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I've tried the classic psychedelics enough times to realize I don't want want anything to do with them. A lot of pain and bad trips, not sure why I don't get along with /psy/.
IME, dissociatives improve lateral thinking... but take a large enough dose, and you'll find yourself making connections other people scratch their heads at, while believing you share consciousness with said person. There's a "cognitive blunting" effect I find very irritating with many /dis/ drugs; it's very hard to think, or type, or do much of anything. As another poster intimated, perhaps that mimics the "negative" schizo effects.
Your first responder said dissociatives are "darker," visually, and I have to agree. Especially with DXM (but to some extent, with all of them I've tried) there's a subtle "redshifting" effect. I see more toward that end of the spectum, and everything is darker and further away.
On low to mid doses, that distancing effect is the only visual you'll see (if you're doing the dissociative by itself), and that's more of a headspace thing than anything. Everything feels further away, and certain stimuli become profoundly significant (I have cried for the beauty of certain audio/video before. RIP, MXE - though that's possible with other /dis/).
Someone else noted delusions - which is important, because you might be absolutely convinced it's a good idea to grab your straight-edge friend, tell him what you're on and offer him some, or give your bank account info to the first guy you see on the street. It's usually more involved/entertaining than that... but the social consequences can be real.
I was in an accident a few years ago, and became convinced (during the more recent trip) that I'd died during the trip to the hospital, and everything since then was a hallucination of my dying brain. Stuff like that - just make it a rule to postpone decisions and conversations till morning.
Most visuals show up in the higher doses, or in the "hole." Crossing the threshold to a hole dose is a completely different experience. Parts (or all, in a true hole) of your vision get replaced with whatever strange awesomeness is in your mind. They'll draw some tangential relationship to reality (bright lights, strong temperatures, music) but not in a way that anyone would recognize. I once holed staring at my ceiling fan (bad idea) which became the nexus of a self-contained universe that I - as a photon or something - kept orbiting. And that was all I knew. Strong /dis/ trips can be hard to associate with reality (and therefore remember/assimilate) for that reason.
The best /dis/ trips (like good MXE, or a k-hole) have a very clean/pure feeling that's hard to describe. The k-hole is the cleanest, coldest drifting. Turn out the lights, take enough K... it's liberating, cleansing. The feeling stayed with me for some time following an MXE dose, departed with the hole for K (sub-hole K experiences were always a little scratchy, irritating for me). I chased the "cleansing" experience quite a bit. It's what I always wanted from drugs - or life - a kind of sharp, cool clarity. I legitimately long for that clarity.
"Inferior" MXE had some substandard feels, but striking visuals in darkness, drifting through a transparent spirit world. Actually a lot of mid-high dose (but sub-hole) /dis/ visuals are like this. Turn out all the lights, make it completely dark, and there are incredible visuals you never expected. I sometimes found it possible to stare at an image and trance out into a kind of vision with the right music (repetitive, trance/meditation).
Unique for K - IME - out-of-body experiences. Leaving your skin and floating in the corner of the room seems common. I've eveperienced it and seen a number of posts to that effect.
...if you are DEXING. Try smoking damiana. Back in the day, I found a unique visual synergy between the two drugs when I smoked it after the peak. It kept the trip interesting.