Welcome to
Chemical Collective

Are you 18 or older?

Please confirm that your are 18 years of age or older.

You are not allowed to access the page.

Friendly customer service available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Free standard shipping over €50 and free tracked shipping over €100


Your cart is empty

Psychedelic Telepathy – The Research of Doctor Petter Johnstad

psychedelic telepathy header
in this article
  • Introduction
  • Users' Experiences
  • Skepticism
  • Issues With Studying Telepathy
  • Types of Telepathy
  • How to Experience Psychedelic Telepathy
  • A Word of Caution

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Chemical Collective or any associated parties.


In 2020, Petter Johnstad conducted an interview study with users of psychedelics about telepathic experiences they had, had while under the influence of psychedelics. Telepathy is defined by Merriam-Webster as “communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means.” In the study, 2 of the initial 26 participants recruited for its first phase, which consisted of psychedelics users who partook in “spiritual contexts,” claimed to have had telepathic experiences. So, 1 out of 13 psychedelics users in spiritual contexts said that they experienced telepathy. However, it is not only psychonauts making these claims. Further investigation is required to give us a better idea of how many claim to be affected.

Users' Experiences

Firstly, to illustrate how common this phenomenon is, here are two recent Reddit posts about users’ experience of psychedelic telepathy (included with their permission):

From: u/BrilliantSquirrel656

psychedelic telepathy reddit post 2

From: u/No-Knowledge-6015


psychedelic telepathy real or fake?

I did not attempt to verify the veracity of the claims made here, so everything hereon must be considered through a skeptical lens. As John C. Lilly writes in The Center of the Cyclone, “My own skepticism is intact – please keep yours. Skepticism is a necessary instrument in the exploration of the unknown.”

If we wish to be skeptical, we must be aware that telepathy has not been proven scientifically, and there has been a long history of research which disproves it, which is damaging to its credibility.

“After reviewing a large body of research in this area [ESP] for the National Research Council, a scientific committee concluded that ‘despite a 130-year record of scientific research on such matters our committee could find no scientific justification for the existence of phenomena such as extrasensory perception, mental telepathy, or “mind over matter” exercises…’” – Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life by Frank Boardman, Nancy M. Cavender, and Howard Kahane

Despite this, psychedelics users are definitely experiencing something that they interpret as telepathy.

Issues With Studying Telepathy

psychedelic telepathy

Assessing the truth of these claims is tough. We would have to conduct systematic experiments to do so accurately. According to Johnstad, not everybody can replicate their ability to perform telepathy under the influence of psychedelics. Additionally, the experimental environment any studies would be conducted in could impact the users and their presumed ability to perform telepathy, especially considering that the psychedelic experience places users in a particularly vulnerable state.

The vulnerability of the psychedelic state further makes self-testing a problem. One of the many things that can go wrong is the unconscious reading of body language. To illustrate this, there is a story from 1891 about a horse called Clever Hans. Hans was touted to be able to do math and spell, among other things, but it was discovered that Hans would react to subtle cues his handler was unintentionally giving. Many telepathic charlatans also use subtle cues to “read minds.”

What we can definitively say about the two posts above is that they show examples of what psychedelics users are reporting. Less definitively, these two examples of telepathy being reported could be potentially be considered as anecdotal evidence. What makes the second post especially intriguing is that it not only references telepathic communication of thoughts but also accessing the energies of others. When accessing the energies of others, the poster says that “bodily sensation” and “temperature changes” occur. Johnstad’s study does not talk about energies per se, but it does distinguish between three types of telepathy that psychedelics users say they experience.

Types of Telepathy

psychedelic telepathy types

  • Sharing of one’s internal monologue (words) and images
  • “Telempathy”, or, the sharing of emotions
  • Disappearing boundaries – it is difficult to tell whose thoughts and feelings belong to whom

What Johnstad’s three types of telepathy, along with the second poster’s claimed ability to tap into others’ energies, potentiall suggest is that:

  • Psychedelics make you more conscious.

An even more controversial thought could be that instead of merely making you more conscious, they:

  • Allow you to access higher levels of consciousness and become one with it.

If you follow this highly speculative train of thought you could assert that, when humans come together individual consciousnesses merge, thus promoting awareness of one another’s thoughts, feelings, and energies.

