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Psychedelics Give You a Sense Of Unity with Nature and Your Fellow Man- Terrence Mckenna

One of my favourite Mckenna talks about the peculiar effects of the psychedelics such as psilocybin and DMT on our consciousness.

We Are The Gods Now

Here’s an entertaining talk Jason Silva gave at the opera house, it goes for an hour, so if you don’t know him, best to whet your appetite and get you craving for more by searching him on YouTube for his short, piloerectingphilosophical shot‘ videos.

Here’s the long one
We Are The Gods Now

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Comic exploring the effects of prohibition on society

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http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/war-on-drugs/

Carl Sagan once wrote

The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I’m down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse.

There also have been some art-related insights – I don’t know whether they are true or false, but they were fun to formulate. For example, I have spent some time high looking at the work of the Belgian surrealist Yves Tanguey. Some years later, I emerged from a long swim in the Caribbean and sank exhausted onto a beach formed from the erosion of a nearby coral reef. In idly examining the arcuate pastel-colored coral fragments which made up the beach, I saw before me a vast Tanguey painting. Perhaps Tanguey visited such a beach in his childhood.
A very similar improvement in my appreciation of music has occurred with cannabis. For the first time I have been able to hear the separate parts of a three-part harmony and the richness of the counterpoint. I have since discovered that professional musicians can quite easily keep many separate parts going simultaneously in their heads, but this was the first time for me. Again, the learning experience when high has at least to some extent carried over when I’m down.

The enjoyment of food is amplified; tastes and aromas emerge that for some reason we ordinarily seem to be too busy to notice. I am able to give my full attention to the sensation. A potato will have a texture, a body, and taste like that of other potatoes, but much more so. Cannabis also enhances the enjoyment of sex – on the one hand it gives an exquisite sensitivity, but on the other hand it postpones orgasm: in part by distracting me with the profusion of image passing before my eyes. The actual duration of orgasm seems to lengthen greatly, but this may be the usual experience of time expansion which comes with cannabis smoking.

-Mr X, A.K.A. The caring, the great, the thinker of thinkers, the elucidator- Mr Carl Sagan.  (Full essay here)

Alan Watts

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