Machinescapes can be described as a complex visual and tactile experience in which one perceives mechanical hallucinatory landscapes which are vast in both size and intricacy. These landscapes are almost exclusively comprised of ever-changing and interlocking mechanical parts which move between each other in a variety of ways. Their mechanisms are based upon a seemingly infinite variety of potential materials which form impossibly intricate arrays of cogs, gears, pulleys, conveyor belts, levers, panels, hydraulics and other moving parts. The precise arrangement of these mechanical parts is often perceived to be a direct representation of both one's current mind state and their sensory input.

During this experience, an extremely prominent sense that one has become the perceivable machinescape is often present through a complex change in one's felt bodily form. This manifests as the sensation that one can physically feel and perceive every detail of the machinescape as if it were their own body. These tactile hallucinations are also often accompanied by seeing distinct internal hallucinations that correlate with the felt sensations.

The experience of this effect is extremely common under the influence of salvinorin A. However, it can also occasionally occur under the influence of heavy dosages of certain psychedelics such as 1P-LSD and 2C-P.

psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

1P-LSD, 25I-NBOMe, 2C-C, 2C-E, 2C-P, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-HO-DET, AL-LAD, Ayahuasca, DMT, ETH-LAD, Ibogaine, Ketamine, LSD, MET, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushrooms, Salvinorin A


Documentation written by Josie Kins