Alcohol for personal development? in Spirituality, Consciousness, Awakening, Mysticism, Meditation, God Posted January 18, 2022 Depending on your choice of psychedelic substance, the dosage, set and setting, etc one might experience ego death, infinity, or deep insights into the nature of reality. That said, these expansive states of consciousness are not triggered by alcohol! Not even close. You would know this if you tried Psylocibin or DMT and brought spiritual work into those trips. The state of consciousness from which you do personal development on Psychedelics compared to while drunk is as different as going on a run and laying on the couch.