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Are Psychedelics A Gateway To Interspecies Communication?

interspecies communication

Via the Daily Grail, Paul Devereux on tapping into non-human awareness surrounding us:

We have already noted that the idea that ontologically independent beings (‘spirits’) or intelligences are contactable through plant-induced trances is standard in most if not all shamanic tribal societies, but to posit such a thing in modern Western societies is viewed as tantamount to insanity, a nonsense notion to be dismissed out of hand.

Because of the deep-rooted modern Western assumption that consciousness cannot occur in any other guise than human (the ultimate hubris of our species, perhaps) discussion of a conscious plant kingdom, or of that providing a portal through which contact with other, ontologically independent beings or intelligences can occur, is simply not possible within the mainstream culture.

It is a remarkable fact that plant hallucinogens are hallucinogenic precisely because they contain the same, or effectively the same, chemicals as are found in the human brain, and so act on us as if we were indeed engaged in an interspecies communication.

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Peter Gorman Was Infected With Flesh Eating Bacteria In The Amazon

1002190_10151833672538659_352508625_nPeter Gorman, one of the men largely responsible for bringing awareness of ayahuasca to the western world and the author of the truly remarkable book Ayahuasca In My Blood could use some serious help.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-peter-gorman-please

Peter is a noted and award-winning journalist and adventurer – also a damn good friend, father, brother, guide and simply all-around one of the good guys, and there ain’t many good guys left.

For nearly 30 years Peter has been working with Ayahuasca, and in Peru in the deep jungle — he is a living legend.

Let’s keep it that way

This recent trip the jungle sunk its teeth in really, seriously deep and Peter picked up three different staph infections – a flesh eating bacteria – that tore into him and threatened to eat his leg away below the knee.

As I write this, his leg has been saved – however, he’s not out of the woods yet.

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Visual Diagrams for Administering DMT and Ayahuasca

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 8.48.37 AMPerusing the web one night, I stumbled upon these interesting diagrams on the DMT-Nexus. This sort of information can be key to successfully entering the psychedelic state with as coherent and calm a mind as possible. There are solid tips for integration, combinations, efficiency,  and procedural information on things such as brewing, dosages, safety, and so on.

Unfortunately not everyone who would benefit is aware of these things, even if much of it seems like common sense. And there is not many places where it is available all in one package in a format that is easy to digest and share. Having it compiled in such a simple way lends the knowledge to being much more effectively circulated. So have a gander and share these with friends.

DMT – https://www.dmt-nexus.me/users/house/DMTDiagram.png

Ayahuasca – https://www.dmt-nexus.me/users/house/aya.png

[Disclaimer: Any actions taken based on this information are done entirely at ones own risk …And hey we’re talking about elves and giant 1,000 armed mantids in a multi-dimensional hyperspace here.… Read the rest

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Inside Santa Fe’s Ayahuasca-Based Church

ayahuascaIs this what the biblical Moses was dabbling in when he encountered the “burning bush”? NPR describes attending a plant-based Christian spiritist service:

A small church in Santa Fe, N.M., has grown up around a unique sacrament. Twice a month, the congregation meets in a ritualized setting to drink Brazilian huasca tea, which has psychoactive properties said to produce a trance-like state.

UDV stands for Uniao do Vegetal — literally translated “the union of the plants.” The Santa Fe church is the largest of the six UDV congregations in the country, numbering only 300 members in all. There are 17,000 practitioners in Brazil, where the church started.

The Supreme Court confirmed the UDV church’s right to exist in 2006. The church doesn’t seek new members and prefers to keep a low profile.

Barbara, an electrologist, says the tea cured her Lyme disease; Satara, a substitute teacher, claims huasca amplifies perception of herself and the world — like turning up the volume on a radio.

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Graham Hancock Calls Out TED’s Blatant Censorship

Via Graham Hancock’s facebook feed.

In attempt to brush up their severely tarnished image after censoring my presentation“The War on Consciousness” from the TEDx website today (on the grounds that I was “unscientific”) and also censoring the presentation “The Science Delusion” by my colleague Rupert Sheldrake for the same reason, TED have now rushed to create a remote corner of their website, which I imagine they hope no-one will see, where our talks have been put back online and may be debated: http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/open-for-discussion-graham-hancock-and-rupert-sheldrake/.This gesture, they claim, is in response to my suggestion that they had censored us and should be taken as evidence of their “spirit of radical openness”.

All I can say is this is extremely devious behavior on TED’s part. On the one hand they take down two videos from Youtube that had generated enormous public interest and traction (mine had received over 130,000 views and Rupert’s over 35,000 views).

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