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Old August 15th, 2015, 07:25 PM   #21
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Personally, I think LSD brings a person's mind back to a time when everything was new, so to speak. It lets a person enjoy things for the first time, and I mean, like, enjoying a walk in the fresh air for the first time in your lifetime. It lets to remember a day before today, when you were young.
That's a pretty good analysis. Yet, everything, every day, is fresh. Everything is changing all the time. Our insanity prevents us from seeing this truth.

When I say hi, and ask people how're they doing, these two comments completely ignore the newness of every moment:

Same shit, different day.

I couldn't be better.

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That's a pretty good analysis. Yet, everything, every day, is fresh. Everything is changing all the time. Our insanity prevents us from seeing this truth.

When I say hi, and ask people how're they doing, these two comments completely ignore the newness of every moment:

Same shit, different day.

I couldn't be better.

But I think LSD lets people truly experience that feeling, the reality of, well, reality, in a prolonged state that will impact them in life. I would say that my life has changed because of my trip. I can't really put a finger on how but it has. I was in a bit of state before my trip, and I'll admit that it didn't get fixed overnight, but I think it helped tear down the wall.
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But I think LSD lets people truly experience that feeling, the reality of, well, reality, in a prolonged state that will impact them in life. I would say that my life has changed because of my trip. I can't really put a finger on how but it has. I was in a bit of state before my trip, and I'll admit that it didn't get fixed overnight, but I think it helped tear down the wall.
Have you ever read Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception? He chronicled his first experience with mescaline. Later, he took some LSD. Maybe you experienced some of this:
[He] experienced "the direct, total awareness, from the inside, so to say, of Love as the primary and fundamental cosmic fact. ... I was this fact; or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that this fact occupied the place where I had been. ... And the things which had entirely filled my attention on that first occasion, I now perceived to be temptations – temptations to escape from the central reality into a false, or at least imperfect and partial Nirvanas of beauty and mere knowledge."
Our ego creates "doors" or "gates," which keep out the parts of reality that don't support the illusions we create and then substitute for "what is."

Many experiences throw open the gates. The birth of a child. A scene of intense natural beauty. Meditation and prayer. Mescaline and LSD.

It's no accident that worldwide cannabis, mescaline, and LSD are illegal substances. Each can raise a person's awareness. Raise a person's awareness enough, and he or she will say "Bullshit" to this world system humans have created, bullshit to government, to religion, to the dog-eat-dog economic systems, just about everything.
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Have you ever read Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception? He chronicled his first experience with mescaline. Later, he took some LSD. Maybe you experienced some of this:
[He] experienced "the direct, total awareness, from the inside, so to say, of Love as the primary and fundamental cosmic fact. ... I was this fact; or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that this fact occupied the place where I had been. ... And the things which had entirely filled my attention on that first occasion, I now perceived to be temptations – temptations to escape from the central reality into a false, or at least imperfect and partial Nirvanas of beauty and mere knowledge."
Our ego creates "doors" or "gates," which keep out the parts of reality that don't support the illusions we create and then substitute for "what is."

Many experiences throw open the gates. The birth of a child. A scene of intense natural beauty. Meditation and prayer. Mescaline and LSD.

It's no accident that worldwide cannabis, mescaline, and LSD are illegal substances. Each can raise a person's awareness. Raise a person's awareness enough, and he or she will say "Bullshit" to this world system humans have created, bullshit to government, to religion, to the dog-eat-dog economic systems, just about everything.
Indeed. I would say cannabis and LSD have done nothing but improve my life, and throw open those gates, and in my experience, tear down walls as well. It's shown me what true family is, and that even though you may not be related to people, they'd might as well be family. It's shown me that I can love, and that there's no reason to be afraid to show care and affection. It's shown me that life is worth living because it is what you make of it, so you might as well make it the best experience possible.

And it's shown me that the systems we create are all charades. That the people in power are just like us, in spirit and soul, but they are a constant source of negativity and are trapped in an endless cycle of receiving and sending negativity, passing it down and down. Authority is a charade. Power is. Why can't we all just stop, sit down, and enjoy life for what it has to offer? We're living in the modern age! We have the power to live like kings and not even work once!
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Indeed. I would say cannabis and LSD have done nothing but improve my life, and throw open those gates, and in my experience, tear down walls as well. It's shown me what true family is, and that even though you may not be related to people, they'd might as well be family. It's shown me that I can love, and that there's no reason to be afraid to show care and affection. It's shown me that life is worth living because it is what you make of it, so you might as well make it the best experience possible.

