Entheogenic compounds such as LSD and Psilocybin as well as many other psychoactive compounds are excellent for reaching profound spiritual states. Many cultures around the world widely accept the use of psychedelics during rituals. A good example of this is a well known woman named María Sabina who was a Mexican curandera from Huautla de Jimenez, Oaxaca performed many healing rituals involving the use of psilocybin mushrooms.
Before using any psychedelic compound it is always wise to have a “sitter” along with a positive mindset with the proper intent for the ceremony planned out beforehand as well as a comfortable setting. When a person goes to the outermost places in the mind and beyond it is very easy to get distracted away from the reason you are pursuing these states of consciousness in the first place and end up in some very uncomfortable places that you did not intend to experience.
Normally a change in your surroundings as well as having an experienced “sitter” can help in reversing a bad trip quite effectively. Singing As Terence states in this audio clip for dealing with bad trips is something that I have not seen in various counter cultures in the states but it is definitely worth trying.
The next time you plan on visiting and communicating with the gods and are having a rough time getting there just remember to sing and take a few “puffs”! You will be just fine.