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Post  quicksilvercrescendo on Fri 19 Aug 2011, 08:49

LSD, during the sixties, was "distributed" quite freely.

My mother still remembers, fortunately, that during a Grateful Dead concert and other concert venues that there were times where the drinks at the snack bar were all spiked with LSD.
Or they would have large punch bowls set up filled with hits of acid and you were free to take whatever and whenever you liked.
Interestingly it was Sandoz pharmaceuticals and one other drug company that were the actual sponsors of these concert venues.

My mother and father were both quite "active" in the sixties, I would not call them "hippies" because they recognized that as a fashionable moniker of the day. The didn't go in for Leary and all those other personalities. But there were certainly in-depth participants of the music, drug and social scene. Not political at all...just into living "better daze".
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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  KapitanScarlet on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 00:30

I Think one of the basic problems is somehow to find means whereby the extra-ordinary violent drives of our instincts and emotions can be given expression without doing harm to either our selfs or our neighbours.
This is something which i think that many earlier civilisations and many so called primitive peoples have thought about

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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sat 19 Nov 2011, 17:11

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Post  KapitanScarlet on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 01:42

"THE EARTHLY CONNECTION"

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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  KapitanScarlet on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 01:12

Spinning Dervish - I caught a foreign language documentary that was travelling through turkey / iran / syria and making comments on the ancient concept of the spinners derived from Rumi
Apparently , they have one hand facing to the heavens and the other hand facing down to earth then spin , dervish means a form of doorway , it was explained that by carrying out this ritual, the spinner could channel the heavens energy to the earths energy which in the process brought forth imprints from the unconscious , otherwise the gravitational effect of spinning allowed a relaxation of the consciousness grip at which point the doors of perception would alter after which the spinner was privy to an art of Seeing

It wasn't just a case of anyone spinning could achieve this, a certain state of educated awareness was required before undertaking this ritual , it was seen as a form of accessing a higher wisdom from the hidden dimensions

So in a manner of speaking , this spinning dervish example of using a form of dance movement to access and channel higher cerebral forces of inspiration from the heavens down to the earth through a human vessel juxtaposes against the spanish flamenco which channels a more base physical form of expression maybe from the earth up to the heavens , the flamenco agitating the erotic sensor which is a secret key to unlocking insight
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Wed 08 Aug 2012, 12:37

Simon G Powell has put himself forth as a public awareness raiser of his belief that Psilocybin and other natural plant mind adjusters may have a very high purpose for human consciousness if treated with care , respect and an evolving wisdom

But at 26.30 in this latest interview , the interviewers build up to ask him to GIVE US AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THESE POWERFUL EXPERIENCES of his own personal "great" experiences from using psilocybin 130 times , he does not detail one but strangely chooses an ayawaska experience instead ,stating its the same doorway anyways, and going on to describe having an encounter with a very powerful american indian chief etc who talks about the world

This is completly inadequate for me and shows just how difficult it is to translate information from the unconscious into the conscious and analogise or allegoricize this information into a format that will redefine the way in which the consciousness relationship to the physical and spirit worlds are understood

These interviewers did him a big favour by asking that question , because they are friendly and understanding , but the people he is trying to change their opinions on mushrooms effects etc are not so friendly and an intelligent one could point out much gaps in his promotion

Its all very well saying that the earth is intelligent and wants to communicate and help humans etc but a constant kaleidascope version of the same message does not really alter the current status quo of ignorance or understanding

I dont doubt that simon powell has had some great emotional spiritual moving experiences while on mushrooms etc , and i applaud his going public with this info and his general well intentioned search for new meaning , but in his own words, we need a lot more integration of different areas of research etc

Personally i think simon powell should carry out a lot more research into occult and esoteric teachings which may assist in manifesting concepts and insights to corelate with his psychic expeditions

But great work anyways in this taboo field of inquiry

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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  KapitanScarlet on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 00:56

TERENCE McKENNAwas a very innovative thinker and explorer into the societal restraints and hidden mysterys of the psyche and hes made lots of excellent informative talks based on his real life experience which is the mark of a true maverick/visionary in my eyes , but once more hes gone down early at 53 , cetainly makes one wonder how many of these public dangers to static conditioned society go down early of one thing or another

Claims to have been influenced by interdimensional benevolent entity
After the partial completion of his studies, and his mother's death from cancer in 1971,[7] McKenna, his brother Dennis, and three friends traveled to the Colombian Amazon in search of oo-koo-hé, a plant preparation containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Instead of oo-koo-hé they found various forms of ayahuasca, or yagé, and gigantic Psilocybe cubensis which became the new focus of the expedition.[6] In La Chorrera, at the urging of his brother, he was the subject of a psychedelic experiment which he claimed put him in contact with "Logos": an informative, divine voice he believed was universal to visionary religious experience.[6] The voice's reputed revelations and his brother's simultaneous peculiar experience prompted him to explore the structure of an early form of the I Ching, which led to his "Novelty Theory".[6] During their stay in the Amazon, McKenna also became romantically involved with his interpreter, Ev

