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Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with…. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existance is defined in terms of control
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The whole thing about expansion of consciousness, is its nice to trip through the stars, but what it really comes down to is coming back to earth and how you then treat other people and make life better for other people around you..
The real work is smoothing it all out and making other people happy any way you can…
This is the work that we all have to do..
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“Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception..”
- Alan Moore
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Alan Watts - The Real You
I like to remind myself of this as often as possible..
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“It is not easy to measure the ocean, but we can be measured by it, confront it, and be in it.” - Terence McKenna
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Something I often have spoken about here and something I speak about with my friends occasionally is the importance of having intention behind a psychedelic experience. Not everyone feels this way of course, and often people who don’t value the psychedelic experience as much or use it as an escape or to “get fucked up” will dismiss me outright..
I can’t quite explain why I feel the reverence or respect for psychedelics or entheogens that I do, but it is just something that’s always been there, even before I had tried them myself. Reading people like Terence McKenna, Aldous Huxley, & Ralph Metzner growing up lead me to realise these things can be of tremendous benefit to someones life. Whilst on the other hand reading thousands of trip reports (See Erowids Train Wreck, Addiction/Habituation sections), for example lead me to realise the great detriment they could also become if misused or used in vain..
So the original point, using psychedelics with intent and perhaps “purpose” is how I feel the most can be gained from such things. Going into any voyage with some idea of personal growth, deep introspection, spiritual development, creative play or perhaps even going in just being completely and totally open to the experience itself is all a form of intention. Just having that little spark of thought beforehand behind the experience can end up providing a deeply fulfilling journey..
Perhaps it depends how deep you want to go and what you are looking to “get out of” psychedelics. I am all for partying and fun when the time is right but in the back of my mind there is always the realisation that this is a gift and I am humbled to be experiencing it. Often I will take a moment to sit by myself if in a group situation and just appreciate and take in the experience for a brief time.
So do you go into an experience with intent? Is it even something you think about?
Or do you think an experience should be taken for what it is as it comes?
Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between?
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I believe that if people would learn to use LSD’s vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.
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About to burst forth into a state of fulfilled potential, unbridled humanity and complete compassion?
Are we, only now, reaching some kind of critical juncture on the path to becoming who we as as a species are destined to be?
As day to day life unfolds at an alarmingly relentless pace, in a world seemingly obsessed with individual self and ego, it is as though perhaps we are at that conclusive stage where one final push is required to birth this new society…
But where does that push come from? Why, you of course. Us.
Contractions grow ever faster as more and more of society wake up to the mess we’ve got ourselves into..
The blockades in the road seem many and all encompassing, but perhaps they could be seen as nothing more than extraneous birthing fluid to be shot out and discarded like unneeded embryonic muck, when at long last this thousands year old intensive labour reaches its climax..
And what a climax it will be…
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Sometimes I get stuck dreaming, pondering the times we live in and the world around us. Wondering what could be different and just what has gone wrong, and how we got to this place.
Perhaps these are the times we have to go through, to get to the very bottom of the barrel, to realise just what we have done to the planet and each other.
The realisation that we are spiritual, energetic beings, who have been tied and manipulated into a system based on false economy and false ideas of success, that is designed around keeping us separate from one another, is an incredibly sad one…
Success in life is somehow measured by what you own and how much and what you acquire, all fed directly into your consciousness by advertising, that tells you what you need to have to “keep up”…
Just how has a race once so tied to the Earth and guided by the stars fallen so far? How have we come to see the Earth as something to strip mine and use for our own short term material gain?
The reality that is sold and taught to our culture isn’t reality at all. Its an idea, and a false one that leaves everyone chasing after imaginary power and pieces of paper.. The urge to be “better” than everyone else, and the urge to succeed at the detriment of others is something that just doesn’t seem beneficial to the human race..
It seems disasters are the one thing that brings people together as humans, no matter race, status or sex, so just what type of ecological or neurological crisis is it going to take for humanity to turn around what we have done to this planet and realise our true potential as human beings?
What I mean by an evolution of consciousness is an evolution of the way we view ourselves and our place on this planet.. And any change in that can’t really be a bad thing, can it?
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Terence Mckenna’s Final Interview
“In this last video interview before his untimely death, Terence McKenna describes Novelty Theory to director John Hazard with an elaboration of its core principles involving hyper-complexification and the compression of Time. He holds forth on the correspondences between the structure of the DNA molecule and the Chinese I-Ching, then shows how his notion of an Archaic Revival leads from the theories of mind and the art movements of the early 20th century to the Shaman as the quintessential figure of the 21st century, with psychedelic substances being the bridge between these worldview’
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Terence Mckenna - Rebalancing the Tires of your Soul
Just a beautiful, beautiful reminder..as always..
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Vine of The Soul - Encounters with Ayahuasca
“Can a sacred plant from the Amazon heal our minds and spirits? For centuries, indigenous people of South America have used ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant medicine, to cure all manner of psycho-spiritual ills.
Today, thousands of Westerners, seeking healing and spiritual awakening, attend ayahuasca ceremonies around the world to drink the vision-inducing tea and experience dramatic transformations in their lives.
“Vine of the Soul…” is a documentary that explores this brave new world, offering insights into the nature of spirituality, mystical experience and self-healing through a heightened state of consciousness.”
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There always seems to be a vanguard of transitional people who are pushing the edge, who are stretching the envelope.. They take on this role, and imbibe these things and lead the way whilst embodying this positive change, which opens it up for the rest of humanity to slowly move into..
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