Johnstad explores a variant of this idea, referencing Aldous Huxley and Henri Bergson. In The Doors of Perception, Huxley references Bergson’s idea that:

  • There is a filter that limits the amount of information we perceive.

Using this model, psychedelics would work by turning off or dampening the filter and allowing information to flow into the individual unimpeded.

“The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and the nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge…” – Dr C. D. Broad quoted by Aldous Huxley in The Doors of Perception

How to Experience Psychedelic Telepathy

According to Johnstad, there are at least three ways you may be able to increase the possibility of experiencing psychedelic telepathy.

The Heroic Dose

The first way is to simply take “strong” doses of psychedelics. What a “strong” dose is will depend very much on your body weight and experience with a particular substance.


You should always start with a low dose and work your way up. Stories about people who take doses that are too high, thinking they can handle it are far more common than reports of telepathy.

“Of 20 reports that mentioned which drug was taken, 15 involved LSD as the main psychedelic drug, while two involved psilocybin, two 3,4-Methyl enedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA), and one d-lysergic acid amide (LSA). Doses were generally described as strong, although we should note that it is difficult to ascertain the amount of LSD in a blotter without access to a chemical lab. Nevertheless, about 300 mcg of LSD seemed to be a median dose for telepathic experiences, with a reported range from 100 mcg to 8 blotters.” – Petter Johnstad, Psychedelic Telepathy: An Interview Study

The Partner Method

The second way to increase the possibility of telepathy is to do psychedelics with someone you are close with. I like to think that the telepathic connection, should it exist, may be similar to two entangled particles. When two particles are in sync via entanglement, they will have the same state, even across great distances. In other words, when you share a deep connection with someone (or are in sync with them), your thoughts can travel great distances to affect one another.

Johnstad’s study suggests that deep connections with others may only require a one way bridge to get the telepathy flowing. For instance, his study references “three narratives that involved unrequited homosexual love.” Perhaps in these cases the pairs were close as friends, but the romantic love that one of them had for the other is what set off the telepathy. My bet would be that any type of love, friendly or romantic, would set off the telepathy, if it is indeed a trigger, but romantic love is often stronger and could hypothetically lead to more instances of telepathy.

Future telepathy researchers seem well advised to study the role of romantic or erotic desire in establishing a telepathic connection.

 – Petter Johnstad, Psychedelic Telepathy: An Interview Study

Eye Contact

Look into the person’s eyes with whom you wish to telepathically communicate.

This suggestion from Johnstad’s study rang a bell for me. I had recently been reading a book about alien encounters, and I have been practicing telepathy without drugs with my partner, when it dawned on me that many abductees experience telepathy and loss of control when the aliens look into their eyes. Whether these stories are true or not, this similarity between alien and psychedelic telepathy stories is intriguing. Needless to say, it is now on our to-do list to practice telepathy as we stare into each other’s eyes.
“On a somewhat more practical level, others recommended that trippers hoping for a telepathic experience should look deeply into one another’s eyes, which they claimed serve as a gateway into other people’s consciousness” – Petter Johnstad, Psychedelic Telepathy: An Interview Study

A Word of Caution

psychedelic telepathy safety

Telepathy might sound fun, but Johnstad provides us with a word of caution.

In ordinary life, we have barriers between each other, and our thoughts are private.

For people who experience telepathy and are not close to those they experience it with, the resulting loss of privacy can expose truths about themselves that they may not have been ready to share. This may be the case for people who are very close to one another as well. Homosexual feelings are one such truth that some people feel the need to keep private due to possible social ramifications.

Consider another concern. One person who was interviewed complained about being telepathically pressured to have sex. Being telepathically linked, there seemed to be no way to escape the pressure that night. This concern is different from the epistemic concern above. The concern is no longer about secrets being found out but about people behaving improperly with their newly found closeness.

What can you do to avoid these negative scenarios? Make sure you follow the rule of set and setting. This rule specifies that we must be aware of our self and our environment, prior to going into a trip.

The specific reaction has little to do with the chemical and is chiefly a function of set and setting; preparation and environment. The better the preparation, the more ecstatic and revelatory the session. In initial sessions and with unprepared persons, setting – particularly the actions of others – is more important. With persons who have prepared thoughtfully and seriously, the setting is less important.