Interesting commentary on effects of magicmushroom and the ego
Ideas
“ There are these things, which I call "self transforming machine elves," I also call them self-dribbling basketballs. They are, but they are none of these things. I mean you have to understand: these are metaphors in the truest sense, meaning that they're lies! [...] I name them 'Tykes' because tyke is a word that means to me a small child, ... and when you burst into the DMT space this is the Aeon - it's a child, and it's at play with colored balls, and I am in eternity, apparently, in the presence of this thing. ”
—Terence McKenna, "Time and Mind", [18]
Terence McKenna advocated the exploration of altered states of mind via the ingestion of naturally occurring psychedelic substances. For example, and in particular, as facilitated by the ingestion of high doses of psychedelic mushrooms, and DMT, which he believed was the apotheosis of the psychedelic experience. He spoke of the "jeweled, self-dribbling basketballs" or "self-transforming machine elves" that one encounters in that state.
Although he avoided giving his allegiance to any one interpretation (part of his rejection of monotheism), he was open to the idea of psychedelics as being "trans-dimensional travel"; literally, enabling an individual to encounter what could be ancestors, or spirits of earth.[10] He remained opposed to most forms of organized religion or guru-based forms of spiritual awakening.
Either philosophically or religiously, he expressed admiration for Marshall McLuhan, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Gnostic Christianity, Alfred North Whitehead and Alchemy. McKenna always regarded the Greek philosopher Heraclitus as his favorite philosopher.[11]
He also expressed admiration for the works of James Joyce (calling Finnegans Wake "the quintessential work of art, or at least work of literature of the 20th century")[19] and Vladimir Nabokov: McKenna once said that he would have become a Nabokov lecturer if he had never encountered psychedelics.
"Stoned Ape" theory of human evolution
In his book Food of the Gods,[20] McKenna proposed that the transformation from humans' early ancestors Homo erectus to the species Homo sapiens mainly had to do with the addition of the mushroom Psilocybe cubensis in its diet - an event which according to his theory took place in about 100,000 BC (this is when he believed that the species diverged from the Homo genus). He based his theory on the main effects, or alleged effects, produced by the mushroom. One of the effects that comes about from the ingestion of low doses, which agrees with one of scientist Roland Fischer's findings from the late 1960s-early 1970s,[21] is it significantly improves the visual acuity of humans - so theoretically, of other human-like mammals too. According to McKenna, this effect would have definitely proven to be of evolutionary advantage to humans' omnivorous hunter-gatherer ancestors that would have stumbled upon it "accidentally"; as it would make it easier for them to hunt.
In higher doses, McKenna claims, the mushroom acts as a sexual stimulator, which would make it even more beneficial evolutionarily, as it would result in more offspring. At even higher doses, the mushroom would have acted to "dissolve boundaries", which would have promoted community-bonding and group sexual activities-that would result in a mixing of genes and therefore greater genetic diversity. Generally McKenna believed that the periodic ingestion of the mushroom would have acted to dissolve the ego in humans before it ever got the chance to grow in destructive proportions. In this context, he likened the ego to a cancerous tumor that can grow uncontrollable and become destructive to its host. In his own words:
Wherever and whenever the ego function began to form, it was akin to a cancerous tumor or a blockage in the energy of the psyche. The use of psychedelic plants in a context of shamanic initiation dissolved-as it dissolves today-the knotted structure of the ego into undifferentiated feeling, what Eastern philosophy calls the Tao.
—Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods

The mushroom, according to McKenna, had also given humans their first truly religious experiences (which, as he believed, were the basis for the foundation of all subsequent religions to date). Another factor that McKenna talked about was the mushroom's potency to promote linguistic thinking. This would have promoted vocalisation, which in turn would have acted in cleansing the brain (based on a scientific theory that vibrations from speaking cause the precipitation of impurities from the brain to the cerebrospinal fluid), which would further mutate the brain. All these factors according to McKenna were the most important factors that promoted evolution towards the Homo sapiens species. After this transformation took place, the species would have begun moving out of Africa to populate the rest of the planet[20] Later on, this theory by McKenna was given the name "The 'Stoned Ape' Theory of Human Evolution"

A Theory on 2012

Novelty theory
According to McKenna the universe has a teleological attractor at the end of time that increases interconnectedness, eventually reaching a singularity of infinite complexity in 2012 at which point anything and everything imaginable will occur simultaneously, what he referred to as the Eschaton. He conceived this idea over several years in the early to mid-1970s while using psilocybin mushrooms and DMT.[23]
McKenna viewed the universe as a swarm of matter waves, spiralling down the gradient of their synergetic (energetically favourable) constructive interference. He saw the universe as being "pulled from the future toward a goal that is as inevitable as a marble reaching the bottom of a bowl when you release it up near the rim...it comes to rest at the lowest energy state, which is the bottom of the bowl. That’s precisely my model of human history."[24]
In novelty theory, when two matter waves become connected by mutual constructive interference (quantum entanglement, rapport), they imagine or grok each other. Mc Kenna believed that imagination was capable of interconnecting matter waves instantaneously, stating that "the imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information,"[25] and "novelty is density of connection." [26]

