Perception of predeterminism

This chart represents the 4 main distinct views on the concept of free will within academic philosophy.

Perception of predeterminism can be described as the suppression of the feeling that a person's decision-making processes and general cognitive faculties inherently possess "free will". This sudden change in perspective may cause one to feel as if their personal choices, physical actions, and individual personality traits have always been completely predetermined by prior causes and are, therefore, outside of their conscious control.

During this state a person begins to feel as if they arise from a complex set of internally stored, instantly decided, pre-programmed, and completely autonomous electrochemical responses to perceived sensory input. These sensations are often interpreted as having revealed the concepts of free will and choice as false.

Once the effect begins to wear off, a person will return to their everyday feelings of freedom and independence. Despite this, however, they will usually retain realizations regarding what is often interpreted as a profound insight into the apparant illusory nature of free will.

Perception of predeterminism is most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of psychedelic tryptamines such as psilocin, ayahuasca, DMT, and 4-AcO-DMT. The effect is commonly accompanied by other effects such as ego death or physical autonomy.


psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

2C-B, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-HO-MiPT, 5-MeO-DMT, AL-LAD, ALD-52, Ayahuasca, DMT, DPT, LSD, LSM-775, PARGY-LAD, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushroom,


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Documentation written by Josie Kins / Edited by Cocoabunny