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Lions in the street and roaming
dogs in heat rabid foaming
A beast caged in the heart of the city
Jim and I have a connection, we're both fellow travellers breaking on through to the other side.
I've been there and back again many times. Some never come back, Jim decided to stay.
Been there too. Everything goes white. You still know you are you and the voices of the people around you stop.
Well, those two posts have left me rather speechless. They border on the poetic/
There is a state you can reach during drug use where you can face the abyss. It happened to me one time. I believe it is what happens when you go to the other side of ongoing paranoia. You are aware you are alone. You look in the mirror and you don't identify with the image. You dont have an image and your body feels like an excess. It is an experience that is both terrifying and fascinating. I believe most drug users don't experience this because it only comes after you pass to the other side of paranoia and people draw back at the paranoia.
I havent used any drugs over 30 years, in case anyone was wondering.
I was told it was because my heart stopped.
Unless you count beer and a rare Irish Whiskey or Cognac, not a drug user.
I smoke weed on a regular basis. I didn't for a long time. But after I quit drinking (other than a beer and a glass of wine now and then) I started puffing again fifteen years ago or so. I quit smoking in June and July of this year. Started up again in August . Ya need to cleanse your system now and then so you don't build up a tolerance. I did puff a fat blunt for this however in July. I was an ass kicking show.
Many of us have a much deeper experience. As with the ayahuasca the experience is so far from reality without paranoia that its life changing.
Sure at first being completely out of one's body can be unnerving but once you accept that you are no longer steering the ship you are able to look at the beauty that has been gifted to you.
I've personally never felt more sure there is a power greater than we and what is shocking is that other travelers who have braved the ultimate travel have an identical experience to include the same beautiful dancing shadow people.
Now that is breaking on through!
A few years back After that experience I decided to actually travel a little lighter but being a smart guy I decided to grow my own magic mushrooms. It's legal to order the spores online. I inaculated grain. Grew them....threw them in the dehydrator and took them. Safe and until they actual spawn they are legal. A nice nostalgic safe travel. It has the same DMT componant.
I'm a firm believer that if respected even as we age a travel can be mentally and spiritually healthy.
Science is actually starting to agree which is comforting.
I don't think you can go any deeper than facing the abyss. It is a drug induced paradigm shift where you confront the ground zero of existence. It happened to me by "accident" . I was an experienced drug user at the time (LSD, opium, hash, weed, cocaine, dextromethorphan )
Well that may be true John it's very hard to judge ones experience. I can tell you with the ayahuasca the DMT is massive and you lose all connection and communication for a long period of time.
I'm good with everything you are saying.
I'm just glad to know John that you've lived life to the fullest.....whether it be good or bad I always appreciate experience as I thing it makes us smarter.
I envy the era you experienced as it was the greatest time in history with music, freedom, rebellion etc.
Your generation experienced the greatest social revolution bar none.
This whole article's discussion leaves me rather speechless.
I know of people who have gone on spirit walks who have said similar things. It is something that both my daughters want to do.
A little more on topic, I loved the doors. Jim Morrison died too soon, but then again, maybe that is part of the ultimate disappearing trick.
Morrison was good.
Crazy, but good.