A screenshot of the "Timewave Zero" software
"What is happening to our world is ingression of novelty toward what Whitehead called "concrescence", a tightening gyre. Everything is flowing together. The "autopoietic lapis", the alchemical stone at the end of time, coalesces when everything flows together. When the laws of physics are obviated, the universe disappears, and what is left is the tightly bound plenum, the monad, able to express itself for itself, rather than only able to cast a shadow into physis as its reflection. I come very close here to classical millenarian and apocalyptic thought in my view of the rate at which change is accelerating. From the way the gyre is tightening, I predict that the concrescence will occur soon—around 2012 AD. It will be the entry of our species into hyperspace, but it will appear to be the end of physical laws accompanied by the release of the mind into the imagination."[27]
McKenna expressed "novelty" in a computer program which purportedly produces a waveform known as "timewave zero" or the "timewave". "Timewave zero" is a numerological formula that purports to calculate the ebb and flow of "novelty", defined as increase over time in the universe's interconnectedness, or organized complexity. [23] Based on McKenna's interpretation of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching,[4] the graph appears to show great periods of novelty corresponding with major shifts in humanity's biological and sociocultural evolution. He believed that the events of any given time are recursively related to the events of other times, and chose the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as the basis for calculating his end date of 16 November 2012. When he later discovered that the end of the 13th baktun in the Maya Calendar had been correlated by Western Maya scholars with December 21, not far from his own hypothesized end date, he decided that the Maya were more likely to be right on this subject and he adopted their end date.[28] The 1975 first edition of Mc Kenna's The Invisible Landscape refers to 2012 (but no specific day during the year) only twice. In the 1993 second edition, McKenna employed the 21st of December 2012 throughout, the date arrived at by the Mayanist researcher Robert J. Sharer's.[N





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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  quicksilvercrescendo on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 07:02

The voice's reputed revelations and his brother's simultaneous peculiar experience prompted him to explore the structure of an early form of the I Ching

This was the matrix prior to the present overlay of the Jewish-Solomonic and Anglo-Masonic matrix of today.
The matrix of today is not in alignment with earth and its nature or man and man's nature...it is the result of entities malevolent to man, earth and nature.
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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  KapitanScarlet on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 02:23

A Rational Expose and critique of the irrational banning by dumbass political muppets (thats all we have here in the guise of running the uk) of a natural occuring phenomena in the uk , namely magic mushrooms

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Political correctness

Post  highnoon on Fri 18 Oct 2013, 00:08

Generalizing seems impossible to avoid. Heres why....anytime you take a group of anything. it can always be subdivided into more specific parts.

People at night time can be more dangerous.

*hit by the PC stick

Ok, criminals will be more dangerous at nighttime

*hit by the PC stick

Ok, only the violent criminals will be more dangerous at nighttime

*hit by the PC stick

Ok, only those violent criminals who will stay violent up till the time of crossing paths with you will be more dangerous at nighttime, spontaneous religious epiphany violent criminals not withstanding



whew...i had to get really specific there to have any self knowledge without offending anybody.
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sat 19 Oct 2013, 08:53

.......  Some people may take  offence without it having been intended towards them

these "some people" may not always take offence without it having been intended , but may indeed take offence without it being  intended , when they themselves are  presently under extreme strains from some form of impending personal ego collapse or even harbouring a build up of violent impulses looking to be unloaded due to x circcumstances in their existance due to their inability to dissipate those violent impulses through works or exercise or other peaceful medium or even dissipate through agreeable competition with others

But also some people may just get a sadistic pleasure from taking offence where none was intended

And also although the offence was not consciously intended ,  there may be a phenomena occuring that could be bracketed as subconscious offending , in which the offender is careful to stay within the consciously traceable  rules of offence that could be argueable in a court of law  or even to another third party, and they use a form of subtle insinuation that may indeed be the subconscious spark to create subconscious offence in the other that takes offence without fully articulating why they were taking offence but taking offence anyway because they felt they were being offended which may or may not be true depending on the depth of truth hunting the 2 parties have developed in reflecting on both of their own personality responses

And then again feelings can for sure be wrong,  the old scientific example being that you hold your hand in very hot or cold water then remove it and put it in the opposite extreme and for a short spell , the feeling does not react to the change because both extremes can burn which sort of short circuits the effective accuracy of feeling ,  hence an intellectual component is necessary to discern this tragedy

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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  KapitanScarlet on Fri 06 Jun 2014, 01:11

An interesting take, especially the observation of these mushrooms increased appearance where human upheavals / disturbances / high populated areas occur

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Re: Psychedelia - The Chemistry of Consciousness

Post  KapitanScarlet on Fri 10 Jul 2015, 01:18

Interesting interpretation of the old drugged out term "Spaced out"

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