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27 minutes ago, Coldrum said:

Maybe a musical interlude by the Drude ...

 


ln the first 3 minutes l was thinking that l wouldn't want to isten to this while tripping.....l almost turned it off, and then the vocals started.
Great song  :O)
 

lf l was tripping, this is the kinda thing l'd be 'floating off to'... 

 

 

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Earlier today I stumbled upon this 14 episodes documentary series called Psychedelica from Gaia.

 

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In this ground-breaking original series, experts explore the history and use of psychedelic plants including political ambitions, the perceived shadow side and the proper environment to experience these substances. From the origins of Shamanism to the spiritual expression of modern awakenings, discover the role of sacred medicine as a gateway to expanded consciousness, and its continued influence on humanity.

 

1Psychedelics and Consciousness

In this episode of Psychedlica, we stand upon the threshold of two worlds vying for the future of human conscious evolution.

2. Shamanic Roots

In this episode of Psychedlica, explore the evolution of shamanism, from the earliest practices of indigenous cultures to its impact and influence on modern society.

3. Ayahuasca: Journey into Infinity

In this episode of Psychedlica, we journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to discover the science and spirituality of Ayahuasca.

4. DMT: Revolution of Consciousness

In this episode of Psychedlica, in 1931 a revolution of consciousness began with the syntheses of DMT, the psychoactive compound found in Ayahuasca.

5. Psilocybin: The Magic of Mushrooms

In this episode of Psychedlica, mushrooms have long held a prominent role in humanity‰Ûªs spirituality and connection with the divine.

6. Cacti: Indigenous Medicine of the Mind

In this episode of Psychedlica, psychoactive cacti, like peyote and huachuma, guided our ancestors on a sacred path of healing and spiritual transformation.

7. Cannabis: The Original Medicine

In this episode of Psychedlica, we trace the history and use of cannabis from the most ancient references to modern applications.

8. The Shadow Side of Psychedelics

In this episode of Psychedlica, what happens when the shadow side of psychedelics emerges?

9. Engaging the Dream

In this episode of Psychedelica, we look at how one can use intention within the psychedelic experience to bring about healing for individuals and the community.

10. Integrating Psychedelic Experiences

In this episode of Psychedelica, our team of psychonauts help others to integrate the lessons and knowledge, gained from psychedelic ceremony.

11. The Holy Mushroom Theory

In this episode of Psychedelica, we examine the debate of psychedelic mushrooms in arcane church frescos and their use as sacrament.

12. A Psychedelic Society

In this episode of Psychedelica, psychedelics may have the capability to help us usher in a positive future where spirituality and the supernatural have returned.

13. Sound Healing and Sonic Psychedelics

In this episode of Psychedelica, learn about sonic set and setting for achieving heightened states of consciousness and bring healing to body & being.

14. You Are the Medicine

In this episode of Psychedelica, the human body has the capability of reaching flow states and psychedelic-like experiences on its own.

 

 

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From book Plants of the Gods:
 

Ancient Greece:  In the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the “navel of the world,” the Sibyl and prophetess informed the Pythia of her oracle after she had inhaled the smoke of Henbane. 
 

China:  Emperor Shen Nung discovered medicinal properties of many plants including cannabis

 

Elusian mysteries:  The alkaloid-rich Ergot of the Paspalum grass was used as a secret ingredient in Kykeon, the initiatory drink of Eleusis

 

Buddhism:  It was believed that when Buddha preached, dew or raindrops fell from heaven on Datura.  

 

Hinduism: Datura flower is associated with the God Shiva

 

Aztec:  God Xochipilli, the ecstatic Prince of Flowers has representations of mushroom caps, Morning Glory, Tobacco, Sinicuiche

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On 8/8/2020 at 12:52 PM, alexa said:

Yes I believe they were used by the Ancient's but God put them on the earth for medicinal uses not to to go and blow your mind out in some car!

it is personal choice....

they are here to speed up our evolution

 

hence the all suppresion and demonosation of the drugs by the establishment 

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Yeah and they are obviously not for everybody.  Whatever gifts that are enhanced or brought out by certain substances already reside within you and can be accessed by other means.  

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On 7/25/2020 at 5:38 PM, Basket Case said:


Here's the 4-minute answer Graham Hancock gave to that question when he was interviewed at the Glastonbury Festival (hence background music) in June 2016;

 

 

 

 

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