Diffraction can be described as the experience of perceiving rainbows and spectrums of color embedded within the brighter parts of a person's visual field. This visual effect is likely due to pupil dilation resulting in some light sources hitting the lens of the eye in a manner which appears to spread into a larger range of the spectrum rather than a consolidated wavelength.

Diffraction is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, this effect is also experienced during everyday sober living for certain people.

Diffraction Shades by capture-life-with-lens.tumblr.com - This image serves as an accurate replication of diffraction as seen on a tree.

psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

1P-ETH-LAD, 25C-NBOMe, 25D-NBOMe, 25I-NBOMe, 4-AcO-DET, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-MiPT, 4-HO-DPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 4-HO-EPT, 4-HO-MPT, 4-HO-MiPT, 5-MeO-DiPT, AL-LAD, Allylescaline, Bk-2C-B, DET, DOC, DOI, ETH-LAD, MET, MPT, Methallylescaline, PRO-LAD, Proscaline, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushrooms, TMA-2, TMA-6


Documentation written by Josie Kins / CocoaBunny