And it's shown me that the systems we create are all charades. That the people in power are just like us, in spirit and soul, but they are a constant source of negativity and are trapped in an endless cycle of receiving and sending negativity, passing it down and down. Authority is a charade. Power is. Why can't we all just stop, sit down, and enjoy life for what it has to offer? We're living in the modern age! We have the power to live like kings and not even work once!
We could sit down, and enjoy life for what it has to offer, only, the politicians, merchants, and priests are constantly preying upon our fears and desires and jealousies. Every damned day, another story of another leader who is swilling the cup filled with power lust who tells the people he's standing for them ... and the people with their doors of awareness shut tightly believe the bastards.

Some people lament that our current education system dumbs down people, but it's the pot calling the kettle black. We're ALL dumbed down. We have to be to put up with this world that leaders call us to live and die for.
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We could sit down, and enjoy life for what it has to offer, only, the politicians, merchants, and priests are constantly preying upon our fears and desires and jealousies. Every damned day, another story of another leader who is swilling the cup filled with power lust who tells the people he's standing for them ... and the people with their doors of awareness shut tightly believe the bastards.

Some people lament that our current education system dumbs down people, but it's the pot calling the kettle black. We're ALL dumbed down. We have to be to put up with this world that leaders call us to live and die for.
I think everyone in this world could do with a mighty dose of sympathy, empathy, peace, love, and understanding. Once I wanted to go fight and die for the current world order, but now, not so much. I don't believe in it, so why should I?
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I think everyone in this world could do with a mighty dose of sympathy, empathy, peace, love, and understanding. Once I wanted to go fight and die for the current world order, but now, not so much. I don't believe in it, so why should I?
Differences of degree are reality. As screwed up as our system is - Trump or Hillary?? - in a lot of places, things are a lot worse. But the lesser of two evils still is evil, and that's reality.

Leo Tolstoy's "The Kingdom of God Is Within You" influenced me greatly. It's not a well-known book. My Russian-born wife of course studied Tolstoy but she'd never heard of this work.
“A man of the present day, whether he believes in the divinity of Christ or not, cannot fail to see that to assist in the capacity of tzar, minister, governor, or commissioner in taking from a poor family its last cow for taxes to be spent on cannons, or on the pay and pensions of idle officials, who live in luxury and are worse than useless; or in putting into prison some man we have ourselves corrupted, and throwing his family on the streets; or in plundering and butchering in war; or in inculcating savage and idolatrous superstitious in the place of the law of Christ; or in impounding the cow found on one's land, though it belongs to a man who has no land; or to cheat the workman in a factory, by imposing fines for accidentally spoiled articles; or making a poor man pay double the value for anything simply because he is in the direst poverty;--not a man of the present day can fail to know that all these actions are base and disgraceful, and that they need not do them. They all know it."
― Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God Is Within You
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“It is often said that the invention of terrible weapons of destruction will put an end to war. That is an error. As the means of extermination are improved, the means of reducing men who hold the state conception of life to submission can be improved to correspond. They may slaughter them by thousands, by millions, they may tear them to pieces, still they will march to war like senseless cattle. Some will want beating to make them move, others will be proud to go if they are allowed to wear a scrap of ribbon or gold lace.”
― Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God Is Within You
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If we're going to try to keep resurrecting this, I would really say that everyone should try LSD at least once in the course of their lifetimes. These days it's so easy to procure it and you can be reasonably assured it's legitimate. It really does awaken your mind and tear away boundaries and walls.
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If we're going to try to keep resurrecting this, I would really say that everyone should try LSD at least once in the course of their lifetimes. These days it's so easy to procure it and you can be reasonably assured it's legitimate. It really does awaken your mind and tear away boundaries and walls.
While I think that similar revelations about life can occur through other means, not many people have the discipline required to eat crushed minerals and meditate in a cave for several years, or longer.
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