A few years ago, while on an ayahuascan trip of moderate proportion, I spent hours performing a circular motion with my right arm. While doing that motion I was also circling my right thumb across its four sibling fingers.
Like a meditating monk massaging beads, I was performing this simple motion in honor to my mind and the way of the universe. Fundamental, interwoven concepts were playing on loud speakers in my substance-edited state of mind.
Routine and spontaneity.
The constant and the impermanent.
Larger scale and smaller scale.
The earthbound and transcendent.
Reality and illusion.
The possible and the impossible.
Imprisonment and freedom.
The serious and the playful.
Self and other.
There was this extraordinary sensation of being perfectly free to step out of any cycle and into another, be that the routine of a lifestyle or the larger- and smaller circles drawn in the air by my arm and fingers. It was freedom without fear or denial of the imprisonment that comes from manifesting one destiny over the potentiality of an infinite array of other potential destinies.
Perhaps one of the healthiest signs of a good psychonautic experience is the deep realization that you don't need to go on another trip like it again. The thing with making a trip to the "spirit world", as it were, is that what you bring back with you from that symbolic realm only matters if it can be used in the material world. After all, any given answer can be measured in two currencies: Truth value and application value.
So what did I bring back?
Among other things, a healthy reminder that I can't expect to always be transcendent (nor expect others to become such). Examples would be things like personal identity and group identity. We obsess over these, much to our deeply held blessings and curses. So in response we may want to be always detached and "transcendent" from these flawed concepts. But the answer is not to be one or the other. The answer is to breathe in and breathe out. Take in your personal identity, let it go, take it in again, let it go, take it in, let it go and so on. You are simultaneously EVERYTHING you define yourself by and you are NONE of that at all. Because you are...a series of cycles within cycles.
For the act of levitation to hold meaning, you must hold some memory of what it's like to stand on the ground with your own two feet.