by on August 7, 2019
The Copernican Revolution was the perspective change associated with realizing the Earth is not the center of universe. This was very controversial because of the religious and philosophical implications. It is interesting to think in the same way an egotistical person metaphorically “thinks they are the center of the universe”, there was an element of collective egotism at play in the resistance to this new way of thinking. There are many recurring themes in the psychedelic experience. One of t...
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by on August 4, 2019
There is a recurring theme in psychedelic experiences which tells us that consciousness is fundamental to the structure of reality. Consciousness is not something that emerges randomly from a physical world, but rather, the physical world only exists within consciousness. While we do not have a rigorously defined theoretical framework to understand this, the experience speaks for itself. Scientists have never been able to prove that the brain generates consciousness. When scientists study the br...
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by on July 30, 2019
I want to give credit to Leo from Actualized.org for inspiring me to create this post. He has a video about recontextualization which is very interesting and I would recommend checking it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-1lvp82zY&t=351s To paraphrase what he says in this video, recontextualization allows you to change how you feel about a situation without changing the facts. In any situation, recontextualization is possible if additional information is acquired. He describes nondua...
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by on July 30, 2019
"What psychedelic means is getting your mind out in front of you, by whatever means necessary, so that you can relate to it as a thing in the world and then work upon it." -Terence McKenna The connotation of the word psychedelic is far vaster than its denotation. Certain aspects of the connotation are far too pervasive in psychedelic culture to be excluded from the denotation. Psychedelic drugs, and also psychedelicness generally, are multi-disciplinary in nature. I say psychedelicness...
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