The Psychedelic Experience

The Psychedelic Alien | Community Blogger at Chemical Collective

The Psychedelic Alien is one of our community bloggers here at Chemical Collective. If you’re interested in joining our blogging team and getting paid to write about subjects you’re passionate about, please reach out to David via email at blog@chemical-collective.com

share your toughts

Join the Conversation.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
10 months ago

it’s actually crazy when u think about it

eVdEN EVE Nakliyat
10 months ago

When some one searches for his necessary thing,
thus he/she desires to be available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.

eVDEn eve NakLiYat
10 months ago

It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people about this topic, but you sound like
you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

EvdeN evE naKliYAT
10 months ago

Hi I am so grateful I found your webpage, I really found you by error,
while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Regardless
I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also
love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it
all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

Related articles

our products

Related products

1D-LSD 150mcg Blotters From 29.00
2-FDCK HCL From 9.50
1V-LSD 150mcg Blotters From 22.00
DMXE HCL From 20.00
4-HO-MET Fumarate 20mg Pellets From 18.00
1cP-LSD 100mcg Blotters From 18.00
1D-LSD 10mcg Micro Pellets From 10.20
1cP-LSD 10mcg Micro Pellets From 10.62
3-MeO-PCE HCL From 15.00
Julie N
18 hours ago
Very secure delivery and top quality of products. Easy to find all the info you need. I found my shop, thanks!
Michael H
20 hours ago
Amazing products and fast delivery. Can’t complain about anything looking forward to the next order
Giusti Y
2 days ago
Very good products, and astounding customer support ! I had a problem with a payment, end they helped me while being kind and thoughtful. The best customer support I have ever see !
Josue M
2 days ago
they are wonderful and reliable
Pau P
3 days ago
Non tracked delivery within one week in Spain and good quality products!
Evrenne F
4 days ago
Perfect fast and relieavable ! thanks :)
M. S
5 days ago
Fast delivery, no problems, very happy!
Benedikts B
6 days ago
Preis ok, order kommt zeitnah, couponcodes funktionieren, man wird auf baldiges 1-D Verbot aufmerksam gemacht.
Alain D
7 days ago
5 days delivery to FR, proper packaging, products that rock, long may it last
Hilton L
7 days ago
Although I have acquired weaker products for lack of knowledge in the appropriate dosage, I am very satisfied, especially with the quality of the products and their discreet packaging. I strongly recommend Chemical Collective. Thank you
Stephan G
11 days ago
Very good! It couldn't be better. Like bicycles. Highly recommended. Gladly again.
12 days ago
professionals immediate response to my payment and quick shipping
Rogelio G
12 days ago
Really good products and great customer service. ;)
Yevhenii B
13 days ago
I didn’t leave a review for a long time, because I didn’t know what I was going to work with, I was pleasantly surprised and even too surprised) the store is excellent, fast, clear and transparent)
Richard Z
13 days ago
Everything is great. Meaningful research can be only happening with high quallity chemicals. I have to say, that thanks to this company, my research got a great results. I will be ordering more for sure, we need to uncover a lot of things in our research.
Stephan G
13 days ago
15 days ago
100% trustworthy! Thank you guys!
Sergio R
15 days ago
Escribo mi reseña en español para poder expresarme con total claridad, ya que mi nivel de inglés no es muy alto. Para comenzar el servicio fue perfecto. Tardó en llegarme a Alcalá de Henares (España) tan solo 1 semana desde que realicé el pedido. La experiencia con el producto fantástica. Soy un psiconauta relativamente experto, pero es la primera vez que accedo a este tipo de productos a través de gente profesional. El viaje fue un Océano de sensaciones y percepciones únicos y maravillosos, el cual compartí con mi pareja. Nos adentramos en el bosque mientras el ácido iba haciendo su efecto sobre nosotros, resultando en una conexión extrema y placentera con la naturaleza, así como con mi compañera de viaje. Pienso repetir y volver a confiar en Chemical Collective, además de experimentar con otros productos de su catálogo
Pit F
15 days ago
16 days ago
Amazing research, thank you CC! <3

Lots of love
from Jack, Jessica, Gigi and Matt


Reward program

  • Earn
  • Affiliates