Thanks for reading.


    I am pleased to announce the launch of a new project dedicated to pioneering formalized subjective effect documentation.

    I believe that this is an important endeavor, for through the use of a universal terminology set, we allow ourselves to discuss that which was previously considered indescribable. The project itself will strive to document all aspects of the hallucinogenic experience through as many mediums as possible, including text, video, podcasts, images, audio, and potentially a book.

    Although I have previously hosted the subjective effect index on Psychonautwiki and DisregardEverythingISay, I now feel that the project deserves its own dedicated platform. However, I fully intend to continue my work on Psychonautwiki and I am very excited for its future.