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The first few times I smoked DMT, I had almost no ability to say
anything about it at all. I came out of it and said I can’t believe it,
I don’t believe it and I said this about 200 times. I spent years
becoming a Marxist and a this and a that, had all this stuff figured
out and it left me intellectually naked.
It was that everything you know is wrong experience, except that it was from the toes. I mean everything I knew was wrong, I’ve never forgotten it, it’s like hitting the reset button on your whole cosmogonic myth.
It’s the convincer, you know, you occasionally meet people who
say “You people who take drugs listen you think I believe that this is anything more than you just hyping yourself up on this.”
Then say listen do you got 10 minuets to put into exploring that point of view? Check this out, because its confounding! I mean people sometimes ask me is it dangerous, it is if you fear death by astonishment…
|—||Terence Mckenna (via moosic941)|
My notion of what the psychedelic experience is, for us, that we each must become like fishermen, and go out on to the dark ocean of mind, and let our nets down into that sea. And what you’re after is not some behemoth, that will tear through your nets, follow them and drag you in your little boat, you know, into the abyss, nor are what we’re looking for a bunch of sardines that can slip through your net and disappear. Ideas like, “Have you ever noticed that your little finger exactly fits your nostril?”, and stuff like that. What we are looking for are middle-size ideas, that are not so small that they are trivial, and not so large that they’re incomprehensible. Middle-size ideas we can wrestle into our boat and take back to the folks on shore, and have fish dinner. And every one of us when we go into the psychedelic state, this is what we should be looking for. It’s not for your elucidation, it’s not part of your self-directed psychotherapy. You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is in danger by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us can bring back a small piece of the picture and contribute it to the building of the new paradigm, then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit, and that after all is what it’s really all about. -Terence Mckenna
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