This text aims to probe the vigour of phenomenology. Its starting point is a critique. Given the fact that phenomenology is multifaceted and includes several diverse perspectives and that individual handling of the phenomeno¬logical project can take differing forms, and also given the many critical re¬jections of different aspects of the phenomenological method, the first aim of this text is to clarify how I understand phenomenology. This clarification will be undertaken by a delineation of the concept of experience, especially as it relates to the problem of the subject. I will then use the concept of ex¬perience thus delineated in my investigation of psychedelic experiences. Psy¬chedelic experiences present a specific field of phenomena and of the ways of their givenness. If we think according to these experiencies—i.e. let ourselves be led by them in our thinking—a view of human situatedness will open itself to us, which is interestingly analogous to some phenomenological analyses. I would like to demonstrate this analogous approach by way of the “theory of the multi faceted self”, formulated on the borders of psychology and phe¬nomenology. In other words, the aim of this text is to enter, with phenome¬nology, into the psychedelic labyrinth and record what that encounter brings, that is, what consequences it will have on the one hand for phenomenology as thinking from experience—and not about experience—and on the other hand for the understanding of the domain of psychedelic experiences.
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