In my personal experience, I consciously explore this aspect of life from time to time. I like to explore my consciousness through these experiences. But they are not for everyone necessarily and it is all very respectable.
Anyways... Through these altered states of consciousness, it is possible to receive a lot of mystic visuals, insight and perception. This is my own experience at least.
To me, these substances are like a shortcut to access deeper consciousness and self awareness which otherwise wouldnt be seen, or would take a long long time and experience to discover. Again, it is all very respectable. I am just a curious Soul...
So, I noticed a symbol, a visual image that has come into my mind on a few occasions. It was strange to me at first because this symbol is somehow related to a negative force. So I wondered why it was popping into my mind like that. However, at the same time, I must say that I had to admire the beauty of such powerful symbol.
The vision that came into my mind was of The Eye inside a triangle (pyramid) and then a circle surrounding the triangle. From the circle, there were several colorful rays in all different directions. The whole symbol was releasing colorful light. It gave the feeling of being a very powerful and ancient symbol, somehow Divine.
I got the feeling that this symbol has been misplaced and misused through our history. I believe that this symbol is the Divine or Divine Consciousness.
I want to explain why I believe this.
First, I must say that I did not have a real interest in this symbol before these visions. To me it was a symbol with a negative meaning. Now, I think of it differently.
So first, we have The Eye. To me, The Eye is the symbol of Consciousness. For most ancient cultures if not for all, I think it carried a similar meaning. Consciousness, usually higher Consciousness. The reason why I believe it is mostly related to a Higher Consciousness is because it is located in the center (Source) of the triangle.
The triangle is a powerful geometric shape, widely used in magic throughout times, and for good reasons. Geometry is a close language to the Universe and goes straight to the subconscious mind. The triangle is the symbol of number 3.
Number 3 to me is a symbol of union with the Divine. The reason is its esoteric use over history and even its religions and psychologic relationship. In some religions for example, it is a symbol of 3 levels of consciousness: God or Universal Consciousness, Holy Spirit or Soul (our Divine connection, subconscious mind, our aura or electro-magnetic field) and we have our human or ego mind.
3 levels of consciousness: our rational mind that we use in our waking life, our subconscious mind which is our deeper mind with the power of manifesting our external reality, and the Superconscious which is the Universal Mind, our Source. We carry that seed but it is so deep that we are not aware of it in our physical reality.
So to me, number 3 is a symbol of Divine Union and spiritual awakening. And its symbol is the triangle.
Then we have the circle, commonly associated with number 0. The circle is another powerful geometric symbol which resembles Source of creation, Wholeness, union with the One, the eternal flow of life and creation, etc.
Then we have the colorful rays coming from such symbol. Which means Light, knowledge, spiritual awareness.
All in all, a very deep, ancient and powerful symbol with a strong vibration (the vision at least).
It left me realizing that this symbol, along with some others with a deep spiritual or powerful meaning, seem to have been misused is several ways on purpose.
I believe that symbology leaves a deep mark in one´s subconscious mind as they as often subtle and abstract. This is one reason why they are so widely used in magic across different eras, cultures and locations around the world and maybe even outside the world.
To me, this symbol left me with a positive feeling and I no longer associate it with negativity.
I welcome any personal opinions on this subject since I like to learn more about these meanings and their use.